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Calibre GUI Not Starting (Linux)

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:13:12 GMT

I can't get Calibre to start. I downgraded to 2.65 and it loads fine, but no version above that will load. Here's the debug output: Code: --------- calibre 2.68 embedded-python: False is64bit: True Linux-4.7.4-1-ARCH-x86_64-with-glibc2.2.5 Linux ('64bit', '') ('Linux', '4.7.4-1-ARCH', '#1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Sep 15 15:24:29 CEST 2016') Python 2.7.12 Linux: ('', '', '') Successfully initialized third party plugins: Read MP3 AudioBook metadata (1, 0, 79) qt5ct: using qt5ct plugin devicePixelRatio: 1.0 logicalDpi: inf x inf physicalDpi: -47431377.9645 x -83917053.3218 Starting up... QWidget::setMaximumSize: (/JobError) Negative sizes (16777215,-492131600) are not possible DBusExport: Failed to connect to DBUS session bus, with error: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NotSupported: Using X11 for dbus-daemon autolaunch was disabled at compile time, set your DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS instead qt5ct: D-Bus system tray: no Started up in 1.26 seconds with 70 books QXcbConnection: XCB error: 2 (BadValue), sequence: 417, resource id: 0, major code: 1 (CreateWindow), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 418, resource id: 23068677, major code: 2 (ChangeWindowAttributes), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 419, resource id: 23068677, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 420, resource id: 23068677, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 421, resource id: 23068677, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 423, resource id: 23068677, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 424, resource id: 23068677, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 425, resource id: 23068677, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 428, resource id: 23068677, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 432, resource id: 23068677, major code: 2 (ChangeWindowAttributes), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 433, resource id: 23068677, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 436, resource id: 23068677, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 437, resource id: 23068677, major code: 20 (GetProperty), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 441, resource id: 23068677, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 442, resource id: 23068677, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 445, resource id: 23068677, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 446, resource id: 23068677, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 449, resource id: 23068677, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 450, resource id: 23068677, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 467, resource id: 23068677, major code: 2 (ChangeWindowAttributes), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 468, resource id: 23068677, major code: 2 (ChangeWindowAttributes), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 469, resource id: 23068677, major code: 20 (GetProperty), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 470, resource id: 23068677, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 471, resource id: 23068677, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0 QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 472, resource id: 23068[...]



Calibre-server Mobile Date "31 Dec, 100"

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:03:55 GMT

This is a nice concise format showing all formats available If a book has a "Undefined" date, then "31 Dec, 100" is displayed



Calibre-server book format order

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:49:46 GMT

Is there a tweak or setting to select which book format format is assigned to the [Get] if a title has more than one format? I have AZW3 books, EPUB books, and some books with both formats For multi-format book titles, I'd prefer EPUB format for the primary choice for [Get]. It seems like AZW3 are the [Get] choice and EPUB is under Other Formats, but I couldn't find a setting Sort of related question: what is the Books sort (seems the same as Title) and what is the Cover sort?



Editing Dates in the Booklist

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:27:11 GMT

I set a Date custom column on some books to Today (e.g 2016-09-28) using Bulk Metadata Edit And then I selected one of the books in the Book List, cursored to the Date column and hit F2 - the date in the edit box shows the previous date - i.e. 2016-09-27:eek: If I then press Enter or Tab the date is changed :cry: So, why haven't I noticed this before. I always use 'yyyy-MM-dd' format. I first noticed this when looking at someone else's data who uses the default 'dd MM YYYY' format. Being a LTR reader I immediately saw the change from '28 Sep 2016' to '27 Sep 2016'. Also when I edit Dates in the Book List I normally set them to Today or Clear them with '=' and '-' respectively. But I do occasionally tab through them. But I rarely (probably never before) set them in Bulk. I have only observed it happen with dates set in Bulk MDE. But other things like metadata downloads, maybe some UI plugins (FFF ?), and Calibre Companion also set dates in calibre libraries. I don't do any of them, so I'm unable to test them. In case its relevant I'm UTC+10.00. Here is a zip with a video ==>> https://www.mediafire.com/?9dqceavm6r6a4zr (too big for here). You'll see a green blob in the video - that's the mouse pointer, you'll see I don't use it except to move it off 'camera'. The video loops, and sorry for the slowness (hence size), its the first such thing I've made. Took me several downloads to find something I could drive - Icecream Screen Recorder - very simple. I can PM the database if necessary BR



A reader with decent collection management?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:48:34 GMT

Hi all, I love my Kindle Paperwhite, but the collection management features are driving me barmy. I do a lot of sideloading (primarily technical books from O'Reilly) and the newer interface on the Kindle simply, well... sucks. The old Kindle interface was great, and I know that I could downgrade the firmware version to revert back to it, but I would like to keep up with software/firmware updates as they come out if possible. Are there any other readers on the market that offer a simple, clean interface and easily allow custom (preferably nested) collections? Something with an XML or JSON file, or some other programmatic interface to configure the collections, would be even better. The other must-have features would be: - E-ink (i.e. iPad etc are out). - A backlight or other form of integrated lighting. - Seamless integration with Calibre. The other nice-to-have but not essential features would be: - Side buttons for paging - Wifi/3G/4G - Linux/Android based, and sufficiently customizable to take advantage of it Maximum budget is around $1000, though I'd pay a bit more if it ticked all the boxes. Thanks in advance for replies, I'd really appreciate any helpful advice.



