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Old 09-06-2009, 08:42 PM   #1
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Sony Ebook Library 3.0 hangs on Mac (SnowLeopard)

Hi All,

need some help/advise. Been using the Sony PRS-300 for about a week now, and I love it. I've had no problem with the eBook Library until this morning.

I start it, and the name is in the Menu bar at the top, but the actual library does not start/open. Hence I can't sync any new books.

Anyone seen this? Help?

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Old 09-06-2009, 11:24 PM   #2
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This is a known issue.. Kovid has been working on it, but doesn't have a Snow Leopard Mac at his disposal to test on. There have been some reports that if you run it with Rosetta it will work... (No I'm not sure how to do it, I'm sure a quick google will let you know.)

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This is a known issue.. Kovid has been working on it, but doesn't have a Snow Leopard Mac at his disposal to test on. There have been some reports that if you run it with Rosetta it will work... (No I'm not sure how to do it, I'm sure a quick google will let you know.)

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he said EBL 3, not calibre
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:54 AM   #4
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Don't know if this is your problem but when I changed my computer from China to Canada, the software installed properly. Before that, it installed but did not work.
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:30 AM   #5
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i upgraded yesterday to sl, when i installed the sony software, the system asked to install rosetta, it works fine, so i assume you could remove and reinstall, there is a removal script mentioned in the help section that i used and it removed everything
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+1 here. Once it froze while importing the books and I had to delete the so-called preferences, and re-install, to make it run.

Yet, you do not need to install Rosetta in order to run the Sony Library 3.0. It is already a universal binary.

The software is too buggy at the moment though, runs fortuitously.

Having just recently jumped onto the e-reader wagon, I didn't like the way the library operates as well. I was expecting sort of an iTunes way of approach in organizing the ebook files on the hard drive.

Anyways, Sony has a lot to improve... We'll all see.

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+1 here. Once it froze while importing the books and I had to delete the so-called preferences, and re-install, to make it run.

Yet, you do not need to install Rosetta in order to run the Sony Library 3.0. It is already a universal binary.

The software is too buggy at the moment though, runs fortuitously.

Having just recently jumped onto the e-reader wagon, I didn't like the way the library operates as well. I was expecting sort of an iTunes way of approach in organizing the ebook files on the hard drive.

Anyways, Sony has a lot to improve... We'll all see.

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Try Calibre. It's much easier to use, supports a really wide range of file types, is actively supported by its developers, can import metadata and covers for you, and is free. It's the closest thing I've found to iTunes for books.
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I am installing Snow Leopard but it was more or less what happened to me before.

Workaround I found in the forum: Uninstall the ebook library, then Pref panel, International, change both language and format to US English + US or any combination with the "supported" languages (English, French, German, Dutch). Reboot, reinstall (reboot...) and then it should work. You can go back to the original prefs on language for sure, but I have not tested the change for the format panel.

Hope I was (barebone) clear

(re: Callibre. I love it dearly, but let's face it: we're still a long way from having ieBooks. ITunes, at least on Mac, it nice, simple and directly connected to the Store. We still have- and this is true also for PC users!- to juggle between multiple programs. Who knows, if they do the Mac Tablet maybe they could get on working on eBooks management. We're waiting...)

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Old 09-07-2009, 11:20 AM   #9
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Try Calibre. It's much easier to use, supports a really wide range of file types, is actively supported by its developers, can import metadata and covers for you, and is free. It's the closest thing I've found to iTunes for books.
Thank you Polly. But I've heard Calibre is not compatible with SL (yet).

I consider using my old -but proud- iMac G5 which is still operating on Leopard, to keep track of my ebooks together with my music collection though.

There I will give Calibre a try.

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he said EBL 3, not calibre
Opps... sorry, nevermind....

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I am installing Snow Leopard but it was more or less what happened to me before.

Workaround I found in the forum: Uninstall the ebook library, then Pref panel, International, change both language and format to US English + US or any combination with the "supported" languages (English, French, German, Dutch). Reboot, reinstall (reboot...) and then it should work. You can go back to the original prefs on language for sure, but I have not tested the change for the format panel.
Juliette, I doubt that workaround may give you a little bit of headache with the default printer paper size settings. I had experienced -and read around as well- that, switching to US region, sometimes changes the defaults size to US Letter from European A4 -no matter what you do to repair. A little bug which still awaits for a fix in both Leopard and Snow Leopard.

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Juliette, I doubt that workaround may give you a little bit of headache with the default printer paper size settings. I had experienced -and read around as well- that, switching to US region, sometimes changes the defaults size to US Letter from European A4 -no matter what you do to repair. A little bug which still awaits for a fix in both Leopard and Snow Leopard.

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Myrrhs, thank you for your answer- but the printer is working ok, always A4 as before (Actually just tested it, even if, mid-printing, I did remember I had used it after the "switch"). What prefs did you try to change?

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The eBook Library software has been extremely unreliable for me, as well - in both Snow Leopard and when I tried to use it in Windows 7. (On win 7, it wouldn't even start.)
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The eBook Library software has been extremely unreliable for me, as well - in both Snow Leopard and when I tried to use it in Windows 7. (On win 7, it wouldn't even start.)
Did you tell it to run in compatibility mode reporting Windows XP SP3 to the app?

Yea, Snow Leopard, I'm not surprised.

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Heh.

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Did you tell it to run in compatibility mode reporting Windows XP SP3 to the app?

Yea, Snow Leopard, I'm not surprised.

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Since I posted that message, I tried installing eBook Library on an XP/SP2 box, and while it was better than Win 7, it was still as bad as Snow Leopard - constant crashes as I tried to load files into it.

So far, the most reliable solution I've found is to run Ubuntu in a Linux virtual machine on my Mac and then run Calibre in that.
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