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Old 08-23-2010, 09:35 PM   #106
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Kobo software for Linux

My very first attempt to post a question seems to have failed, so I'll try again:
1. Is the Kobo software still available ( I sent a pm to the initiator of this thread but have heard nothing)?
2. I assume that the software will allow my PC to send an ID to ADE, yes?
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OK I used the URL posted by another member and the deb file installed correctly and everything seems to work. Thanks Kobo and thanks members for all the info I have gleaned from this forum.

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 Kernel Linux 2.6.32-24-generic Gnome 2.30.2 Intel Celeron

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Old 08-23-2010, 10:17 PM   #107
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My very first attempt to post a question seems to have failed, so I'll try again:
1. Is the Kobo software still available ( I sent a pm to the initiator of this thread but have heard nothing)?
2. I assume that the software will allow my PC to send an ID to ADE, yes?
John.
1. The ubuntu deb? It's posted several times in the thread: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2183775/kobo-desktop.deb

2. This software has nothing to do with ADE and what's an "ID"?
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:51 AM   #108
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1. The ubuntu deb? It's posted several times in the thread: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2183775/kobo-desktop.deb

2. This software has nothing to do with ADE and what's an "ID"?
Thanks for that 320g. I have the deb now.
I am confused I guess, nothing new. I understand that a device (ereader/computer) has to be registered in order to get a key specific to that device. Without that ID (identity) I cannot borrow ebooks from my local library.
If I don't make sense, please try to unconfuse me.
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:34 AM   #109
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I cannot borrow ebooks from my local library.
If I don't make sense, please try to unconfuse me.
Library e-loans require Adobe Digital Editions. Adobe never did do a linux version of ADE as they promised so you'll have to use Windows or Mac, or play around with getting ADE working in a virtual machine or WINE.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:33 PM   #110
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...or play around with getting ADE working in a virtual machine or WINE.
It works in WINE quite well. I have a default install of Ubuntu 10.04 and it just installed and worked without any tweaking.
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Old 08-28-2010, 06:26 PM   #111
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It works in WINE quite well. I have a default install of Ubuntu 10.04 and it just installed and worked without any tweaking.
Did it recognize the Kobo? I could view the ebooks I got from the library on my computer, but ADE running under WINE would not see the Kobo when it was plugged in. I tried having the Kobo plugged in before I started ADE and vice versa.
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:15 PM   #112
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Did it recognize the Kobo?
Sorry, that question I cannot answer since I don't have a Kobo. Are you sure the Kobo is being seen by the OS? Try typing "dmesg" at the command line right before and right after plugging it in. It shows you the kernel log and you should see the device detected and initialized there.
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:16 PM   #113
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I've upgraded my Kubuntu system from 9.04 to 10.04 and installed the kobo reader. When I try to start the reader, I get Cannot mix incompatible Qt libraries. Any ideas on how to solve this?
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:43 PM   #114
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$ ldd /usr/local/Kobo/Kobo | grep -i qt
libQtSolutions_IOCompressor-2.3.so.1 => not found
libQtSolutions_SingleApplication-2.6.so.1 => not found
libQtWebKitKobo.so.4 => /usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.6.2/lib/libQtWebKitKobo.so.4 (0x00e33000)
libQtScriptKobo.so.4 => /usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.6.2/lib/libQtScriptKobo.so.4 (0x00110000)
libQtSqlKobo.so.4 => /usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.6.2/lib/libQtSqlKobo.so.4 (0x00c9b000)
libQtXmlKobo.so.4 => /usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.6.2/lib/libQtXmlKobo.so.4 (0x00318000)
libQtGuiKobo.so.4 => /usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.6.2/lib/libQtGuiKobo.so.4 (0x1b737000)
libQtNetworkKobo.so.4 => /usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.6.2/lib/libQtNetworkKobo.so.4 (0x0034d000)
libQtCoreKobo.so.4 => /usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.6.2/lib/libQtCoreKobo.so.4 (0x00437000)
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:01 PM   #115
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I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and the Kobo desktop for Linux works well. I tested it by buying a book. I don't have access to a reader yet but assume it would transfer to a Kobo if not to other readers.
One major snag is that when off-line I cannot read the book for which I paid. The 5 books that came with the software can be read off-line which is obviously the way it should be. Is it just the Linux version or does this happen with PC/Mac? Are the books included with the software not restricted by DRM like the one I bought?
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:47 PM   #116
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Any Update on this? Very interested.

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Old 10-02-2010, 07:14 PM   #117
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Hi Jamie,
No, I haven't heard from anyone. Having just upgraded Ubuntu to 10.10 Beta, I tried again but as I expected, I still cannot read my book off line.
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:10 PM   #118
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I don't suppose anyone has a link to the older 1.4 Desktop for linux do they? This one now seems to be the 1.71 and when I try and sync with my ereader i get:

We're sorry, but your eReader is not compatible with this version of the desktop application (v 1.7.1).

Please contact Customer Care for assistance.

NVM - I found it in my download directory.

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Old 11-01-2010, 03:35 PM   #119
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I installed Desktop 1.4, hoping it would tell me to update firmware, but it didn't so I have not been able to figure out how to do it after finally deciding I would, I called up local Chapters/Inidigo and they still have the ability to do it onsite, so I figured I would go there at lunch.

Took it into an indigo today to have them do it, I was there for almost 1.5 hours all told (during my 1 hour lunch break) and it ended up getting bricked unfortunately, now I'm gonna be 10 days without my ereader.

I have to wait for Kobo to send me a box to ship mine back in, then wait while they test and see if they can repair and ship it back to me.

Should teach me for buying it so early on, I should know by now never to buy a 1st gen. electronic item.
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:35 PM   #120
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Kobo Desktop Beta does work on Debian Testing w/ KDE 4.4

I installed the Kobo Desktop for Linux Beta application on an up-to-date Debian Testing system with the KDE 4.4 desktop environment but when run from the command line the following error occurred: "Cannot mix incompatible Qt libraries".
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