Woot! It came back. Guessing it just needed a little more time for the battery to get across some threshold (maybe the change circuit draws too much current for the thing to turn on even when plugged-in below a certain voltage?).
Anyway, now it works on both AC and battery. That said, the replacement I had is a tad plumper than the old one (1000mah vs 650) so I’m going to have to decide if I want to buy something smaller or perhaps mod the case a smidge…
I think I’m going to leave the bigger battery in there (it will probably run for a month on a single charge with that thing).
Now I have to decide if I want to try and make room for it in a tidy way or if I just want to go at the back of it with a drill and the nibbler and slap some tape on it when I’m done 🤔🤔🤔
@mgrondin I was able to get thing working on PopOS use this old code (replicated to my server just in case).
Just beginning to get things going and keeping some notes here: https://code.jasongullickson.com/jjg/pilot-link/src/branch/master/jjg_notes.md
@requiem found my old zire m150, doesn't seem to charge via USB, do I need to find the old plugpack? Been a long time since I used it.
@pwarren afaik the M150 doesn’t charge over USB so you’ll need the cord. It’s 5vdc @300mAh, center positive but I’m not sure about the plug dimensions.
@requiem Like yours, it decided to turn on at some point after 3.75v after I decided to put it back together again.
Next to figure out syncing, from memory, that was always a bit of a crapshoot on linux!
@pwarren I found a nice set of cli tools, they are no longer packaged and the old packages didn’t work, so I had to build them from source and there was a little fiddling, but I got it to work.
I forked the repo just in case it disappears and put some rough notes in as well:
I’ll be writing some wrappers around these to automate the process once I settle on exactly how I want it all to work 🤣
@requiem Awesome, thanks! I have finally got around to looking at this, and had some minor kerfuffling for debian11 building. Patch at https://pwarren.id.au/misc/pilot-link-debian11.patch
Have also futzed about getting my vcards into CSV with https://github.com/nbeaver/vcard2csv.git
Was there a better way of dealing with vCards and palm?
I haven’t gotten that far. Any vCard data I have is such a mess I’ll be re-entering everything manually anyway.
Fortunately most of my data got lost by my phone so it won’t take too long 🤣
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.