Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Installing TweetDeck in Linux Mint 11

With my plans to try and use Twitter, I decided that I also wanted to install Tweetdeck and not just the Chrome extension of it.  I like the actual application better than the extension because my tabs are cluttered enough already.  Everyone likes companies that provide cross-platform support and a native version better, right?

So I'll give you two sets of instructions, one for 32-bit and the other for 64-bit Linux Mint.

64-Bit Linux Mint

Download and install getlibs-all.deb.  Open terminal with CTRL-ALT-T and then type these two commands:

sudo apt-get install lib32asound2 lib32gcc1 lib32ncurses5 lib32stdc++6 lib32z1 libc6 libc6-i386 lib32nss-mdns

sudo getlibs -l libnss3.so.1d libnssutil3.so.1d libsmime3.so.1d libssl3.so.1d libnspr4.so.0d libplc4.so.0d \ libplds4.so.0d libgnome-keyring.so libgnome-keyring.so.0 libgnome-keyring.so.0.1.1

Once you've done these steps, follow the 32-Bit Linux Mint instructions to finish installing TweetDeck.

32-Bit Linux Mint

Start by downloading the Adobe Air .bin file from this link and Tweetdeck from here.

Now open terminal with CTRL-ALT-T and navigate to your download folder.  In terminal type:

chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

Once that is done installing return to your Downloads folder in Nautilus.  Double-click on the TweetDeck_0_37.5.air file located in your download folder and follow the prompts and the 32-bit version will be installed in Menu -> Accessories.

EDIT: Fixed some misspelled package names and instructions.


  1. Adobe Air for Linux is apparently no longer maintained: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/06/adobe-air-for-linux-axed/
    So I switched to the Chromium Tweetdeck Plug-in already, which works well for me.

  2. Was wondering why the website install did nothing....

    Thanks for the links, installed using an older version of Air