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  • your kindle did what?
  • Resolving NetworkManager issues without removing it.
  • How to speed up "fetch news" on Raspberry Pi?
  • Which cover is better?
  • calibre develop on gentoo
  • Just the metadata?
  • K4 Mac or PC Download all?
  • Rename style
  • EPUB reader for Windows Phone
  • SVG images not going into the e-book
  • The Dubai Travel Guide - FREE til 11/25
  • Side loading KEPUB to ipad


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    after restoring ta backup camera not good

    I have backup my ta partition and unlocked bootloader then I restored Ta partition backup but I afraid I lose bionz or camera performance.
    Is this Ta partition backup all I need to restore my Xperia z1 when I bought it for first time and restore to factory settings or can be same files not restored when I unlocked bootloader
    Thank you for replying me

     
    Kobo Aura sold out

    Just when I decided I will go for the Kobo Aura and use my $40 discount, it is sold out now.
    It says on sale until November 24th. Back to beginning, now what? :(
    Pay double the price for a Kobo H20?

     
    Is anyone aware of another app that actually does what LibBooks promises?

    Last week, I was excited to find James Hu's LibBooks app in the Google Play Store, self-described thusly:

    Quote:

    Description

    With this handy application, you can track library book loans and reservations from your phone/pad. Due dates and availability status can be easily viewed. You can also renew loans and cancel reservations from this application.

    Multiple library accounts are supported. And you can just scan your library membership cards rather than type in all the digits manually.

    Thousands of libraries in America, Australia, UK and other countries are supported.
    Complete list of currently supported libraries can be found from http://libbooks-app.appspot.com
    (If your library is not listed, just send me an email to ask for support: libbooks.app@gmail.com and )
    .

    Since I belong to seven public library systems (five associated with where I live and work, and two others where I qualified for free memberships online), this kind of app is right up my alley. Only, the LibBooks app disappoints. As one of the app's one-star reviews documents:

    Quote:

    The lights are on, but no one's home! Nice idea, and the app shows books I checked out at 1 library I belong to, but: (1) many library systems are excluded, including some of the largest in the USA, (2) the developer has not responded to emails, (3) I'm unclear about the app's privacy policies. Great start, but a more serious app developer should take over this project.
    Is anyone aware of another app that actually does what LibBooks promises?

     
    your kindle did what?

    ok this sounds funny but wasnt

    has your kindle every had a mind of its own , eg fell on your throat

     
    Resolving NetworkManager issues without removing it.

    A common symptom of a clash between Network Manager on a Linux system is to see the following dialog box:

    Quote:

    Error:Could not download news because there is no internet connection
    The advice from Kovid has always been to uninstall Network Manager as the clash is between Network Manager not being aware of an existing interface managed through /etc/network/interfaces. These days, that advice is becoming somewhat problematic as Network Manager is becoming ubiquitous.

    As it turns out, there is an easy fix. Instead of uninstalling Network Manager, simply change one line in /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf from this:

    Code:

    [ifupdown]
    managed=false

    to this:

    Code:

    [ifupdown]
    managed=true

    That allows Network Manager to maintain awareness of the connection and report it as up to Calibre.

     
    How to speed up "fetch news" on Raspberry Pi?

    Dear Kovid and all

    First of all thanks for the marvelous tool that calibre is! I've been using it for a while and it has served me quite well!

    Now on to my question: I previously ran it on Windows 8.1 64bit where the fetch news feature would need about 5 minutes to download and e-mail one news recipe. So as to not having to have my PC switched on at all times, I installed calibre on a Raspberry Pi. Unfortunately, the download of the same recipes now takes 2,5 hours!

    This is my setup:
    • Raspbian Wheezy (Sept 2014)
    • Most recent calibre packet downloaded via apt-get
    • RPi overclocked to 1000 MHz
    • Wired LAN connection to router
    • No X session running
    • Cron server running custom fetch news bash script at defined time in the morning
    I use the ebook-convert and calibre-smtp commands. Will post exact code later.

    Do you guys have any idea how to speed this up? I'm still new to Linux so please let me know if you require further information.

    Many thanks

    Nicolaus

     
    Which cover is better?

    My novel is called The Find and it's romantic suspense. Here's the blurb.

