Installing Adobe AIR 1.5.1 For Linux On Ubuntu 9.04 (i386)

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Tue, 2009-06-30 17:46. :: Ubuntu | Desktop

Installing Adobe AIR 1.5.1 For Linux On Ubuntu 9.04 (i386)

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Author: Falko Timme <ft [at] falkotimme [dot] com>
Last edited 06/29/2009

Adobe AIR is a technology that lets you run Internet applications on the desktop. With AIR you do not need a browser to run such desktop applications. This tutorial explains how you can install Adobe AIR 1.5.1 for Linux on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop and how you can install AIR applications.

I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!

 

1 Preliminary Note

I'm using the user name falko with the home directory /home/falko here - please adjust this appropriately.

 

2 Installing Adobe AIR

Open Firefox and go to http://get.adobe.com/air/.

Click on the Download now link...

... and save the file to your hard disk (e.g. on the desktop):

Next, open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)...

... and go to the directory where you've saved the Adobe AIR installer (/home/falko/Desktop in my case):

cd /home/falko/Desktop

You can run

ls -l

to find out how the Adobe AIR installer is named (AdobeAIRInstaller.bin):

falko@falko-desktop:~/Desktop$ ls -l
total 13336
-rw-r--r-- 1 falko falko 13633748 2009-06-29 15:59 AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
falko@falko-desktop:~/Desktop$

Before we can start the installer, we must make it executable:

chmod 755 AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

Then we start the Adobe AIR installation:

./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

The Adobe AIR installation wizard starts. Accept the Adobe AIR license:

Next type in your password:

Adobe AIR is now being installed:

Click on Finish to leave the installation wizard:

Adobe AIR is now installed, so we can clean up the desktop by deleting the installer:

rm -f AdobeAIRInstaller.bin


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Submitted by Vishal Telangre (not registered) on Tue, 2010-06-01 14:50.

Got the unknown "Bus error" on my Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid lynx LTS while performing these steps...

vishal@vishal:~$ su Password: root@vishal:/home/vishal# cd /home/vishal/Downloads root@vishal:/home/vishal/Downloads# ls -l total 69088 -rwx--x--x 1 vishal vishal 12575908 2010-05-31 15:15 AdobeAIRInstaller.bin -rw-r--r-- 1 vishal vishal 458550 2010-05-29 22:15 GDM-BlueSwirl.tar.bz2 -rw-r--r-- 1 vishal vishal 4050435 2010-02-05 03:53 install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz drwxr-xr-x 2 vishal vishal 4096 2010-06-01 18:50 themes -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4050435 2010-05-30 23:32 tmp -rw-r--r-- 1 vishal vishal 1088833 2010-05-29 20:34 ubuntuone-client-1.2.1.tar.gz -rw-r--r-- 1 vishal vishal 17990 2010-05-29 20:41 ubuntuone-installation-details -rw-r--r-- 1 vishal vishal 47977162 2010-05-19 00:38 virtualbox-3.2_3.2.0-61806~Ubuntu~lucid_i386.deb -rw-r--r-- 1 vishal vishal 494272 2010-06-01 16:15 wine-doors_0.1.3_all.deb root@vishal:/home/vishal/Downloads# chmod 755 AdobeAIRInstaller.bin root@vishal:/home/vishal/Downloads# ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin Bus error root@vishal:/home/vishal/Downloads#

What you say about this, what I remain left?

Submitted by bolderiz (not registered) on Wed, 2010-06-30 21:43.
+1
Submitted by Henrik (not registered) on Tue, 2009-10-06 21:48.
Thanks for this. It was easy to understand and the best tutorial I found on installing Adobe Air. :-)