Packages for Fedora are now in the default yum repository.
Mandatory connection tools
This software is required for a basic connection to work, so that you can send files to and from your device.
Versions of Fedora pre 11 should probably try the following:
$ sudo yum install odccm
odccm is installed as a system service but disabled by default. You can start it with
$ sudo service odccm start
If odccm should be started automatically add it to the desired runlevel via chkconfig
$ sudo chkconfig --level 35 odccm on
In Fedora 11, odccm has been superseeded by the package synce-hal and doesn't need to be a service. All that's needed is:
$ sudo yum install synce-hal
Once synce-hal is installed, reboot [is this needed?] and install the main packages:
$ sudo yum install synce-sync-engine symce-gnome synce-kde synce-software-manager synce-trayicon librapi
on the wm-5/6 pda, in Settings -> Connections -> USB Settings, select "Transmission As Network Interface".
- connect the wm-5/6 (I.E. put it in the cradle)
- run the command "pls", this should list the files on your device and prove your connection is up.
Gnome users: in the "Applications->System Tools" menu, you will find "synce-trayicon", run it, and a nice PDA icon will show up in the desktop notification area, ("Explore with File Manager" (synce-gnomevfs) will not work because Nautilus doesn't use gnomevfs anymore, it was replaced by gvfs.)
If you want to access the internet on your device through the linux box, run sync-engine, which should allow this automagically.
You are done, enjoy!
$ sudo yum install vdccm
Some devices may need a patched kernel. For your convenience a dkms based package is provided that will automatically install and upgrade the kernel. It can be downloaded from [http://fedora.lowlatency.de/review/synce-dkms/synce-usb-rndis-lite-dkms-0.11-1.fc8.noarch.rpm here] and installed via (pick f8 or f9 depending on your fedora version):
$ sudo yum install dkms $ sudo rpm -Uhv synce-usb-rndis-lite-dkms-0.11-1.fc8.noarch.rpm OR $ rpm -Uhv http://fedora.lowlatency.de/review/synce-dkms/synce-usb-rndis-lite-dkms-0.11-1.fc8.noarch.rpm
If you want to use synchronization features of the device install synce-sync-engine:
$ sudo yum install synce-sync-engine
Reporting bugs with packaging
If you have found a bug related to the packaging report it at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/enter_bug.cgi?product=Fedora but before doing so please check if the bug has not already been reported to avoid duplication.
SynCE is now installed. You can progress to the next step of the SynceInstallation.