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Old 11-26-2009, 03:12 AM   #1
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Calibre unable to detect drive on Mac

OK so I posted about my odd issue before... Calibre detects my Kindle as long as the Kindle is plugged in before I open Calibre. Since that isn't how it is supposed to work, I am hoping someone can help me trouble shoot? I am low on the tech end of understanding but from what I can gather from searching I needed to check my console with my calibre in?

So I opened calibre, then opened console.app and then plugged in my kindle... this is what I get:
11/26/09 12:04:10 AM [0x0-0xd00d].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[118] File "calibre/gui2/device.pyo", line 100, in do_connect
11/26/09 12:04:10 AM [0x0-0xd00d].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[118] File "calibre/devices/usbms/device.pyo", line 574, in open
11/26/09 12:04:10 AM [0x0-0xd00d].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[118] File "calibre/devices/usbms/device.pyo", line 357, in open_osx
11/26/09 12:04:10 AM [0x0-0xd00d].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[118] DeviceError: Unable to detect the KINDLE disk drive. Try rebooting.

ETA - ran the calibre debug -d
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USB devices on system: [(1452, 32773, 512), (1452, 33346, 22), (1452, 566, 129), (1452, 32774, 512), (1452, 34055, 1049), (1452, 32773, 512), (2652, 17664, 256), (1452, 33299, 384), (1452, 32774, 512), (1452, 33795, 38963), (6473, 1, 921)]
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 SHINEBOOK
Looking for ESLICK
Looking for NUUT2
Looking for IRIVER_STORY
Looking for POCKETBOOK360
Device possibly connected: <calibre.devices.kindle.driver.KINDLE object at 0x55eb3b0>
Trying to open device... OK
Main memory: '/Volumes/Kindle/'
Total space: (191436800L, 0, 0)
I did reboot the computer. no change. I uninstalled calibre, rebooted, reinstalled... no change. I rebooted the kindle... no change.

Any help or guidance would be wonderful! It works as is, but can be annoying to have to shut down and reopen to get it to see the device! Thanks!

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Old 11-26-2009, 08:28 AM   #2
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Hmm, I've been getting a few problems with my Dr1000 & Sony PRS505. When I connect them, Calibre will see them but as soon as it tries to download to the device, it kicks the reader off and the Mac tells me I've unplugged my reader without shutting down. I then have to quit calibre, re plug in my reader, start calibre and it will then work.

This happens every second attempt, ie it will work fine the first time but not after that unless you quit Calibre and restart it.

This started with 6.21
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:09 AM   #3
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@patchymama: The way calibre device detection works is that it waits for the OS to detect and mount the device. But it will only wait for a fixed amount of time, before giving up. Probably something on your system is causing the OS to be very slow when auto mounting the device, which in turn causes calibre to give up. On the other hand if you connect the device form before, there's no such constraint.

@pthwaite: That's weird, I can't think of anything taht could cause that. There certainly haven't been any changes to the driver subsystem since 0.6.20
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:43 PM   #4
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Thanks Kovid... looks like I may have fixed it by upgrading my growl... looks like it may have been slowing the OS down with errors.
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:54 PM   #5
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I've had this issue with Sony PRS505 and iRex DR1000s - more often than not, if I attach the device to the computer using a USB connection, calibre will not recognise the device. I can't say if there are certain circumstances where it works (or not), just that it so often don't work that I by habit stop and restart calibre if I have to connect a device while it's running. Interestingly enough, Kindle has worked perfectly for me in this regard. I'm running OS X 10.6 BTW. I haven't used calibre enough on a Windows system to say if there is any difference for me.
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Glad I'm not the only one

I just restart Calbre before I connect the the ebook. It then seems to download the days news feeds okay.
ie leave Calibre on overnight.
Shut it own in the morning and restart it and generally that works.
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