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- You can get the AIR package at and the Flash 10 RPM at 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: – 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:

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.