Install Adobe Air For Linux In Ubuntu Intrepid

Adobe Air for Linux is finally out of beta. With this latest version, you will now be able to install Air applications that previously don’t work in Linux. It put Linux users on level ground with Mac and Windows and you won’t see anymore Air apps that are only Mac or Windows compatible. In addition, this Adobe Air for Linux is compatible with Flash 10, which means you can install the Adobe Air app right from the website, rather than download the installer to your system and use the Air application installer to install. The support for Flash 10 also marks a great step forward as it now allows Linux users to access to media intensive applications and apps that use digital rights management (DRM).

Installing Adobe Air for Linux in Ubuntu Intrepid

If you have previously installed the beta version of Adobe Air for Linux, all the AIR applications that you have installed will break and become non-functional with this latest version. Before you install this newest version, make sure you remove all instances of Adobe Air (and application) in your system.

In your terminal,

sudo apt-get autoremove adobeair1.0

Download the installer – AdobeAIRInstall.bin to your home folder.

Right-click the file and select Properties. Go to the Permissions tab and check “Allow executing files as program”. Click Close.

Adobe Air for Linux file permission

In your terminal,

sudo ~/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

You will see the installer window. Follow the instructions to install Adobe Air.


Once you have finished the installation, you will be able to install your favorite Air application.

In case you have not update your Flash player to Flash 10, here’s what you need to do:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

That’s it!


Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.

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