Install TweetDeck On Ubuntu Linux

Finally, I got my ubuntu desktop edition cds, I was much more excited to install the latest version of ubuntu linux. But after installing ubuntu on my hp tx1000 laptop I ran into many problems like with wireless, audio, graphics.


One of the major problem was for me was to find the daliy used applications like twitter clients, blogging clients for wordpress and some other applications like filezilla etc which finally gets installed through synaptic package manager.

I will start posting about what ever the ubuntu problems I faced on and off with windows tips and tricks, this one is first about how to install tweetdeck on ubuntu

Update: Some time back when I had written this tutorial adobe air for linux was not released, it was the alpha version of adobe air linux available at that time. But now you will need to run latest version of adobe air linux to run tweetdeck on your ubuntu. I have updated steps to install ubuntu accordingly in the prodecure given below.

As we all know tweetdeck is an adobe air application so you will need to first install adobe air runtime on ubuntu

Installing Adobe Air On Ubuntu

1. Download Adobe Air for Linux from the url given below


You can get the final version at  It will be called AdobeAIRInstaller.bin.

Note: Then follow the instructions as above substituting the correct filename.

2. After Downloading place the file named adobeair_linux_al_033108.bin in a any newly created folder by you.

3. Right click on the file adobeair_linux_al_033108.bin and select properties, now click the permissions tab and check the box which says Allow executing file as program.

4. Copy the file adobeair_linux_al_033108.bin in home folder in ubuntu.

5. now, open terminal and type the following command

chmod +x adobeair_linux_a1_033108.bin

type this command now to run it to get installed

sudo ./adobeair_linux_a1_033108.bin

6. This will install adobe air on your ubuntu linux, now you can downlaod any adobe air applications including tweetdeck.

Installing TweetDeck On Ubuntu

After Installation of Adobe Air, downlaod tweetdeck from the url below, double click to install it


Download latest Version of tweetdeck from

Thanks Taylor :) for pointing out


  1. says

    Congratulation buddy!
    This is your first post on ubuntu.
    But for reader’s interest, i would request you to please write a post telling how they can install ubuntu on their windows machine without hurting windows. this will help them try and appreciate ubuntu.
    Good luck, i hope to see more such useful posts.

  2. AuDrago says

    You mentioned that you had to solve a problem regarding getting your Broadcom wireless to work with the Ubuntu dual boot. I’m having the same problem. How did you solve it?

  3. says

    @AuDrago – I have posted about the same on how did i solved the wireless to work on broadcom network adapter in ubuntu, see the url below

  4. @williamknapp says

    trying to install tweetdeck on ubuntu 8.04. the adobe air install went perfectly. when I try to install tweetdeck, I get the following error:
    The application could not be installed because the AIR file is damaged. Try obtaining a new AIR file from the application author.

    any thoughts?

  5. says

    Thanks a lot.

    As a relatively noob to Linux, I must tell that helped me a lot.

    Still gotta learn how this stuff works, but it feels great to try installing something and succeeding.

  6. Fishbowl says

    Hello, I started today to see if Ubuntu is something for me. I installed it to run next to windows so i can go back If i don’t like this.

    On the tweetdeck part; i followed the tutorial (all new stuff to me..terminal etc..) After typing all the required i got the following message:

    This application requires a version of the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) which is no longer supported. Please contact the application author for an updated version .

    Please… What to do..???

  7. Taylor Burton-Edwards says

    You can get the final version at It will be called AdobeAIRInstaller.bin. Then follow the instructions as above substituting the correct filename.

    Also, I found that I could not copy the file directly into the home file, but rather into my Username file inside the home file.

    But after all of that, it did work. And I am quite pleased to have Tweetdeck on Ubuntu.


    Taylor Burton-Edwards

  8. SnowFoxCreations says

    I second what Taylor said: at present, you must download the current version of AIR from here- in order for the process to work. After doing this, I had no problems.

    Thank you for the tutorial! I was having problems with the installation until now. Big help!

  9. Tristan says

    Hey, nice tutorial. I like browsing ubuntu tuts around the internet.

    However, I will say that the only flaw I see in your steps is that step 3 makes step 5 redundant. You can either make it executable as you said in step 3 or just do it via CLI using chmod +x.

    And the links are outdated now, but it happens.

    Other than that. Awesome job!

  10. Chris says

    Great tutorial!
    I found the latest version of the TweetDeck .air file through their support page. It’s

  11. says

    Hi Rohit can u help me install Tweet Deck on fedora 10? I tried your tip as on this page but to no avail :(

    I m fed up with installing this here, help if u can as I m a tweet addict.

  12. Traya says

    does it work in 9.10?

    because i got this message :
    “chmod +x adobeair_linux_a1_033108.bin”

  13. cant do step 6 says

    Download & Installed AdobeAIRInstaller.bin with no problems. Downloaded TweetDeck_0_34.3.air but nothing happens when trying to install it on Jaunty 9.04. What am I missing?

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