Le Kobo Touch Reader (by Fnac)

Trucs et Astuces

Se débarrasser de l’horrible logo FNAC

et avoir la couverture du livre en lecture affichée en mode veille:

Connecter votre liseuse à un ordinateur
Modifier le fichier affiliate.conf  et mettre :

[General]
affiliate=Kobo

à la place de:

[General]
affiliate=fnac

Activer le Kobo Touch sous Linux

Connecter le Kobo à l’ordinateur et exécuter la commande suivante (modifier le chemin en fonction de son point de montage)

echo "insert into user values('foo', 'foo', 'foo', 'foo', 'foo');" | sqlite3 /mnt/KOBOeReader/.kobo/KoboReader.sqlite

ou (il semblerait que la nouvelle version ait deux champs supplémentaires pour l’utilisateur)

echo "insert into user values('foo', 'foo', 'foo', 'foo', 'foo','foo', 'foo');" | sqlite3 /media/KOBOeReader/.kobo/KoboReader.sqlite

Les mises à jour

Installation

Pour installer un nouveau Firmware : Kobo Desktop ne doit pas être en exécution! (Aucun risque sous Linux) -
Dézipper le fichier zip téléchargé. Il contient 2 fichiers et un répertoire
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KoboRoot.tgz
  • manifest.md5sum
  • répertoireupgrade
  • Connecter votre Kobo à un’ordinateur
  • Copier les deux fichiers et le répertoire dans le répertoire .kobo
  • Éjecter le Kobo
  • Le firmware s’installe

#### Firmwares

Voir le flux sur MobilreRead

Télécharger Firmware 2.15 pour le Kobo Touch

Plugins

Un projet de plugin (horloge en bas de page, rendre la “wishlist” invisible et autres gadgets) est en cours de développement.

Voir le forum sur le sujet.

Calibre

Installation

Debian/UbuntuTout système
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/calibre
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install calibre
Suivre les instructions depuis le site officiel.
Pour l’installation du serveur Calibre avec Apache, de manière à partager votre bibliothèque, voir sur la page Web Apache et Calibre.

Utilisation du driver Kobo de Calibre

Voir le forum sur le sujet.

Before using the driver, you need to configure it. The following is how to do this and what the options mean.

  1. Open the driver configuration dialog by either: - If the device is not connected: 1. Open the preferences in calibre.
  2. Click the “Plugins” button in the advanced section.
  3. Find the driver in the list and select it.
  4. Press the “Customize plugin” button
  5. If the device is connected: 1. Click the down arrow next to the device button
  6. Select “Configure this device”
  7. With the “Configure Kobo Touch” dialog open, you can set the options you want to use. 1. The top section, down to the “Save template”, of the driver is the same as the old driver. These can be left at the default, or the options copied from the configuration of the old driver if you changed it.
  8. The first field below this, is where to specify columns to be used for bookshelves. More than one column can be entered separated by a comma. If a custom column is used, the lookup name needs to be entered with a hash (#). Some columns that can be used are: 1. A custom tag type column. This will have a lookup name something like “#bookshelves”.
  9. The series column. If this is used, a shelf will be created for each series that is put onto the Touch. This is specified with the lookup name “series”.
  10. A text column with a single name.
  11. The calibre tags column. The lookup name for this is “tags”.
  12. If the custom column above and the series column are used, this will be entered as “#bookshelves, series“.
  13. Check or uncheck the other options as you desire. The options are: - Create Bookshelves. Select this if you want new shelves to be created on the Touch if they do not already exist. Do not select this if you want to maintain the shelf list only on the Touch itself.
  14. Delete Empty Bookshelves. Select this if you want empty bookshelves to be deleted from the Touch. To use this, you must have selected the above option.
  15. Upload covers for books. If you want the driver to generate covers for the books and put them on the Touch. Normally, the KOBO readers create the cover image from the ebook file itself. With this option, calibre will send a separate cover image to the reader. This is useful if you have modified the cover without putting into the book. With only this option selected, the covers are only copied if the covers already exist on the Touch.
  16. Upload Black and White Covers. If uploading covers, they will be converted to black and white.
  17. Always upload covers. This extends the cover uploading to upload them even if they do not exist on the Touch.
  18. Show expired books. This is for a bug in the previous driver that left non kepubs book records in the database. With this option Calibre will show the expired records and allow you to delete them with the new delete logic.
  19. Show Previews. Kobo previews are included on the Touch. Enable if you wish to see or delete them.
  20. Show Recommendations. Kobo now shows recommendations on the device. In some case these have files but in other cases they are just pointers to the web site to buy. Enable if you wish to see or delete them
  21. Attempt to support newer firmware. Kobo routinely updates the firmware and the database version. With this option Calibre will attempt to perform full read-write functionality. The driver supports the current firmware version, so this can be left unchecked.
  22. The last option is Title to test when debugging. This is used by the driver developer to help debug problems. Ignore this option unless asked.
  23. Once the configuration is how you want it, press the OK button to save the changes. If the Kobo device is connected, you will be prompted to restart calibre for the changes to take effect.
  24. Other preferences to that might need to changed: - Metadata management.This is on “Sending books to devices” page of the preferences. The options are described on the page, but for this driver, the options mean: - Manual management – Displays current shelf state in device list when device is connected. Only changes shelves when a book is sent to the device. Never deletes a shelf even if the option is chosen on the driver configuration.
  25. Only on send – Displays current shelf state in device list when device is connected. Only changes shelves when a book is sent to the device.
  26. Automatic management – When the device is connected, the current the shelves will be updated on the device based on the calibre library. After the shelves are updated, any empty shelves will be deleted if the that option is chosen on the driver configuration.

- Metadata plugboard. If you are using a metadata plugboard with the current driver, you will need to create a copy of this for the new driver. As the most common plugboard is to add the series information to the title of the books, if this is not done, books already on the device might not be matched correctly with the library.

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Ebooks

Convertir les ebooks

Pour des raisons pratiques, je ne gère qu’un format de livres électroniques: le format ePub.

Toutes le conversion se font plutôt bien en utilisant Calibre, sauf pour l’innommable format PDF qui nécessite quasiment tout le temps un travail supplémentaire.

Voir le post suivant sur le sujet de la conversionde format.