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calibre is free and open source e-book computer software that organizes, saves and manages e-books, supporting a variety of formats.

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Cannot launch the Calibre ebook reader? [duplicate]

Why isn't calibre starting below? nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ sudo apt install calibre Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Calibre Error After Upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04.1 [duplicate]

After upgrading from Ubuntu 18 to 20.04.1 I can no longer read .epub books with Calibre. On opening a book.epub file, the book is opened for editing and I get an error message reading "Failing to ...
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Calibre No Longer Working

Calibre stopped working recently. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling. When I open a terminal and call $calibre I get the following error message: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/...
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Evince: How do I set a keybinding for the autoscroll?

I use evince with calibre as my primary ebook reader on Lubuntu 20.04. I find the autoscroll feature pretty useful. How can I set a keybinding to toggle autoscroll on evince?
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Is a symlink the right approach for this issue?

Dedi running Ubuntu 18.04. Aim: I want to spoof a directory on my cloud mount to appear in same local directory alongside locally stored files. Background: I have my calibre database file 'metadata.db'...
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Set calibre cover style on per-library basis

In calibre I have three differente libraries in which I store different kinds of books. Most of them don't have a "built-in" cover, so I use the cover generation function of calibre to ...
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Error reading cbr and cbz

I recently installed UbuntuStudio 19, upgarded to 20 I get strange error messages while trying to open cbr or cbz files. i'm sure the files are good beacause i can open them fine on windows and I ...
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How to add offline dictionary to Calibre?

"I have recently installed calibre for ebook reading. To find the meaning of unknown words, the calibre has an option to look into the dictionary. I know to use an online dictionary with calibre. ...
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Calibre on Ubuntu 18.04 installed in wrong language

I have installed Calibre via Apps and a momentary lapse means it is now running in Chinese. Removed it, restart, reinstall, no change. Removed it via GUI, then tried in terminal ls /opt/calibre and ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 — Disco dingo. Issue in Sources.list while updating the packages [duplicate]

I'm trying to sudo apt-get update my computer and everything's okay until it hits the Calibre2 package. This is what I get: Err:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/n-muench/calibre2/ubuntu disco Release ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Evince and Calibre reader must be restarted every page to load font

For PDF files about 15 MB or more, the fonts are garbled every time I go to a new page. If I close the file and reopen it, the font on the current page is fine, but other pages are garbled. It ...
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Calibre crashes with “Segmentation fault” (core dumped)

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. LTS and I have calibre installed. Unfortunately, it doesn't launch anymore and crashes on startup without any error message. When I launch calibre from terminal (to get some ...
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Diagnosing a service not starting on reboot (Calibre eBook)

I'm trying to figure out why a couple of my services aren't starting up at reboot. Once the system is up and running, I can run the service without issue. /var/log/error.log Nov 16 04:01:31 Ubuntu ...
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How do I get a dark theme/night mode in Calibre Ebook Viewer?

Most Ebook readers come with a standard easy Night Mode switch. I'm trying to figure this out in Calibre. So far, I've been able to change the app theme to use my dark System theme by creating $ sudo ...
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When is the latest Calibre 3 going to be available in Ubuntu 16.04 in Software Center?

The current version which is 2.55.0 is not working for me and does not support my Pocketbook Inkpad 3 ebook reader and other ways of installation are too complicated for me.
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Calibre. does it possible to use network samba share for library storage folder

Ubuntu xenial 16.04. Calibre 2.55. All work fine, but when i try to create an empty library on a nas share selecting an empty Untitled Folder. i got Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/...
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Software Updater - Problem after Calibre upgrade

I'm new around here so first of all sorry if this is not the right place to post. I am using Calibre under Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Recently I decided to upgrade from the version distributed through the ...
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Delete or merge duplicate books at Calibre

I'm managing my e-books with Calibre. Unfortunately, in there kinda 1000+ duplicates has been created when I was importing 10,000 books. Also there were some books with no formats available, means ...
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PDF book opens in Mendeley when openned from Calibre

I have Ubuntu Gnome installed and I am using i3wm. Everytime I double click a book in Calibre to open it it opens in Mendeley desktop. This doesn't happen under Gnome. Could you explain why this ...
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convert zip file to ebook

I want to convert a zip file into an ebook using calibre 3.2.1 but the order of the chapters is in alphabetical order. You might be able to imagine that reading a book with the chapters in ...
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Calibre server doesn't start on Ubuntu server 16.10 with systemd

I am trying to get Calibre server to start automatic during startup. I have used this tutorial. Then I've used this script: [Unit] Description=Calibre Service After=network.target [Service] User=...
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Conversion images pdf to text

I have a 500page pdf scan of a 15th century book. I wish to convert it into a single txt file of any format so as to be able to work on it and/or export it to epub. Calibre is unable to process it. ...
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KDE Redirect application links to wrong address

I am using ubuntu 16.04 with kde 5. I am trying to authorize calibre to access my goodreads account. When I click on the link the browser opens the login page instead of opening the authorization ...
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Calibre Hangs on Xubuntu and Cinnamon, but not Ubuntu or XFCE

This is a really strange problem that has just started. It appears to happen to other python apps as well? At the risk of misleading, I think it might have to do with moving my user files? Firs, ...
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Problems with installing Calibre on Ubuntu 16.04

I installed calibre. When i try to open it via console it states This application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin "xcb". Available platform plugins ...
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(comics library) Convert multiple rar files to multiple cbr files

I'd like to convert my comic library to CBR to use in Calibre/ACBF Viewer/Mcomix and Android devices, but I dont want to do a single cbr file. Is there a faster way to do this? I use KDE and Unity ...
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Calibre install hosed my desktop

So I installed Calibre -- the epub reader -- on my Xenial drive and noticed right away that the icons on my top-panel & my desktop were suddenly all-white with a red "X" on them. I re-booted, and ...
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Calibre Startup Error : Bus Name already exists

I am unable to launch calibre application. I tried re-installing it. Yet, it still gives me the following message every time. calibre, version 2.55.0 ERROR: Startup error: There was an error during ...
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Making calibre work with Aquaris M10 phablet?

