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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Do an
Alt-F2, and type in
kwalletmanager. Go into
Configureand check the
Enable the KDE wallet subsystembutton. 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:
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.