    What can a mother do when she has no money and a dangerously sick kid?

    She can make a mistake.

    In a moment of desperation, cleaning lady Phoebe Jackson tries to pawn the diamond-bejeweled Rolex she found in a mobster's locker. Turns out the watch is a fake, but the mobster isn't—and he's on to her.

    **********************

    Phoebe can't stand to see her young daughter suffer with juvenile diabetes. Only able to take her to emergency rooms and free clinics, Phoebe knows she isn't getting the care she needs. But just barely able to make the rent every month and keep food on the table, Phoebe can't afford health insurance. When she finds the Rolex, Phoebe, despite her circumstances, is determined to do the right thing and return it, but then when she loses her job—and a friend tells her the Rolex is worth thousands—it seems finding the watch is an absolute godsend.

    But Phoebe never figured on what would be sent along with the watch. Before she knows it, hers and her family's life is on the line.





    Thanks!

     
    calibre develop on gentoo

    Hi Kovid,

    I've decided to do my development on gentoo, but it turns out that preparing the environment is not a trivial task...

    I'm using code cloned from github and trying to get calibre development installed. The OS is 64bit, lxde with no kde or anything like that.
    At first I got
    Code:

    [tomek ~/calibre]$ sudo python2.7 setup.py develop
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "setup.py", line 13, in <module>
        import setup.commands as commands
      File "/home/tomek/calibre/setup/commands.py", line 28, in <module>
        from setup.translations import POT, GetTranslations, Translations, ISO639, ISO3166
      File "/home/tomek/calibre/setup/translations.py", line 14, in <module>
        from setup.parallel_build import parallel_check_output
      File "/home/tomek/calibre/setup/parallel_build.py", line 13, in <module>
        from setup.build_environment import cpu_count
      File "/home/tomek/calibre/setup/build_environment.py", line 84, in <module>
        qraw = subprocess.check_output([QMAKE, '-query']).decode('utf-8')
      File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 566, in check_output
        process = Popen(stdout=PIPE, *popenargs, **kwargs)
      File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 710, in __init__
        errread, errwrite)
      File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 1327, in _execute_child
        raise child_exception
    OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory

    So i figured out, that I need to have a qmake installed.
    Got qt overlay installed to get qt5 (emerge @qt5-essentials). So now I have a qmake:
    Code:

    [tomek ~/calibre]$ which qmake
    /usr/bin/qmake
    [tomek ~/calibre]$ equery b /usr/bin/qmake
     * Searching for /usr/bin/qmake ...
    dev-qt/qtchooser-0_p20140613 (/usr/bin/qmake -> qtchooser)
    dev-qt/qtchooser-0_p20140613 (/usr/bin/qtchooser)
    [tomek ~/calibre]$ sudo python2.7 setup.py develop
    Password:
    qmake: could not find a Qt installation of ''
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "setup.py", line 13, in <module>
        import setup.commands as commands
      File "/home/tomek/calibre/setup/commands.py", line 28, in <module>
        from setup.translations import POT, GetTranslations, Translations, ISO639, ISO3166
      File "/home/tomek/calibre/setup/translations.py", line 14, in <module>
        from setup.parallel_build import parallel_check_output
      File "/home/tomek/calibre/setup/parallel_build.py", line 13, in <module>
        from setup.build_environment import cpu_count
      File "/home/tomek/calibre/setup/build_environment.py", line 84, in <module>
        qraw = subprocess.check_output([QMAKE, '-query']).decode('utf-8')
      File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 573, in check_output
        raise CalledProcessError(retcode, cmd, output=output)
    subprocess.CalledProcessError: Command '['/usr/bin/qmake', '-query']' returned non-zero exit status 1
    [tomek ~/calibre]$ qmake -query
    qmake: could not find a Qt installation of ''
    [tomek ~/calibre]$ echo $?
    1

    Hm, that's obviously not the one we need...
    but there is another one, buried somewhere outside of $PATH:
    Code:

    /usr/lib64/qt5/bin/qmake
    So I take this guy and pass it to python:
    Code:

