Treo 600 Sync to Evolution

By | February 6, 2005

I haven’t posted about my Treo 600 in a long time, but I finally got around to doing something I’ve meant to do for a long time – syncing my Treo to Evolution.

Just over a year ago, I got my Sony Clie to sync to Evolution on Red Hat 9. Though I had already purchased the Treo by then, I didn’t try to sync it until tonight. It turns out the Lazy Web works both ways. Someone posted a comment to my post about my Clie asking me for advice on syncing a Treo 600 to Evolution. That comment caused me to stop being so lazy and to see if I could get it to work. Happily, it works and it was easy to set up. Well, assuming that you consider creating files as symbolic links as the root user as easy. The real easy part was that someone else had already provided all the instructions.

The first stop on my path to Treo syncing enlightenment was at Carsten Clasohm’s blog. Then, it was on to the awesome FedoraNews website for the gnome-pilot tutorial and its simple step-by-step instructions. Be sure to change the type from serial to USB and feel free to change the speed to 115200. I don’t have the spare time or the interest to confirm whether it really makes it sync faster than at 57600, but at least it doesn’t make it not work. And, as far as I can tell, it doesn’t make it noticeably slower. And, one of my high school teachers once told me that anytime you can set the speed to 115200, you should.

I can now confirm that syncing a Treo 600 with Evolution 2.0.2 (using gnome-pilot) on Fedora Core 3 with kernel 2.6.10-1.741 works. I even did it twice to make sure it wasn’t a fluke. I synced my address book, To Do list, and calendar.

So, if you happen to be interested in the technical viability of any of the other items on my ToDo list, please ask away.

2 thoughts on “Treo 600 Sync to Evolution

  1. chiggins

    did you have any luck getting the pictures off of it? jpilot and evolution seem to sync the basic things, but i haven’t seen a facility for downloading them through the link?


  2. Guillermo Salgado

    I spend a whole week to sync my old palm Vx to Evolution 2.4.4 con Suse 10 but it was imposible. I install jpilot and voila! Perfect at 3 segs. I follow almost all blogs on the net…but nothing. Can you tellme how you can do that?.


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