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KV It is possible replace u-boot & uImage ?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:24:37 GMT

Hi ! I spend long time for answer for simple question: my KV has upgrade to 5.8.10 so I can't downgrade to fw 5.5.0 and jb etc. But I thinking this happen because newest uboot/uImage blocking update initial fw. So maybe is possible replace new uboot/uImage with older version exstracted from eg. fw 5.6.5 and downgrade to fw 5.5.0 ?? Do I think right ?

Problem with Open Library and ADE

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:13:19 GMT

Hi, I am borrowing books from Open Library and downloading the acsm file and opening in ADE and it downloads the PDF file. ADE reads the book fine in PDF. All pages are there. I then add the PDF book to my calibre and the book only has 2 pages. I am up to date on calibre and the drm tools. Can anyone help me with this please?

Calibre is recently changing focus by itself in the library

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:04:53 GMT

I will be in the Calibre library adding books or just prettying up the entries for books already there when Calibre will suddenly move the focus from the last book I looked at to one four or five lines lower on the page. It's easy enough to put the focus back where I want it, but it's kind of irritating. Any idea what might be going on here? It seems to happen when I back away from the program for a bit, so it might be caused by something interpreted as inactivity. But I'm talking about seconds of inactivity. I always download updates to the program whenever it prompts me to, so I can confidently say that I'm running the latest version. :chinscratch:

Looking to replace broken e-reader

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:33:13 GMT

For the past five or so years I've enjoyed my Sony PRS-T1 reader, but now it's unfortunately no longer fully functional. Back then picking one was quite easy, but now it's a bit more difficult for me. Partially because of my financial situation and partially because there is just more choice. What I'm looking for is a good e-reader for primarily side-loaded books (I believe that's the term anyway) using Calibre. The Kindle series is not really an option for me, Amazon is not particularly well represented in my country and since I don't buy my e-books through Amazon it just doesn't seem to fit my requirements. From what I've seen so far several brands seem to be popular and readily available, namely: Kobo, Tolino, Pocketbook, Icarus and I've even seen one Onyx. Now there are a ton of Kobo's, but the three most popular (and thus easily available) seem to be: Kobo Auro H2O (2nd Edition), Kobo Aura One and the Kobo Aura (2nd Edition). I've read several bad things about the H2O concerning usage with Calibre and database corruption which is concerning to me. The Auro One is the most expensive which I'm not wild about (finances and such). The Tolino Vision 4 HD looks pretty good on paper, but is also not cheap and I've seen some mixed reviews. But since it doesn't seem to be very popular among non-German speaking customers I haven't found a lot of information about it. I don't know too much about any of the other brands unfortunately, which is why I decided to ask you guys about it. It seems like a community of people that enjoy reading 'on the go' as it were would be a good source of hands-on information. Oh and technically a tablet would also be a possibility, but I've liked how little strain e-ink puts on the eyes and the battery life of e-readers.

Can I jump to a specific *location*?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:03:04 GMT

So I'm in a Kindle book, if I hit "bookmark" I see Loc 768. I go to the next page and see it is at Loc 788. So it seems like if I GOTO Location 778, it should start (approximately) at the middle of what the page looked like from when I was at Loc 768, right? But renders the same view as what I saw at location 768. In other words...location is supposed to be more precise than pages, yet it still "rounds" your desired GOTO location to a page of sorts? This is on Kindle Voyage and happens with multiple books, so apparently not a per-title issue. Anyone know how to do what I'm aiming at? (I'm basically wanting to get an exact link to an "exercise" in a book that I might refer to again in the future.)

Word Wise not working properly?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:56:39 GMT

So far I've read a few kindle ebooks using this feature without any issues. But on last one I'm reading now it is somehow "broken". It shows explanations for totally different words. For example above the word "his" it shows explanation for the word "stimulus". Any idea what could have happened? Or could it be just amazons mistake on this particular book?

