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Old 09-16-2009, 01:24 PM   #1
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Unhappy PRS 500 not working with 0.6.12

... I was trying to find whether there was any further version info anywhere, but I couldn't find anything. I downloaded this version today.

Trying to run on my Mac Pro, it doesn't detect my Sony Reader PRS 500. I found some help in these forums and ran this command:

Code:
> calibre-debug -d
USB devices on system: [(1452, 32773, 272), (1356, 667, 256), (1452, 32773, 272), (1523, 129, 800), (1523, 7, 800), (1452, 32773, 272), (1118, 71, 768), (1452, 33286, 6501), (1452, 32773, 272), (1452, 32774, 512)]
ioreg output saved to /tmp/ioreg.txt
Looking for BEBOOK
Looking for BEBOOK_MINI
Looking for BLACKBERRY
Looking for CYBOOKG3
Looking for EB600
Looking for ILIAD
Looking for IREXDR1000
Looking for JETBOOK
Looking for KINDLE
Looking for KINDLE2
Looking for KINDLE_DX
Looking for PRS500
Looking for PRS505
Looking for PRS700
Looking for ANDROID
Looking for CYBOOK_OPUS
Looking for COOL_ER
Looking for ESLICK
Device possibly connected: <calibre.devices.prs500.driver.PRS500 object at 0x4405b30>
Trying to open device... failed
Opening of the following devices failed
<calibre.devices.prs500.driver.PRS500 object at 0x4405b30>
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Applications/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/lib/python2.6/site-packages.zip/calibre/debug.py", line 135, in debug_device_driver
    dev.open()
  File "calibre/devices/prs500/driver.pyo", line 250, in open
DeviceError: Unable to find SONY Reader. Is it connected?




Don't forget to send the file /tmp/ioreg.txt as well
The file ioreg.txt is attached.

It seems like my reader is found, but can't be talked to. I also found posts somewhere in the forums that suggested I should see the a "drive" mounted for the reader or even a second one for its memory card -- I don't get either of these, not on the Mac Pro and not on my MacBook either.

I've had this reader for a long time, but it has always been attached to Windows machines in the past, using Sony's software. Worked fine back then, but that's why I don't have a clue what exactly I should expect on the Mac. Just to be sure, I just attached the reader to a Windows machine and it still works like it used to.

The Mac Pro runs OS X 10.5.8, btw, the MacBook is on 10.6. If you need any further info, please ask!
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:27 PM   #2
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A PRS 500 wont appear as a disk drive, but calibre should still be detecting it. Open a ticket for it.
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Old 09-16-2009, 05:40 PM   #3
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Open a ticket for it.
Done: http://calibre.kovidgoyal.net/ticket/3511
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:56 PM   #4
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Is the USB driver for the 500 installed?
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I guess it may not be - first time I hear there's a USB driver for the Mac for the PRS-500. Where do I get it from?
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The 500 does not mount as a removable disk. So it needs a driver for the computer to talk to it.
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:18 PM   #7
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Well, that is strictly speaking true - you may call the component in calibre that has the job of talking to the reader a driver. But there's no driver on the OS level for the Mac, and I'm pretty certain it shouldn't be needed. Apparently the fact that the PRS-500 doesn't show up in Finder is not an indicator that something's wrong -- the PRS-500 probably doesn't support whatever USB spec is required for stuff to look like a file system to the computer.
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