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.
('Linux', '3.2.0-31-generic-pae', '#50-Ubuntu SMP Fri Sep 7 16:39:45 UTC 2012')
Linux: ('debian', 'wheezy/sid', '')
USB devices on system:
u'USB 2.0 Camera_FLV14',
u'USB 2.0 Camera',
u'Broadcom Bluetooth Device',
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
command, I get this output.
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.