Another ebook format

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:55:21 GMT

I wanted to read a comic book. Tried Books-A-Million. After my purchase completed, it appeared with the description: "Wonder Woman: Her Greatest Battles by Geoff Johns; Greg Rucka; Gail Simone (PDF)" This ebook can NOT be read by: Kindle for PC, Nook for PC, FSS ePub reader, KOBO Reader, SPS Annotator, or Sigil. It is NOT really a .PDF format. The file, is titled, "Download.acsm" and can only be read by Adobe Digital Editions 4.5 or higher. While there is no version for my Nook (I could not fine one for Kindle, but there might be), I did get one on my PC. I install it. I prevented it from going into my start-up, preventing it from loading third-party software and not allowing it to take over ePub formats. Then it asks for a vendor ID and a vendor Password. I have neither, and have mentioned this to Books-A-Million. (Email, says they will get back within 48 hours.) :bulb2: If only it warned about this new odd format. Since it shows as PDF in the description, I wonder if the bookstore was even aware of it.

Making images full screen

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 03:06:16 GMT

Is there any way that you can place images in sigil and have them display full screen on a kindle, by which I mean without any white border around them? When I test the ebook on my kindle, I have to use the controls to select the image and zoom in to get them to display full size with no margins. What I'd like is for them to fill the screen without the reader having to do any work.

Brian Aldiss has died

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:43:08 GMT

I have just noticed on the BBC News website that Brian Aldiss has died aged 93. I met him a number of times at Eastercon (UK) he was a nice chap.

Running Calibre 3.6 as a Service

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:15:54 GMT

I've been running Calibre as a service on my Windows server. I've been using NSSM to wrap the command and register the service and it's been working great. This week, I upgraded to 3.6 and those services were no longer functional. I checked out the documentation (, and it quickly became obvious that the calibre-server interface had changed. So I rebuilt my service using the new parameter and I thought I'd be good. Unfortunately, I keep failing with an error that it can't find my library. I can start the service manually with this command: calibre-server --port 9999 --enable-auth "D:\Full" ... but when I use those same parameters in NSSM, and try to start the resulting service, the error shows: There is no calibre library at: D:\Full. I've tried about a dozen ways to say "D:\Full" but none of them work. Does anyone have an idea why this isn't working? Is there a similar service wrapper that works better? What I'm trying to accomplish is an automatic service start that doesn't require me logging onto the server. Thanks!

I still miss Stanza

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:31:54 GMT

I know there are now lots of apps for reading, but I still miss Stanza's book management. My comments are prompted by some thread regarding carting all your books about in your reader. I used to carry a couple of hundred in Stanza, but I dont dare do that with any of the others because none have the advanced management that Stanza had. In fact, I miss it so much, I am currently recharging my old 4S and will be using that probably from here on. Yes I liked Marvin, and I currently use Hyphen, I'm still unimpressed by Megareader, epub reader, TiReader, etc... they just dont do the job. Whats next? I just wish that one of the devs would implement the same book management technique that stanza had. Why is it so hard to do???

Help Please, Iriver Story Hd unable to connect to Google ebooks

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:13:21 GMT

Hey Guys, I can't connect to Google ebookstore, every time I sign in (and I've tried it several times, with the correct password) it says 'Sign in failed. Please try again.' Any help would be greatly appreciated

Hey Guys!

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:04:23 GMT

Hi, my name is Jesse and I'm new here. I'm having a problem connecting my Iriver to Google ebookstore and here's the link to that thread: I'm happy to be here and it's nice to meet you all :)

Assigning info from imported file name to user defined column

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:52:35 GMT

I can't seem to figure it out, but I'm wondering if there is a way to use the regex to assign some information from an imported file name to a column I have created myself? Calibre shows only the pre-defined information sections and I was hoping to sign a specific section of the file name to a column I've created. EDIT: Alternatively I can import a section of information to the comments section, and if I can then find a way to copy information from the comments section to a user defined column that would work as well, but I haven't figured out how to do that yet either.


Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:51:30 GMT

I'm new to site I hope I can learn to use it. I love to read I've bought lots of Ebooks but who doesn't like free!! I hope I can learn so I can give some people new books they haven't read and borrow Ebooks I haven't read.