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Old 01-20-2013, 10:40 PM   #91
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It gets a little weirder I am afraid.

Yesterday I went to page one of the book I was reading to see if the cover would come back. 2 sleep modes later it did.

Today I sent the book I was reading (in debug mode) several times and it still said Im_reading and it was the only one that said Im_reading in device view. So I sent all of the books that were on a week ago (686). Suddenly all of the Im_reading books were back. The cover was gone and the square face was back as well.

I opened the book I was reading and the correct cover appeared in sleep mode. I switched back and forthe between 3 books and correct cover came up every time. It was like a miracle.
Apart from the reading status suddenly coming back, that sounds OK. Sort of. Based on some experiments yesterday, the sleep cover bug seems happen if you open a new book and the device goes to sleep without returning to the home screen. In this case, the cover of the last opened but unfinished book will be used. If there isn't a book that fits that (all finished or all unread) the square face is used. If after opening a new book, you go back to the home screen and reopen the book, the correct cover will be used when sleeping.

There is occasionally something else happening. Occasionally, the wrong cover gets attached to a book as the sleep cover and nothing seems to fix it.
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Shelves

I have 26 pges or approximately 130 shelves. Two shelves had a lot of books. I had made a shelf called All which had all (653) books, so I could sort by recently read. Worked occasionally, but often I had to resort 5-6 times for it to do so.

I removed this shelf and the time to open shelf menu went down to about 25 seconds. I removed the next largest shelf (483) based on a genre column, mystery. The time to open a shelf is now about 13 seconds. Seems excessive still, but much better. I have larger collections and a lot more shelves on other readers and they don't seem to have any problem. Oh well.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction on the shelf thing It was like the proverbial lightbulb.


My Mini seems to be much better now. The only things different were running calibre in debug mode and deleting the largest shelf. (The second largest I deleted after the covers were working.)
That's good. I agree that 13 seconds is a long time. Rendering those 26 pages will take some time, but I think it should be quicker than that. And the fact the big shelves add so much time is also wrong as well.

Don't worry about the size of the log. The important thing is it shows what is happening. And it does show an error. This shouldn't cause the loss of the reading status, but I'll have a look at it.

And I do have a couple of comments from the debug log. Near the top is:

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DEBUG:    0.0 [u'#genre,#allbooks,series,Im_Reading, Read, Closed, Shortlist', True, True, False, False, True, False, False, False, False, False, u'']
That is a list of the options you are using for the driver. There are two problems with it:

- '#genre,#allbooks,series,Im_Reading, Read, Closed, Shortlist' is the list of columns to use when creating shelves on the device. The names with the "#" in front of them are custom columns that you added. The names without the "#" are standard columns in calibre. None of "Im_Reading, Read, Closed, Shortlist" exist as columns in calibre. If you created custom columns with those names, add the "#" to the names. As they are, they don't do anything.

- The "True" and "False" are for the check boxes. The third "True" is for "Always upload covers". But, this only does something if "Upload covers for books" is also checked. I have meant to change this, but have not gotten around to it.

Also, when looking at the logs, I get a view on what people are reading. And sometimes a scare. While I was quickly scrolling through your log, "Bay City" flashed past. My brain added "Rollers". All that tartan, very scary

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Old 01-20-2013, 11:58 PM   #92
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- '#genre,#allbooks,series,Im_Reading, Read, Closed, Shortlist' is the list of columns to use when creating shelves on the device. The names with the "#" in front of them are custom columns that you added. The names with the "#" are standard columns in calibre. None of "Im_Reading, Read, Closed, Shortlist" exist as columns in calibre. If you created custom columns with those names, add the "#" to the names. As they are, they don't do anything.
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Yes I did. And I fixed it.
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And I do have a couple of comments from the debug log. Near the top is:

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DEBUG:    0.0 [u'#genre,#allbooks,series,Im_Reading, Read, Closed, Shortlist', True, True, False, False, True, False, False, False, False, False, u'']
That is a list of the options you are using for the driver. There are two problems with it:

- '#genre,#allbooks,series,Im_Reading, Read, Closed, Shortlist' is the list of columns to use when creating shelves on the device. The names with the "#" in front of them are custom columns that you added. The names without the "#" are standard columns in calibre. None of "Im_Reading, Read, Closed, Shortlist" exist as columns in calibre. If you created custom columns with those names, add the "#" to the names. As they are, they don't do anything.

- The "True" and "False" are for the check boxes. The third "True" is for "Always upload covers". But, this only does something if "Upload covers for books" is also checked. I have meant to change this, but have not gotten around to it.

