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Old 12-21-2008, 09:25 PM   #1
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Companion software 2.0

I just updated the companion software to version 2.0.
But it looks like merge function doesn't work for any existing PDF files on DR. Is there anyone who was successful?
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:58 AM   #2
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Works okay with mine. The writing is still somewhat clunky. (I generally use pen4)
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:38 AM   #3
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I did add
[pcapplication]
pcversion=0000
to versions.ini and dr1000.ini

It start updating
But iRexDr1000.exe (10/2/2008 - 3,288KB) shows on title bar as v1.0
inside versions.ini and dr1000.ini shows

[pcapplication]
pcversion=2000

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Old 01-15-2009, 09:18 AM   #4
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V2.0 software update failed - manual workaround

I just tried updating to the new V2.0 of the companion software and…big surprise…it failed. It said that there was an error during file extraction. Here’s the trick to get around it and install it manually:

Go to here to get the newest pcsoftware.zip version:
http://updates.irexnet.com/companion/dr1000/

unzip it to a folder on your desktop or wherever else you want it. connect your DR1000 to your computer and make sure the companion software is closed out if you started it. Copy the contents of the unzipped pcsoftware.zip file to the folder on your DR1000:
D:\System\pc_application
(that’s assuming your DR1000 shows up as the D drive on your system.) Just replace any files that are older versions and you’re set! You don’t have to restart the device, just start up the companion software again by right-clicking on the iRexDR1000 in the windows explorer and selecting “iRexDR1000″. Your companion software starts up and it should say “V2.0″ at the top.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:49 PM   #5
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I get, SQLlite library is missing when I try and run the software.
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:04 PM   #6
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Omro,
I've had that & it is a corrupt installation. Remove it, re-download and install.

(It can take a few goes for whatever reason) I have a spare SD card for that situation now as invariably it never seems to download first time.

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I've had that & it is a corrupt installation. Remove it, re-download and install.

(It can take a few goes for whatever reason) I have a spare SD card for that situation now as invariably it never seems to download first time.

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I have and on two different PCs...
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Not good is it.

I assume you've tried downloading just the companion software to the PC rather than through the irex update?
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:34 PM   #9
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Not good is it.

I assume you've tried downloading just the companion software to the PC rather than through the irex update?
I followed the link that's earlier in this post.

I've downloaded it on two pcs and a mac and every time I unzip the files onto a pc and run them I get the sqllite error.
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:11 AM   #10
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Just got my reader today as well, first off I really dislike the lack of a basic piece of paper detailing first run actions, I currently have my device frozen at "goodbye" "in a few seconds, the device will turn off" and I get the "sqllite library is missing" error too.
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:11 AM   #11
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Just got my reader today as well, first off I really dislike the lack of a basic piece of paper detailing first run actions, I currently have my device frozen at "goodbye" "in a few seconds, the device will turn off" and I get the "sqllite library is missing" error too.
Yes, it's pretty annoying having to deal with the early stages of development on an (expensive) product that has been shipped out to the customers for months now. However, there is hope. I have not run into the SQLlite errors, but I bet if you reinstall the SD card software and let the device update the firmware it will work better for you. See some of the links I have provided here:

http://www.getupanddiy.com/projects/...dex.html#Links

Of specific interest when reinstalling the software are these ones:
Card Restore download:
http://support.irexnet.com/index.php...id=27&nav=0,17

How to update your DR1000s
http://support.irexnet.com/index.php...cleid=79&nav=0

Missing companion software:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30320

Hang in there though- when the 1.5 version of the software comes out life SHOULD be easier.
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:06 PM   #12
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hey vw!

thanks very much for the info, I can appreciate the problems the irex developers are facing, I new what I was buying into, that said, of course I expect more from them too. So many thanks for your great help, I am afraid I have tried most things I could, I definetely give your links a go. Anyway is the companion software that important? What are the functions it entails, right now I just drag an drop files to the device. I hope restoring the sd card won't delete my files and metadata from there.

Thanks again.
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:07 AM   #13
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The only real use for the companion software as far as I can see is to merge your writing onto the relevant document. You can do anything else without it.

I'd make a backup of your SD card if you are restoring it as it may well replace the metadata files and they keep the scribble data.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:04 PM   #14
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hey pthwaite, thanks, I all be doing what you suggested.

//Edit:

GREAT! Just got everything working off your second link buddy, the one about the card restore, I then added the updates too, all of that on a brand new sd card at 16 gb that I plan to be my main one, and the companion softw. works just fine too as well.

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Old 02-13-2009, 04:29 PM   #15
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This is the file I've been unsuccessful at turning into a writepad, does anyone else have issues or just me?
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