I have an old Kobo Touch that has gone unused for a year or two. Now I want to copy new books to it. This used to be easy: Connect via USB to my PC (running Linux), click "connect" in the dialog box that pops up on the reader, copy files to the mounted file system, done.
This still works like this with a friend's Mac (so the reader isn't broken), but not with my Linux anymore. The "your reader is connected to a computer" dialog never appears when connected to the Linux PC, so I cannot mount the reader. Has anyone else had this problem under Linux? Is there a solution?
- as I said, sideloading like this still works from a Mac, so the Kobo is fine
- I'm running Linux Mint at home, Ubuntu at work, neither works
- my USB ports and cables are fine, other devices work as expected
- when I connect my Kobo, it starts charging, so at least on some level it realizes that a cable is connected
- Calibre doesn't recognize that a reader is connected
- when I connect the Kobo, there are no new events in the output of
/var/log/syslog, the output of
lsusbdoesn't change, and there are no new devices under
- I'm running an old version of the Kobo system because I don't want to open an account with them; still, it used to work with this version and Linux