Adobe Digital Editions

Application Details:

Version: 4.5
License: Free to use
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0

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What works

Runs, able to register my adobe account and open acsm file with DRM.

Able to transfer epub to Nook Glowlight plus via the same method on windows.  (not direct from ADE, have to use a file manager)

What does not

Can't use most current ADE version (4.5.7)


09 Feb 2018 

The key thing is must run a 32 bit environment and use the ADE 4.5.0 installer since the 4.5.7 gave the “already running” error mentioned in these other posts.

Here are the steps on fresh/updated install of Manjaro KDE.    If you already have a wine 64 bit environment, the Arch Linux wiki wine page has some good info.

sudo pacman -S wine winetricks
WINEARCH=win32 winecfg
Install mono and install gecko
Close the wine config window

Option check you're running 32 bit environment:
[user]$ head -5 ~/.wine/system.reg
;; All keys relative to \\Machine

#arch=win32           <<<   Good to Go!

Not really sure if this next command was really needed, but I did it:

winetricks -q corefonts dotnet40

Download the 4.5.0 version

Double click on the “ADE_4.5.0_Installer.exe” file and install.

I did not have to "Emulate a virtual desktop"

What was not tested

Not sure was I'm missing by using 4.5.0 rather than the current 4.5.7 version.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 06 20205.0Yes Yes YesSilverNicholas 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" i386 (+variants like Kubuntu)Feb 02 20205.0No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverEyal 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Sep 12 20194.0.2No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverMael Le Guen 
ShowFedora 29 x86_64Jan 20 20194.0-rc6-stagingNo, but has workaround Yes YesSilverAndy 
ShowUbuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Dec 10 20184.0-rc1-stagingNo, but has workaround Yes YesGoldRaffaele Mancuso 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
46332 Adobe Digital Editions 4.5 crashes on downloading a book NEEDINFO View
50519 Adobe Digital Editions 4.5 crash on Wine 6.0 NEEDINFO View

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