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Old 02-19-2008, 07:45 PM   #1
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Can't Connect via USB after Dev Access Shell Install

I have had an iLiad for over a year, but I am a developer newbie. I just downloaded the Dev Access Shell, which seemed to install fine.

I then ran the ftreader installer, which installed fine but had instructions to run it from the Programs. I am not sure what that means, so I tried connecting the iLiad to my Mac via USB and it won't connect anymore.

What do I do next? Do I need to connect via a shell account? If so how?

As I said, I am a noob developer.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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It is connecting via USB now. I rebooted a few more times. I also removed the ethernet connection from the dock. Could that have been the problem?!

Now I just need to get ftreader working.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:37 PM   #3
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I think this probably worked, particularly if the contentlister text for the installation directory has changed - indicating success. This directory can now be deleted from the CF card.

If you look on your CF card (e.g. connect it to a Mac/PC via USB) there is probably now _local and Programs directories. The Programs directory should contain FBReader and _local should have lots of stuff in it. This includes _local/home/.FBReader, which contains the "dot" files for FBReader (which you should not need to modify in normal use).

If you add more 3rd party packages, they typically start off in Programs - which is a convenient place to look for them.

I like the old version of FBReader (0.8.4), which can be invoked by selecting CF/Programs/FBReader from the contentlister. The new version (0.8.14) can only be invoked by opening an e-book of a supported type via the contentlister. So it may be working without you knowing it.

Note that there should be an uninstal option available in CF: Programs/Uninstall/FBReader. Since you have not started using FBReader it should be ok to uninstall one version and install the other (if you want).

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It just occurred to me that you may have installed this in "internal memory". It is safest to install it on a CF card. I'm pretty sure 0.8.4 does not work at all from internal memory, but 0.8.14 is supposed to work from there.
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Thanks for the info. I installed "fbreader_0.8.4-iliad.0.2_arm.ipk" to internal memory.

I have been able to run the program, but I have not been able to get it to recognize an epub file I have. I will continue to work on this today.
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