The lost screencast of synce-kpm in action

Update 2010-04-05: I have created a new screencast with the new features that will be present in the upcoming 0.15 release. Currently it only works with the SVN version of SynCE-KPM (which depends on SVN version of librapi2). This screencast can be found in the New feature in SynCE-KPM post on my website.

Due to the crash, I lost all my posts. One of the posts was showing a screencast of synce-kpm in action.

For the people that could not see it anymore and just for making my blog complete with the screencast again, here it is:

12 thoughts on “The lost screencast of synce-kpm in action

  1. Guido,
    This video, though encouraging, is not really representative of what it takes to sync Windows CE with Linux.

    I use OpenSuse, and I only once managed to synce my Ipaq with Konqueror PIMS. After about 6 months of trying to follow instructions on various web sites. The following day, the connection did not work.

    I have today found a site which lists a litany of things that need to be fixed to get the application to work (see half way down the page:


  2. Hi Mako,

    the only purpose of this video is to let people see SynCE-KPM in action. SynCE-KPM does not do any syncing by itself, it only shows a sync that is in progress. Furthermore, depending on your distro, it really is this easy ;) For example mandriva has really good out-of-the-box support at the moment.

    Regarding the list with things you found, have you seen that these were posts from March 2008? For example, nowadays you will not have to patch your kernel anymore to get the device to be recognized correctly, and these patches have been in the kernel for some time already.

    You mention that you are running OpenSuse, but what I don’t know is which guides you are following. Did you already try the guide that is on our wiki and if so, what exactly are the things that are going wrong? You mention that the next day the connection is not working, could you please provide more data about that, such as output of dmesg after you have connected the device. Also, do you have a firewall running? Other question, what kind of device is the ipaq? Is it a wm2003 device, or is it a wm5/wm6/wm6.1 device? Especially this last question is important, since the syncing is done completely different if you compare wm2003 compared to the newer devices.

    I would like to ensure that SynCE improves, but in order to do so, I will need information about cases when goes wrong ;)


    Guido Diepen

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  4. Hi Guido,

    I got a problem running kcemirror. Everything with the synCE is OK (syncing, pls, copy, etc). But when I run kcemirror, nothing happened. It simply doesn’t show anything, not even a single word of error. My system is: openSuSE 11.1, KDE 4.0. Do you have any solution for this? thanks in advance.

  5. I don’t know what could cause this. Currently, I am in the middle of moving, so I don’t have access to my home computer yet (still in boxes….). you might have better luck with sending an email to the SynCE users mailinglist with this question.

    Guido Diepen

  6. Hello,

    looks perfekt on this video but doesnt work for me.
    Software connects to my Qtek9000 and i can see installed software and batterystatus but contacts …. fail.
    sadness :(

    greets from Denmark

  7. Hi,

    in case things are not working we should see what we can do to make it work again :)

    Some questions that might help to achieve this:
    * is the phone wm5 or wm6
    * What distro are you using?
    * What guide did you follow to install the synce-components on your computer
    * What exactly is going wrong? (i.e. do you have any error messages that might shine a light on what could be the problem).

    Guido Diepen

  8. Hello,

    phone is WM5 original Qtek Rom
    Distro is PCLinuxOS 2.2009
    Guide was on the Mandriva Wiki because is most similar to PCLOS
    Nothing error messages or others…
    Device connects and i klick on Sync and then start the software and finish succesfull but nothing happens.
    theres no contacts in evolution only on the HTC.
    I dont know whats wrong because oll seems to be perfekt.


  9. PDA Model HTC Artemis with WM 6
    OpenSuse 11.0

    I am experiencing the same problem:

    I can see the battery status and the installed programs in the software manager, the files in the device are also “downloaded” to the PC but the contacts are not synchronized. Clicking on the green button for synchronizing does not have any effect.


    hub 2-0:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 1
    usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 4
    usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0bb4, idProduct=0a51
    usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    usb 1-1: Product: USB Serial for Artemis
    usb 1-1: Manufacturer: HTC
    usb 1-1: SerialNumber: f883050e-5926-7103-c800-0050bf3f5173
    usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial
    drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for generic
    usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
    drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial Driver core
    drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for PocketPC PDA
    drivers/usb/serial/ipaq.c: USB PocketPC PDA driver v0.5
    ipaq 1-1:1.0: PocketPC PDA converter detected
    usb 1-1: PocketPC PDA converter now attached to ttyUSB0
    usbcore: registered new interface driver ipaq
    PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
    PPP BSD Compression module registered
    PPP Deflate Compression module registered

    Can you please assist. Thanks in advance

  10. First of all the question: which distro.

    Second of all, did you also set up everything with OpenSync? SynCE-KPM does NOT do any syncing, it will only show the progress of syncing as it is done by sync-engine. To get the PIM data to your PIM application, you must also use opensync with msynctool.

    Kind regards,

    Guido Diepen

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