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Adobe Digital Editions

Version(s) 1.7

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Version: 1.7
License: Free to use
URL: http://www.adobe.com/products/...
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Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.16

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ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 07 20161.9.16Yes Yes PlatinumIsira Seneviratne 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 20 20121.4.1Yes Yes GoldCarl Hage 
ShowLinux Mint 12 "Lisa" x86_64Apr 12 20121.5.1Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 12 "Lisa" x86_64Apr 10 20121.4Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 26 20111.3.28Yes Yes Platinumlafon 

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HowTo / Notes

Using an eReader with ADE
Also thanks to Kevin for the note on persistent drive mapping with winecgf.

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.

Good luck!
ADE 1.7 and WINE 1.2.x

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.

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Details
by Jane Whittington on Monday April 10th 2017, 0:46
I'm using elementary os -- Freya 32-bit, v. 0.3.2 (Ubuntu 14.04)
How to fix it, or uninstall and start over
by Jane Whittington on Monday April 10th 2017, 0:43
I have found the process of getting ADE 1.7.2 to work extremely frustrating.

I have installed it, and duly authorized it, but it doesn't work properly.

Books from my university library: If I drag the .acsm file onto the ADE window, they open properly.

Books from my public library: No matter what I do, I get a message from ADE saying: "Sorry, the file you are attempting to open cannot be opened by Digital Editions." On the basis of a comment here, I have tried moving the .ascm file into: /home/jane/.local/share/wineprefixes/adobe_diged/drive_c/Program Files/Adobe/Adobe Digital Editions/ (which is where the ADE .exe file is) and also into /home/jane/.wine/drive_c/. This didn't work.

I would be happy to completely uninstall ADE and start over again. But I can't really figure out how to do that. (I find Wine to be pretty user-unfriendly and unintuitive, so I may have made some mistakes when installing ADE.)

Thank you!
ACSM in a different folder location gives error message.
by Goog on Sunday November 24th 2013, 11:19
Tried with 1.4 and 1.6. Either drag and drop, or from command line. If the .acsm file location is any other than drive_c folder under .wine, then double-clicking or drag and drop gives error message in digital editions 1.7. "Sorry, the file you are attempting to open cannot be opened by Digital Editions."

Move the .acsm file to the same folder as digitaleditions.exe, and then it works. Double-click, drag and drop or command line the e-book will be downloaded. (Actually any where just under the c_drive folder.)

I've played with permissions, but can't figure why this is. It used to work for me, but now has this restriction after an install of ubuntu 13.10.

Anyone else with this problem?
RE: ACSM in a different folder location gives error message.
by Andrew Majosi on Monday January 26th 2015, 23:24
Here is how to set up KDE Dolphin (and others) to enable double clicking *.acsm files:

Edit the file type, and use Command: env WINEPREFIX="/home/andras/.local/share/wineprefixes/adobe_diged" wine start /ProgIDOpen Adobe.ACSMessage %f

Work path: leave blank

Supported file types: choose: application/vnd.adobe.adept+xml (Adobe Content Server Message)

Save and you are ready to use.

-Andrew
RE: ACSM in a different folder location gives error message.
by Andrew Majosi on Tuesday January 27th 2015, 6:54
Naturally, edit the Command line and substitute with your own /home/directory/
Configuration with winetricks
by Carl Hage on Saturday September 29th 2012, 13:25
I was having troubles with ADE so reinstalled, but used winetricks.
I wasn't able to get ADE to recognize my device but finally figured out that I needed to set the configuration via winetricks by selecting the Adobe Digital Editions prefix (adobe_diged in winetricks), then after OK run winecfg from within winetricks to add a Z: drive as /media/NOOK/ (trailing slash required) and type floppy. The regular wine configuration didn't work (I guess winetricks installed under a different config prefix). What a pain!
PRS350 not seen by ADE
by Peter Marcham on Wednesday February 1st 2012, 9:17
Hi,
I get ADE working okay but ADE doesn't see the sony reader PRS350; The PRS350 is displayed as disc; so you can content.Calibre has no trouble seeing PRS350 but alas cannot handle DRM purchases.

