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Old 03-06-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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Question Funny thing happening...

I've moved all my ebooks over to my SD card because I've been having problem after problem with the ebooks 'forgetting' the 'last-page-read' position when exiting them (or when the ebook shut itself off) if the ebooks resided on the Cybook itself.

That solved the 'forgot-last-page-read-position' problem. *NOW* it's always reverting to Verdana font family and the fourth Font Size from the top every frigging time I exit the ebook!!!! Any solutions? Anyone?

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Old 03-06-2008, 05:17 PM   #2
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This sound like writing of information is failing or that the disk in re-mounted read only because of errors. So check if the internal disk is corrupted so you know if this is the cause.
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:20 PM   #3
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This sound like writing of information is failing or that the disk in re-mounted read only because of errors. So check if the internal disk is corrupted so you know if this is the cause.
Does the .mbp (.mpb?) file store the last known position in the ebook? I *think* it does, because if I erase it, the ebook opens to the first page. But if so, isn't that the same file used to store the font family to use on the ebook? In which case, the SD card isn't corrupted/read-protected because then NONE of that information would be saved.

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Old 03-06-2008, 05:38 PM   #4
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Does the .mbp (.mpb?) file store the last known position in the ebook? I *think* it does, because if I erase it, the ebook opens to the first page. But if so, isn't that the same file used to store the font family to use on the ebook? In which case, the SD card isn't corrupted/read-protected because then NONE of that information would be saved.
The font family and size is a global choice so it is most probably stored on the internal disk. Maybe it is stored in the .fonts.cache-1 file.
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The font family and size is a global choice so it is most probably stored on the internal disk. Maybe it is stored in the .fonts.cache-1 file.
You may be right. I'll delete the font cache file.

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Old 03-06-2008, 05:55 PM   #6
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Why do you not try to solve the real problem? It is good if people confirm file system corruption so we can understand how it happens.

I would have renamed the file to avoid the same file system position being used for the new file. I would also test to save a big file in the system directory just to move the position were new files are stored.
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Old 03-06-2008, 06:08 PM   #7
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I think the font size and font family is stored in system/user/config.dat. I looked at this file and it stores the file you should open when turning the Cybook on.
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I think the font size and font family is stored in system/user/config.dat. I looked at this file and it stores the file you should open when turning the Cybook on.
Actually, there's this mobipocket file that when I did a bulk move from the Cybook's internal storage to the SD card, I accidentally moved that file as well - not leaving a copy in the Cybook's \eBooks folder. So I just copied it across to the Cybook's internal memory and, strangest thing, my Font Family and Size settings magically got restored! Lesson there is to NOT remove that file. ;-)

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Old 03-06-2008, 06:22 PM   #9
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Why do you not try to solve the real problem? It is good if people confirm file system corruption so we can understand how it happens.

I would have renamed the file to avoid the same file system position being used for the new file. I would also test to save a big file in the system directory just to move the position were new files are stored.
For which? For the font family/size issue? I confirmed that removing the file that stores the currently assigned family/size data from the \eBooks folder on the Cybook is a BAD thing because as soon as I restored it, the Cybook's ability to remember this information re-appeared. As for the whole 'remembering-last-page-read', I've already notified Bookeen of the problem.

I am, when it comes to Linux and Linux apps, BARELY a beginner programmer. You want to talk Windows and Delphi, Visual C++ and the like, that's a different story.

Now I'm obviously going to have to delve deeper into the whole Python and Perl end of this, but that will take time for me to get far enough up the learning curve.

But until I get there, I'd *LIKE* to be able to read my ebooks without the hassles from various bugs. So, as with most Bookeen customers, I submit reports and wait.

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Old 03-06-2008, 06:27 PM   #10
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Lesson there is to NOT remove that file. ;-)
Er, what was that file named again?
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Er, what was that file named again?
I don't know what the extension is, but under WinXP's Explorer it shows up as a PARAM file and it's name is mobipocket.

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Old 03-07-2008, 12:27 PM   #12
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I don't know what the extension is, but under WinXP's Explorer it shows up as a PARAM file and it's name is mobipocket.
The filename is mobipocket.param and you are right that for example the font used is stored there. But you are wrong in your conclusion that it is a problem removing. I just tested to rename it and it was properly recreated and new settings was stored in the new file and everything worked perfectly.

So your problem is something else and as I have said it is probably a corrupt file system so why do you not check this? People have posted how to check it in Windows here and it should be easy to google.
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I believe that re-flashing re-creates the internal file system. Might be worth doing so to see if the problem goes away.
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I believe that re-flashing re-creates the internal file system. Might be worth doing so to see if the problem goes away.
Yes, but my point was that it is much better to confirm what the problem is since it will give us more knowledge. Just blindly re-flashing will not get us nearer a good understanding of what is causing the problem.
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Yes, that's certainly a good point.
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