Sending books from calibre to the M10 phablet connected to a laptop through an USB cable does not work out of the box. On the laptop, start calibre Plug the tablet to the laptop using a USB cable The ...
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How to convert this chm file to pdf? [duplicate]

I want to convert a chm file to a pdf file. Calibre's command ebook-convert ebook-convert 1.chm 1.pdf only converts the first 7 pages of the chm file into a pdf file, while the chm file has much more ...
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Calibre cannot load ImageMagick since upgrade to Vivid Vervet

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 and now Calibre won't work. File "/usr/lib/calibre/calibre/utils/magick/__init__.py", line 15, in <module> raise RuntimeError('Failed to load ImageMagick: '+...
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Kindle Paperwhite Ubuntu 14.04

I recently bought a Kindle Paperwhite. On initial connection with my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop, I had no issues. The Kindle was mounted, and I put some ebooks on the device using Calibre. However, now I ...
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Calibre is not using GTK+ theme

I installed calibre from their site, not the packaged version, because it lags behind. It's working fine, but is using a different theme (plastic I guess) instead of my current theme (numix). Is there ...
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Convert a epub to a pdf filew with bookmarks preserved?

How can we convert a epub file to a pdf file, preserving bookmarks for toc? I use ebook-convert (calibre 0.8.38) to convert a epub file to a pdf file. $ ebook-convert in.epub out.pdf The epub file ...
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Can you automatically mount a partition when a program needs it?

Is there a way to mount a partition automatically when calibre starts? My calibre library resides on another partition. I made set it up that way so that I can use the library both in windows and in ...
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Add notes to books in Calibre

Does anyone know of a plugin that lets you add notes to books in Calibre? I read quite a lot of books (actual books) and I'm quite used to add little side notes on small sticky notes. Since some ...
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How to install latest calibre (any package) on Ubuntu?

If I am installing calibre with apt-get, it installs version 1.25 # sudo apt-show-versions calibre calibre:all/trusty 1.25.0+dfsg-1build1 uptodate while it's current version is 2.6. Is it possible ...
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Calibre suddenly crashed

I had been using Calibre (downloaded from Ubuntu software center) on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. After adding some books to my library and a proper shutdown, the Calibre did not start. From Terminal too it ...
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passing port to calibre-server via env variable in upstart script

I'm trying to write an upstart script for calibre-server. I can add all the arguments I need using env variables except for --port. description "Calibre (ebook manager) content server" start on ...
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Converting Pdf in Taml language to epub using calibre

I have tried to convert a pdf in tamil language using calibre. The conversion took place but the fonts are not in tamil. Is it possible to convert pdf in Tamil language to convert to epub? or Is there ...
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I can only execute calibre as root (with sudo). What should I do to be able to execute it without root privileges?

I have installed calibre, but now I can only execute it with sudo calibre What should I do to be able to execute it without root privileges, that is, without sudo? Another problem associated ...
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Mimetype mess after calibre installation. How can I fix it?

I always get text/plain or application/octet-stream when running "mimetype" on all file types. The command "file --mime-type" seems to identify correctly the different file types. For instance, if I ...
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Calibre library error: No such file or directory

Everything works great import, export, web server, connecting to all devices and reading from all my devices except from my computer. In the computer from the main program I get this error whenever I ...
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Make Calibre to ask for an application each time

I have a huge ebook library of pdf files very big ones and small ones too. I use MuPDF as default application to read PDF files but some files are best viewed in Document Viewer. I need a way so that ...
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Package other than calibre for converting an RSS feed's entries to an ebook

Is there a package in the repositories (other than Calibre) that could be used to take an RSS feed and convert the entries into an ebook for reading? Calibre seems a bit too bulky to use to simply ...
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How do I convert epub to mobi using calibre?

How do I convert epub to mobi using Calibre for this?
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How to install Calibre on Ubuntu 12.04

Im trying to install Calibre e-book manager on my computer, i'm a newbie to linux and i dont know where the "installation directory" is....Here are the commands that they have in order to install it......
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install calibre 1.0 ebook library

How to install calibre 1.0 in Ubuntu 13.04 ?
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How can I export books from Ubuntu to Amazon Kindle?

I have tried the Amazon Kindle HD 7", but could not integrate it at all with my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS OS. I have tried the USB cable but it didn't show up on the screen and I have tried to connect it via ...
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How do I run a python script with Wine?

I'm using Calibre to manage my ebooks and I'm trying to install a plugin that will allow me to manage library books that I get through Adobe Digital Editions via Wine. I've got everything installed, ...