Installing Adobe AIR 1.1 For Linux Beta On Ubuntu 8.04
Author: Falko Timme
Last edited 09/26/2008
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 1.1 for Linux beta on an Ubuntu 8.04 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://labs.adobe.com/downloads/air_linux.html.
Click on the Download Adobe AIR for Linux beta 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):
You can run
to find out how the Adobe AIR installer is named (adobeair_linux_b1_091508.bin in my case).
Before we can start the installer, we must make it executable:
chmod 755 adobeair_linux_b1_091508.bin
Then we start the Adobe AIR installation:
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 adobeair_linux_b1_091508.bin