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Re: HotSync Card in Linux

General Schvantzkoph wrote:

>>> All this does is give me a blank screen. I put FileZ as well as the Ogg
>>> player here, the PalmOS doesn't seem to see anything. Both files have
>>> .prc extensions, do I need to enable something in order to be able to
>>> run them?
>> You haven't put any applications (PRC files) on the card in that case,
>> which is what you should expect unless you are aware of previous
>> installations. To install software (if you use a Mac/Windows machine) you
>> can drag PRC files from your filestore to the Palm Installation Tool. By
>> dragging PRC files into the region down the bottom which corresponds to
>> the External Card, you add applications to the card currently inserted
>> (the 1 GB card you have).
>> If you use an Open Source OGG Player, see their documentation to find out
>> how to send files to Palm memory. There are various ways in which you can
>> do this. In principle and under normal circumstances, the handheld will
>> only accept PRC and PDB files. The software that comes with the
>> (free-ish) Real Player allows you to send MP3 files to your memory, but
>> it puts them under /Audio rather than /Launcher which is where programs
>> that you see and use reside. To see the entire file structure and not
>> just the (abstract) contents of /Launcher, use FileZ.
>> Hope it helps, let me know if it doesn't,
>> Roy
> I'm looking for a way to install software on the Palm without using
> Windows. The hotsync software on Linux doesn't work very well but
> accessing an SD card is easy so I'm looking for a way to install programs
> via the SD card.

What program do you use? I have JPilot on one machine and KPlilot on the
other. I use Palm Desktop to synchronise at home, so I can probably get an
idea of what your HotSync software looks like and supports.

Can you install programs successfully? If so, you can send the OSS Ogg
Vorbis player to your Palm memory, then send FileZ to your main memory. You
can then tap "Home" on your Palm handheld, open the menu at the top, go to
"App", then "Copy" to copy programs to your card (FileZ can achieve the

Once you have some programs on the card, which means you can install
programs successfully, let me know. There are methods/applications for
passing any file (e.g. Ogg) to your handheld, which should then allow you
to accumulate your songs on the card.


Roy S. Schestowitz

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