How to Install AIR & TweetDeck in Linux [Ubuntu]

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How many of you use tweetdeck and Ubuntu both? Even though the answer may be very low which includes me, its difficult to install Tweetdeck on Ubuntu. I tried installing it but was not able to do that easily. Thanks to Tweetdeck support and their help article about this topic, I was able to install Tweetdeck successfully on my Ubuntu. I am quoting here the Tweetdeck support help article which helped me install it successfully.

32bit Ubuntu Based Distros

  • Place both files on your desktop (for ease of use)
  • Open-up Terminal and type:

cd Desktop

chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

When entering the last command, it will ask you to enter your password. Once you have done that, an Adobe AIR installer wil appear – run through the guided install.

Once Adobe AIR is installed, right click the TweetDeck air file. Select open with and find the Adobe air application installer. If you cannot find it, log out of your session and then login again. The .air file should now be associated with the Adobe Installer.

Follow the guided install and you should now have TD installed on your 32bit unbuntu-based distro.

64bit Ubuntu Based Distros

First, download TweetDeck (http://bit.ly/thedeck) and then download the AIR 2 BETA http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/air2/ and place both files on your desktop.

(Download the .bin file)

  • Download and install the get-libs package
  • Open up terminal and type
sudo apt-get install lib32asound2 lib32gcc1 lib32ncurses5 lib32stdc++6 lib32z1 libc6 libc6-i386 lib32nss-mdns

sudo apt-get install lib32asound2 lib32gcc1 lib32ncurses5 lib32stdc++6 lib32z1 libc6 libc6-i386 lib32nss-mdns

sudo getlibs -l libnss3.so.1d libnssutil3.so.1d libsmime3.so.1d libssl3.so.1d libnspr4.so.0d libplc4.so.0d \  libplds4.so.0d libgnome-keyring.so libgnome-keyring.so.0 libgnome-keyring.so.0.1.1

cd Desktop

chmod +x air2_rc1_runtime_lin_051110.bin

./air2_rc1_runtime_lin_051110.bin

  • The AIR installer will now start (note the file name may have slight variances)
  • After the install process, run the following command:

sudo ldconfig

  • Log-out of your session and then log back in again.
  • Double click the TweetDeck AIR file on your desktop (should be recognised as an AIR application). If not, open with Adobe AIR application installer.

sudo apt-get install lib32asound2 lib32gcc1 lib32ncurses5 lib32stdc++6 lib32z1 libc6 libc6-i386 lib32nss-mdns

Via: [Tweetdeck Support]


A Mechanical Design Engineer by profession, but passionate about Computers, software and anything that helps to learn something new or different. Love to do things which i don't know and dive into unknown territories.

Discussion3 Comments

    • Yes you are right. Just took a look again and looks like Adobe removed the AIR version from the downloads. Can only find downloads for Windows and Mac. 🙁

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