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Old 12-27-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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New USB IDs for Kindle Fire HD 8.9?

I've got today a brand new Kindle Fire HD 8.9, Calibre does not recognize it. In the "Debug Device Detection" window it shows :

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calibre 0.9.11 isfrozen: True is64bit: True
Linux-3.7.1-gentoo-x86_64-Intel-R-_Core-TM-_i5-3570K_CPU_@_3.40GHz-with-gentoo-2.2 Linux ('64bit', 'ELF')
('Linux', '3.7.1-gentoo', '#1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Dec 24 17:47:33 PST 2012')
Python 2.7.3
Linux: ('Gentoo Base System', '2.2', '')
USB devices on system:
[['0x1949', '0x8', '0x216', u'Amazon', u'Kindle', u'B0C9100425020HB3'],
['0x46d', '0xc52b', '0x1201', u'Logitech', u'USB Receiver', u''],
['0x46d', '0x81d', '0x10', u'', u'', u'B05DA890'],
['0x174c', '0x5106', '0x1', u'ASMedia', u'AS2105', u'5XW12KMY']]

No disabled plugins
Looking for devices of type: MTP_DEVICE
No known MTP devices connected to system

Looking for devices...

Devices possibly connected: None

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Note that product ID for the Kindle is 0x8 - I found in this forums message where Kovid mentions that Kindle Fire product IDs known to him are 0x6 and 0x7 (and 0xa after he updated Calibre as a result of the message), see http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...11&postcount=2

Is this a new version of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 with new USB IDs?

If this is so, would it be possible to update Calibre to include these IDs into a list of known Kindle Fire HD devices?
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