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Old 09-15-2008, 06:36 AM   #1
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Hello,
will you please clarify if I should be able to run calibre in Vista 64 and get it to recognise my Sony PRS-505? I am not sure if your message on http://calibre.kovidgoyal.net/download_windows "you're out of luck" is definitive as I thought the following paragraph was a work around.

I have it running and recognising the reader under XP in a virtual m/c but I have failed in Vista 64. I cannot get the driver in calibre to install. I get a message telling me that the .inf file is not in the correct format. The reader is showing up in device manager as a disk drive with a standard Microsoft disk.sys driver.
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:07 AM   #2
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It works for me

I use Vista 64 bit, premium. I didn't have any trouble setting calibre up, but maybe something in how I got there was the key to make it work.

I ran the Sony Reader System upgrade when I had the reader connected via XP.

I tried to install "eBook Library Software Update for the Sony® Reader" from the Sony web site on Vista but it failed. I made no attempt to clean up from this failure, dunno if anything was left behind.

I installed Calibre on Vista and it worked. I can load my reader with books and news feeds.
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:43 AM   #3
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As far as I know the 32 bit only part of calibre is the PRS-500 USB driver
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:29 PM   #4
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You only need the driver for the PRS 500 not the PRS 505. If you use the 505 just skip the driver installation.
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:47 PM   #5
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You only need the driver for the PRS 500 not the PRS 505. If you use the 505 just skip the driver installation.
Many thanks. I now have calibre working in Vista 64 and showing up my Sony PRS-505 and memory card.
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:23 AM   #6
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access violation writing 0x00000000

My device is Sony PRS-505 and my OS is Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit. I cannot install the eBook Library by Sony ( installation is interrupted because of this problem: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20455 ). So I'm using Calibre, 0.4.85 version (the last version, at this moment). But when I try a file (pdf) conversion (clicking the “Convert E-book” button), I get this error message:


exception: access violation writing 0x00000000
Detailed traceback:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "main.py", line 985, in convert_single
File "main.py", line 958, in convert_single_others
File "calibre\gui2\dialogs\lrf_single.pyo", line 74, in __init__
File "calibre\gui2\dialogs\lrf_single.pyo", line 44, in initialize_common
File "calibre\gui2\widgets.pyo", line 257, in __init__
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\calibre\library.zip\calibre\utils\fontconfig .py", line 203, in find_font_families
WindowsError: exception: access violation writing 0x00000000


Can someone help me?
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Old 09-21-2008, 12:38 PM   #7
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looks like the font loading library is crashing. Willb e fixed in the next release, though you wont be able to embed fonts.
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Old 09-22-2008, 06:00 AM   #8
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looks like the font loading library is crashing. Willb e fixed in the next release, though you wont be able to embed fonts.
Thanks, I'll keep an eye on it !
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:09 PM   #9
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I've just installed the last version ( 0.4.86 - http://calibre.kovidgoyal.net/download_windows ). It works !
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