Is there anyone who use Amazon Kindle for PC via Wine?

Hi all.

I have troubled with Amazon kindle via wine.
Probably after upgrading Manjaro, kindle can’t connect to the Internet with comments below.

“Unable to connect.
Please check your network setting and proxy configuration.
Network settings can be found under Tools > Options > Network”

I have no proxy server and the kindle’s setting is “no proxy.”
I tried removing ~/.wine and reinstalled kindle, but no luck.

I should ask to WineHQ, though, before that, I want to know if there’s
someone who run kindle without problems on Manjaro.

My kindle version is 1.16.0.

Thanks in advance.

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Not sure what you are trying to do but I have a kindle that runs in two modes locally:

  1. connected via a usb connector to view the folders and files on kindle and to upload/download them using a file manager (thunar in my case) to the manjaro file system;

  2. as a free-standing device connected to the internet via a wifi connection. In my case I have no wifi account so I run a program called hostap. This requires a wifi-capable card with antenna/aerial attachment - in my case RTL8192EE.

You need to run a script to start the local wifi.

Sorry for making you confused.
I mean Kindle for PC, Kindle app for Windows.
Now I changed the title “kindle” to “kindle for PC.”

Sorry, no experience of that. I assume none of the AUR kindle tools in the repository are suitable?

Thanks for your comment.
There’s a “kindleforpc,” a orphaned AUR package which I haven’t tried.
I installed Kindle for PC with “winetricks” AUR package like

$ winetricks kindle

Kindle for PC had worked fine till the latest stable update, I think.

Can’t help further, I’m afraid. Good luck with it! :slight_smile:

Thank you.

I’ve tested on newly installed Manjaro but same network problem has occurred.

The exact same thing happens to me. I downgraded Winetricks, yet the issue keeps on.

Use Calibre. I’ve used before and it does work. And I think it will also update your Kindle for you as well.

I’ve reported to WineHQ below as a bug.

I tried. No, this time doesn’t work. :frowning:

Calibre doesn’t work, or won’t update your Kindle?