Subject: Re: uvisor and Treo 650
To: Mike Parson <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/04/2005 19:28:07
On Fri, Mar 04, 2005 at 11:14:59AM -0600, Mike Parson wrote:
> > Treo 650 seems to work with uvisor (NetBSD 2.0) and jpilot and friends.
> > However, I couldn't figure out how to access the SD card on Treo from
> > NetBSD.
> At least with the 600, there's no direct way to do it.  Even under
> Windows, there's a 3rd party app that you buy & load to access your treo
> as a storage device.

With Treo 650, the windows utilities that came with the phone (*) can
transfer files directly to the SD card.  It does not show up as a removable
drive, though - you have to drag and drop files to the Palm sync utility.
So it _is_ possible - if you have the tool on the host computer.


*) The CDs can be mounted on NetBSD, but you can't see any files on
   them.  No directories, no nothing.  You need a windows machine to
   access the pdf formatted Treo manual, even.  (And the Adobe pdf
   reader for Treo is a bad joke - it can't read pdf format but some
   special format produced by a conversion utility.  So you can't just
   download a pdf into your Treo over GPRS and view it - you need a
   windows machine for the conversion.  Pretty mobile.  Big sigh.)