Installing Adobe AIR in Fedora 15 (Lovelock)

June 6, 2011

Update 15 Nov 2011

Please note that Adobe has decided not to support Adobe Air for Linux any more. The installation instructions below is no longer applicable. You could still install the last version of Adobe Air for Linux (version 2.6) from Adobe Archive. Although this version of Adobe works well with most Air apps, please note that you will not be getting any security updates. 

Please check my post Install Adobe Air on Fedora 16 for the installation instructions.

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You need to install Adobe AIR (64-bit) in order to run some Tweeter applications such as TweetDeck and Twhirl. The following is a step by step instructions to install Adobe AIR in Fedora 15 (64-bit):

Configuring Adobe Yum Repository File

  • Please note that you can skip this section if you have already done this part when installing other Adobe products such as Adobe Flash Player. Please continue if you have never configured Adobe repository file for Linux.
  • Download the rpm file yum configuration from http://get.adobe.com/air/ and select “YUM for Linux”.
  • Save the rpm file “adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm” and close your browser.
  • Use the following command, to install Adobe Flash Player:
$sudo rpm -vhi adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
$sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
  • The above command setup the Adobe repository so that you could use yum to download the latest Adobe AIR from Adobe repository.
  • To verify the setup of the repository data make sure that the file /etc/yum.repos.d/adobe-linux-i386.repo is available

Install 32-bit and 64-bit Libraries

  • Before you install Adobe AIR, you need to ensure that all the necessary libraries (32-bit and 64-bit) are properly installed in the system. The command is (single line):
$sudo yum install -y ld-linux.so.2 gtk2-devel.i686 libdbus-glib-1.so.2
libhal.so.1 rpm-devel.i686 libXt.so.6 gnome-keyring-devel.i686
libDCOP.so.4 libxml2-devel.i686 nss-devel.i686 libxslt.i686
xterm rpm-build

Installing Adobe AIR

  • After you have ensure that all the necessary libraries are downloaded and installed, you can proceed to install Adobe AIR using the command:
$sudo yum install -y adobeair

Automation

I have included a simple script for installing Adobe AIR. You can download the script here. Please read the note before running the script.

You also need to give execution permission to the script using the command

$sudo chmod +x <script name>

To run the script use the command:

$sudo ./<script name>

(Update) Additional Problem Running TweetDeck

After installing Adobe AIR, I could install Twhirl and TweetDeck on my system. However, I encountered additional problem when using Tweetdeck. It produce the following error:

Sorry, Adobe AIR has a problem running on this computer.
TweetDeck is having trouble storing your passwords securely..... etc

Following the instructions from Adobe does not help either. The solution is you need to install the following 32-bit library before running Tweetdeck:

$sudo yum install libgnome-keyring.i686

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Configuring Adobe Flash Player for Chrome in Fedora 15 (Lovelock)

June 2, 2011

Update 14 Nov 2011

Adobe has release a 64-bit version of Flash Player Plugins. The installation is straight forward and simple. Most important, there is no additional tweaking required for Google Chrome. To install the latest Adobe Flash Player check out this post Install Adobe Flash Player (64-bit) on Fedora 16

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After installing Adobe Flash Player in Fedora 15, you’ll notice that you can watch YouTube video using Firefox but it wouldn’t work on Chrome. The following is the instruction for configuring Adobe Flash Player to work with Chrome browser.

  • Install Adobe Flash Player if you haven’t done so. You can follow the instruction from Installing Adobe Flash Player in Fedora 15 (Lovelock)
  • Open Firefox browser and test the player at least ONCE from YouTube or Adobe web site.
  • Create a folder using the command:
mkdir /opt/google/chrome/plugins
  • The next step is to configure a link for the Chrome browser. For 64-bit system, use the command (single line):
ln -s /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins-wrapped/nswrapper_32_64.libflashplayer.so
/opt/google/chrome/plugins/nswrapper_32_64.libflashplayer.so
  • For 32-bit system use the following command (single line):
ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so 
/opt/google/chrome/plugins/libflashplayer.so
  • You can download a little automation script here. This script work on both 32-bit and 64-bit system.
  • You also need to give execution permission to the script using the command
    $sudo chmod +x <script name>
  • To run the script use the command:
    $sudo ./<script name>

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Installing Adobe Flash Player in Fedora 15 (Lovelock)

June 2, 2011

Update 14 Nov 2011

Adobe has release a 64-bit version of Flash Player Plugins. The installation is straight forward and simple. To install the latest Adobe Flash Player check out this post Install Adobe Flash Player (64-bit) on Fedora 16

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You need to install Adobe Flash Player to run watch embedded video from various web sites. The following is a step by step instructions to install Adobe Flash Player in Fedora 15:

Configuring Adobe Yum Repository File

  • Please note that you can skip this section if you have already done this part when installing other Adobe products such as Adobe AIR. Please continue if you have never configured Adobe repository file for Linux.
  • Download the rpm file yum configuration from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and select “YUM for Linux”.
  • Save the rpm file “adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm” and close your browser.
  • Use the following command, to install Adobe Flash Player:
$sudo rpm -vhi adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
$sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
  • The above command setup the Adobe repository so that you could use yum to download the latest Flash Player from Adobe repository.
  • To verify the setup of the repository data make sure that the file /etc/yum.repos.d/adobe-linux-i386.repo is available

Install Adobe Flash Player

  • For 64-bit Fedora, you need to install a 32-bit plugin that will work with the 64-bit browser by being “wrapped” with nspluginwrapper. The command is (single line):
$sudo yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper.x86_64
nspluginwrapper.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 libcurl.i686
  • After the installation, open up Firefox and test the Flash Player from websites such as YouTube.

Please note that although the above instructions worked for Firefox, additional steps is required for Configuring Chrome with Adobe Flash Player.

I have included a simple script for installing Adobe Flash Player. You can download the script here. Please read the note before running the script.

You also need to give execution permission to the script using the command

$sudo chmod +x <script name>

To run the script use the command:

$sudo ./<script name>

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