Palm V, OS 3.3 -- HotSync is ALWAYS Infrared, Regardless of Setting
October 4, 2004 7:53 AM Subscribe
I have a Palm V running OS 3.3. It works fine except for one annoying problem that I cannot for the life of me solve or find out anything about: the HotSync cradle button always
invokes HotSync by Infrared, no matter what the setting. Has anyone heard of this before, and if so, is there any fixing it? [mi]
posted by tommasz to computers & internet (4 answers total)
I've posted this question in a number of Palm forums and the usual response is "have you installed the latest Palm Desktop?" Trust me, not only have I done so, but it doesn't make any difference. It doesn't matter what desktop software I use (Windows, Mac or Linux, I've used them all), it's related to the hardware itself, you don't even have to have the cradle attached to the desktop machine. I have the sync set to Direct Serial and it works if you tap the screen button (which always does what the HotSync setting says).
Someone once mentioned that it could be related to an interaction with an application I've installed, but no one could offer possible culprits. It's not the end of the world, but it sure does make HotSync annoying (I can't seem to break out of the habit of just hitting the button, waiting for the Ir sync to time out, and then hitting the screen button).