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Old 01-17-2010, 10:05 AM   #1
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prs-900 usb connection to linux?

Would like to know if anyone had success in connecting the reader to usb on a linux box? I was under the impression that you should be able to see the contents like a hard drive so u can drag and drop? I plug it in and it's not coming up. Thanks in advance and great forum!
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:50 PM   #2
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It *should* auto-mount, but I've been having problems with my Kubuntu installation too.

In a terminal window type 'tail -f /var/log/messages' (you might have to be root depending on your installation). You should see a stream of messages when you plug in the Sony. When I plug in my PRS-600, I see three partitions, including the SD card. Try manually 'mount'ing the various partitions.
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:03 PM   #3
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Just run calibre, it will automount the device for you
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:28 PM   #4
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i tried both (I was planning on using Calibe anyway..looks nice!) nothing..I do not have an Sd card...? Is that why...cannot it not see the reader without one?
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:46 PM   #5
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You can get some debug info by doing

calibre-debug -d

and does it mount when connected to a windows machine?
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:08 PM   #6
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USB devices on system: [(7531, 2, 518), (2362, 9488, 256), (1266, 273, 768), (7531, 1, 518)]
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no go..il get an sd card tomorrow and see if that helps..it does work on the wife's windows pc..i really hate windows...:-(
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:54 AM   #7
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According to that the device is not connected to the system.
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You could try running 'lsusb' to see if the system recognizes the device...
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:39 PM   #9
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got a sd card ..900 sees it...linux does not :-( is it possible kernel does not have 900 yet?
lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04f2:0111 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd KU-9908 Keyboard
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 093a:2510 Pixart Imaging, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
jim@yogi ~ $ calibre-debug -d
USB devices on system: [(7531, 2, 518), (1266, 273, 768), (2362, 9488, 256), (7531, 1, 518)]
Looking for BEBOOK
Looking for BEBOOK_MINI
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:59 PM   #10
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Shouldn't need a kernel driver for it. The PRS-900 shows up as a mass storage device.

Unfortunately, I'm so rusty with my Linux understanding, I can't recall how to approach debugging the problem specifically.
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:22 AM   #11
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In order to have calibre automount the reader you'll have to recompile the kernel without support for older SYSFS. Check this question in the calibre faq for more info.
http://calibre-ebook.com/user_manual/faq.html#id25

If you just want to mount it manually then type 'fdisk -l' as root (or with sudo), find the device on the list and then mount it to any point you want with 'mount /dev/sdx /media/reader' (/dev/sdx is the partition of your device) as root. the folowing:

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Old 01-23-2010, 11:25 AM   #12
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You'll have to recompile the kernel without support for older SYSFS. Check this question in the calibre faq for more info.
http://calibre-ebook.com/user_manual/faq.html#id25
That won't help. The OP's system is not registering the device at all.
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:40 PM   #13
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correct...never sees device...i have tried newest versions of fedora and linux mint..have the sd card installed...windows sees it linux does not...cannot mount because it never sees it. I'm sure someone will come along with the same issue and maybe it will be solved..for now have to use windoze on another box. :-( Much thanks for all your help though!

lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04f2:0111 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd KU-9908 Keyboard
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 093a:2510 Pixart Imaging, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
yogi jim # fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3d9c4334

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 29366 235882363+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 29367 30401 8313637+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 29367 30401 8313606 82 Linux swap / Solaris
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