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Old 07-29-2009, 05:10 PM   #1
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Calibre not detecting PRS-505

Hi everyone

Since upgrading to 0.6.1 my Sony is no longer detected. I upgraded to 0.6.2 but still the same. The O/S detects ok.

Output from calibre-debug -d first time round detected the device but said I needed to install pmount. Which I did but made no difference.

I ran debug again and this time I got

Device Connected: <calibre.devices.prs505.driver.PRS505 object at 0xa0df34c>
Trying to open device...
Error: device /dev/sdd is not removable
Error: device /dev/sdd is not removable
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/tmp/init.py", line 45, in <module>
File "/home/kovid/work/calibre/src/calibre/debug.py", line 160, in main
File "/home/kovid/work/calibre/src/calibre/debug.py", line 123, in debug_device_driver
File "/home/kovid/work/calibre/src/calibre/devices/prs505/driver.py", line 50, in open
File "/home/kovid/work/calibre/src/calibre/devices/usbms/device.py", line 528, in open
File "/home/kovid/work/calibre/src/calibre/devices/usbms/device.py", line 506, in open_linux
calibre.devices.errors.DeviceError: Unable to mount main memory (Error code: 4)

Running on Linux Mint 6 'Felicia' KDE 4.2.2. Installed Calibre using the binary.
Any help appreciated

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Old 07-29-2009, 05:37 PM   #2
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Looks like pmount on your system isn't working.

If you do pmount /dev/sdd in a terminal what happens (change sdd to whatever device corresponds to your sony reader main memory
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:24 PM   #3
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Hi kovidgoyal,

I'm having the same issue on my Mac. I had 0.6.1 and it recognized the 505 the first time but none of the following times, so I upgraded and nothing changed.

I'm not use to terminal in Mac, the commands aren't the same are they? I only have experience with terminal in Ubuntu.

I'm not really sure what to do here. I appreciate you helping when we have problems btw!
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:07 PM   #4
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yes the command is the same

calibre-debug -d
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:58 PM   #5
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Hi kovidgoyal,

I received this message from terminal:

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USB devices on system: [(1452, 32773, 272), (1452, 32773, 272), (1008, 47106, 256), (1452, 32773, 272), (1452, 32773, 272), (1452, 32773, 272), (1452, 32773, 272), (2652, 17664, 256), (1452, 33301, 384), (1452, 32774, 512), (1452, 4102, 38421), (1452, 544, 105), (1452, 772, 272), (1356, 798, 553), (1452, 32774, 512), (4184, 2305, 264)]
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 IREXDR1000
Looking for JETBOOK
Looking for KINDLE
Looking for KINDLE2
Looking for KINDLE_DX
Looking for PRS500
Looking for PRS700
Looking for ANDROID
I noticed that the 505 is not mentioned on this list? At any rate, it was still not recognized.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:04 AM   #6
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The 505 should be mentioned in the list go to preferences->plugins->device drivers and make sure the plugin for the 505 is enabled
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:10 AM   #7
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Hello,

Same problem here after upgrading to Calibre 0.6.3, using Ubuntu Hardy.
This is what I'm getting:
bob@bob-desktop:~$ pmount /dev/sdb
Error: device /dev/sdb is already mounted to /media/Sony Reader Main Memory
bob@bob-desktop:~$ calibre-debug -d
USB devices on system: [(1356, 798, 553), (3034, 344, 22663), (4184, 4352, 357), (0, 0, 518), (0, 0, 518), (0, 0, 518), (1133, 49939, 257), (1133, 49221, 10032), (0, 0, 518), (0, 0, 518)]
Looking for BEBOOK
Looking for BEBOOK_MINI
Looking for BLACKBERRY
Looking for CYBOOKG3
Looking for EB600
Looking for IREXDR1000
Looking for JETBOOK
Looking for KINDLE
Looking for KINDLE2
Looking for KINDLE_DX
Looking for PRS500
Looking for PRS505
Device Connected: <calibre.devices.prs505.driver.PRS505 object at 0x9128e6c>
Trying to open device...
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/tmp/init.py", line 45, in <module>
File "/home/kovid/work/calibre/src/calibre/debug.py", line 160, in main
File "/home/kovid/work/calibre/src/calibre/debug.py", line 123, in debug_device_driver
File "/home/kovid/work/calibre/src/calibre/devices/prs505/driver.py", line 50, in open
File "/home/kovid/work/calibre/src/calibre/devices/usbms/device.py", line 528, in open
File "/home/kovid/work/calibre/src/calibre/devices/usbms/device.py", line 501, in open_linux
calibre.devices.errors.DeviceError: Unable to detect the PRS505 disk drive.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
P.S. Tried it with my Kindle, had to try 2x to get Calibre to open. Same results as w/the Sony.

Last edited by BKR; 07-30-2009 at 12:24 AM. Reason: update
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:24 AM   #8
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@BKR: As far as I can tell the Ubuntu Hardy kernel is too old. I'm afraid you have to either upgrade the kernel by hand or use save to disk in calibre
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Thank you!! Ya I used the save to disk (worked) Looks like I have some upgrading to do..Thanks again.
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:00 PM   #10
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Hi Kovidgoyal

Tried sudo pmount /dev/sdd but comes back with

Error: device /dev/sdd is not removable

Device is mounted normally as /dev/sdd
Tried manually unmounting and pmount again , but same error.

If the O/S is mounting ok on it's own, where does pmount come in?

Any chance of going back to 0.5 ?

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Old 07-30-2009, 05:12 PM   #11
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If the device is mounted already, calibre will not try to mount it. calibre uses /proc/mounts to check if the device is mounted. Are you sure /dev/sdd is the correct device node for the reader?
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:38 PM   #12
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@BKR: As far as I can tell the Ubuntu Hardy kernel is too old. I'm afraid you have to either upgrade the kernel by hand or use save to disk in calibre
I've followed this thread and made some progress but now I'm stuck in the same place and BKR was. I'm an extreme newbie to ubuntu and don't understand how to upgrade the kernel. I also tried to save to disk but couldn't locate the reader in the available list.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 07-31-2009, 05:45 AM   #13
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Some progress, which might be relevant to some of the other 'can't detect' posts that are starting to pop up.

When the device is plugged in the O/S detects and mounts ok. On my system this is /dev/sdd for main memory and /dev/sdf for the SD card.

Starting up Calibre results in no device detected at all. Running calibre-debug -d results in a device detect but unable to mount main memory - Error: device /dev/sdd is not removable.

If I now browse the device (Konquerer/Dolphin) , calibre-debug now detects correctly and loading up the gui all is well.

So seems to be an issue with auto mounting not quite mounting enough for Calibre's liking.

Can anyone else duplicate my findings ?

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Old 07-31-2009, 10:27 AM   #14
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It world out well for me! Thank you!
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:51 PM   #15
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@markaw: The error device not removable is probably due to HAL on your system misidentifying the reader as non-removable storage. Though I can't be sure since I find HAL to be so bad that I've completely disabled it on my systems.
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