[clug] Kindle 3 WiFi

David Schoen neerolyte at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 14:00:43 MST 2011

On 2 March 2011 09:10, Felix Karpfen <felix.karpfen at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2. Also you cannot directly transfer the html/txt/mobi files to Kindle.
> You need to convert them to PDF and then you can transfer it to Kindle.

This definitely isn't quite right. Calibre transfers incompatible file
types as MOBI, not PDF to the kindle and they mostly seem to come out
just fine (I normally use LRF or EPUB source documents). PDF would
probably work as well, but you would lose some useful data from LRF
and EPUB files.

Also I've placed regular .txt files directly on the kindle via
mounting it as a USB drive and the kindle picked up and displayed them
without issue.

I have a 3rd generation kindle.

Also for those intending to install Calibre from the Debian repos, I'd
avoid it. The one available in Ubuntu is far enough out of date to be
nearly useless compared with the version available by the binary
install method found here:


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