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I need a HP50g/49/48 calculator connection toolkit

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Hello, I have a Hewlett-Packard HP50g calculator and I wish I could transfer files from my computer to my calculator using my Mandriva 2008.0, does someone know some program I can use to do that? Currently I'm using a windoze application to do that (HP50g Calculator Connectivity Kit (CONNX4) ), but I am feeling a little guilty.


Probably any program that can deal with a HP48g or HP49 would do the job.



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Thanks, I compiled hptalx, but it crashes when trying to connect. From its sourceforge page I know I'm not the only one who has this problem (I'm uploading its bugreport, if someone can help me with this) , so I tried to compile another program, hptrans, but I can't compile this, its ./configure complains about missing Common C++ libraries version 1.3.0 or greater, even after I downloaded and installed libcommoncpp2-1.6.2, and its devel version.


I really would like to connect using the USB port, now I'm learning hpgcc, which will allow me to program it in C, I'm eager to try that. Is there any other programs that I can use to connect to my hp calculator?, Can I use c-kermit to connect through USB port? I dont need a GUI, I can use the command line.




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Well, I think I should be able to connect using kermit but something is wrong, I tried it with kermit, and when I try to




kermit answers


"Sorry, write access to UUCP lockfile directory denied."

even when I am loged in as root

Here is exactly what happened after I installed kermit, my calculator is connected to the ttyUSB0 port (I can say it because I can see that a file with this name appeared in /dev when I connected it)


[/home/roberto/Download/cku211] make install

Installing C-Kermit version 8.0.211...



-rwxr-xr-x 1 roberto roberto 2137440 2009-03-15 15:45 wermit

/usr/local/bin exists...


Kermit binary installed:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 21263 2009-03-15 16:04 /usr/local/bin/ckermit.ini

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2137440 2009-03-15 16:04 /usr/local/bin/kermit

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 2009-03-15 16:04 /usr/local/bin/kermit-sshsub -> /usr/local/bin/kermit


WARNING: If C-Kermit is to be used for dialing out,

you must change its owner and group and permissions

to match the 'cu' program. See the ckuins.txt file

for details.



/usr/local/man/man1 exists...

Installing man page...

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