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    Unhappy Ebook Reader not detected, USB won't mount

    I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and trying to access a RockChip ebook reader V1.1.0 but cannot seem to get Ubuntu to recognise that it's plugged in. It's charging so the usb works fine, and i've accessed it before through windows vista and there is data on it.

    It doesn't show up in 'dmesg' that something's been plugged in, and 'sudo fdisk -l' brings up the following :

    Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders, total 234441648 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00062b6b

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 230264831 115131392 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 230266878 234440703 2086913 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 230266880 234440703 2086912 82 Linux swap / Solaris


    and 'lsusb' brings up:

    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:0a04 Logitech, Inc. V20 portable speakers (USB powered)


    and is the same wether device is plugged in or not. Still pretty new to ubuntu and don't really understand the commands all too well yet, so not sure how to delve much further.

    Hoping to get this working with my laptop (ubuntu only) as it was a gift, any ideas?

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    Re: Ebook Reader not detected, USB won't mount

    Have you tried installing Calibre. http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/faq.html

    I would start by installing the package in the repositorys and if that failed have a look at their FAQ section http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/faq.html there is a section on devices not detected by linux http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/faq....ected-in-linux
    I muddled sometimes get my words up

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    Re: Ebook Reader not detected, USB won't mount

    If dmesg doesn't even show anything I'm at a loss. That's a pretty unusual situation. Try Calibre as suggested, is all I can think of.

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    Re: Ebook Reader not detected, USB won't mount

    After trying a couple of things, turned out i'd overlooked the simplest of problems... i tried a different usb lead and it worked just fine. Unfortunately i dropped it on the floor a couple of days later and it's now broken. Looks like we weren't meant to be together after all. Thank you for the help just the same

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    Re: Ebook Reader not detected, USB won't mount

    I quickly marked it solved for you in response to report - for next time, until we get the plugin back http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2121377

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    Re: Ebook Reader not detected, USB won't mount

    Thanks

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