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Old 11-10-2009, 11:09 AM   #1
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Problem launching Calibre in OS X - depends on which USER

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CALIBRE / OS X
I can't get Calibre to work from my Administrator account. It just says "Calibre is alreading running" and closes. I created a new account and Calibre works perfectly. The only problem is that for day-to-day use I need to stay as Administrator.

I checked if there was a conflict with an automatic log-in item, but no.
I repaired permissions, nothing changed.

Does anyone have a suggestion? Thanks.
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:12 AM   #2
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You'll get debug output aboutwhy it's not running in Console.app
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Old 11-10-2009, 01:59 PM   #3
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Calibre functions for one user and not another / console.app information

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You'll get debug output aboutwhy it's not running in Console.app
Hello. Thank you so much for the suggestion. Does this information from console.app tell you anything?

10/11/09 4:52:08 pm [0x0-0x4e04e].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[350] Traceback (most recent call last):
10/11/09 4:52:08 pm [0x0-0x4e04e].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[350] File "calibre/__init__.pyo", line 414, in <module>
10/11/09 4:52:08 pm [0x0-0x4e04e].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[350] File "os.pyo", line 157, in makedirs
10/11/09 4:52:08 pm [0x0-0x4e04e].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[350] OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/Users/nigelbrooks/.fonts'
10/11/09 4:52:09 pm [0x0-0x4e04e].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[350] Traceback (most recent call last):
10/11/09 4:52:09 pm [0x0-0x4e04e].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[350] File "calibre/utils/ipc/__init__.pyo", line 28, in run
10/11/09 4:52:09 pm [0x0-0x4e04e].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[350] File "multiprocessing/connection.pyo", line 134, in Client
10/11/09 4:52:09 pm [0x0-0x4e04e].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[350] File "multiprocessing/connection.pyo", line 252, in SocketClient
10/11/09 4:52:09 pm [0x0-0x4e04e].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[350] File "<string>", line 1, in connect
10/11/09 4:52:09 pm [0x0-0x4e04e].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[350] error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
10/11/09 4:52:17 pm com.apple.launchd[75] ([0x0-0x4e04e].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[350]) Exited with exit code: 1
10/11/09 4:55:25 pm kernel IOHIDSystem::relativePointerEventGated: Capping VBL time to 20000000 (was 21522594)

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Old 11-10-2009, 02:25 PM   #4
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You have a permissions problems. Try

sudo rm -rf /Users/nigelbrooks/.fonts
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:33 PM   #5
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Permissions problem

Hi again

Thanks again. I don't know if I applied your command line correctly, but I'll keep trying.

I'd like to tell you that I am writing from Brazil. The Kindle was launched here three weeks ago. I bought mine a week later. It arrived last week and I have already become a dedicated user. It took less than a day to start looking for ways to use it more fully. Amazon have been very very careful to keep things simple for their 3+million users and a program like Calibre must have a fantastic target population of people like me.

Meanwhile, back to my issue. I opened Calibre from a different log-in. I haven't used it yet, but everything seems to be working and this is what I found in the console

Nov 10 19:54:22 Nigels-macbook [0x0-0x8c08c].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[1129]: Traceback (most recent call last):
Nov 10 19:54:22 Nigels-macbook [0x0-0x8c08c].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[1129]: File "calibre/__init__.pyo", line 414, in <module>
Nov 10 19:54:22 Nigels-macbook [0x0-0x8c08c].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[1129]: File "os.pyo", line 157, in makedirs
Nov 10 19:54:22 Nigels-macbook [0x0-0x8c08c].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[1129]: OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/Users/nigelbrooks/.fonts'
Nov 10 19:54:25 Nigels-macbook [0x0-0x8c08c].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[1129]: Traceback (most recent call last):
Nov 10 19:54:25 Nigels-macbook [0x0-0x8c08c].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[1129]: File "calibre/utils/ipc/__init__.pyo", line 28, in run
Nov 10 19:54:25 Nigels-macbook [0x0-0x8c08c].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[1129]: File "multiprocessing/connection.pyo", line 134, in Client
Nov 10 19:54:25 Nigels-macbook [0x0-0x8c08c].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[1129]: File "multiprocessing/connection.pyo", line 252, in SocketClient
Nov 10 19:54:25 Nigels-macbook [0x0-0x8c08c].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[1129]: File "<string>", line 1, in connect
Nov 10 19:54:25 Nigels-macbook [0x0-0x8c08c].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[1129]: error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Nov 10 19:54:35 Nigels-macbook com.apple.launchd[75] ([0x0-0x8c08c].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[1129]): Exited with exit code: 1
Nov 10 19:55:26 Nigels-macbook com.apple.launchd[75] (com.apple.RemoteDesktop.agent[311]): Stray process with PGID equal to this dead job: PID 318 PPID 1 AppleVNCServer
Nov 10 19:55:37 Nigels-macbook [0x0-0x8f08f].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[1140]: link hasn't been detected!

The information
OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/Users/nigelbrooks/.fonts
is the same ... and then there are some differences a little later.

I hope this helps. Thanks again. I'll understand completely if you take a while to reply or if you don't have time to help.

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Old 11-10-2009, 05:37 PM   #6
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Post the output of running

ls -ld /Users/nigelbrooks /Users/nigelbrooks/.fonts

in Terminal.app
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:25 PM   #7
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Since it's a permission issue I would recommend using OS X's Disk Utility to repair them. Applications, Utilities, Disk Utility, First Aid tab, Repair Disk Permissions.
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Launching Calibre / Permissions problem?

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Since it's a permission issue I would recommend using OS X's Disk Utility to repair them. Applications, Utilities, Disk Utility, First Aid tab, Repair Disk Permissions.
Thanks for the suggestion. I tried what you suggested, but no change. I'm still working on the issue. If you have any more ideas, I would be very grateful. Thanks again.
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:07 AM   #9
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Launching Calibre / Permissions problem?

Hi again

Still not sure if I'm using Terminal correctly, but this is what I got

Before trying to launch Calibre
Nigels-macbook:~ nigelbrooks$ ls -ld /Users/nigelbrooks /Users/nigelbrooks/.fonts
ls: /Users/nigelbrooks/.fonts: No such file or directory
dr-xr-xr-x 25 nigelbrooks staff 850 Sep 3 08:06 /Users/nigelbrooks

After trying to launch Calibre
Nigels-macbook:~ nigelbrooks$ ls -ld /Users/nigelbrooks /Users/nigelbrooks/.fonts
-bash: Nigels-macbook:~: command not found
Nigels-macbook:~ nigelbrooks$ ls: /Users/nigelbrooks/.fonts: No such file or directory
-bash: ls:: command not found
Nigels-macbook:~ nigelbrooks$ dr-xr-xr-x 25 nigelbrooks staff 850 Sep 3 08:06 /Users/nigelbrooks
-bash: dr-xr-xr-x: command not found

Does that help?
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the following command should fix it

chmod u+w /Users/nigelbrooks
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:37 AM   #11
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Problem launching Calibre in OS X

Hello again

Thanks for the help and attention. The command fixed the problem instantly. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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