View Full Version : latest build for OSX does not recognize Kindle


kim-
08-06-2009, 12:27 PM
Running Calibre on both Windows and OSX. On my mac the kindle is never recognized as a device with calibre. It works perfectly on the pc.

Any ideas?

kovidgoyal
08-06-2009, 12:37 PM
In Terminal.app run

calibre-debug -d

with your Kindle connected and post the output

kim-
08-06-2009, 01:36 PM
Cheers will run this in a few hours when I'm back home and post the output.

kim-
08-06-2009, 06:01 PM
have tried to run that in terminal and get command not recognized
is there a specific folder i have to be in to run this?

kovidgoyal
08-06-2009, 06:02 PM
/usr/bin/calibre-debug -d

kim-
08-06-2009, 06:05 PM
same thing...command not found.

pilotbob
08-06-2009, 06:37 PM
can you put up a print screen of your terminal so we can see what you are doing?

Also, have you run the application and put in your password when it prompted for it the first time your ran calibre?

BOb

kim-
08-06-2009, 06:39 PM
yes i've done that
i've tried opening a new terminal window and typing the command,nothing
if i ls the bin folder i see the calibre-debug there but it won't run for some reason

rcuadro
08-06-2009, 06:40 PM
maybe you need to enter it as calibre -debug

pilotbob
08-06-2009, 06:41 PM
yes i've done that
i've tried opening a new terminal window and typing the command,nothing
if i ls the bin folder i see the calibre-debug there but it won't run for some reason

If you are in the folder where it exists and that folder is not in the path you have to run it like:

./calibre-debug

But, the folder that link is in should be in your path. Perhaps it is not for some reason.

BOb

kim-
08-06-2009, 06:43 PM
neither works

bin kim$ calibre-debug -d
-bash: calibre-debug: command not found

kovidgoyal
08-06-2009, 06:45 PM
ls -l /usr/bin/calibre-debug

kim-
08-06-2009, 06:46 PM
kim$ ls -l /usr/bin/calibre-debug
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 75 Aug 3 19:13 /usr/bin/calibre-debug -> /Volumes/calibre-0.6.5/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/calibre-debug

kovidgoyal
08-06-2009, 07:22 PM
And does this file exist?


ls -l /Volumes/calibre-0.6.5/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/calibre-debug

kim-
08-06-2009, 07:32 PM
yes it does

pilotbob
08-06-2009, 08:35 PM
yes it does

Run these two commands in terminal:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
killall Finder

Then open a find window... navigate to /usr/bin and double click calibre-debug and see if it opens the ipython console.

BOb

kim-
08-07-2009, 01:37 PM
After two more reboots the kindle is now recognized.