Any suggestions on how to get PRS 350 to be seen by ADE I use wine latest version.

best Peter
RE: PRS350 not seen by ADE
by Carl Hage on Wednesday June 20th 2012, 15:31
I was finally able to get ADE to see my Nook. I had to add a /
to the end of the path, i.e. the drive mapping of "/media/NOOK"
does not work, but "/media/NOOK/" finally worked. As noted elsewhere
you need to unplug the device, then use wine config to add a new
device and set the type to floppy, then save. (Restart wine config
to verify the settings.)
error, upgrade resolved
by Alison on Sunday January 8th 2012, 13:23
I was unable to install ADE 1.7.2 until I'd upgraded Wine from 1.2.2 to 1.3.35. I could install ADE 1.7.1, but it seems that there is a time limit that you're only allowed to use it for a fixed time until you upgrade to 1.7.2. I had the same error as Pistos on Jul 27 2011, although I'm using Ubuntu 10.04.
HELP
by Shaun Nixon on Friday February 4th 2011, 18:11
I am using Wine 1.2 with Mandriva 2010.2. I have installed ADE and it runs just fine using wine. I can download books from my public library (epub) and open them in Adobe Dig Editions. I followed Lukasz instructions on this page. Checked mountpoint for Pan Digital novel, ran winecfg went to drives and added E:\ pointed to /media/PD_NOVEL. Went to advanced and set it to floppy. On doing this and starting ADE my pan digital novel shows up in ADE. It asked me to register it and I did, computer is registered too. I dragged a file onto Pan digital and it shows up on the mobile device (pan dig) but they won't open, it says it must be transferred from Adobe Digital Editions.

any ideas. Please remember I am a bit of a newb.

Shaun
RE: HELP
by Lukasz Chrost on Friday February 4th 2011, 18:54
> I dragged a file onto Pan digital and it shows up on the mobile
> device (pan dig) but they (...)

It sounds like you dragged the file using the file manager...

You should authorize the book using ADE. Do not just copy the actual file. In fact - do not copy the file at all, if you have done it: delete it. Using ADE: grab the cover and drag it onto your device listed inside ADE window.
RE: HELP
by Shaun Nixon on Friday February 4th 2011, 19:04
Yeah thats what i did, the mobile device (pan digital) shows up in ADE and i drag it within ADE onto the device (in ADE - not file manager). Device is Authorized as is computer. It has worked just fine in windows, however, thats my work computer at home I use Mandriva. It does put the book on the device but it won't open, says must be copied from ADE - which is exactly what i did.

Any suggestions?
RE: HELP
by Lukasz Chrost on Friday February 4th 2011, 19:14
Open ADE, select your device and try to open the book from the device (and not from the ADE Library). What does ADE say?
RE: HELP
by Shaun Nixon on Friday February 4th 2011, 19:41
I opened ADE, selected my device and opened the book from the device and it opened within ADE as expected. Here's the weird thing though. AFter that I unplugged USB from device and I opened the book on the device and it worked. I plugged USB back in, went back to winecfg, did the same as last time - deleted the autodetected drive, added new drive E, put in/media/PD_NOVEL and set it to floppy. Hit apply, opened ADE and dragged another book over. Then unplugged USB, and neither of those books would work on device. To make it worse i tried again but when ADE started up, it said I had exceeded teh number of authorizations for my mobile device (Pan Digital White).

So right now I am stuck, I will probably uninstall ADE and see if i can start again.

Thanks for your help, any other ideas appreciated. I will probably look at it tomorrow.

Shaun
RE: HELP
by Lukasz Chrost on Saturday February 5th 2011, 3:44
Do not unplug device 'just like that'. Remember 'safely remove device' from windows? You have to do same thing on linux. The writes are buffered - it means the files are not instantly written to the flash memory on the device, but are buffered in PC memory for delayed write. The safe way is to do it is to unmount the device. Or you can use the 'sync' command for the bufferes to get flushed.

Next time try to unmount the device first, or at least run 'sync' in terminal window - it seems like the auth file hasn't been written to your device.

