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Old 12-28-2012, 10:03 PM   #316
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To anyone and every one ,I have possibly found the solution to using my Kobo Touch with Linx.
I downloaded "Calibre " ,and after installing it ,I use it to download ebooks ,pdf files ,and etc. This could possibly be the answer.. I even downloaded it to Windows ,and it works.
hope this helps.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:57 AM   #317
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To anyone and every one ,I have possibly found the solution to using my Kobo Touch with Linx.
I downloaded "Calibre " ,and after installing it ,I use it to download ebooks ,pdf files ,and etc. and it works.
hope this helps.
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For what it's worth, I do this too for using my Kobo with Puppy Linux.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:58 PM   #318
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... and for Linux Mint Debian edition on my Aspire One netbook

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Old 01-25-2013, 10:45 PM   #319
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The dropbox version appears to have been updated to 3.04. In order to get it to start in Ubuntu 12.10 64bit I hade to create links to the libicu4 files. I can't do much with it because I get an error when trying to sign in or do anything else.

/usr/local/Kobo/Kobo: symbol lookup error: /usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.8.0/lib/libQtWebKitKobo.so.4: undefined symbol: ubrk_open_44

Nice to see this is not dead though.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:51 PM   #320
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I thought it might be a problem with the renaming so I downloaded http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo....2-2_amd64.deb and installed.. still the same error.

This is a 64 bit incompatibility in the library see solution in post 321

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Old 01-26-2013, 12:05 AM   #321
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OK I got this to work on Ubuntu 12.10 64bit.
1. download the dropbox link http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2183775/kobo-desktop.deb
2. get this file http://launchpadlibrarian.net/911281....10.1_i386.deb
3. install both debs (plus any other dependancies, see previous posts for libzip and others)
4. Kobo 3.04 linux version runs

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Old 02-01-2013, 07:53 AM   #322
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OK I got this to work on Ubuntu
12.10 64bit. 1. 2. 3. [...]
A lot of people has done this and posted the instructions
too. The problem is not getting those files to work, but the
lack of proper support from Kobo.

Have you ever seen what the current version on MS Windows is?

Qt is supposedly an architecture agnostic programming
framework (with minor tweaks here and there), but Kobo keeps
ignoring proper GNU/Linux updates.

For you see, GNU is not a hobbyist platform. It was even
publicized the gaming platform of 2013 by the very gaming
industry (PS3 is Linux based anyway). The burden of making
things work properly (i.e., 64bit support, etc.) is on the
side of Kobo, not ours (although I already offered my help
for free some time ago and had no response).

That's why we paid for this "open" device in the first
place: usability!.

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Old 02-02-2013, 12:19 PM   #323
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A lot of people has done this and posted the instructions
too. The problem is not getting those files to work, but the
lack of proper support from Kobo.

Have you ever seen what the current version on MS Windows is?

Qt is supposedly an architecture agnostic programming
framework (with minor tweaks here and there), but Kobo keeps
ignoring proper GNU/Linux updates.

For you see, GNU is not a hobbyist platform. It was even
publicized the gaming platform of 2013 by the very gaming
industry (PS3 is Linux based anyway). The burden of making
things work properly (i.e., 64bit support, etc.) is on the
side of Kobo, not ours (although I already offered my help
for free some time ago and had no response).

That's why we paid for this "open" device in the first
place: usability!.
The PS3 isn't linux based, sadly. They had a small linux support at first, allowing it to run under the tight scrutiny of their hypervisor and removed it as soon as George Hotz managed to overflow the hypervisor thanks to a known electronic trick combined with a memory dumper running on linux.
So it had linux support. However all the software you normally run on a ps3 (games etc) aren't running on linux but on a Sony proprietary OS which exposes C APIs to developpers. Linux was running virtualized on this OS in a way
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:47 AM   #324
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I guess running Android on Linux itself is called
"virtualization" after all.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:54 PM   #325
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Hi I did this on Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit.

1. download the dropbox link http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2183775/kobo-desktop.deb
2. get this file http://launchpadlibrarian.net/911281....10.1_i386.deb
3. install both debs (plus any other dependancies, see previous posts for libzip and others)
4. Kobo 3.04 linux version runs

BUT kobo desktop doesn't see the Kobo Touch when I connect him to the laptop.

That's the only issue, but it's important.

I'm looking forward to your help.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:32 AM   #326
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Hi I did this on Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit.

1. download the dropbox link http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2183775/kobo-desktop.deb
2. get this file http://launchpadlibrarian.net/911281....10.1_i386.deb
3. install both debs (plus any other dependancies, see previous posts for libzip and others)
4. Kobo 3.04 linux version runs

BUT kobo desktop doesn't see the Kobo Touch when I connect him to the laptop.

That's the only issue, but it's important.

I'm looking forward to your help.
I have the same issue on Ubuntu 13.04 64 bits. Calibre can find the Kobo without issue but not the Kobo Desktop. Can you please tell me where/how/what the Kobo Desktop is looking for ?
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:45 PM   #327
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A Linux Version for the Kobo is really an advantage - Thank you!

But it would be an unbelievable benefit if other Linux programs could be compiled to run on the Kobo touch.
For instance to get an email client.
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:04 PM   #328
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I have the same issue on Ubuntu 13.04 64 bits. Calibre can find the Kobo without issue but not the Kobo Desktop. Can you please tell me where/how/what the Kobo Desktop is looking for ?
I've discovered that the same issue still exists in Kubuntu 13.10, both 64- and 32-bit. Calibre sees the Kobo with no problem, but neither Kobo Desktop 2.16 nor 3.04 see the Kobo.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:40 PM   #329
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I have Ubuntu 13.10 or whatever the latest one is and I can open the Kobo desktop fine but the desktop will not sync with my kobo account and download books. Any ideas why and what I can do.
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:53 AM   #330
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I've been getting varied results on several systems. Unfortunately my main system with Kubuntu 13.10 on it just died (motherboard problem, I think). I had it set up to dual boot either 32- and 64-bit versions of Kubuntu. I had Kobo desktop 2.16 on the 32-bit partition and 3.04 on the 64-bit. The letter did connect with my Kobo account, but not the reader - and it wouldn't display books in my library. I removed it and installed desktop 2.13, but had problems with that, too. I've got version 2.16 on a laptop running Kubuntu 13.10 32-bit and on another machine running Mint 14 64-bit. The last was a fresh install of Kobo Desktop. On the Mint machine, I can access my account and download books and connect to my reader.

One caveat: I have never been able to get Adobe Digital Editions 2.0 to work. I'm using an earlier version of that software, running under Wine.

If you haven't already done so, try starting Kobo from a terminal session and see what error messages it gives you. I discovered it wasn't finding some of the libraries it needs even though they were installed, because it was looking for the truncated form of the library name, (e.g. libQtSolutions_SingleApplication-2.6.so) - creating symlinks to the full name (e.g. libQtSolutions_SingleApplication-2.6.so.1.0.0 ) sorted that problem out. Some of the libraries it needs are in the Trolltech directory rather than the Kobo directory.

I'm still trying to work out some minor issues in getting my reader to sync with the desktop app on my laptop, though that's on the proverbial backburner while I deal with my main system's crash.
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