Charging your Kindle with Linux

To charge your kindle, you need to connect it via usb, and the eject it. This command should work on any Kindle in any recent Linux out-of-the box. You have have to install "eject", though:

sudo eject /dev/disk/by-label/Kindle

If you don't have /dev/disk/by-label look for the first partition, e.g. /dev/sdb1 and eject that, not sdb itself.


  1. Aha! I couldn't figure out how to charge my kindle via the usb connected to my computer. Thanks!! I will bookmark this page.

  2. Thanks! Glad I could help! :)


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