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Adobe Digital Editions 4.0

check version of wine (>= 1.7.33)
wine --version
check winetricks version (>= 20141125)
winetricks -V
install winetricks if required
sudo cp -f winetricks /usr/bin
sudo chmod 555 /usr/bin/winetricks
install WINEPREFIX + 32bit-environment
export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32a or similar, e.g. ~/.wine32b
check if you can open a GUI-window
WINEARCH=win32 winecfg
install cabextract
sudo dnf install cabextract
install corefonts
winetricks -q corefonts dotnet40
download + install ADE-4.xx (actual version?) in your browser: from
wine ~/Downloads/ADE_4.0_Installer.exe
start wine
wine "/home/z930/.wine32a/drive_c/Program Files/Adobe/Adobe Digital Editions 4.0/DigitalEditions.exe"

DRM tools

Installation - Linux Systems Only

Instructions for installing Wine, Kindle for PC, Adobe Digital Editions, Python and PyCrypto

  1. First download the software you’re going to to have to install. a. Kindle for PC from b. Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.x from (Adobe Digital Editions 2.x doesn’t work with Wine.) c. ActivePython 2.7.X for Windows (x86) from d. PyCrypto 2.1 for 32bit Windows and Python 2.7 from (PyCrypto downloads as a zip file. You will need to unzip it.)
  2. Install Wine for 32-bit x86. (e.g. on Ubuntu, Open the Ubuntu Software Center, search for Wine, and install “Wine Windows Program Loader”.)
  3. Run “Configure Wine”, which will set up the default ‘wineprefix’
  4. Run winetricks, select the default wineprefix and install component vcrun2008
  5. Run the mis-named “Uninstall Wine Software”, which also allows installation of software.
  6. Install Kindle for PC. Accept all defaults and register with your Amazon Account.
  7. Install Adobe Digital Editions. Accept all defaults and register with your Adobe ID.
  8. Install ActiveState Python 2.7.x. Accept all defaults.
  9. Install PyCrypto 2.1. Accept all defaults.

Instructions for getting Kindle for PC and Adobe Digital Editions default decryption keys

If everything has been installed in wine as above, the keys will be retrieve automatically.

If you have a more complex wine installation, you may enter the appropriate WINEPREFIX in the configuration dialogs for Kindle for PC and Adobe Digital Editions. You can also test that you have entered the WINEPREFIX correctly by trying to add the default keys to the preferences by clicking on the green plus button in the configuration dialogs.

Retrieve Adobe key file

install python
wine msiexec /i ~/Downloads/ActivePython-
install pycrypto
wine ~/Downloads/pycrypto-2.6.win32-py2.7.exe

download and copy script

cp adobekey.pyw "/home/z930/.wine32a/drive_c/Program Files/Adobe/adobekey.pyw"
wine python "/home/z930/.wine32a/drive_c/Program Files/Adobe/adobekey.pyw" 
cp "/home/z930/.wine32a/drive_c/Program Files/Adobe/adobekey_1.der" adobekey_1.der


12 July 2015