[clug] Kindle 3 WiFi

Felix Karpfen felix.karpfen at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 14:31:50 MST 2011

On Thu, 03 Mar 2011 19:00:47 +1100, David Schoen wrote:

> On 3 March 2011 09:04, Felix Karpfen
> <felix.karpfen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, 03 Mar 2011 08:00:43 +1100, David Schoen wrote:
>>> 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.
>> This is exactly what I had imagined - based on the Amazon reply to my
>> first query.
> After a bit of playing around I've discovered it only seems to work when
> I copy to the "documents" subdirectory under the root of the Kindle's
> file system.

Details snipped

> In short, aside from having to put the documents under <kindle
> root>/documents/* it seems to "just work" for both .txt and .mobi.

It looks as though "Amazon Support" does not extend reliably to Linux 
users; and that, if I buy a Kindle 3, I will not again be wasting my 

Thank you for checking and letting me know the outcome.

Felix Karpfen
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