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Old 01-27-2012, 01:49 AM   #286
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I would like a copy. I'm using UBUNTU 11.04 32 bit.

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Old 02-01-2012, 11:27 AM   #287
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I would like a copy, too. I'm on Ubuntu 11.10 amd64. I really appreciate your efforts to support linux. Keep up the good work
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:31 PM   #288
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I would appreciate a copy. Debian Wheezy, i386. Thanks!
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:57 PM   #289
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The Kobo Touch runs Linux anyway, doesn't it? If so, I'm surprised this isn't already available.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:39 AM   #291
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I'm just curious - has anybody received a response from JCKobo in the past couple of months? I sent a PM to him some 2 1/2 months ago and have yet to get a peep.

I finally had to figure a way to break the DRM encryption on the book I'd bought - find a link that actually downloaded the book, and load it in Calibre onto my Mobi app.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:22 AM   #292
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From what I recall, JCKobo's responsibilities had changed at Kobo.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:30 AM   #293
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:54 PM   #294
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To the users making silly requests: Read the whole tread for links and instructions to install kobo-desktop.deb. Stop the Ubuntu mentality, nobody is gonna do it for you.


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From what I recall, JCKobo's responsibilities had changed at Kobo.
So are they:
  • pointing out a new devel to take care of the Linux package
  • wasting the time invested in building this package and putting it to rest
  • helping out so some of us can keep building and maintaining kobo-desktop for Linux?

Sometimes I wonder if I did a bad move by buying this Kobo.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:58 PM   #295
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64-bit version

I'm running Kubuntu 11.10 64-bit ( and will likely be upgrading to 12.04 when it's released) on an Intel Core Duo CPU. I'd like to see a 64-bit version of the Kobo desktop, preferably one that will synch to my soon-to-arrive Kobo ereader.

The 32-bit .deb won't run on 11.10 - it complains that libzip1 is the wrong architecture, and an attempt to install the 32-bit version of libzip1 triggers removal of the existing 64-bit version.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:41 PM   #296
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32 bit Kobo-desktop on 64-bit linux

I partially sorted the problem with Kobo complaining about libzip1, by symlinking to the 32 bit /usr/lib32/libz.so, as suggested elsewhere. Now Kobo starts up, but crashes while synching. When started from the command line, I now get the following output:
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ApplicationBase::switchTranslator::loading locale: ":/translations/trans_en_US"
Object::connect: No such slot DeviceManager::startUsbUpgradeWizard()
Object::connect: No such signal DesktopSyncManager::downloadBookDone(Volume)
void AbstractLibraryController<C>::layout(bool) [with C = Volume] source has no rows
void AbstractLibraryController<C>::layout(bool) [with C = Volume] source has no rows
------- [SyncClient] ------ execute (Thread: 4092290832 )
------- [SyncClient] ------ verifyDeviceDone
void UpgradeManager:nClientSyncDone() false
-- [SyncThread] ID: 4053498736
SyncThread running, device is "00:16:17:F1:88:C0" "Desktop"
------- [SyncClient] ------ execute (Thread: 4053498736 )
------- [SyncClient] ------ startUserSync
------- [SyncClient] ------ syncUserDone
Object::connect: No such slot SyncClient::finishRecommendedTabSync()
void SyncRecommendedTabsCommand:nTabParsed(Tab&) "" "SomeFakeRecommendedTabId" "tabletDb" 0
void SyncRecommendedTabsCommand:nTabParsed(Tab&) "What's New" "abcdefff-ffff-ffff-ffff-fffffffffffa" "tabletDb" 20
void RequestTabCommand:nTabParsed(Tab&) "abcdefff-ffff-ffff-ffff-fffffffffffa" "What's New"
void SyncRecommendedTabsCommand:nTabParsed(Tab&) "Featured" "abcdefff-ffff-ffff-ffff-fffffffffffc" "tabletDb" 20
void RequestTabCommand:nTabParsed(Tab&) "abcdefff-ffff-ffff-ffff-fffffffffffc" "Featured"
------- [SyncClient] ------ syncNextItem [ Total: 10 ]
------- [SyncClient] ------ syncNextItem [ Total: 9 ]
------- [SyncClient] ------ syncNextItem [ Total: 8 ]
------- [SyncClient] ------ syncNextItem [ Total: 7 ]
------- [SyncClient] ------ syncNextItem [ Total: 6 ]
[ResumingDownloader] : Start: "http://a4ccf0b6.blob.core.windows.net/kobo/ca8a3b64f1c16f64b00a447f0a21619c5a037d53.epub"
void AbstractLibraryController<C>::layout(bool) [with C = Volume] source has no rows
void AbstractLibraryController<C>::layout(bool) [with C = Volume] source has no rows
[ResumingDownloader] : FINISHED: 2444491
Using an absolute path false
"7fa767e9-66fd-414d-ace2-5869e444f222"
/usr/local/Kobo/Kobo: symbol lookup error: /usr/local/Kobo/libnickel.so.1: undefined symbol: zip_open
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I'm assuming the problem is that last undefined symbol error.

Distribution is Kubuntu 11.10, ( kernel 3.0.0-16-generic x86_64 )
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:52 PM   #297
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Smile 32 bit Kobo-desktop on 64-bit linux

Just had a "duh" moment. I just realized I had access to an up-to-date 32 bit Kubuntu 11.10 install, so I went in, copied the libzip1 files and put them in my 64-bit Kubuntu 11.10 machine's /usr/lib32 and symlinked to libzip1 in the /usr/local/Kobo directory. Kobo is now up and running on the 64-bit machine. I don't have my Kobo ereader yet, so I haven't been able to check the USB connection.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:24 AM   #298
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Interestingly enough I was able to use Kobo Desktop on 11.10 64bit but not without caveats. When I tried to install it it complained about missing libraries so I went through all motions till I hit a wall as everyone else, when it suggested to uninstall the whole bunch of 64bit libraries. However, when I tried to launch Kobo Desktop it worked fine and I had no problems with synchronising my Kobo Touch and restoring a book my daughted removed by mistake. The problem is that the package manager complains about a broken package and refuses to do anything until Kobo Desktop is removed.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:17 PM   #299
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The problem is that the package manager complains about a broken package and refuses to do anything until Kobo Desktop is removed.
You can fix that by doing following:

open terminal, and run
sudo gedit /var/lib/dpkg/status

Search Kobo entry, somewhere down check line depends:
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.4), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1), libsdl-mixer1.2.....

Remove everything after : so that line contains only Depends:
(note that the line above is just an example, not real kobo depends: entry)
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:21 PM   #300
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has anyone managed to install kobo-desktop on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit? It looks that it has a different libzip library.
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