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kidari
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 6:51 pm    Post subject: Clie TG-50 Reply with quote

Hi all,

CSOnline worked fine on my Palm V, but that device's touchscreen has seen better days. I use(d) it to talk to Sun servers through their serial port.

On a Clie TG-50, PalmOS5.0, with a USB to DB9 converter,
I tried CSOnline with the exact same serial settings (except the
port) as the Palm V. No joy.

The ports presented by the Clie, and the results so far, are:-
SppC <- silence
SppB <- line error
SppF <- no such port error dialog box
usbd <- silence
usbc <- silence
IR
BlueTooth

So, SppB is the least worst so far.

The serial settings I copied over from the Palm V were
baud 9600
data bits 8
parity n
stop bits 1
handshake none

What shall I try next?

Thanks in advance.
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Tec
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of converter do you mean? We don't have this particular device in-house, but it appears the Clie needs active electronics to get a serial connection. Check PCables for an example of the appropriate 'smart' cable.

Each Palm licensee is free to (and often does) use their own port name designations, so unfortunately we can't say which port is the serial port on that particular device. The port list is provided by the device itself. The Sony NR-70, for example, has completely different port naming conventions.
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kidari
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for a prompt and helpful response.

The converter's just a dumb usb-in, db9-out piece of metal & plastic.
It was originally bought to allow the Palm V to sync over USB, at which
it excels.

The Clie is using it in the other direction, of course.

I've had a look at pcables.com, and have had my ignorance of
electrical engineering confirmed.

Would it be a PDCT-M9-6 (modem) or a PDCT-H9 (hotsync)
that would do the job?

I'm guessing the former, as it says it's powered, but shipping it
back across the Atlantic if it turns out to be the wrong one would be
no fun. The closest match to 'Sun Server' I can see in the product
selector is 'PC Direct Connect', which would mean the PDCT-H9...

Thanks again for taking the trouble to reply. If you want to tell me
to go hassle pcables customer support, that's fine too.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll want to ask their tech support to be sure. They make a lot of cables, including some with specialized applications.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

This is Ben from pcables.com. If you have a Clie TG50, you will want to buy a PDCT-M9-6 from this website:
www.pcables.com

For sure this cable will work good for you. It adapts the UART serial port on the Clie to true RS232. The output of this cable is a 9 pin male Dsub with the same configuration as the serial port on a PC (9 pin male Dsub, with the same pinout as a PC serial port.)

To connect this PDCT-M9-6 to your Sun Server, you would just need whatever cable one would normally use to connect a PC serial port (Laptop serial port) to the serial connector on the Sun.

If you have any more questions, let me know.

Ben
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