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Background: I'm trying to set up my dad's new installation of Xubuntu 12.10 (I finally got him to switch from Windows :-D) so he can sync his Palm Centro on his computer. I installed J-Pilot, but the problem is that his palm isn't even showing up anywhere on the computer. When it's plugged in, it lit up and began to charge when I told it to try and sync with the computer, but it failed the sync and Xubuntu still doesn't recognize it.

Question: Does anyone know how I can get his Palm to be recognized by Xubuntu?

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The Palm USB connection works only during a hotsync operation.

So if you installed Jpilot, try clicking both the hotsync button on your Centro and on Jpilot.

If this doesn't sync, open a terminal and type sudo usermod -a -G dialout username changing username with your actual username.

Then try syncing again as explained above.

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Will that overwrite what's on the Palm? –  DaimyoKirby Nov 30 '12 at 13:17
    
No it won't overwrite anything. It should copy the address book, datebook etc to jpilot. –  To Do Nov 30 '12 at 15:57
    
That didn't work, although I stumbled on the correct answer. It seems that you don't need to be a part of the dialout group - to test, I created a new user, and tried to sync under sudo, and it started to sync, despite the new user not being a member of the dialout group. Thanks for responding, anyway! –  DaimyoKirby Dec 3 '12 at 5:14
    
Being able to sync as your normal user without using sudo requires being in the dialout group. I don't think it is a good idea to use jpilot always with sudo. It's an old application which is no longer supported. –  To Do Dec 3 '12 at 7:52
    
Oh, yeah, that worked. I had added myself to the dialout group using your command earlier, it just hadn't worked the first time; maybe I was just too tired to think clearly... Thanks so much for helping! –  DaimyoKirby Dec 7 '12 at 4:08

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