All of these work: * installation * adding books from a public library (.acsm files) * adding already-downloaded ePub books (from another dir) * authorization of computer with Adobe * detection of ereader (Kobo Touch) in ADE; needed to mount the Linux mount point (/media/KOBOeReader in my case) as a floppy drive with wifecfg * authorization of ereader with Adobe * dragging books to the ereader * returning library books back to the public library * deauthorization of computer * deauthorization of ereader * reading ebooks (epub) within ADE
What does not
- nothing known
What was not tested
- no other major feature known that was not tried
Remember that the ereader will not be detected until you map the drive as a floppy drive using winecfg. Adobe Digital Editions versions was 1.7.2.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 07 2016||1.9.16||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Isira Seneviratne|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 20 2012||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||Carl Hage|
|Show||Linux Mint 12 "Lisa" x86_64||Apr 12 2012||1.5.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 12 "Lisa" x86_64||Apr 10 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 26 2011||1.3.28||Yes||Yes||Platinum||lafon|
Note: The writer of this how-to (lafon) is recreating the steps outlined by Lukasz with a KOBO eReader. However the steps should be the same for all similar devices.
Note: Do NOT open ADE until clearly outlined in this how-to!
1) Mount your device and make note of it's mount point (This needs to be remembered exactly). For me this was /media/KOBOeReader/
2) The next step is to unmount your eReader (This is because winecfg cannot seem to keep the changes applied if the device is mounted).
3) Next open winecfg and switch to the [Drives] tab.
4) On the [Drives] tab click the "Show Advanced" button.
Note: As outlined in the comment by Kevin, WINE does not seem to have persistent drive mapping while the device is mounted. Therefore you have 2 options. Either the messy way, which is to keep the winecfg window open while ADE runs, or unmount and create a persistent entry.
5) Click the "Add" button.
6) Choose a letter to map your device to (I used "O:" because that was the only letter available to me.)
7) In the "Path" box, type the mount point from step 1.
8) In the "Type" drop-down menu, choose "Floppy disk" as the option.
9) Click "OK".
10) Open ADE. If everything went correctly ADE should ask you to authorize your eReader with your Adobe account (if you authorized your computer anonymously you will be asked to authorize your computer too). To read eBooks on your device simply drag-and-drop books from your ADE library to the entry in the left pane of ADE that corresponds with your eReader.
11) Finally remember to safely dismount your device from your computer.
So far there have been (to the knowledge of the writer of this note) 3 instances of ADE 1.7(.2?) refusing to install in WINE 1.2.x with the installer exiting with the error: "Unable to elevate to administrative rights, error 1".
The only known solution (so far) is to upgrade to WINE 1.3.x and retry.