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Using your eBookwise eb-1150 with Linux
#11  derrell 06-17-2009, 07:00 PM
The daemon that lets you connect your ebookwise through usb to is eb1150. It is written in c++ by Mitch Reierson. If you know how to create packages for whatever distro you are using I don't see any reason why it couldn't be packaged. The version available here from the mobile read forums has been patched so that it would compile on ubuntu 8.04. If I remember right there was an issue with compiling for the newest version of ubuntu. The original Source Forge link is here. I tried to contact the original author to submit the patch but never got any kind of reply.

As far as linreb goes I don't think anyone uses that much anymore. The impserve program included in ebookutils from ashkulz is what I currently use as well as many others with both linux and windows computers. The wiki page has information about setting that up as well.

There is a meta package, build-essentials in ubuntu that should cover what is needed to build eb1150, at least I think that is what the name is. As for impserve its a python script and pretty much every linux install has python.
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#12  mbernardi 06-20-2009, 04:47 AM
This is a really good documention,and I manages mostly to get everything working. But one of the weaknesses of Linux is installatin, and particularly for non techies, having an insta script would be ver handy, A Bash file called wbook_setup that would do the following:
Check that the correct archive files had been dowloaded, if not generate an error eg Please download eb1150.zio to the same location as this scriot.

Check for dependancies eg You must have Python 2.5 installed first.

unzip all te packages to a shared location eg /opt/ebook

Configure and install as approriate create / document how to add symlinks

generate a menu program that allows selection of tool and an appropiate way

ie the correct eb1150 usb device setup for the server

Include documentaion om where to put imp files.

I haven't got Bash skill myself or I'd try to do it
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#13  derrell 01-17-2010, 03:16 AM
Added source package eb1150-0.1.2.zip that will compile under ubuntu 9.10.
Added binary package eb1150-0.1.2-bin.tar.gz with eb1150 binary that was compiled under ubuntu 9.10.

See the first post in the thread to find the new files.
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#14  dblack 03-10-2010, 02:02 PM
Hey there..

I tried running eb1150 (the binary version) on my ubuntu 9.10 machine, but got this message:

/usr/bin/eb1150: 1: Syntax error: "(" unexpected

Is this an error in the program, or am I doing something wrong?

Thanks
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#15  derrell 03-11-2010, 09:39 PM
Issuing the command sudo eb1150 from the command prompt without your ebookwise 1150 connected to the computer should give you something like this.

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derrell@festus:~$ sudo eb1150
eb1150 0.1 (Dec 19 2007) - eBookWise/GemStar 1150 communication daemon
Licensed under the GNU General Public License. ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
See the GNU GPL for details.
Error: Device was not found on the USB bus. Please make sure that it is
plugged into a USB port and turned on.
Error: Device was not found on the USB bus. Please make sure that it is
plugged into a USB port and turned on.
If you have already made the changes mentioned in the wiki to your udev rules that might be where the problem is coming from. Try removing the rule for the ebookwise and then see if eb1150 will give you the output above. If it won't then there might be something wrong with binary. It is a direct copy of the one that I use on my ubuntu 9.10.

It is compiled for 64 bit processors not 32 and I just realized that I didn't mention that when I posted it. So that also could be the problem. I'll edit the top post in this thread to reflect that as well as the wiki entry. I

f you are running 32 bit ubuntu then you will need to recompile from the source file as per the wiki entry.
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#16  dblack 03-12-2010, 11:00 AM
Quote derrell

It is compiled for 64 bit processors not 32 and I just realized that I didn't mention that when I posted it. So that also could be the problem. I'll edit the top post in this thread to reflect that as well as the wiki entry. I

f you are running 32 bit ubuntu then you will need to recompile from the source file as per the wiki entry.
Ahh, that may explain it. I'm using 32 bit ubuntu on the computer I tried this on. Yesterday, I tried it on a computer using 64 bit Mint, and it worked OK. I will try to recompile it on the 32 bit machine (although I was having problems compiling, which is why I tried the binary in the first place). Thanks for your help!
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#17  derrell 03-12-2010, 11:34 PM
Quote dblack
Ahh, that may explain it. I'm using 32 bit ubuntu on the computer I tried this on. Yesterday, I tried it on a computer using 64 bit Mint, and it worked OK. I will try to recompile it on the 32 bit machine (although I was having problems compiling, which is why I tried the binary in the first place). Thanks for your help!
Sorry about the confusion. I don't post much here at mobile read any longer but when I upgraded to ubuntu 9.10 I had to tweak the source file for eb1150 just a little to get it to compile. Since it was different I figured that I would give the thread a quick update. Guess it was a little too quick

If you still have problems with it, post any questions and I will try to help you get it compiled and working.
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#18  ivon 03-16-2010, 11:48 PM
I just got delivery of my Ebookwise 1150 and have following queries to the experts:

