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    Adobe Air

    I have tried to follow a couple of threads dealing with Adobe Air in the general section of this forum, but it got far too technical for me!

    I am using Precise Pangolin, and find it great for everything now except Adobe Air. I run Evolution as my email client and Chrome as my browser.

    I use a greeting card programme (Jackie Lawson) and for the last 3 years have also used their advent calender (which uses Adobe Air) at Christmas time. That organisation have now introduced a facility (also using Adobe Air) to enable users to send greeting cards direct from the desktop via a 'widget'.

    When I tried to download the widget, the process stalled and on investigation it seems that the widget is attempting to install the latest version of Adobe Air.

    The Adobe website says that Adobe is no longer supporting Adobe Air for Linux, but that a version is being developed within the Linux community.

    Can anyone offer any advice or help please, as I really don't want to lose my greeting card and advent calender facility.

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    Re: Adobe Air

    I use Air on Precise, 64-bit.

    IF you are using 32-bit, it should be pretty straightforward to install:

    1) Get the installer:
    $ wget http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/lin...RInstaller.bin

    2) Make executable:
    $ chmod ugo+x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

    3) Run the installer:
    $ sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

    IF you have 64-bit, you probably need to run this before executing the above:
    $ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-gtk

    IF you are on 64-bit and you get problems with an error about Gnome keyring, run these and try once again:
    $ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0 /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0
    $ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0.2.0 /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0.2.0

    I use Air for one application only, Balsamiq. These notes are from the last time I switched computer, last month.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Adobe Air

    Quote Originally Posted by m3topaz View Post
    I use Air on Precise, 64-bit.
    IF you are using 32-bit, it should be pretty straightforward to install:
    1) Get the installer:
    $ wget http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/lin...RInstaller.bin
    2) Make executable:
    $ chmod ugo+x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
    Good luck!
    Thanks for that, m3topaz!
    Did as you suggested and re point (1) 'Get the Installer'; I have checked and can see the file in my Downloads folder
    Then I ran the command as per your point (2), i.e. 'Make executable', and I got the following:
    myusername@ubuntu:~$ chmod ugo+x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
    chmod: cannot access `AdobeAIRInstaller.bin': No such file or directory


    Any suggestions?
    Harfin

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    Re: Adobe Air

    Try:

    Code:
    sudo chmod ugo+x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
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    Re: Adobe Air

    Quote Originally Posted by d4m1r View Post
    Try:

    Code:
    sudo chmod ugo+x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
    I got the installer and and got the error message about Keyring, so I ran the other two commands,

    $ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0 /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0
    $ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0.2.0 /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0.2.0
    rebooted and still got the same error message again about the Keyring, and KDE.
    I am running Unbutu 12.04 64 bit.

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    Re: Adobe Air

    Tried as suggested, i.e.:

    username@ubuntu:~$ sudo chmod ugo+x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
    [sudo] password for username: (mypassword)
    chmod: cannot access `AdobeAIRInstaller.bin': No such file or directory


    I am running 32bit by the way.

    The downloaded file is in my downloads folder; should I move it to somewhere else?

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    Last edited by harfin; July 15th, 2012 at 08:42 PM. Reason: added bit more

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    Re: Adobe Air

    Ooops - sorry about the lack of 'sudo' in step 2...

    It looks like you aren't in your 'Downloads' folder. From the terminal, go there with:
    $ cd ~/Downloads

    See that the installer is there:
    $ ls
    This should have a file listing which includes the installer by name.
    Then go back to step 2 (with sudo!) and continue.

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    Re: Adobe Air

    Quote Originally Posted by m3topaz View Post
    Ooops - sorry about the lack of 'sudo' in step 2...
    It looks like you aren't in your 'Downloads' folder. From the terminal, go there with:
    $ cd ~/Downloads
    See that the installer is there:
    $ ls
    This should have a file listing which includes the installer by name.
    Then go back to step 2 (with sudo!) and continue.
    Well I progressed a lot further! Thanks for that
    However (isn't there always one!), when the Adobe Air installer is installing, it comes back with an error message, namely:
    Adobe AIR could not be installed. Install either Gnome Keyring or KDE KWallet before installing Adobe AIR.

    I saw that an earlier entry on this thread referred to this error, but in that case the user had the 64bit system, and I have the 32bit system.

    Do I run the commands that you recommended for the 64 bit system, even if I don't have the 64bit version?

    Harfin
    Last edited by harfin; July 17th, 2012 at 11:38 AM. Reason: clarification

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    Re: Adobe Air

    I am on Ubuntu 12.04 x64, I used this instructions and had no problems at all:
    http://jeffhendricks.net/?p=68

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    Re: Adobe Air

    Quote Originally Posted by crash76 View Post
    I am on Ubuntu 12.04 x64, I used this instructions and had no problems at all:
    http://jeffhendricks.net/?p=68
    The issue is not whether the instructions work for the 64 bit set up or not.

    I have the 32 bit set up.

    My question is should I should use the 64bit extra instructions, even if I don't have the 64 bit set up.

    The extra instructions given were:

    IF you are on 64-bit and you get problems with an error about Gnome keyring, run these and try once again:
    $ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0 /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0
    $ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0.2.0 /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0.2.0

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