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    Kindle for PC /Wine

    I tried to install Kindle for PC with wine but all of the screens from Installation to splash to function have no text. Has anyone gotten Kindle for PC to work?

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    Re: Kindle for PC /Wine

    Quote Originally Posted by nealaustin View Post
    I tried to install Kindle for PC with wine but all of the screens from Installation to splash to function have no text. Has anyone gotten Kindle for PC to work?

    Neal
    Me too. I even tried copying a Windows XP system32 folder over to WINE as recommended in one posting but no success. Wish it worked. it might be something to do with the way it connects to the internet? Seems to me, the text only comes up if it sees a connection.

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    Re: Kindle for PC /Wine

    Okay, this works - set the Windows version to Windows98 in Wineconfig

    http://lifehacker.com/5406505/run-ki...inux-with-wine

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    Re: Kindle for PC /Wine

    even when I have it set for win98, I still get an all white screen. I haven't copied the win32 folder over yet...

    Any other ideas?

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    Re: Kindle for PC /Wine

    I just tried the fix of setting wine to Win 98. Wow what an easy fix. Everything works! Thanks

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    Re: Kindle for PC /Wine

    I should probably add you can do this individually for applications in winecfg. Just add the application to application settings. Then you can have Win98 and XP.

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    Re: Kindle for PC /Wine

    Where did you get the Kindle for PC app?

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    SOLVED Re: Kindle for PC /Wine

    Amazon.com or google.
    Last edited by afrodeity; December 8th, 2009 at 10:29 AM.

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    Re: Kindle for PC /Wine

    I installed wine 1.2 today from Ubuntu 9.10
    I then installed Kindle for PC and changed the winecfg to Windows 98 as instructed above.

    When I try to start the application I see an application icon in the bottom panel of the screen indicating that its starting. But nothing ever shows in the content area.

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    Re: Kindle for PC /Wine

    I'm running Wine 1.1.35 so not sure if its a problem with your Wine version. Try adding kindle in application settings under winecfg and setting the windows version there.

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