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So why won't my 12.04 recognize the kindle via USB so the send to icon will pop up in Calibre. I can't get the books off the PC HD and onto the kindle.

No problem with the USB cable, tested it already. The Kindle works great on the Amazon site, so that's not it.

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I am not sure that I really understand your problem here. Could you please clarify your question? – Johan Karlsson Dec 3 '12 at 7:23
the books are downloaded via Calibre..but the kindle isn't showing as a connected device when I want to transfer the files to it. Thus the "send to" icon is not on the calibre interface. Clear? – Ninkip Dec 7 '12 at 3:11
Can you see your Kindle files in Nautilus (or whatever file explorer you use)? – Suzana_K Mar 6 '13 at 23:08

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