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 ====== Toronto Library eBooks using Adobe Digital Editions ====== ====== Toronto Library eBooks using Adobe Digital Editions ======
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 <​note>​These instructions are actually for Mint 17 Xfce -- but hopefully they are written in a generic enough manner to work with any Ubuntu 14.04LTS based Linux Distribution.</​note>​ <​note>​These instructions are actually for Mint 17 Xfce -- but hopefully they are written in a generic enough manner to work with any Ubuntu 14.04LTS based Linux Distribution.</​note>​
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 +===== Document Context =====
 +This Document contains my **summary notes** for how to use Wine to install the Windows version of Adobe Digital Editions -- to be able to borrow & read eBooks from the Toronto Public Library.
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 +Adobe Digital Editions is used to access **only Printed type eBooks**. For Audio eBooks, the Windows OverDrive application (which is different from the Windows 8 OverDrive application) would need to be installed -- again using Wine to do that on Linux PCs.
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 +Since other Public Library Systems use Adobe Digital Editions to permit borrowing eBooks on-line, hopefully this document will be of use to a far greater audience, than just Toronto Ontario.
  
 ===== Needed Account Information ===== ===== Needed Account Information =====
  
-  * To use eBooks from the Toronto Public Library, you need to have a valid/​active Toronto Library card-- and you need to know your 4 digit PIN#. If you don't have either of those, then please contact the Toronto Public Library.+  * To borrow ​eBooks from the Toronto Public Library, you need to have a valid/​active Toronto Library card-- and you need to know your 4 digit PIN#. If you don't have either of those, then [[http://​www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/​books-video-music/​downloads-ebooks/​ebooks-faq.jsp|please contact the Toronto Public Library]].
  
   * To use Adobe Digital Editions to read a DRM (Digital Rights Management) eBook will require having and using an account with adobe.com (your Adobe ID).To sign up for one use the following link:\\ www.adobe.com/​ca/​account/​sign-in.adobedotcom.html   * To use Adobe Digital Editions to read a DRM (Digital Rights Management) eBook will require having and using an account with adobe.com (your Adobe ID).To sign up for one use the following link:\\ www.adobe.com/​ca/​account/​sign-in.adobedotcom.html
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 ===== Install Needed Wine Packages ===== ===== Install Needed Wine Packages =====
 <note important>​ <note important>​
-If a Linux PC is using Nvidia video -- and that is using the nvidia 331 video driver -- then just installing wine will **uninstall** your video driver. To install Wine **and leave the Nvidia ​drive installed**,​ use the following alternate instructions:<​code>​+If a Linux PC is using Nvidia video -- and that is using the nvidia 331 video driver -- then just installing wine will **uninstall** your video driver. To install Wine **and leave the Nvidia ​driver ​installed**,​ use the following alternate instructions: ​(Run the following commands-- 1 at a time -- in a Terminal window)<​code>​
 sudo apt-get install nvidia-cuda-toolkit sudo apt-get install nvidia-cuda-toolkit
 sudo apt-get install ocl-icd-opencl-dev sudo apt-get install ocl-icd-opencl-dev
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 </​note>​ </​note>​
   * Using the Mint **Software Manager** or the **Ubuntu Software Centre** do the following:   * Using the Mint **Software Manager** or the **Ubuntu Software Centre** do the following:
-    ​* **Install** ''​wine''​ ← (see the above note) +    * **Install** ''​wine''​ ← (see the above note) 
-    ​* **Install** ''​winetricks''​ +    * **Install** ''​winetricks''​ 
-    ​* **Install** ''​wine-mono0.0.8''​ ← Search for "​mono"​+    * **Install** ''​wine-mono0.0.8''​ ← Search for "​mono" ​... (see the below note) 
 +<note warning>"​The **Mono** package should always be **removed before installing native .NET**. This can be done with the following command-line:"​ (in a Terminal Window)<​code>​ 
 +wine uninstaller --remove '​{E45D8920-A758-4088-B6C6-31DBB276992E}'​ 
 +</​code>​ 
 +**Do not** install ''​wine-mono0.0.8''​ if .Net is already installed in Wine on your system! (ADE 1.7.2 needs .NET 3.5sp1)\\ <​sub>​**Source:​** [[http://​wiki.winehq.org/​Mono|WineHQ Wiki -- Mono]]</​sub>​ 
 +</​note>​
  
 ===== Download ADE 1.7.2 ===== ===== Download ADE 1.7.2 =====
-  * Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.2 is an older version, but that is still the version that works best with Linux PCs. (Newer versions can be very problimatic ​to get installed and working using Wine.)+  * Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.2 is an older version, but that is still **the version that works best with Linux PCs**. (Newer versions can be **very** difficult ​to get installed and working ​correctly ​using Wine.)
  
   * The "​Official"​ download link for the needed install file is:\\ http://​download.macromedia.com/​pub/​developer/​digitalpublishing/​digitaleditions_172.exe   * The "​Official"​ download link for the needed install file is:\\ http://​download.macromedia.com/​pub/​developer/​digitalpublishing/​digitaleditions_172.exe
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       * Select the "​**''​OK''​**"​ button       * Select the "​**''​OK''​**"​ button
  
-===== Toronto Public Library eBooks =====+===== Borrow & Read Toronto Public Library eBooks =====
   * To access the Toronto Library eBooks, go to:\\ http://​toronto.lib.overdrive.com/​   * To access the Toronto Library eBooks, go to:\\ http://​toronto.lib.overdrive.com/​
     * On the Top Right of that page, select the "Sign In" link     * On the Top Right of that page, select the "Sign In" link
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   * Move the Downloaded .acsm file from **Downloads** to the folder you configured as **Drive E:** (in Wine)   * Move the Downloaded .acsm file from **Downloads** to the folder you configured as **Drive E:** (in Wine)
   * Double-click on the .acsm file, to add that eBook to your Adobe Digital Editions ebook reader   * Double-click on the .acsm file, to add that eBook to your Adobe Digital Editions ebook reader
-<note tip>The .acsm file just permits downloading the actual ebook into Adobe Digital Editions. So your PC **must** be connected to the Internet while loading any new ebook into Adobe Digital Editions.\\ \\ Then Adobe Digital Editions can "just be opened",​ to access that already loaded ebook from within your (ADELibrary.</​note>​+<note tip>The .acsm file just** permits downloading the actual ebook by Adobe Digital Editions**. So your PC **must** be connected to the Internet while loading any new ebook into Adobe Digital Editions.\\ \\ Then Adobe Digital Editions can "just be opened",​ to access that already loaded ebook from within your ADE Library.</​note>​
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