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Old 08-21-2008, 10:53 AM   #1
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dnl reader for linux


I have a digital book in .dnl format. Is there a linux application that can read these sorts of files?
 
Old 08-21-2008, 12:50 PM   #2
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http://dnl-reader.en.softonic.com/
This might help you
 
Old 08-22-2008, 07:41 AM   #3
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I have already tried that...it is only for windows
 
Old 08-22-2008, 07:50 AM   #4
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http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&r...ux&btnG=Search

Look at the second link---talks about running the dnl reader using WINE.

GIYF
 
Old 08-22-2008, 07:52 AM   #5
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Well...I did finally get this working with Wine.

After installing, you need to run the dbplugin.exe file in your fake windows directory that pass the location and name of the dnl file.

./wine/drive_c/windows/dbplugin.exe PATH_TO_DNL_FILE
 
Old 08-22-2008, 07:56 AM   #6
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Well...I did finally get this working with Wine.
And in only two minutes after my post........
Seriously, glad to hear we had a happy ending....
 
Old 03-29-2009, 03:03 AM   #7
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Well...I did finally get this working with Wine.

After installing, you need to run the dbplugin.exe file in your fake windows directory that pass the location and name of the dnl file.

./wine/drive_c/windows/dbplugin.exe PATH_TO_DNL_FILE
Sorry to bring up an old thread, been trying to get this to work for about 6 hours now. I have an eee pc with xandros and not much of an idea how to use linux. I managed to install WINE but haven been able to get a .dnl file open. I think I installed the reader, I can see the dbplugin.exe in windows folder when I go into terminal and do winecfg - add application.

From here I need help with specific instructions. When I type what you have above I get :

bash: ./wine/drive_c/windows/dbplugin.exe: No such file or directory

So I must be missing something. Argh why did I let my husband convince me this would be easy to use?

Last edited by Noituudenaika; 03-29-2009 at 03:09 AM.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 03:25 AM   #8
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bash: ./wine/drive_c/windows/dbplugin.exe: No such file or directory
make sure the path to dbplugin.exe is correct.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 08:10 AM   #9
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FIRST
NOTE: I typed the command incorrectly. It should read
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~/.wine/drive_c/windows/dbplugin.exe PATH_TO_DNL_FILE
--> See how the "." has changed....whoops
First try with this change. If it sill does not work try the steps below.


1. Ensure you have installed wine
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cd ~
ls -a
Do you see a .wine directory? If so you have wine installed so you can go to step 2, otherwise you will need to install wine.

2. Download the DNL Viewer from: http://dnl-reader.en.softonic.com/
Save this somewhere on you drive.

Type

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wine LOCATION_OF_FILE
For example: wine /home/jack/Documents/dnlsetup.exe

This should install the viewer

3. Now you are ready to execute the viewer with your dnl file.

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~/.wine/drive_c/windows/dbplugin.exe PATH_TO_DNL_FILE
PATH_TO_DNL_FILE should be a valid path.
For example:
~/.wine/drive_c/windows/dbplugin.exe /home/jack/mybook.dnl


Finally: You husband sounds like a wise man!

Good luck

Last edited by jax8; 03-29-2009 at 08:19 AM.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 05:28 PM   #10
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Thank you for your reply so quickly, I will try again when I get home.
 
Old 03-30-2009, 06:57 AM   #11
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Hmm it appears I have done something else wrong as I keep getting
: cannot execute binary file

I have wine installed and tried your suggestions thanks anyway.
 
Old 03-30-2009, 10:16 AM   #12
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Try

wine ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/dbplugin.exe PATH_TO_DNL_FILE
 
Old 04-06-2009, 06:16 PM   #13
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Been trying for another week to get the file to open to no avail. I have tried everything posted here, I have wine installed and can open the DNL viewer but when I click the .dnl file it just asks me what to open it with.

Is there something I need to type there specifically to get it to open? I have tried everything I can think of. Too bad the dnl reader doesn't have an "Open File" function or this would be easy.

Cheers
 
Old 04-10-2009, 05:31 AM   #14
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If you run the command like this:

wine ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/dbplugin.exe PATH_TO_DNL_FILE

For example

wine ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/dbplugin.exe /home/jack/Document/myfile.dnl

This should not ask you for the location of the file because you have already specified the file to open.
 
  


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