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Old 01-15-2013, 12:08 PM   #1
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Device: Kindle4, PW
Since Calibre v 0.9.14 PW mounts read-only!

Since I upgraded to ver. 0.9.14 I haven't been able to connect my Kindle PW (firmware 5.3.0) to Calibre via USB on my Linux laptop. I have an older version (0.8.something) on a Windows laptop that DOES connect to the PW just fine.

It appears the PW is mounting read-only. WTF? If there is file system damage on the PW wouldn't that show up when mounting on Windows as well?

BTW, I also have a Kindle 4 that has no problem mounting on Calibre.

Output of debug:

calibre 0.9.14 isfrozen: True is64bit: False
Linux-2.6.35-32-generic-i686-with-debian-squeeze-sid Linux ('32bit', 'ELF')
('Linux', '2.6.35-32-generic', '#68~lucid1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Mar 28 17:09:33 UTC 2012')
Python 2.7.3
Linux: ('debian', 'squeeze/sid', '')
USB devices on system:
u'Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.',
['0x1949', '0x4', '0x100', u'Amazon', u'Amazon Kindle', u'B024150224730404']]

No disabled plugins
Looking for devices of type: MTP_DEVICE
No known MTP devices connected to system

Looking for devices...
USBDevice(busnum=1, devnum=16, vendor_id=0x1949, product_id=0x0004, bcd=0x0100, manufacturer=Amazon, product=Amazon Kindle, serial=B024150224730404)
Detected possible device KINDLE2

Devices possibly connected: Kindle 2/3/4/Touch/PaperWhite Device Interface,
Trying to open Kindle 2/3/4/Touch/PaperWhite Device Interface ... failed
Opening of the following devices failed
< object at 0x9d74b2c>
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages/calibre/devices/", line 157, in debug
File "site-packages/calibre/devices/usbms/", line 862, in open
File "site-packages/calibre/devices/usbms/", line 640, in open_linux
File "site-packages/calibre/devices/usbms/", line 676, in filter_read_only_mount_points
DeviceError: The main memory of KINDLE2 is read only. This usually happens because of file system errors.
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