Last edited by Abadon125; November 19th, 2009 at 05:53 PM.
Any ideas? Digital Editions seems to run fine under WINE but if I can't open an ACSM file... it won't do me any good.
I've got ADE working and I can read ebooks I bought on a windows pc.
But here is my question. Does anyone know how I would go about getting it to recognise my Sony Reader so I can transfer ebooks between them?
EDIT: Just after I wrote that I tried to copy and paste the ebook I bought, from my ADE folder straight to my Sony Reader. It's not encrypted, and I can read it perfectly. I have no idea why. When I try to open it in the normal E-book viewer I'm told it's protected by DRM. I'd be interested to hear any theories.
Last edited by shayguitarra; November 29th, 2009 at 09:44 AM. Reason: More info.
Yeah, I have the same problem as Kevin... I can download a urllink.acsm file, but I can't open it with ADE via "add item to library" or drag and drop it into the window ("unknown command line file type")
Also, for anyone who's thinking of just trying an older version of ADE, it won't work... it checks whether there's an updated version, and closes if you refuse to download it.
1. Install Sony eBook Library on the Windows system (this is apparently necessary for the drivers).
2. Install ADE and use the same email/password that you will use with your ebooks.
3. ADE will ask you to validate the device. Do it. It really does ask you, and there's no way to get it to probe for the device explicitly, so try rebooting if it doesn't work. And this works with Windows 7, although both Adobe and Sony seemed to think their software wasn't Win 7-supported.
OK, so on to the Linux struggle... I still can't get ADE to open .acsm files, so I installed QEmu+KVM +WinXP, and got ADE and Sony Library working there, only I'd get the virtualized Blue Screen Of Death if I opened ADE (in KVM) with the reader activated (in KVM, with the -usbdevice flag). Not a problem with Sony Library, just ADE. So instead I run KVM with a samba connection to a Linux folder, validate ebooks with ADE (in KVM), then move them to the Linux folder, then transfer them to my reader with Calbre. Phew! In point form:
1. Open the .acsm with ADE in a virtual Windows environment.
2. Copy the DRM-ified epub from the "My Digital Editions" folder in virtual Win to a shared Linux folder.
3. Use Calibre in native Linux to transfer the epub to your Reader.
This will only work if you are able to activate your reader with ADE first! Good luck!
I've successfully installed ADE 1.7.2 with Wine on Ubuntu 10.4. Just D'n'drop the downloaded URLLink.acsm on ADE-Windows. Works without any Problems.
1.7.2 works for me on 64bit 9.04 too.
I'm also able to transfer files to my Astak EZReader. You just have to mount it before starting ADE. ADE detected it and authorised it, no problem. It took a little while and the dialogue box went blank, but it did work.
I just successfully installed and authorized ADE 1.7.2 under WINE, but the drag-and-drop feature doesn't do anything at all. I have an ACSM file that I got from my local library, and dropping that on ADE does nothing. Am I doing this wrong?
P.S. When I start up ADE, it says "Could not find Digital Editions folder." There is such a folder, and it was created by the installer. Why do people make programs that don't let you browse for "missing" folders?
Last edited by stevo1977; June 28th, 2010 at 06:29 AM.
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