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Old 09-17-2007, 03:00 AM   #1
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Hello,

I just got the PRS-500 but can't seem to be able to get it to connected to my desktop. The PRS-500 shows USB is connected and I can see it in my hardware information but libprs500 doesn't seem to detect a reader attached.

Is there some driver/package that I may be missing? I am using Ubuntu 7.04 with everything updated. libprs500 was installed successfully and I can manage books and such but it just won't see the darned thing. If any more info is needed let me know I will be happy to provide

*i'm going to take it to work tomorrow to see if it works on my windows PC but at first glance it doesn't seem to be anything wrong with it in particular. I might try to dig up my old windows 98 cd and try to install it inside a virtual machine to see if that might work as well but obviously the best thing would be to get it working natively. Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 09-17-2007, 06:24 AM   #2
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Did you try using the command line first (prs500 info) to see if there're any messages?
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Old 09-17-2007, 10:11 AM   #3
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Did you try using the command line first (prs500 info) to see if there're any messages?
Yes, from the command line when i use the 'info' parameter it reports that it doesn't see a reader attached.
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Old 09-17-2007, 01:56 PM   #4
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Try prs500 info as root.
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sudo prs500 info
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:22 PM   #5
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Try prs500 info as root.
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sudo prs500 info
this did the trick. Guess I just have to run this as root all the time, you are awesome

i can now access through commandline but through the gui the progress bar is stuck at "Loading media list from SONY reader: 93% "

Getting this in stdout

rcho@rcho-desktop:~$ sudo libprs500
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "build/bdist.linux-i686/egg/libprs500/gui/main.py", line 555, in establish_connection
File "build/bdist.linux-i686/egg/libprs500/devices/prs500/driver.py", line 168, in run_session
File "build/bdist.linux-i686/egg/libprs500/devices/prs500/driver.py", line 804, in books
File "build/bdist.linux-i686/egg/libprs500/devices/prs500/driver.py", line 168, in run_session
File "build/bdist.linux-i686/egg/libprs500/devices/prs500/driver.py", line 484, in get_file
File "build/bdist.linux-i686/egg/libprs500/devices/prs500/driver.py", line 403, in _bulk_read
File "build/bdist.linux-i686/egg/libprs500/devices/prs500/driver.py", line 390, in bulk_read_packet
File "build/bdist.linux-i686/egg/libprs500/devices/prs500/prstypes.py", line 751, in __init__
libprs500.devices.errors.PacketError: 'libprs500.devices.prs500.prstypes.Answer packets must have a length of atleast 16 bytes. Got initializer of 14 bytes.
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:29 PM   #6
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post the output of
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:32 PM   #7
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post the output of
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groups
groups
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:40 PM   #8
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Hmm cat /etc/udev/rules.d/95-libprs500.rules
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:54 PM   #9
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Hmm cat /etc/udev/rules.d/95-libprs500.rules
Thanks for the quick responses...


cat /etc/udev/rules.d/95-libprs500.rules
# Sony Reader PRS-500
BUS=="usb", SYSFS{idProduct}=="029b", SYSFS{idVendor}=="054c", MODE="660", GROUP="plugdev"
BUS=="usb", SYSFS{idProduct}=="029b", SYSFS{idVendor}=="054c", MODE="660", GROUP="usb"

is the problem that there is no "usb" group?
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Old 09-17-2007, 05:10 PM   #10
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Delete the last line from that file and run
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sudo /etc/init.d/udev restart
You should then be able to connect to the reader as a normal user.
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