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    Default Crossover question (kobo desktop ereader)

    Hi,

    I got a copy of crossover from Codeweavers for free using their one day
    offer, that was published in the chit chat forum here. Nice software.
    There will be support in a week or so, they said.

    Meanwhile...

    Meanwhile I'm trying to setup the kobo desktop software
    (http://www.kobosetup.com/) which is needed to upload bought books to
    the kobo ereader. I normally have to boot W7 in my laptop to do this,
    but perhaps I can do it instead in Linux with crossover. The non
    officially supported Linux version of the desktop app was abandoned
    recently when its developer was sent to another post.

    The installer runs. It wants me to plug in the ereader, which I do, but
    it doesn't see it. From
    "http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=184541" I know that I
    have to configure wine and set the floppy drive (E: on my machine) to
    /media/KOBOereader/ to recognise the KT.

    How do I that in crossover? Preferably before installation starts, so
    that the install program sees it.

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    Default Re: Crossover question (kobo desktop ereader)

    Hi,

    I got a copy of crossover from Codeweavers for free using their one day
    offer, that was published in the chit chat forum here. Nice software.
    There will be support in a week or so, they said.

    Meanwhile...

    Meanwhile I'm trying to setup the kobo desktop software
    (http://www.kobosetup.com/) which is needed to upload bought books to
    the kobo ereader. I normally have to boot W7 in my laptop to do this,
    but perhaps I can do it instead in Linux with crossover. The non
    officially supported Linux version of the desktop app was abandoned
    recently when its developer was sent to another post.

    The installer runs. It wants me to plug in the ereader, which I do, but
    it doesn't see it. From
    "http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=184541" I know that I
    have to «configure wine and set the floppy drive (E: on my machine) to
    /media/KOBOereader/ to recognise the KT».

    How do I that in crossover? Preferably before installation starts, so
    that the install program sees it.

    Hi
    Create a softlink in the dosdevices subdirectory of your bottle.

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    Default Re: Crossover question (kobo desktop ereader)

    On 2012-10-31 20:50, malcolmlewis wrote:

    > Hi
    > Create a softlink in the dosdevices subdirectory of your bottle.


    Yes, just found it in the documentation. But it does not work, the
    software does not see it. Even the bottle configuration only offers to
    browse disk C:, not the reader. I have tried A:, a:, j:... Nothing works.


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    On Wed 31 Oct 2012 08:53:03 PM CDT, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    On 2012-10-31 20:50, malcolmlewis wrote:

    > Hi
    > Create a softlink in the dosdevices subdirectory of your bottle.


    Yes, just found it in the documentation. But it does not work, the
    software does not see it. Even the bottle configuration only offers to
    browse disk C:, not the reader. I have tried A:, a:, j:... Nothing
    works.
    Hi
    If your on 12.2 remember it's not /media anymore....

    You could try the device direct, if it's looking for a USB device eg
    Code:
    ln -s /dev/usb0 USB0\:
    I use ttyS0 -> Com1 like this for my Uniden scanner.

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    Default Re: Crossover question (kobo desktop ereader)

    On 2012-10-31 22:08, malcolmlewis wrote:

    > Hi
    > If your on 12.2 remember it's not /media anymore....


    No, this is 11.4, see signature.

    > You could try the device direct, if it's looking for a USB device eg
    >
    Code:
    > ln -s /dev/usb0 USB0\:
    >
    > I use ttyS0 -> Com1 like this for my Uniden scanner.


    No, the device presents itself to the computer as a normal usb flash
    disk, it mounts perfectly in Linux. And the articles I have read say
    that they make it work with Wine creating the A: device. But it doesn't
    work for me with crossover, there must be something else that I do not know.

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    Default Re: Crossover question (kobo desktop ereader)

    On Wed 31 Oct 2012 11:23:01 PM CDT, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    On 2012-10-31 22:08, malcolmlewis wrote:

    > Hi
    > If your on 12.2 remember it's not /media anymore....


    No, this is 11.4, see signature.

    > You could try the device direct, if it's looking for a USB device eg
    >
    Code:
    > ln -s /dev/usb0 USB0\:
    >
    > I use ttyS0 -> Com1 like this for my Uniden scanner.


    No, the device presents itself to the computer as a normal usb flash
    disk, it mounts perfectly in Linux. And the articles I have read say
    that they make it work with Wine creating the A: device. But it doesn't
    work for me with crossover, there must be something else that I do not
    know.

    Hi
    Ahh, it should be a lower case a: or try a z: or try the
    crossover configuration tool for the bottle

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    Default Re: Crossover question (kobo desktop ereader)

    On 2012-11-01 00:23, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    There are detailed instructions here:
    [CODE]
    > http://lhsi-blog.blogspot.com.es/2011/12/setting-up-kobo-using-linux-ubuntu.html

    [CODE]

    But no difference. :-/

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    Default Re: Crossover question (kobo desktop ereader)

    On 2012-11-01 01:06, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    > But no difference. :-/


    Got it!

    A comment on that blog said that it had to be a drive letter above C:
    and defined as floppy. A: will not work.

    It may be that I have to do this every time I start it.

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    Default Re: Crossover question (kobo desktop ereader)

    On 2012-11-01 01:13, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > On 2012-11-01 01:06, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    >
    >> But no difference. :-/

    >
    > Got it!


    Well, not quite. The application runs alright, but fails to sync. No
    use. :-(

    Still need Windows :-(

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    Default Re: Crossover question (kobo desktop ereader)

    if it were me I'd ditch the kobo software and use Calibre.
    It's excellent software and has full support for Kobo ereaders - even has the ability to purchase from the Kobo store.
    Don't use the version in the Opensuse repo though as it is pretty old and has some problems with KDE 4.9
    Download the binary installer from the Calibre website.

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