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Old 09-30-2009, 05:02 PM   #1
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Sony EBL 3.0 Mac stopped working.

Hi,

Tonight my Sony EBL 3.0 on my mac (10.6.1) suddenly stopped working.
I had it running earlier tonight. But after I had closed the program it refused to open again. It just bounces a bit in the dock, and the eBook Library menu shows in the menu bar, where I can hide it and quit it. But that's it.

The only thing it did when the program was closed, was to upgrade Calibre to 0.6.14, but I refuse to believe that this has caused the problem. (But I did try to remove Calibre again anyway )

When Sony issued EBL 3.0 I had similar problems in getting the program to run, but back then I used the trick to change my regional- and language settings to US before installing. And it has been working ever since.
What I have tried now is to
- uninstall EBL with the uninstall script Sony includes.
- reboot
- change regional-/language settings to US
- reboot
- install EBL

But I still cannot get it run again.

Does anybody got any idea?

Please do not say "just use Calibre" because I am using Calibre, but I would also like to continue being able to sync my notes.

Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:29 PM   #2
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Problem Solved

I realized that there also was a Sony Corporation folder in the Preferences folder that Sony's own uninstall script doesn't remove. This folder contains EBL's database
Once that was removed the program could start again, even though it is without any books in it.

But if any of you get into the same trouble, beware!
EBL only syncs one way.
I connected my reader expecting it to sync my books and notes on the reader back to EBL. But nooooooo Everything on the reader was deleted.

EBL really is a big pile of *beeep*
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:11 PM   #3
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I had the same problem and I am using 10.5.8 so it is not Snow Leopard which is causing the problem. It seems that deleting the ebook library in the Preferences folder resolves the issue. Now I only need to add my books again. Anyway, strange issue. It seems that the database gets corrupted somehow.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:46 AM   #4
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I had the same problem and I am using 10.5.8 so it is not Snow Leopard which is causing the problem. It seems that deleting the ebook library in the Preferences folder resolves the issue. Now I only need to add my books again. Anyway, strange issue. It seems that the database gets corrupted somehow.
UHM. You know, might be the root of all problems in the slow performance after a while, now that I think about it- sick day, so I'll try to work it out. Thank you for the suggestion.
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:43 AM   #5
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as always the real answer

Hello there, the answer for your question is simple, the ebl 3.0 is not supported by snow lopard , sony will release a compatible version maybe at the end of the year.

Only mac OS 10.4 and 10.5 are supported...
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:58 AM   #6
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Hello there, the answer for your question is simple, the ebl 3.0 is not supported by snow lopard , sony will release a compatible version maybe at the end of the year.

Only mac OS 10.4 and 10.5 are supported...
Sorry, but no I'm on 10.6 and I can totally use it. It can be slow (when was it a flash?), but it works perfectly (I even took up using the sync feature, which I never did with ebl 2!). You just have to change the userprefs in the right way (US format). Nothing more.

...you do have a mac, do you?

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Old 10-01-2009, 11:28 AM   #7
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Many mac users report problems with EBL no matter if they are on 10.5 or 10.6.

My experience on 10.5 was that it was buggy, but admittedly I didn't experience a total database crash as this one, but I'm pretty sure it would have happened anyway had I stayed on 10.5.
And until yesterday it had run fine since my upgrade to 10.6 (no better/no worse than 10.5 that is)
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