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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Test Results

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What works

Authorize computer and e-book reader
Download files
Read files
Transfer files to e-book reader

What does not

Installation out of the box, but has workarounds


Standard setup

1. Winbind is needed

sudo apt install winbind

2. New wine prefix

WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wineADE" wine wineboot

3. Install corefonts and Microsoft .NET Framework 4

WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wineADE" winetricks corefonts dotnet40

4. Download Adobe Digital Editions 4.5.0

5. Install Adobe Digital Editions

WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wineADE" wine ADE_4.5_Installer.exe

6. Fix graphic bugs

WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wineADE" winetricks ddr=gdi

Connecting to an e-book reader

1. Mount e-book reader and note the mount point (In my case '/media/user/KOBOeReader')

2. Open winecfg

WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wineADE" winecfg

3. Switch to the Drivers tab

4. Click on the letter with the drive mapping that was noted before (In my case, it's letter E:)

5. Click the Show Advanced button

6. Choose Floppy disk in the Type drop-down menu

7. Click OK

What was not tested

Everything else

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
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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