By mistake I originally posted this in the beta 1 announcement in Distro Releases. I attached a note there requesting that any comments be made here in Distro Development.
I tried to sync my Sony Clie using JPilot. No luck. No error messages at the command line when I launched JPIlot as root or user. I discovered that pilot-link wasn't installed. So I installed that with G-Slapt but I had the same results.
I've been using the instructions posted by Joe1962 for a few years and they've always worked. I also added a 03-local.rules to /etc/udev/rules.d, as required for VL 5.9 and presumably later, which I got on this forum from derrell. Tomorrow I'll reboot the computer and see if things go better. But for now, I can't sync my Ciie, which is a major problem for me.
UPDATE: I tried to sync with the Clie after a cold boot today. No luck. I've started JPilot at a terminal as root and as user and the Clie reports that it couldn't make a connection. JPilot reports nothing, nor are there any error messages at the command line.
I realize that Palm devices are getting very long in the tooth and I don't care if pilot-link, jpilot, and whatever else is needed are omitted from the ISO, but I hope we'll have packages in the repos we can install if we want them.