Palm LifeDrive 4Go and Ubuntu Hardy

This is an update from a previous post on Gutsy.

Sync-ing the Palm LifeDrive requires less work than previously reported, and this is a fresh Ubuntu install on a new computer.
Just run sudo modprobe visor (you can add the visor module at the end of /etc/modules to make it permanent) and run the wisard:

Then choose the following settings for gPilotD sync:

The sync should go when hitting the button on the LifeDrive cradle.

Mounting the drive still does not work..

Edit 090225: The mount bug seems solved with Jaunty. Unfortunately, I cannot confirm. My Palm Lifedrive died a month ago, after 4 years of daily use.


4 thoughts on “Palm LifeDrive 4Go and Ubuntu Hardy

  1. neo

    I got my LifeDrive to work under Kubuntu using JPilot. As above, added visor to /etc/modules, and added a custom udev rule:

    # sudo vi /etc/udev/rules.d/10-custom.rules
    # BUS==”usb”, SYSFS{product}==”palmOne Handheld*”, KERNEL==”ttyUSB[02468]”, NAME=”pilot”, GROUP=”uucp”, MODE=”0660″

    Now Jpilot could work with device /dev/pilot

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