Re: [opensuse] Kindle/Wine problem
- From: Stan Goodman <stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 17:51:19 +0300
On Sunday 21 August 2011 19:23:11 Stan Goodman wrote:
On Sunday 21 August 2011 15:34:21 C wrote:
On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 14:13, Stan Goodman
I recently downloaded and installed on my desktop machine the
current KindleForPC (1.6.1). This release has the minor problem
that it can't open books(!), which makes it useless.
Odd, I'm using 1.6.1 on my system (installed in CrossOver, but
still, that's still essentially Wine (with a nice/usable
application installer UI on top), and it works just fine.
But if you look in the Wine website, you'll see a list of "issues",
by app and release, and one of these describes exactly the behavior
I have encountered. It isn't special to me.
I uninstalled the v1.6.1 Kindle from Wine by deleting the
directory ~/.wine/..../Kindle as suggested by some of the advice
I found through
Do you have other things installed in that Wine instance? If not,
then just delete the entire .wine directory and start fresh. If
you do, and don't want to delete the entire .wine tree, then force
it to use a new Wine prefix See docs here or example:
http://wiki.jswindle.com/index.php/Wine_Prefixes You shoudl run
each Windows app in it's own Wine instance rather than mixing them
up with each other... Wine prefixes is the way to go unless you're
using CrossOver which takes care of that or you.
No, the only windows thing I want is Kindle. I would have been
happier had the Kindle been written in Java, so the field would have
been level for everyone. I don't know why they didn't do that.
Google, then dropping the installer on the Wine configuration
window; this is how I have previously installed Kindle on both
machines in more than one installation. But the drop operation
fails -- the installer icon is overlaid by a "Don't" road traffic
Drop operation? Anytime I install in vanilla Wine, I open a
terminal and type wine <path_to_exe> Is this what you mean?
No. The way I have been installing Kindle is:
Call Wine Configuration from Kicker
Open the Applications tab
Drag the installer to the window and drop it.
What I think has happened is that deleting the .Kindle directory is
not enough, and that there is some ritual that must be performed in
the "registry" or some other Windows type place that I know nothing
I will review your suggestions, thank you for them. If they don't
lead to a quick solution, I think the way to go is to uninstall Wine
altogether (easy, because there is nothing in it except fhe Kindle);
make sure that there is no .wine directory, then reinstall Winde
anew, with Kindle v1.5.0 (because I know it works).
Kindle-in-Wine now loads, and icons are displayed for the 16 books that
I own, some "Downloaded", some "Archived". Some of these in either
catagory can be opened, and some cannot. Of the latter, an attempt to
open them displays the message: "Unable to connect to download your
Kindle book,,,", while others display "The program Kindle.exe has
encountered a serious problem and must close".
So in bothe cases, Kindle (or Wine) can't find the network. But I do not
find in either any configuration setting that controls communication or
network. Other than Kindle/Wine (Kindle is the only program on Wine)
the system sees and uses the outside world; I am writing this on the
This is openSuSE v11.4. Kindle for PC is v1.6.1
What may be preventing access to the network?
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