Adobe Digital Editions

Application Details:

Version: 4.5
License: Free to use
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.19-staging

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What works

ADE 4.5 must be installed under a 32bit wine prefix, I first tried to install it as 64bit but failed.

System: openSUSE Leap 42.2

Wine:1.8.6-15.1 from openSUSE-Leap-42.2-Update

Setup: WINEPREFIX="$HOME/prefix32" WINEARCH=win32 wine wineboot

Install: winetricks adobe_diged4

Could connect to Adobe server, introduce my Adobe ID, and lend books from

It is also possible to read ebooks on the Linux PC.

What does not

When connecting my "tolino" eBook reader, it does not show up in the sidebar of ADE, making it impossible to transfer any ebook from the Linux PC to the ebook reader.

When connecting a USB mass storage device, e.g. a USB stick or "tolino" ebook reader, this device automatically gets a drive letter and a symlink under dosdevices, e.g. h: -> /run/media/user/tolino

However the type of this device is "Autodetect" which does not work with ADE 4.5 since it requires type "Floppy disk"


Setup wine for 32bit, e.g. export WINEPREFIX="$HOME/prefix32" WINEARCH=win32

Connect your ebook reader via USB with the Linux PC.

Start winecfg and select tab "Drives" and enable "Show Advanced"

Select the appropriate drive letter of the ebook reader, e.g. h:

Its type usually is "Autodetect"

Copy the "Path" of the device, e.g. /run/media/user/tolino, the REMOVE this drive! (On my system I first tried several times to change the drive type from "Autodetect" to "Floppy disk" but it always returned to "Autodetect" whenever wine was restarted)

ADD a new drive, e.g. with drive letter "g:" and paste the device path into "Path"

Select type "Floppy disk"

Leave winecfg with OK

When starting ADE 4.5 the next time, your ebook reader should show up at the left side, above the library entries.

What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: Unknown
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Sorry for choosing the wrong wine version, but the web page did not allow to choose 1.8.6, so 2.0.3 was the nearest. Since SuSE Leap 42.2 does not provide a newer version, this should still be selectable!

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 39 x86_64Nov 19 20238.19-stagingYes Yes YesGoldSebastian 
ShowFedora 39 x86_64Nov 25 20238.0.2Yes Yes YesGoldMohammed Sainal Shah 
ShowUbuntu 22.10 "Kinetic" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 13 20237.0.2Yes Yes YesSilverRonald Teune 
ShowUbuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 25 20227.10-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumTom 
ShowManjaro LinuxApr 09 20227.4Yes Yes NoPlatinumtimo 

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