Adding audio books

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:36:03 GMT

:bulb2: 1. Zip the audio file You should have audio title.zip 2.Add zip to Calibre by clicking add book Add tag such as audiobooks 3.Create new author virtual library . Name it audiobooks 4To make cover google or generate generic cover. 5.To play click on path. This will bring up file site.Click on zip to open MP3 files. Of course you must have a program on pc to listen to MP3



Remove cover browser caption

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:28:26 GMT

Is it possible to completely remove the caption in the Calibre cover browser view? In Preferences, there's a template editor available but no choice to remove caption. Reducing font to 0pt results in a large error message (attached). The end of this thread (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=89299&highlight=cover+browser+caption) (#8) also posed the question but no solution at that time.



Using Calibre and Scrivener...?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:48:14 GMT

I'm looking for an accessible word processor. Unfortunately, I have neurological problems that give me trouble with LibreOffice on the Mac, OpenOffice on the Mac, Pages, etc. And I need to do things, such as sort lists and fix certain broken formatting, which I can't do in Bean or Textedit. Scrivener looks like one possibility, but it's built around a specialized use-case where it brings related files into each project folder. Obviously that's at odds with importing related files into Calibre, tagging related files with each project, and removing or replacing some files from time to time. Are there any tricks to make them work together?



Evernote and Highlights on Onyx

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:34:30 GMT

Hallo i have a T68 and just installed Evernote on it. Wondering if i can send new notes and highlights directly from the book i am reading to evernote. Seems difficult. I found that some reading software has a sharing option (email evernote or add directly to evernote) but the official Onyx software does not have such an option. From another point of view, the alternative reading software is not working properly on my device. Any suggestion?



Other Fiction Bradbury, Osgood: Female Depravity. v1. 27 Sep 2016

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:12:28 GMT

Osgood Bradbury: Born ??: died 1931 Excerpt IT was a bitter cold night, and the December winds swept through the streets of the city, making the watchmen button their overcoats tighter about their bodies and driving them under the shelter of the buildings that stood upon their beats. The heavens were draped in cold grey clouds, and occasionally a flake of snow would be driven by the wind against the face of the pedestrian who was seeking his lodgings after a day of severe toil and labor. The wind increased as the evening wore away, and the flakes of snow came faster and thicker, borne along by the fury of a Northeaster.



Other Fiction Bradbury, Osgood: Female Depravity. v1. 27 Sep 2016

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:09:52 GMT

Osgood Bradbury: Born ??: died 1931 Excerpt IT was a bitter cold night, and the December winds swept through the streets of the city, making the watchmen button their overcoats tighter about their bodies and driving them under the shelter of the buildings that stood upon their beats. The heavens were draped in cold grey clouds, and occasionally a flake of snow would be driven by the wind against the face of the pedestrian who was seeking his lodgings after a day of severe toil and labor. The wind increased as the evening wore away, and the flakes of snow came faster and thicker, borne along by the fury of a Northeaster.



Free (Kindle) The Captive by E. C. Tubb [Vintage Prisoner Escape Adventure Western]

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:17:34 GMT

*The Captive* by the late E. C. Tubb (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?E._C._Tubb), Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Charles_Tubb), Science Fiction Encyclopedia (http://sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/tubb_e_c)), a prolific multi-genre author best known for his sfnal Dumarest Saga, is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel set during the Civil War, starring a man on a mission for for a Union general, who in the course of trying to carry it out, is taken captive by the local Comanche people (Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comanche)), and must find a way to escape and also locate the gold train which is vital to the war effort, free courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Pioneering imprint, who are e-printing it from its 1955 edition originally out from John Spencer, under the title of Comanche Captive using the E. F. Jackson pseudonym. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Captive-E-C-Tubb-ebook/dp/B01CJPWBZU/) (available to Canadians & in the UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Captive-E-C-Tubb-ebook/dp/B01CJPWBZU/) and pretty much everywhere else that Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* The desert is a dangerous place… But when desert-wise Don Thorpe is asked by General Colman to undertake a mission of the greatest importance to the Union forces, he does not hesitate to accept. His mission – find the missing train laden with enough Californian gold to buy arms for the entirety of the beleaguered South. Don accepts the dangerous mission but, on the way to Fort Gorman, he arrives upon the scene of an Indian attack. He rescues a beautiful girl and her fiancée from the battle but in aiding their escape, he finds himself taken prisoner by ruthless Comanche Indians. But this is not Don’s first encounter with Indians. Confronted with the terrifying torture customs of the Comanches, will Don manage to escape with his life? Riding through fierce desert storms and encountering enemies on all sides, will he locate the gold train and stop it falling into the wrong hands? And will he ever set eyes upon that beautiful girl again? The Captive is a fast-moving tale that will transport you back to the savage lands of the Old West.



calibre in auto full screen mode

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:15:08 GMT

When I launch Calibre it automatically puts itself in a full screen mode, preventing me from accessing any other apps, my desktop or anything. I can't even access anything else by holding down command etc I'm on a Mac, El Capitan. I'm sure this is a simple fix but don't know what to do and I can't use Calibre until it's sorted. Anyone have an answer pls?



hello to mobileread

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:23:20 GMT

hi everyone, it's 5.25 in leeds, england and the wind is picking up. i love fantasy and sci-fi books mostly. but will read other's aswell.:book2::bookworm::thanks:



Other Fiction Bradbury, Osgood: Emily, the Beautiful Seamstress. v1. 27 Sep 2016

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:38:51 GMT

Osgood Bradbury: Born ??: died 1931 Excerpt 'GRACIOUS heavens! husband, what scream was that I just heard in the street!' exclaimed Mrs. Borland, looking very anxious and running to the window to look into the street. 'It was the voice of a female that tokens much distress. Do, husband, go out and see what has happened. Perhaps some brute of a man has insulted a woman! It sounded like the voice of some young girl.'