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="$HOME/prefix32" WINEARCH=win32 wine wineboot
Install: winetricks adobe_diged4
Could connect to Adobe server, introduce my Adobe ID, and lend books from www.leo-sued.de
What does not
When connecting my "tolino" eBook reader, it does not show up in the sidebar of ADE, making it impossible to transfer any ebook from the Linux PC to the ebook reader.
When connecting a USB mass storage device, e.g. a USB stick or "tolino" ebook reader, this device automatically gets a drive letter and a symlink under dosdevices, e.g. h: -> /run/media/user/tolino
However the type of this device is "Autodetect" which does not work with ADE 4.5 since it requires type "Floppy disk"
Setup wine for 32bit, e.g. export WINEPREFIX="$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
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!
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 25 2022||7.10-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Tom|
|Show||Manjaro Linux||Apr 09 2022||7.4||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||timo|
|Show||Slackware -current||Jul 11 2021||6.11||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Geremia|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 03 2021||6.7||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||redfish|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 06 2020||5.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Nicholas|