    [tomek ~/calibre]$ sudo PATH=/usr/lib64/qt5/bin/:$PATH python2.7 setup.py develop
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "setup.py", line 13, in <module>
        import setup.commands as commands
      File "/home/tomek/calibre/setup/commands.py", line 28, in <module>
        from setup.translations import POT, GetTranslations, Translations, ISO639, ISO3166
      File "/home/tomek/calibre/setup/translations.py", line 14, in <module>
        from setup.parallel_build import parallel_check_output
      File "/home/tomek/calibre/setup/parallel_build.py", line 13, in <module>
        from setup.build_environment import cpu_count
      File "/home/tomek/calibre/setup/build_environment.py", line 96, in <module>
        from PyQt5.QtCore import PYQT_CONFIGURATION
    ImportError: No module named PyQt5.QtCore

    Isn't it the qtcore I have installed?
    Code:

    mutex calibre # emerge -av qtcore

    These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

    Calculating dependencies... done!
    [ebuild  R    ] dev-qt/qtcore-5.4.0_beta:5::qt  USE="-debug -icu {-test}" 0 KiB

    What should I have installed? I assume you also do your development on gentoo. Maybe you could post the list of ebuilds installed from qt overlay?

    And I know that there is no need to install the development version, but the ebuild on gentoo is for calibre-1.48...

     
    Just the metadata?

    I've had the paid version of CC for quite awhile, but never used it much. I just got a new tablet, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1" and would like to get all of my Calibre ebooks and data entries onto the external micro SD card. I have read the limitations with KitKat and will just deal with it. :(

    My main question, for now, is can I somehow transfer the just the metadata for books that I don't actually own in eformat? I keep data only entries in Calibre for all my audiobooks and books I've checked out from a library. I would like that data to also show in CC. Is there any way to do that?

     
    K4 Mac or PC Download all?

    So after owning a Kindle Touch for over two years, I finally installed Kindle for PC, because it occurred to me that having a local backup of my books would be nice.

    Is there a "download all" feature? Please? :(

     
    Rename style

    Is there a simple way to rename a style. Say, change .block_1 to .myname? I tried Replace and Find, but the scope is "all text files" or "all css files". I don't see a way to do "all files".

     
    EPUB reader for Windows Phone

    If anyone is interested there'a new eBook reader for Windows Phone that supports EPUB. It's called Artifex4 READER.

    What's cool about it, is that it renders content through the WebBrowser component, thus achieving better layout. Also, it can read books to you in any of the installed languages.

    Here's a full list of its features:
    • high-quality layout using HTML5 rendering
    • narration in all installed languages
    • color themes and font settings
    • search with voice recognition
    • internal and external links
    • table of contents
    • bookmarks
    • various book sources: SD card, OneDrive, Project Gutenberg, etc.

    You can check out the demo video at the offical website.

    It's not free, but it costs only a little.

    Truth be told, it hasn't been on the store for some time, but I've been adding features and spreading the word was not a priority till now, so even though it's not exactly new in the store, it's new to the users.

    Hope people like it.

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    SVG images not going into the e-book

    Hi,
    I am new to this forum. My place is in the Black Forest. I have written a book on hormones in German, which is also going to be published in English.

    I have a conversion with the English version. I finally got a Latex to xml to html conversion which lacks style (css). The html file I tried to convert using calibre. In principal the conversion works, but all svg images are gone in the e-book.
    The path name of the svg files in the html are relative, not absolute. How to make sure that calibre finds them and adds them to the e-book? What do I have to change?

    Bernhard

     
    The Dubai Travel Guide - FREE til 11/25

    Hi - we're giving away our travel guide to Dubai for free. 11/23 to 11/25 - enjoy!

    Our guide is 300+ pages long and is comprehensive covering all angles to Dubai from hotel, things to do etc - but also some intricate locations not covered in other books.

    We set up grapeshisha more than 10 years ago and this is our second travel guide.

    http://www.amazon.com/Dubai-Travel-G...dp/B00PF0RK9Y/

     
    Side loading KEPUB to ipad

    Sorry for what is probably a dumb question but I have been searching for an answer for a while without success. I connected my ipad to the computer, went to apps section in Itunes. Found the kobo reader app and transferred some kepubs to it. When I synced and disconnected and opened the kobo app it said that the library was empty. In Itunes the Kepubs were clearly there. What am I doing wrong? Since I can't sync my side loaded, calibre generated kepubs over the cloud I want a copy of the device. Thanks.

     

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