Getting the Gizmondo to work on Linux Synce

Getting the Gizmondo to work on Linux Synce

This guide assumes that you have all the tools of SyncE installed.
This guide also assumes that the user can find out how to or knows how to safely compiler his or her kernel.

Install SyncE in Gentoo with portage: http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Synchronize_iPAQ_and_Kontact

1. Check to see if your kernel has Pocket PC and PPP support. The following features must be enabled as modules:
Device Drivers > USB Support > USB Serial Converter support [ add to kernel]>
(M) USB PocketPC PDA Driver

Device Drivers > Network device support > PPP (point-to-point protocol) support
(M) PPP support for async serial ports
Recompile your kernel's modules. ( make modules modules_install)
2. Load the ppp support module, if its not already compiled into the kernel:
3. sudo modprobe ppp
4. Create file in /etc/modules.d/ called synce with the contents:
options ipaq vendor=0x1564 product=0x00ce
5. Load the module at boot time by adding the contents below to the /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6 file:
"ppp
ipaq"
6. Remove the existing ipaq driver and reload it:
sudo rmmod ipaq
sudo modprobe ipaq
7. Connect the device to the USB port
8. Run the command:
sudo synce-serial-config ttyUSB0
9. Start Raki under KDE.
10. Issue the command to start the USB/Serial connection:
sudo synce-serial-start

The Raki icon should be in color now, as opposed to black and white. Check out the option allowed by left clicking on the Raki icon.

This guide was adapted from: http://www.synce.org/index.php/Connecting_your_Windows_Mobile_2003_device_via_USB#Configuration_of_the_Connection

To automatically start up the serial connection create a UDev rule
/etc/udev/rules.d/30_synce.rules:
BUS!="usb", ACTION!="add", KERNEL!="ttyUSB*", GOTO="synce_rules_end"
SYSFS{idVendor}=="1564", SYSFS{idProduct}=="00ce", RUN+="/usr/bin/synce-serial-start "
LABEL="synce_rules_end"

Save the file and close. Update the udev rule configuration by running the command:
sudo udevcontrol reload_rules

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