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Kindle Paperwhite not recognized by Calibre in linux
#1  kyrilson 03-21-2020, 07:33 PM
My Kindle Paperwhite doesn't show up in Calibre, but it does show up as a mounted drive in Linux. How do I get it to also show up in Calibre? A little weird that it doesn't, especially since I believe this program was was originally coded because there weren't any options for an ereader in Linux. Seems like the functionality would already be built in, right?
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#2  binaryhermit 03-21-2020, 07:39 PM
which gen of paperwhite and what version of Calibre?
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#3  kyrilson 03-21-2020, 08:46 PM
Quote binaryhermit
which gen of paperwhite and what version of Calibre?
Latest Kindle Paperwhite and Calibre 3.21. An older version, for sure, but that's the version that comes in the software manager for Linux Mint.
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#4  binaryhermit 03-21-2020, 08:51 PM
Support for the 10th gen paperwhite wasn't added until 3.34.
Good luck. https://calibre-ebook.com/download_linux
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#5  kyrilson 03-21-2020, 09:04 PM
Quote binaryhermit
Support for the 10th gen paperwhite wasn't added until 3.34.
Good luck. https://calibre-ebook.com/download_linux
Aha.... I see. I just plugged in a Kindle Keyboard and that worked just fine. That's a bummer, that I can't use my Paperwhite though. Oh well. Thanks!
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#6  theducks 03-21-2020, 09:15 PM
Quote kyrilson
Aha.... I see. I just plugged in a Kindle Keyboard and that worked just fine. That's a bummer, that I can't use my Paperwhite though. Oh well. Thanks!
NO
Uninstall the Distro version,
Then go to the Calibre Downlod: Linux page and COPY then paste un a console window to run the command line
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#7  JSWolf 03-21-2020, 10:15 PM
Quote theducks
NO
Uninstall the Distro version,
Then go to the Calibre Downlod: Linux page and COPY then paste un a console window to run the command line
The URL for the Calibre Linux download page is https://calibre-ebook.com/download_linux
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#8  kyrilson 03-21-2020, 11:23 PM
Quote theducks
NO

Uninstall the Distro version,

Then go to the Calibre Downlod: Linux page and COPY then paste un a console window to run the command line
That worked!! Thanks! I thought I had to stick with the Distro version.

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#9  DNSB 03-22-2020, 01:24 PM
Quote kyrilson
That worked!! Thanks! I thought I had to stick with the Distro version.
The only advantage I've seen to using the distro version of a third party application is that they do some testing before adding the package to their respository. Given the responsiveness of Kovid Goyal to problems, I don't think that will be an issue for many calibre users. Now the packaging of Python 3 in many distros dragging Linux users into the future of calibre, that's a different issue.
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