As for your 'out of licenses': DO NOT UNINSTALL ADE - it will make things worse. Adobe allows 6 authorizations of ADE and 6 authorizations of devices per year (or something like that). You run out of them, you use adobe technical support. Ask them to reset your auth counter.
RE: HELP
by Shaun Nixon on Saturday February 5th 2011, 12:48
Thanks so much for all your help. I appreciate it. The advice about removing the USB before 'safely removing' also really good advice.

What I did today was chat to adobe tech support and get them to reset auths. I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and took out Mandriva 2010.
I reinstalled ADE, activated computer, authorized mobile device, followed your instructions as given earlier and I had no problems what so ever.

You my friend are a genius.

thanks again

shaun
opening the file
by Craig on Sunday December 26th 2010, 17:13
Opening and Drag and drop works, but you could simply double click on the file. The ACSM file is associated to the Adobe Digital Editions software so it should just open it, even if it is closed.
RE: opening the file
by Andrew Majosi on Monday January 26th 2015, 23:27
Here is how to set up KDE Dolphin (and others) to enable double clicking *.acsm files:

Edit the file type, and use Command: env WINEPREFIX="/home/andras/.local/share/wineprefixes/adobe_diged" wine start /ProgIDOpen Adobe.ACSMessage %f

Work path: leave blank

Supported file types: choose: application/vnd.adobe.adept+xml (Adobe Content Server Message)

Save and you are ready to use.

-Andrew
RE: opening the file
by Andrew Majosi on Tuesday January 27th 2015, 6:54
Naturally, edit the Command line and substitute with your own /home/directory/
Connecting your reader device
by Lukasz Chrost on Thursday December 2nd 2010, 2:02
Steps necessary to connect your reader device to ADE:

1) Find your mountpoint for the device internal memory. My BOOX 60 would mount under /media/boox if i'm using HAL assited mount (via Calibre or GNOME)

2) Run winecfg and change to the [Drives] tab. Click the 'Show advanced' button (really do it now, if you do it later, winecfg resets some settings)

3) Add mapping for your mountpoint, e.g. [E: -> /media/disk]

4) Change 'Drive Type' in advanced settings to 'Floppy disk'

COMMENT: ADE considers only 'removable drives' as potential reader devices.... it has to be 'Floppy disk' in WINE.

5) Connect and _MOUNT_ your device if it is not already mounter. You have to mount it before ADE starts!

COMMENT: ADE register device notification hook to be informed if you plug devices during its run. However WINE does not support RegisterDeviceNotificationA method right now.

6) Launch ADE. It should detect your device on start.
RE: Connecting your reader device
by Lukasz Chrost on Monday December 13th 2010, 11:02
Some people say that acsm files do not work:
with above method. 2 books have been boughts (acsm), authorized using ADE and then loaded onto device. Everything worked.

Watch out if you are using ADE on several computers -> ADE errs 'authorized for another user' even if not using WINE... Also deleting .wine dir and reinstalling ADE can result in the same error message.
RE: Connecting your reader device
by Charlie Andrews on Wednesday December 29th 2010, 9:07
Thanks for the tips.

Unfortunately, it's not working for me and my Sony PRS-300. I follow all the steps, floppy disk etc, but ADE does not tell me that any external device is found.

Using wine 1.3.10, ADE 1.7.2.

Any ideas?

Charlie
RE: Connecting your reader device
by David Egts on Wednesday December 29th 2010, 19:16
I don't know if it will help you, but the following workaround worked for me with wine-1.2.2...

I followed Lukasz's instructions as noted earlier in this thread. However, winecfg doesn't seem to persist the drive mapping as a Floppy disk after winecfg is closed.

What I do is plug in my nook so Linux mounts it as /media/nook. Then I run winecfg and go to the Devices tab. I'll see drive E: mapped to /media/nook. Then I'll select E: and then Show Advanced and set the Type to Floppy disk and hit Apply and *not* OK. If you do OK, the winecfg window will be dismissed and the settings presumably lost and not written to disk. Hitting Apply will keep the winecfg window in place and the settings presumably in memory. With the winecfg window up with the right setting for E: as a Floppy disk, I then run ADE and the nook will show up every time.

