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Old 10-13-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
Amogh Harish
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Device: Sony VAIO running ICS with Kindle and B&N Nook, Nook Color, Kindle
[Linux] Calibre on Linux isn't detecting any of my Android devices

I've been using Calibre for the past two years. I've watched it grow, been with it as many new features were added and enjoyed it like any tech enthusiast would. I started using it on Windo$e first. Back when Android devices weren't so popular, I mainly used it for my Kindle. I recently(around a month or so back) faced some "This version of Windows is not genuine" problems and switched over to Linux completely. I've been using it for a long time now, more than I've used a Windows computer at least.

So, I got a really excellent Android device recently, and while I enjoy reading on my Kindle, I just can't read during the night on my bed. I'd taken to reading with Kindle for PC under WINE 1.4 and while it was okay, it was still uncomfortable.

I just connect my Kindle to the Calibre and use the "Send to Device" option. But when I connected my Android device to the computer, I couldn't get Calibre to detect it and I was puzzled.

Code:
calibre 0.9.2 
Linux-3.2.0-31-generic-pae-i686-with-debian-wheezy-sid Linux
('Linux', '3.2.0-31-generic-pae', '#50-Ubuntu SMP Fri Sep 7 16:39:45 UTC 2012')
Python 2.7.3
Linux: ('debian', 'wheezy/sid', '')
USB devices on system:
[['0x18d1',
  '0x5',
  '0x400',
  u'Broadcom',
  u'BCM21553-Thunderbird',
  u'0123456789ABCDEF'],
 ['0xc45',
  '0x6409',
  '0x9c30',
  u'USB 2.0 Camera_FLV14',
  u'USB 2.0 Camera',
  u''],
 ['0x489',
  '0xe00f',
  '0x596',
  u'Broadcom Corp',
  u'Broadcom Bluetooth Device',
  u'C44619BB2BAD']]
Available plugins: ADAM ALEX ALURATEK_COLOR ARCHOS7O AVANT AZBOOKA BAMBOOK BLACKBERRY
BOEYE_BDX BOEYE_BEX BOOQ BOOX COBY COOL_ER CYBOOK DBOOK E52 E71X EB511
EB600 EBK52 ECLICTO EDGE EEEREADER ELONEX ESLICK EX124G
FOLDER_DEVICE_FOR_CONFIG GEMEI GER2 HANLINV3 HANLINV5 ILIAD INVESBOOK
IPAPYRUS IREXDR1000 IREXDR800 IRIVER_STORY ITALICA JETBOOK
JETBOOK_COLOR JETBOOK_MINI KINDLE KINDLE2 KINDLE_DX KINDLE_FIRE KOBO
KOBOTOUCH LIBREAIR LUMIREAD MENTOR MOOVYBOOK MTP_DEVICE N516 N770 N810
NEWSMY NEXTBOOK NOOK NOOK_COLOR NUUT2 ODYSSEY ORIZON PALMPRE PDNOVEL
PDNOVEL_KOBO PI2 PICO PLAYBOOK POCKETBOOK301 POCKETBOOK360
POCKETBOOK360P POCKETBOOK602 POCKETBOOK622 POCKETBOOK701 PRS505 PRST1
README S60 SHINEBOOK SMART_DEVICE_APP SNE SOVOS SPECTRA STASH
SUNSTECH_EB700 SWEEX TECLAST_K3 THEBOOK TREKSTOR USER_DEFINED
VELOCITYMICRO WEBOS WEXLER
 
Looking for devices of type: MTP_DEVICE
No known MTP devices connected to system
 
Looking for devices...
 
Devices possibly connected: None
I was puzzled. I know that the device is detected by the system, because when I run the
Code:
lsusb
command, I get this output.

Code:
scorpious@Scorpious-VPCEB24EN:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0c45:6409 Microdia Webcam
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0489:e00f Foxconn / Hon Hai Foxconn T77H114 BCM2070 [Single-Chip Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR Adapter]
Bus 002 Device 007: ID 18d1:0005 Google Inc.
I configured the USER_DEVICE as mentioned in a few of the posts I did bother to look up. While that doesn't seem to affect anything, I'm wondering if I'm making a mistake or overlooking something obvious.

I tried with another Android device that I have, and it returned the same result. The first device runs on Android 2.3.6 and the second on 2.3.5. I know that the support for mounting MTP was removed in 3.0+ versions, but this should work fairly well. Am I going about this the wrong way? Any help would be certainly appreciated.

I posted the same in the wrong thread before I discovered this one. I hope people will be able to solve this problem here.
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