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

Selected Test Results

What works

- installing latest version from Adobe (4.5.10)

- authorizing the computer

- opening directly in ADE an acsm file downloaded from my library
website, for ADE to download automatically the corresponding ebook

- connecting an ebook reader to ADE

- authorizing the ebook reader with ADE

- transfering the ebook from ADE to the reader

What does not

I used existing workarounds from previous versions, but skipping some steps, for the following:


connecting and using an ereader



- I used a clean Wine prefix, but I didn't make it 32 bit.
- I installed winbind using the package manager (Synaptic)

- I used the latest 4.5.10 version from Adobe worked
- I used winetricks: 

winetricks corefonts dotnet40

- Then I started the Adobe installer normally.

Connecting an ereader:

mount the reader

run winecfg
in drives, click on the drive corresponding to the mounted reader, then show details for this drive> 
setup the drive as "floppy disk"
apply (I left this window open)
launch ADE
the reader should show up

(I used a Kobo Aura)

What was not tested

Anything I didn't describe above.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Unknown
  • Driver: unknown

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 
CurrentUbuntu 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 UNCONFIRMED View

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