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Old 03-14-2014, 04:23 PM   #331
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The PS3 isn't linux based, sadly.
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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
The PS3 OS is based on FreeBSD and other software, including some GNU software. The Linux option was actual Linux on the actual hardware; however, to boot it, you had to chainload from the firmware. When the firmware was updated, the dual-boot capability was removed.
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:47 PM   #332
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Yes, I am. But I'm using a ubuntu derivate: Xubuntu 32 bits, actually version 13.10, waiting for 14.04 LTS. Eee PC 702SD, 1 GB Ram + 8 GB SSHD + 7" display.

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Old 03-24-2014, 04:24 PM   #333
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On June 15, 2011, George Talusan, a Kobo developer Intern posted on this thread a link to a Linux build of Kobo Desktop: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2183775/kobo-desktop.deb . This URL has been mentioned in a number of messages on this thread since. However, when I try to download it now, I get a 404 Not Found error. Does anyone know what happened to it? Is there a newer Linux build of Kobo Desktop anywhere?
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:29 AM   #334
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Hello All,
Is there any plan to release the Kobo For Linux with newer verison. The earlier version link is not working and giving 404.

Please do reply.

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Old 11-10-2014, 07:00 AM   #335
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would love a linux release

All in the title... (i am on fedora 19 -64bit).
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:52 AM   #336
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I've had my Glo two years and never once had any need for the desktop software.

Everything I've needed to do can be done directly from the device itself via WiFi, or else with Calibre and ADE 1.72 running in Linux.
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Old 11-14-2014, 02:07 AM   #337
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calibre is just fantastic.

Hello,

Thank you for your post. After trying the kobo desktop in windows, with the hope that it could help to manage the collections on the device (what it does not really), I installed calibre (the version from their website, not a linux distribution package), and calibre is just fantastic. It does everything I need to manage my ebooks. And it runs smoothly in linux. I will probably make a donation to the project.

PS: anyway, let's remind to software companies every time we can the existence of linux users
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:23 AM   #338
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If you had installed Calibre from linux distribution package, Calibre would have told you update was available providing link to latest update. I don't install every weekly update if it doesn't seem to be needed.
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:49 AM   #339
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The Kobo Desktop for Linux was an experimental build back in the very early days of Kobo. Unfortunately, what support existed for it waned quite early.
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:39 AM   #340
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I've had my Glo two years and never once had any need for the desktop software.

Everything I've needed to do can be done directly from the device itself via WiFi, or else with Calibre and ADE 1.72 running in Linux.
Hello everyone,

if I decide to take advantage of this great offer (30€ put on one's reward account if a Kobo ereader is bought by August 30th), I will find myself in a situation with a Linux computer and no WIFI to set up the device. I may be able to access some hotspot, but only the ones were one needs to fill in a login and a password in order to get access. I believe that kind of connection won't work with a set up process.
I think that I can sideload the newest firmware (I'm thinking Glo HD here), but can I force manually the references to my Kobo account?

So far, I'm putting several books on my Mini and when I visit my parents I sync everything. I will be able to do the same thing with a new ereader, but I won't be at my parents' in a while.

Is there a working version of the Linux version of the Kobo desktop? I'm using (x)ubuntu 15.04.

Thanks in advance
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:12 AM   #341
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If you know what to put in the users table... if you already have another Kobo you could just copy it over entirely (including .kobo/KoboReader.sqlite)

If you have a smartphone you could do it via tethering

Not sure about hotspot access for registration, but in general Kobo (web browser) supports hot spot login forms, it might work after all, worth a try in any case

If you have Windows in a VM you can do it all via USB passthrough, I update my parent's GPS navigation device that way, it only comes with Windows software to update things

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Old 08-26-2015, 08:27 PM   #342
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Samhy: This thread has info on what to put in the database to use it without registering: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=171664 (the reply from rashkae).
Disclaimer: I haven't tried it (I registered mine over wi-fi) but it looks straightforward.
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:35 PM   #343
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what to put in the database to use it without registering
And if you note down your real account details you can switch accounts this way w/o resetting the database. (But it messes up your sync'd collections badly if you actually do use several accounts this way).
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Old 08-30-2015, 02:51 PM   #344
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Not sure about hotspot access for registration, but in general Kobo (web browser) supports hot spot login forms, it might work after all, worth a try in any case
I have set up some kobo eReaders that way, it worked. Internal web browser showed hotspot login page, I was able to enter login credentials and the eReaders set up nicely.
Later when I realized I need to enter login data many times I simply used my mobile phone tethering and set to no password. It does cost a downloaded firmware for every device registered this way, however.
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Old 08-30-2015, 02:53 PM   #345
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To be on topic: I also like the option to have "everything" in linux but kobo desktop was never missing for me.
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