Calibre error communicating with Kobo

Bug #1660349 reported by David Rush on 2017-01-30
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calibre
Undecided
David Forrester

Bug Description

Running Calibre V2.77 on Macbook air and get the following error message:

calibre, version 2.77.0
ERROR: Error: Error communicating with device

CantOpenError: unable to open database file

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "site-packages/calibre/gui2/device.py", line 88, in run
  File "site-packages/calibre/gui2/device.py", line 506, in _books
  File "site-packages/calibre/devices/kobo/driver.py", line 1694, in books
  File "site-packages/calibre/devices/kobo/driver.py", line 161, in device_database_connection
CantOpenError: CantOpenError: unable to open database file

This is the first time I have tried connecting my Kobo to a MacBook, previously I used a PC Running Ubuntu

That indicates a corrupted db on the device, the usual fix for it is to
log out and log in again on the Kobo which will cause it to rebuild the
database.

 status invalid

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Invalid

Thanks for the prompt reply.

Having logged the bug, I checked that the Kobo still connects to my Ubuntu
PC which it does. Uploaded books to the Kobo. Not sure.....

On 30 Jan 2017 2:56 p.m., "Kovid Goyal" <email address hidden> wrote:

> That indicates a corrupted db on the device, the usual fix for it is to
> log out and log in again on the Kobo which will cause it to rebuild the
> database.
>
> status invalid
>
> ** Changed in: calibre
> Status: New => Invalid
>
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>
> Title:
> Calibre error communicating with Kobo
>
> Status in calibre:
> Invalid
>
> Bug description:
> Running Calibre V2.77 on Macbook air and get the following error
> message:
>
> calibre, version 2.77.0
> ERROR: Error: Error communicating with device
>
> CantOpenError: unable to open database file
>
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "site-packages/calibre/gui2/device.py", line 88, in run
> File "site-packages/calibre/gui2/device.py", line 506, in _books
> File "site-packages/calibre/devices/kobo/driver.py", line 1694, in
> books
> File "site-packages/calibre/devices/kobo/driver.py", line 161, in
> device_database_connection
> CantOpenError: CantOpenError: unable to open database file
>
> This is the first time I have tried connecting my Kobo to a MacBook,
> previously I used a PC Running Ubuntu
>
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Changing the component for this bug.

 assignee davidfor
 tag kobo-driver
 status triaged

Changed in calibre:
assignee: nobody → David Forrester (davidfor)
status: Invalid → Triaged
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