Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is there a quick simple way of installing FBReader? Also, how do I fix the filetype not being recognized (mime TYPES?)

I want to set FB Reader as the default Open for mobi ebooks, but it's not recognized

share|improve this question

Install FBReader:

sudo apt-get install fbreader

Associate with .mobi format:

xdg-mime default /usr/share/applications/FBReader.desktop application/x-mobipocket-ebook

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.