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Old 10-31-2009, 11:13 AM   #1
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linux Ubuntu 9.10 Does not detecting reader

I just installed Ubuntu on my computer and downloaded calibre - no problem, but when I attempt to upload a book to my reader Sony PRS 700 - it does not detect the device.

I sure like Ubuntu, I sure like calibre, I just wish they could get along.

Help!

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Old 10-31-2009, 11:24 AM   #2
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When you plug in the device, is it showing up as a USB device in Nautilus?
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:27 AM   #3
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post the output of

calibre-debug -d and what version of calibre are you using?
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Old 10-31-2009, 12:56 PM   #4
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I am running 6.13 which is the version that downloads directly from the software library in Ubuntu 9.10
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Old 10-31-2009, 01:06 PM   #5
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Brand new to Ubuntu so I'm not sure where the a usb device would show up in Nautilus but if we are talking the Computer view - no it doesn't show.

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I don't know what you mean by "post the output of"
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Brand new to Ubuntu so I'm not sure where the a usb device would show up in Nautilus but if we are talking the Computer view - no it doesn't show.
Yes, that's nautilus. It show up on the "Places" menu too. This is a bad sign, and most likely, it's not with calibre. Do other devices work when plugged into the same USB port?

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I don't know what you mean by "post the output of"
Open a terminal. (Under "Applications > Accessories" from the main GNOME menu, unless they've changed things.) At the prompt (username@computer-name:~$) type in:

calibre-debug -d

After awhile, it'll produce some text. Copy and paste that text into a message here.
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:23 PM   #7
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First output from calibre-debug -d

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USB devices on system: [(7531, 2, 518), (7531, 1, 518)]
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
2nd - I am running Ubuntu on a Mac using Virtualbox. When I connect to the USB port the Sony library software opens up and the device is recognized. However, in Ubuntu the device is a no show. I'm guessing it's the virtual drive that's causing the problem.
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:53 PM   #8
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Your system isn't detecting the device at all.
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:12 PM   #9
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Sounds like instead of reading a good book on the Sony tonight, it's going to be Virtualbox docs on the Mac...

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Old 11-01-2009, 12:05 AM   #10
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I'd suggest trying a different USB cable/port
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First output from calibre-debug -d



2nd - I am running Ubuntu on a Mac using Virtualbox. When I connect to the USB port the Sony library software opens up and the device is recognized. However, in Ubuntu the device is a no show. I'm guessing it's the virtual drive that's causing the problem.
Just try this.

- Shutdown Ubuntu.
- Plug in your Sony reader, then load VirtualBox (don't start the Ubuntu install just yet.
- Select your Ubuntu install and on the right hand side of VirtualBox there is the Details section.
- Select USB.
- Select "Add Filter From Device". Should give a list of USB connected devices on your Mac, and then select the Sony reader.
- Start the Ubuntu virtual machine and see if it shows up in Nautilus.

Note** before loading Ubuntu you may wish to shutdown the Sony software that loads on the Mac when the unit is plugged in.

Best of luck.
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:35 AM   #12
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Solicitous & kovidgoyal

Thanks for the advice but VirtualBox for some reason is not recognizing any of the USB ports. When I select USB in VirtualBox the device does not show up in the list, actually, no devices show in the list.

Also, I have tried different ports, same results.

Everything works fine in the host environment, Mac OS X - so I'll continue to use calibre in OS X until I work out the problem with VirtualBox

Thanks for the help.
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