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Old 09-20-2012, 12:49 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by kovidgoyal View Post
Ah OS X, then no. It may be that someday OS X gets decent MTP support, someone would need to fix the libusb port to OS X for that. libusb currently tries to wake up suspended devices, which causes hangs on some OS X machines. That means it cannot be used in calibre until the hanging is fixed.
Hmmm. libusb is an open source project. I wonder if anyone is working on that over there. Isn't MTP relatively new? I guess someday someone may fix libusb for OS X. Meanwhile us deprived OS X -ers will suffer MTP deprivation. Much more survivable than oxygen or water deprivation. It's not worth the trouble to install a Windows partition just to have MTP. Now, a Linux partition might be interesting on its own merits anyway…

Edit. Dec 2007 MTP 1.0, I just looked at the spec. That's not so new….

I'll look into setting up a Linux partition, been meaning to do that anyway. What Linux flavor do Linuxphiles recommend? Or is the answer to that, a different flavor for each particular Linux addict?

Or is the libusb problem related to a hardware implementation of USB ports on certain Macs, in which case MTP wouldn't work from Linux partition on those Macs either?

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