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    Question Trying to install Kindle w/ Wine

    I searched through this forum and the Wine DB before trying, but found so little real data that I decided to just try it. I got this far and would appreciate someone with more expertise looking at the result and suggesting what to try next.
    Code:
    x205:/home/greyshark/Download # wine KindleForPC-installer.exe
    wine: created the configuration directory '/root/.wine'
    fixme:system:SetProcessDPIAware stub!
    fixme:dwmapi:DwmIsCompositionEnabled 0x33d014
    fixme:file:MoveFileWithProgressW MOVEFILE_WRITE_THROUGH unimplemented
    fixme:advapi:SetNamedSecurityInfoW L"C:\\windows\\system32\\gecko\\1.0.0\\wine_gecko\\components\\xpti.dat" 1 536870916 (nil) (nil) 0x1d3f84 (nil)
    fixme:iphlpapi:NotifyAddrChange (Handle 0xa60e8d8, overlapped 0xa60e8e0): stub
    fixme:file:MoveFileWithProgressW MOVEFILE_WRITE_THROUGH unimplemented
    fixme:advapi:SetNamedSecurityInfoW L"C:\\windows\\system32\\gecko\\1.0.0\\wine_gecko\\components\\compreg.dat" 1 536870916 (nil) (nil) 0x1df4c34 (nil)
    wine: configuration in '/root/.wine' has been updated.
    x205:/home/greyshark/Download # fixme:system:SetProcessDPIAware stub!
    Unknown media type in type 'unknown/mime-type'
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    Default Re: Trying to install Kindle w/ Wine

    weird - i was not aware wine created the following dir in root's home --> wine: created the configuration directory '/root/.wine'

    usually, its ~/.wine ?? i could be wrong, mine just worked... have you already run wincfg, then the installer [.exe]?

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    Default Re: Trying to install Kindle w/ Wine

    Yes, I've run winecfg but I can't be sure I've made all the changes necessary there.
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    Default Re: Trying to install Kindle w/ Wine

    @vmohan

    your first question prompted me to check for the /root/.wine folder referred to, but it did not exist. That in turn prompted my little pea brain to wonder why I'd had to run the installer as SU, so I checked the permissions and found that KindleForPC-installer.exe had downloaded from Amazon without permission for the user to execute, fixed that and changed winecfg to win98, then

    Code:
    greyshark@x205:~/Download> wine KindleForPC-installer.exe
    fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls" (6.0.0.0)
    fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls" (6.0.0.0)
    err:module:import_dll Library MSVCP90.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\Amazon\\Kindle For PC\\KindleForPC.exe") not found
    err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\Program Files\\Amazon\\Kindle For PC\\KindleForPC.exe" failed, status c0000135
    error window popped up, message states that installation is complete but application failed to load

    added MSVCP90.dll in winecfg

    now Kindle attempts to load, but it times out without doing so.

    Any thoughts?
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    Default Re: Trying to install Kindle w/ Wine

    x205:/home/greyshark/Download # <-- missed this, the hash should of stuck out like a sore thumb - lol

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    Default Re: Trying to install Kindle w/ Wine

    Try telling winecfg to use the Windows XP identifier. You can also do this by opening a terminal and typing

    Code:
    winetricks
    Scroll down to the bottom of the window and check winxp for install. Check winecfg to make sure the change happened, then try installing Kindle again.

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    Default Re: Trying to install Kindle w/ Wine

    Thanks Ian, I'd forgotten about winetricks.

    unfortunately the reinstall resulted in

    Code:
    greyshark@x205:~/Download> wine KindleForPC-installer.exe
    fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls" (6.0.0.0)
    fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls" (6.0.0.0)
    err:module:import_dll Library MSVCP90.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\Amazon\\Kindle For PC\\KindleForPC.exe") not found
    err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\Program Files\\Amazon\\Kindle For PC\\KindleForPC.exe" failed, status c0000135
    and the little error window displaying "Kindle for PC is installed but failed to launch."
    MS user 1988-2008, Linux user 1998-present, openSUSE user since 2004
    (The first computer I used had a punch card reader)

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    JosephKK NNTP User

    Default Re: Trying to install Kindle w/ Wine

    On Thu, 08 Jul 2010 18:36:01 GMT, caprus
    <caprus@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >Thanks Ian, I'd forgotten about winetricks.
    >
    >unfortunately the reinstall resulted in
    >
    >
    >Code:
    >--------------------
    > greyshark@x205:~/Download> wine KindleForPC-installer.exe
    > fixme:actctxarse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls" (6.0.0.0)
    > fixme:actctxarse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls" (6.0.0.0)
    > err:module:import_dll Library MSVCP90.dll (which is needed by L"C\Program Files\\Amazon\\Kindle For PC\\KindleForPC.exe") not found
    > err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C\Program Files\\Amazon\\Kindle For PC\\KindleForPC.exe" failed, status c0000135
    >
    >--------------------
    >
    >
    >and the little error window displaying "Kindle for PC is installed but
    >failed to launch."


    Hmmm. Munged install detritus? Carefully uninstall and remove all trace
    and try again?

  9. #9
    Carlos E. R. NNTP User

    Default Re: Trying to install Kindle w/ Wine

    On 2010-07-08 12:56 GMT caprus wrote:

    >
    > I searched through this forum and the Wine DB before trying, but found
    > so little real data that I decided to just try it.


    IIRC, they were talking recently in one of the mail lists about kindle
    and wine. I think the beta worked, but not the final. Have a look on
    the archive.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" GM (Minas Tirith))


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    Default Re: Trying to install Kindle w/ Wine

    Hey,

    Don't know if you've got this figured yet or not, but to use the Kindle PC application you need to enter your amazon username and password the first time you load it, this seems to be what prevents it launching properly in WINE.

    Have you had any joy with it?

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