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

Installation via winetricks

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The winetricks script will download and install necessary prereqs, including fonts and dotnet 4. The installation appears to successfully complete, and the application launches.

IMPORTANT: Please see Extra Comments, because at this point all you get is a black screen. You need to take additional steps to get it to work.

I was able to authorize the "computer", and I was able to download and view digital books. I played around with the menu, and everything seemed to work.

What does not

I did not find anything that did not work.


What was not tested

I did not try using epub books, just .acsm type adobe digital books. 

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

IMPORTANT! You MUST use winecfg and set wine to run in a virtual desktop or all you will get is a black screen. If you set it to a virtual desktop, it seems to work just fine. I played with this for bloody hours, and was about to give it a garbage rating, when I stumbled across this one very necessary step. At this time, I can not give it a Platinum rating because of the additional setup required to get it to work.

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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 

Known Bugs

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

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