Also, when looking at the logs, I get a view on what people are reading. And sometimes a scare. While I was quickly scrolling through your log, "Bay City" flashed past. My brain added "Rollers". All that tartan, very scary
The list of columns I put in after reading this post/threadhttp://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...ng#post2003733

I don't need ,Im_Reading, Read, Closed, Shortlist' and I had removed #allbooks before sending the books so not sure why it is there. maybe it is time to reboot.

I do know for sure that the read status was gone as I checked it on calibre as well as on reader. Glad it is back.

I was flipping between books to see if the covers stayed consistent. They didn't, but eventually they seem to appear. One thing I noticed is that the read status remained unread in the book list until the correct covers appeared although usually the %read on the sleep screen was correct and they always opened at the correct page.

BTW I forgot to say earlier that I have never had the multiple shelves problem. I rarely use the Kobo software.

Again thanks for the help and the info.

Helen

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I think that post you linked to is from the OLD OLD Kobo Touch drivers
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I think that post you linked to is from the OLD OLD Kobo Touch drivers
Probably. It was a while back when I first got the mini and was dumb enough to think the Im_reading etc. were real shelves

Never bothered to remove them as I foolishly thought they might be necessary to preserve the read status. I shall remove them.

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The list of columns I put in after reading this post/threadhttp://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...ng#post2003733
That is an old post and referred to the previous version of the Kobo driver. Things changed when I added support for shelves and the newer devices. Plus, I think that post is wrong, or at least misses something in the explanation. The best instructions are in the sticky in the Kobo forum.
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I don't need ,Im_Reading, Read, Closed, Shortlist' and I had removed #allbooks before sending the books so not sure why it is there. maybe it is time to reboot.
If you changed the driver configuration while the device was connected, you need to restart calibre for the changes to be started.
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I do know for sure that the read status was gone as I checked it on calibre as well as on reader. Glad it is back.

I was flipping between books to see if the covers stayed consistent. They didn't, but eventually they seem to appear. One thing I noticed is that the read status remained unread in the book list until the correct covers appeared although usually the %read on the sleep screen was correct and they always opened at the correct page.
That agrees with what I am seeing. The device is only picking a cover for a book that it thinks has been opened. And it is setting that state a little later than it should. Plus if something happens to reset them all, it can't find an appropriate book.
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BTW I forgot to say earlier that I have never had the multiple shelves problem. I rarely use the Kobo software.
Lucky you. I have had it a few times because I have to do the tests for the driver, but I have also bought a few books from Kobo in the last month or so. I have been doing a Kobo sync to get them on the device and then sideloading the epub version later if the formatting needs to be fixed.
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Hi,

The driver update is great, but I can't seem to get the series information to work for me - I've ensured that the appropriate box is ticked and most of my Calibre Library has series information, but I can't get it to show on my Kobo glo. Have I missed a step anywhere?

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Can you double check that you have Metadata management set to Auto. Also, remember you have to send the books, disconnect the Kobo so it can process the new books, then re-connect the Kobo so the series info can be added.

Metadata management is under Preferences | Import/Export | Sending books to device
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Can you double check that you have Metadata management set to Auto. Also, remember you have to send the books, disconnect the Kobo so it can process the new books, then re-connect the Kobo so the series info can be added.

Metadata management is under Preferences | Import/Export | Sending books to device
Yes I do, I'd checked that one already, and I've been doing the disconnect/reconnect thing.

Can you confirm where the series info is meant to display on the Kobo?

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What firmware do you have?

The series info shows up in a lighter grey under the title in any of the library / shelv views that are in list format.
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Right now 2.1.5 - I've been trying to update it for a month both on the Kobo desktop app and from the Kobo itself, but it doesn't seem to work!
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That might be why.... I seem to recall it needing 2.2 or above.... Yep....

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You have to upgrade your Touch to at least firmware 2.2.0. Otherwise, you use a metadata plugboard to put the series info into the title and put the books on the device again.
Now if the upgrade is not being offered to you by Kobo you can do a manual upgrade. See links / instructions in Direct Links to Kobo Touch Firmware but be sure to select the right file for your unit.
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Thanks. Couldn't make the manual upgrade work, so did a factory reset and uninstalled and reinstalled the Kobo desktop application. Which then finally upgraded it so now waiting with baited breath to see if the series info shows up. Thank you so much for all your help! I don't know how I missed that it only worked for 2.2 or above.

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No problem at all Just glad we figured it out in the end.

@Davidfor: If you're lurking, any way to add a warning in if someone has selected the series info, and when the sync is done the device is not at the correct version?
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