Last Updated on May 25, 2019 by admin

Summarizing all I learned in one place….

I use the KDE window manager on Linux mainly because it’s been the de facto standard for the semiconductor industry since the Dark Ages, and I don’t want to burn the time switching to GNOME right now. TweetDeck seems to be GNOME-centric, BTW.

On Fedora Core 8, 32-bit Linux, with KDE:

  1. You need these RPMs installed on your machine: adobeair1.0-1.5.1-8210, adobe-certs-1.0-8210, flash-plugin-10.0.22.87-release. You can get the AIR package at http://get.adobe.com/air/ and the Flash 10 RPM at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/. The adobe certs RPM should be available through the Yum channel, if it’s not already installed on your system.
  2. Download and install the TweetDeck AIR file: http://www.tweetdeck.com/beta/TweetDeck_0_25.air – this will want to be installed under /opt, so you will need to be root or do a sudo.
  3. At this point, there should be a TweetDeck shortcut on your desktop. Starting that should give you a blank TweetDeck screen, with no functional buttons except for Logoff. So do a Logoff.
  4. Do an Alt-F2, and type in kwalletmanager. Go into Configure and check the Enable the KDE wallet subsystem button. Then restart TweetDeck, and you should now get a login prompt. If you reboot your machine, you will probably have to restart kwallet manually, unless you play games with the services stuff.

Other sources of information:

http://blogs.adobe.com/air/2008/12/tips_on_resolving_application.html#unable

http://peter.upfold.org.uk/blog/2009/03/01/fix-blank-window-problem-in-tweetdeck-on-kde/

I understand there may be TweetDeck issues on 64 bit Linux (i.e. uname -m comes back with *_64), but I won’t be able to help much here.

Finally, thanks to zorder, an Adobe AIR Engineer, who saw my tweets and checked in to make sure I was up and running.