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Application Details:

Version: 1.30.x
License: Free to use
URL: http://www.amazon.com/gp/featu...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.8

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What works

Everything important. Can download and view content linked to your Amazon account.

What does not

Crashes at the end of the installation ends since the installer tries to run the software.

Workarounds

It will crash when the installation ends since the installer tries to run the software.

To bypass the crash on startup, create the required missing directory with a command similar to:

mkdir -p $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/users/$USER/AppData/Local/Amazon/Kindle/crashdump

Then Kindle.exe will launch successfully.

For details: Bug 46320

What was not tested

Features other than downloading and reading books.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
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ShowLinux Mint 20.1May 16 20216.8Yes Yes YesGoldHamish McIntyre-Bhatty 
CurrentUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 04 20216.1Yes Yes YesGoldOri Avtalion 
ShowUbuntu 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 19 20216.0Yes No NoGarbageUncle Scrooge 
ShowSlackware -currentJan 12 20216.0Yes No NoGarbageGeremia 

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Problem after open kindle app. Register window does not load.
by venturacodes on Wednesday March 31st 2021, 10:35
Hi guys,

Recently been working on kindle installation on Manjaro Gnome 64 bits, using Wine 6.4 and WINEPREFIX 32bits, after adding WINEPREFIX variable to export like this:

export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine

Kindle app opened, but register screen keeps loading and never show content. Does this have to do with internet explorer problem, cause I didn't install any browser using wine, don't know if I have to.

Please help. All help appreciated, thanks guys, have a great week!
RE: Problem after open kindle app. Register window does not load.
by DradisX86 on Saturday April 10th 2021, 23:34
I had this problem as well. For me, it was that I didn't have the gecko engine installed (and so wine could not render html). I followed the advice in this forum:

askubuntu.com/questions/1290789/iexplorer-under-wine-is-missing-wine-gecko

...and downloaded the 32bit and 64bit gecko msi files for the version of wine I am running at: wiki.winehq.org/Gecko
(Make sure that you get the version of gecko that matches your version of wine - on my first attempt, I used the most recent version of gecko and it did not work as I am still on wine-5.0)


Since you are using a wineprefix (like me), make sure to install both the 32bit and 64bit gecko msi files to the wineprefix you are using for the Kindle app:

EXAMPLE:
CD /path/to/where/you/have/placed/wine-gecko-2.47.2-x86.msi
WINEPREFIX="/path/to/your/wineprefix/" wine msiexec /i wine-gecko-2.47.2-x86.msi
WINEPREFIX="/path/to/your/wineprefix/" wine msiexec /i wine-gecko-2.47.1-x86_64.msi


Completing this, I was able to get the Amazon sign in window to render.

HOWEVER...after logging in my Amazon account credentials and submitting, I get another blank white screen in the sign in window and nothing else happens. The Kindle app remains logged out of my account.
That's where I am at now and will report back if I find a fix, but it might be worth seeing if you have better luck.
RE: Problem after open kindle app. Register window does not load.
by DradisX86 on Thursday April 15th 2021, 15:43
Got it to work. I upgraded to wine 6.0. : )

Again, I suspect, in your case, the problem involved the gecko driver (needed to render html).
Works fine after creating the directory AppData/Local/Amazon/Kindle/crashdump
by Ori Avtalion on Thursday February 4th 2021, 12:27
Run:
mkdir -p $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/users/$USER/AppData/Local/Amazon/Kindle/crashdump

Then Kindle.exe will launch successfully.

For details: bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=46320
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