Failed to receive the answer (from Suunto Vyper Air)

Jef Driesen jefdriesen at
Tue Jun 19 12:14:51 PDT 2012

On 06/19/2012 09:04 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 12:00 PM, Jef Driesen<jefdriesen at>  wrote:
>> The most common error is that people forget to activate the PC mode on the
>> dive computer. But let's assume that's not the case here :-)
> The Vyper Air activates automatically when you connect it. It's only
> some older Suunto's that you need to go into PC mode manually (eg
> Gekko or the old original Vyper, I think).
> If the Vyper Air doesn't even go into "Data Transfer" mode, then that
> means that the connector is not even seeing power. Which easily
> happens with a wet connector or badly placed connector, of course.

I always forget which models activate automatically and which don't. There are 
too many to remember all, and I'm too lazy too look it up :-)

But that doesn't change the fact it's still a very common mistake. A high number 
of the troubleshooting reports I receive turns out to be user mistakes. 
Forgetting to install drivers for example. Linux is actually the most user 
friendly OS in this area, because all the typical usb-serial drivers are 
"installed" by default.


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