I charged it for full two hours and again for some 30 mts more but i see the battery level as 10 hrs and 50 odd minutes with full charge display. Is this the normal duration battery would last (in some forums i read up to 15 hours charge)- in front of your given adaptor, i have used a 220 to 120 V convertor i had for a US made radio i use- hope this is ok.
I live in New Delhi and have analog home phone line on which a broadband modem is also connected through which i use my computer. when i connect the phone line to the reader, it starts dialing 1 858 678 8695 but is unsuccessful, what else i am supposed to prefix? is this a US number, in which case do i have to be able to dial international?
when i connect with USB wire and start to register the reader, it asks me DEVICE ID and am unable to locate it from the directions it gives me on the window display. on the reader, i only see "device no registered yet"
how to switch off the backlight when reading in day light? but that is at moment not important query, above are more important as i must register the device first.

not sure if this is the right forum/thread as i was unable to find a thread for starting help on this reader.
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#19  nrapallo 03-17-2010, 12:26 AM
Quote ivon
I just got delivery of my Ebookwise 1150 and have following queries to the experts:

I charged it for full two hours and again for some 30 mts more but i see the battery level as 10 hrs and 50 odd minutes with full charge display. Is this the normal duration battery would last (in some forums i read up to 15 hours charge)- in front of your given adaptor, i have used a 220 to 120 V convertor i had for a US made radio i use- hope this is ok.
I think that's fine. I usually get only 10-11 hrs on a FULL charge myself using the 120 V provided adapter. The way you can lengthen that is by turning down the "brightness" of the background, however, if it's too dark then it may be harder to reader. The brightness/contract is "hidden" under the 'Rotated Book' icon at the top-right corner, just outside the LCD lit display.

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I live in New Delhi and have analog home phone line on which a broadband modem is also connected through which i use my computer. when i connect the phone line to the reader, it starts dialing 1 858 678 8695 but is unsuccessful, what else i am supposed to prefix? is this a US number, in which case do i have to be able to dial international?
Yes, the phone number the eBookwise unit calls using the telephone line option is a US (long-distance) number. It would be best to connect your unit to your computer (which has broadband internet access) using the USB cable, but only after you have installed the software USB driver from ETI available here. It's best that you read the New User (also called Newbie) post here which summarizes a lot of frequently asked questions and general tips.

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when i connect with USB wire and start to register the reader, it asks me DEVICE ID and am unable to locate it from the directions it gives me on the window display. on the reader, i only see "device no registered yet"
You should read this post to find out how you can get your DEVICE ID by directly using your ebookwise connected to the internet and the ETI Servers. Try also reading their Quick Start Guide pdf which describes this process on page 6. In essence:
When you first connect the device to the server (by tapping "Bookstore" or "Online Bookshelf"), you should be prompted to go through registration. You should get an initial registration page offering you an option to create a new bookshelf or connect to an existing bookshelf. You should use the top option "create a new bookshelf" and proceed through registration.
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how to switch off the backlight when reading in day light? but that is at moment not important query, above are more important as i must register the device first.
Just read the above on how to lower your brightness and/or to completely switch it off. However, I have found it is very difficult to read that way, even in direct sunlight. You may be able to adapt to it, so give it a try, but don't accept the brightness off if the contrast setting makes the text 'invisible'. Consider this a friendly warning...

not sure if this is the right forum/thread as i was unable to find a thread for starting help on this reader.[/QUOTE]

The sticky post in this forum entitled "Attention: All eBookwise newbies!" is where the info you seek most resides.

Have fun exploring and reading!
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#20  bobdole 02-13-2015, 05:14 PM
Ok, the main thing I figure would need explaining, is installing libusb; for that, I needed to install OSX Command Line tools. after that, using information from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3853634/how-to-set-up-libusb-on-mac-os-x to setup and install “Homebrew” for Mac OSX, I managed to get LibUSB installed. From then on it was following your instructions for the most part.

My Macbook’s info:

MacBook Pro (Early 2013 Model) w/ Retina Display
Yosemite 10.10.2
I know this thread is old [super old], but it still contains info that pertained to my situation, and I felt the neeed to (hopefully) help the perhaps 1 or 2 other 1150 users, that happen to also have macs haha.

~BobDole~

EDIT1: ok, got my first thing transferred across, lol... only took another 45 minutes or so of screwing around.
First off, I disabled asking for password on sudo; this is extremely dangerous, if you are technically suicical lol, then research it, as it's simple enough, but like I said, very dangerous.
Now, that being said... the bigger issue:
It kept saying "connection refused", I couldn't figure what was wrong; then it hit me... I did NOT "cd /Users/bobdole/Desktop/linreb-0.2/" THEN run linreb, I simply attempted to run

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/Users/bobdole/Desktop/linreb-0.2/linreb
willy nilly (I'm by no means a *nix genius lol, I haven't the slightest idea what to call it), rather then changing to the linreb directory, THEN running linreb.
Doing that and THEN running

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./linreb
fixed everything.

watch, seeing as how I simply downloaded the sample ebook to my 1150, and didn't open it, something crazy'll happen in the meantime haha... let me check...

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Nope, worked great and again, hope this'll either help someone, or ... someone'll point out something I neglected to mention lol, and I can help them.
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