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Old 01-24-2009, 09:11 PM   #1
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"Unable to detect PRS505 disk drive" in Linux

I've go the latest calibre -- 0.4.130

I'm on Linux 2.6.26 running debian unstable. I figured hal would be set up correct, and hal-devices output is attached. I'm getting the following output when running calibre:

cmason@aria:~$ calibre

link hasn't been detected!

link hasn't been detected!

Unable to open device

Traceback (most recent call last):

File "build/bdist.linux-i686/egg/calibre/gui2/device.py", line 59, in detect_device

File "build/bdist.linux-i686/egg/calibre/devices/prs505/driver.py", line 236, in open

File "build/bdist.linux-i686/egg/calibre/devices/prs505/driver.py", line 195, in open_linux

DeviceError: Unable to detect the PRS505 disk drive. Try rebooting.



Looks like a permission error...but not sure where to go from here. Suggestions? Help? Much appreciated. Let me know if you need any more information.
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:40 PM   #2
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According to your lshal output the Reader's main memory is not being detected in linux. Cain you access the main memory on another compter/in windows?
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:46 AM   #3
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We just tried this morning -- the Sony e-Book Library software that comes with the PRS-505 works on Windows. We can successfully transfer books, images, etc., to the device.
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Does calibre work in windows?
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:42 PM   #5
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I plugged the reader into a different USB port on the Linux box, and calibre worked right up. Do you know if there's incompatability problems with USB 1.1 vs 2.0?
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There shouldn't be. calibre really works with the device as a mass storage device.
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