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Old 08-29-2012, 08:14 AM   #946
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You can also look under the Universal Serial Bus controllers on XPs Device Manager; check out any entries entitled USB Mass Storage Device; one of those will be the Kobo.

With me the Hardware Ids entry seems to show the full ID string
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USB\VID_2237&PID_4163&REV_0326
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:37 AM   #947
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How about some options for what is displayed on the page menu.

On 2.1.1, it goes Time -> % read. If I sleep and wake-up, it shows the Book title.

I say replace the % read with the book title (the % read is graphically displayed at the bottom already), and replace the wifi connection with the temporary time, and make the temporary time longer. Or always leave the time up, and refresh every 5 seconds.

And speed up everything. The Nook ST is very fast compared to the KT.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:45 AM   #948
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You can also look under the Universal Serial Bus controllers on XPs Device Manager; check out any entries entitled USB Mass Storage Device; one of those will be the Kobo.

With me the Hardware Ids entry seems to show the full ID string
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USB\VID_2237&PID_4163&REV_0326
The "Hardware IDs" entry gives:

USBSTOR\DiskKobo____eReader_________0110
USBSTOR\DiskKobo____eReader_________
USBSTOR\DiskKobo____
USBSTOR\Kobo____eReader_________0
Kobo____eReader_________0
USBSTOR\GenDisk
GenDisk

So it shows the revision number. Going to the correct usb Mass Storage entry(this would be so much easier if I had my laptop, and not the desktop with umpteen drives plugged in!)>Properties (double clicking)>Details>Device Instance ID, gives USB\VID_2237&PID_4163\N905B21300675, i.e. the correct PID. However, since nothing says it is the Kobo, it might not be helpful for others to do this (unless some do and some don't have way of easily identifying it).

Does anyone have an easy way for Mac and Linux users to do this?
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:56 AM   #949
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Does anyone have an easy way for Mac and Linux users to do this?
From the System information app! Why didn't I think of that before?
/Applications/Utilities/System information.app

Under hardware, select USB
From the USB Device Tree (on the right), you should see your device (mine says "eReader")... Clicking it gives information in the bottom part of the window.

My info:

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Capacity:	  1.47 GB (1,471,904,768 bytes)
  Removable Media:	Yes
  Detachable Drive:	Yes
  BSD Name:	disk1
  Product ID:	0x4163
  Vendor ID:	0x2237
  Version:	3.26
  Serial Number:	KG31B1500609E
  Speed:	Up to 480 Mb/sec
  Manufacturer:	Kobo
  Location ID:	0x24100000 / 3
  Current Available (mA):	500
  Current Required (mA):	2
  Partition Map Type:	Unknown
  S.M.A.R.T. status:	Not Supported
I see the product ID... but I don't know what the rev is...?

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Does anyone have an easy way for Mac and Linux users to do this?
Could someone try this and see if it works

Save the following as list_usb.py
Code:
from calibre.devices.libusb import get_devices
ans = get_devices()
for device in ans:
 print device
 for ids in device:
  print " hex: %x" %ids
then, from command line and in the directory where the calibre executables are found
Code:
calibre-debug -e <path to list_usb.py>
When I try it I get the following with my Touch attached
Code:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Calibre2>calibre-debug.exe -e d:\source\list_usb.py
DEBUG:    0.0 KoboTouch:initialize
(8759, 16739, 806)
 hex: 2237
 hex: 4163
 hex: 326
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My info:

[CODE]
Product ID: 0x4163
Vendor ID: 0x2237
Version: 3.26
I THINK version == rev!
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:19 PM   #952
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I THINK version == rev!
Ah yes of course
Very easy to find on a Mac then
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Could someone try this and see if it works

Save the following as list_usb.py
Code:
from calibre.devices.libusb import get_devices
ans = get_devices()
for device in ans:
 print device
 for ids in device:
  print " hex: %x" %ids
then, from command line and in the directory where the calibre executables are found
Code:
calibre-debug -e <path to list_usb.py>
When I try it I get the following with my Touch attached
Code:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Calibre2>calibre-debug.exe -e d:\source\list_usb.py
DEBUG:    0.0 KoboTouch:initialize
(8759, 16739, 806)
 hex: 2237
 hex: 4163
 hex: 326
I have tried dusting off my command-line skills, and get to the Calibre directory okay. "calibre-debug -e d:\list_usb.py" just gives me:

DEBUG: 0.0 KoboTouch:initialize

At least it is recognising the Kobo, but what am I doing wrong? Does it need to be run whilst the KT is connecting to the computer, or should it run any time it is attached?
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It should work at any time.... Oh well.... so much for that idea
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It should work at any time.... Oh well.... so much for that idea
It was a good one. However, this little search for data is far more Indiana Jones-esque than expected! Who would have thought it would be so difficult to get device IDs??
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I had a look at the code. It looks like it is querying the current USB bus. But, there must be some filtering I am missing as it is only reporting readers. I suspect if a device that calibre didn't know about was plugged in, it wouldn't report it.

I think the calibre device detection is the best method. It not only reports the ids but it also reports what calibre thinks the device is.
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I had a look at the code. It looks like it is querying the current USB bus. But, there must be some filtering I am missing as it is only reporting readers. I suspect if a device that calibre didn't know about was plugged in, it wouldn't report it.

I think the calibre device detection is the best method. It not only reports the ids but it also reports what calibre thinks the device is.
I'm not able to check at the moment, but I didn't have Calibre running at the time I tried. Would that make a difference? It seems to me (now!) that it might.
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I'm not able to check at the moment, but I didn't have Calibre running at the time I tried. Would that make a difference? It seems to me (now!) that it might.
It shouldn't. The command is a way to load the calibre libraries and execute some python in that environment. If calibre is running, these will be separate environments. Plus, it didn't affect the test I just did.
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It shouldn't. The command is a way to load the calibre libraries and execute some python in that environment. If calibre is running, these will be separate environments. Plus, it didn't affect the test I just did.
Ah well - just a thought. I haven't had chance to play since I last posted (fortunately, I get a new laptop tomorrow! Being tied to a desktop is a nuisance, though I am getting more reading done whilst my wife watches the telly!), but I might get a chance this afternoon.
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