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Old 11-21-2007, 10:49 AM   #1
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LIBPRS500 running on Win2k?

Is it possible to make libprs500 run on a win2k machine? The download site only offers XP and vista.
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:12 AM   #2
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It might. Try it and see, most likely you will have problems with it detecting the PRS500
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:08 PM   #3
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You are exactly right ... I see the library, but not the reader. Looking it up the Device manager shows it as "sony prs-505/uc usb device", there are three of them. I tried to disable them, but libprs still does not see the reader. This is a copy of the log file:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "libprs500\gui2\device.pyo", line 52, in run
File "libprs500\devices\prs505\driver.pyo", line 225, in open
File "libprs500\devices\prs505\driver.pyo", line 173, in open_windows
DeviceError: Unable to find PRS505. Is it connected?
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "main.py", line 199, in device_detected
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'device_removed'

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "libprs500\gui2\device.pyo", line 52, in run
File "libprs500\devices\prs505\driver.pyo", line 225, in open
File "libprs500\devices\prs505\driver.pyo", line 173, in open_windows
DeviceError: Unable to find PRS505. Is it connected?
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "libprs500\gui2\device.pyo", line 52, in run
File "libprs500\devices\prs505\driver.pyo", line 225, in open
File "libprs500\devices\prs505\driver.pyo", line 173, in open_windows
DeviceError: Unable to find PRS505. Is it connected?
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "libprs500\gui2\device.pyo", line 52, in run
File "libprs500\devices\prs505\driver.pyo", line 225, in open
File "libprs500\devices\prs505\driver.pyo", line 173, in open_windows
DeviceError: Unable to find PRS505. Is it connected?
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "libprs500\gui2\device.pyo", line 52, in run
File "libprs500\devices\prs505\driver.pyo", line 225, in open
File "libprs500\devices\prs505\driver.pyo", line 173, in open_windows
DeviceError: Unable to find PRS505. Is it connected?


Is there a solution out there?

I sure hope for a fix, as it would be a nice way to use the reader with my computer at home.
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:13 PM   #4
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I'm assuming that the 505 shows up correctly as a mass storage device?
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Old 11-22-2007, 08:41 AM   #5
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Yes, it does show up. I can transfer files to it on win-explorer. However I would like to use your wonderful tool to create groups, get news etc.
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Hmm unfortunately I dont have win2000 to debug this. EDIT: I may have some ideas however. Open up a bug report if you're willing to do some work to get it working.
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Thanks for the offer, I'll do that Monday when I'll be back from a short trip to the beach.
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Hmm unfortunately I dont have win2000 to debug this. EDIT: I may have some ideas however. Open up a bug report if you're willing to do some work to get it working.
Hi Kovidgoyal,
I had some problems with my system and have refreshed my Win2k OS, now everything is working again and I had hoped that libprs would (by magic?) work also. I downloaded the newest version, installed it and still have the same problem:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "libprs500\gui2\device.pyo", line 52, in run
File "libprs500\devices\prs505\driver.pyo", line 225, in open
File "libprs500\devices\prs505\driver.pyo", line 173, in open_windows
DeviceError: Unable to find PRS505. Is it connected?
Well it is most certainly connected, I can see all three drives in the system, except it does not show up in libprs. I would really like to use the program especially as you updated the feeds with some German newspapers.
If I work with you are you willing to giveme things to try?
Thank you in advance
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Well as a first step you need to get libprs500 running from svn which means installing all its dependencies.
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:33 PM   #10
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Do you have a preferred location to get them from? Is this a good place, and if so which of the two versions do i need?
http://subversion.tigris.org/project...inary-packages

I do not want to hide from you that I had to google "svn dependencies", as this is the first time I heard about that. Just for you to know that this might involve some hand-holding... On the other hand I am always eager to learn!
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I meant libprs500 dependencies. You can just install subversion from their website. The libprs500 dependencies are listed under the generic linux download section. Some of them will have to be compiled from source using mingw...not for the faint of heart.
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Hi Kovid:

I might bail out on this one. I installed LIBPRS500 on my office computer and it works fine there (XP). So I'll just live with downloading News and shuffling collections at the office, I can still copy RTFs and PDFs to the reader via explorer at home.

It would be easier for me to to "upgrade" to XP than spend my - and YOUR - time on going through the process to make W2k work.

Thank you for all your help!
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