Is anyone else not seeing these settings settings persist?

Best of luck Charlie!
RE: Connecting your reader device
by Charlie Andrews on Monday February 7th 2011, 12:32
Thanks, David.

Didn't work for me. I will keep fiddling!

Charlie
RE: Connecting your reader device
by Kevin on Saturday April 2nd 2011, 12:03
It seems if Wine automatically creates the drive mapping it resets to type automatic as soon as you close wine configuration. If you click apply (rather than OK) and leave wine configuration open and then run ADE it can see the eReader.

To fix it permanently I manually created a drive mapping entry with the eReader disconnected using the same values it generates automatically except for using the floppy drive type.

I can finally read eBooks from the local library on a kobo.

Kevin.
RE: Connecting your reader device
by Lukasz Chrost on Saturday April 2nd 2011, 12:53
Nice one!

It's a pity I can't edit my comment with the procedure, as I would state the necessity to manually create the mapping more clearly.
RE: Connecting your reader device
by Katariina Väisänen on Sunday November 27th 2011, 4:11
I'm also on 1.2.2, and this worked perfectly for me. Now I can read my lawfully purchased e-books on my Cybook Opus, no need to resort to piracy. Thanks!
RE: Connecting your reader device
by Tony on Monday February 21st 2011, 10:53
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THESE DIRECTIONS!

After more than two days of thrashing around with this, thanks to these steps I can now report success using Mint Linux 10 (based on Ubuntu 10.10), Adobe Digital Edition 1.7.2, Wine 1.3.14, and a Nook Color.

At last, I can read library ebooks on my Nook.

Tony
Adobe Digital Editions v1.7.2
by Bastian Fredriksson on Sunday April 11th 2010, 7:29
Download link: kb2.adobe.com/cps/403/kb403051/attachments/setup.exe

Flash Player required.
RE: Adobe Digital Editions v1.7.2
by Craig on Sunday December 26th 2010, 13:34
Flash does not seem to be required. I was able to install and run this in an exmpty wine folder/prefix.
New version 1.7.1
by betacurry on Wednesday December 9th 2009, 14:41
You can download the new version of DE at www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?e=digitaleditions
RE: New version 1.7.1
by Volker on Wednesday December 9th 2009, 16:23
Before downloading you have to agree to a license agreement. In there is a point "restrictions" (3.) which only allow it to be installed on WindowsXP, Tablet Edition or Windows Vista.
Funny though, on the following page two install packages for Mac are offered for download beside the Windows version.
For Overdrive eBook Library Loan
by Terrance on Tuesday April 7th 2009, 20:27
I managed to borrow my Overdrive PDF eBook by doing the following on my Ubuntu machine using Wine:

1. Install Firefox Setup 3.0.4.exe for Windows;
2. Install install_flash_player.exe 10.0.12.36 for Windows;
3. Install digitaleditions1_7_setup.exe;
4. Once done, download your PDF eBook from Overdrive.
It should be a file with extention : *.acsm;
5. Launch Adobe Digital Editions;
6. Make sure you are connected to the internet;
7. Drag and Drop your *.acsm into your Adobe Digital Editions;

You should see your eBook being downloaded from Overdrive's Library!
RE: For Overdrive eBook Library Loan
by TravisP on Saturday December 18th 2010, 0:50
I followed these steps on my Ubuntu 10.10 machine with Wine but got nowhere. I can download the install files, and it appears that the flash player installed, but when I open the Digital Editions install file, I get a button that says "opening digitaleditions" in my taskbar but then it goes away and nothing actually opens.
RE: For Overdrive eBook Library Loan
by Craig on Sunday December 26th 2010, 13:31
I was able to access Overdrive by just installing digitaleditions1_7_setup.exe (into an empty wine folder/prefix. So no firefox or flash installed).
RE: For Overdrive eBook Library Loan
by Craig on Sunday December 26th 2010, 13:33
(Clarification... I used Firefox in Ubuntu/Linux to access overdrive and download the ACSM file... then used Adobe Digital Editions to download it)

[Something isn't working with the file association, but I'll look around for a comment on that or determine how to fix it]
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