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Thread: Adobe AIR on 13.1

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    Angry Adobe AIR on 13.1

    Hi guys, I wonder if any of you have any experience running applications which use Adobe Air? I have searched about, and installed/uninstalled using various 'methods' including advice from Adobe's own useless website, openSuse SDB, and other blogs. I have also, of course, installed it via the repo. No matter how I install, when I try to install an app afterwards, AIR accepts the instruction to install it, ask me for a directory (default is /opt), and then gives a screen with the new app's title and it just stops there. I have tried different apps, to eliminate the possibility that it is the new app causing the problems.
    Just by chance, I happened to have a test install of Mint16 lying about, I tried it on there and the install went flawlessly. I am aware that Adobe no longer 'supports' AIR for linux. I must confess that I loathe Adobe (far more than I do Microsoft!)

    Doubly frustrating, is that I cannot find any way of finding where the problems lie, If I launch the Adobe app installer from CLI, no info is given, aside from a GTKwarning:
    Code:
    linux-wfk4:~ # Adobe\ AIR\ Application\ Installer
    (The spaces in the command, I think show just how committed Adobe are to helping linux users)

    Code:
    (Adobe AIR Application Installer:11454): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "adwaita",

    I have tried as root and as normal user.

    It launches a file manager screen, for me to choose the .air app I want:


    Then a brief 'preparing to install' GUI..
    Then an install confirmation screen..



    Then a confirm directory screen (I have tried install to directories other than the default, suggested /opt
    Then it hangs, like this:


    No info or error message is shown in the terminal.


    Here are some of the sites I have consulted...
    https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:AdobeAir_installation
    http://blog.deadend.at/2013/04/get-a...opensuse-12-3/
    http://forums.adobe.com/message/6092507#6092507
    http://helpx.adobe.com/air/kb/install-air-2-64-bit.html

    These sites advise the installation of various libraries etc and linking them to various places. How can I tell what it is that AIR is lacking? Does it log errors anywhere? Is there a debug mode or command options that I have somehow missed?

    Tumbleweed/KDE/Ati Radeon R9 270/AMD FX-6300/8Gb DDR3

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    Default Re: Adobe AIR on 13.1

    Just a cheeky bump, if anyone HAS used air with success OR failure, could you please notify me here... Thanks!

    Tumbleweed/KDE/Ati Radeon R9 270/AMD FX-6300/8Gb DDR3

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    Default Re: Adobe AIR on 13.1

    On 02/25/2014 05:26 AM, wakou wrote:
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    > Just a cheeky bump, if anyone HAS used air with success OR failure,
    > could you please notify me here... Thanks!
    >
    >


    I ran it in WINE, worked fine but I only tried it with one application
    (minerva) so not sure how it will go for you.

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    Thanks Alan, I have it running in WINE, and working OK but it seems to be something of a resource hog. I was hoping it would work better when running natively in linux. As I say, it works fine on a Mint16 install.

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    Hmm. So I am the only one who needs this accursed Adobe Bloatware bugfest on my machine. It is strange that Mint runs it with no complaint, and openSuse hangs.

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    Default Re: Adobe AIR on 13.1

    hmm


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    Default Re: Adobe AIR on 13.1

    try install package libXt6-32bit

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    Default Re: Adobe AIR on 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by mitdac View Post
    try install package libXt6-32bit
    WooHoo! Something worked, and your tip was the last thing I did, so TY TY TY!

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    Default Re: Adobe AIR on 13.1

    So, to recap. It can work. It is, like all Adobe stuff an immense PITA, but it can be done. Thanks again to "mitdac", I would never in one (or two) million years have found out why to install that paricular lib. I intend to install a fresh copy of 13.1 in a VM and see if I can get it working from scratch, as my current install has had so many attempts over the last six months or so that I do not know what I did, and what is or is not needed. My apologies to mitdac for not thanking you sooner, I did not get notification of your post from this forum... I was doing a google search for this problem and came upon my own thread, and only then noticed your post.

    Tumbleweed/KDE/Ati Radeon R9 270/AMD FX-6300/8Gb DDR3

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    Default Re: Adobe AIR on 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by mitdac View Post
    try install package libXt6-32bit
    In 13.2 it does not work.
    Adobe aIr installation ask to install kwallet o gnome keyring in order to continue...... I have both installed

    regards

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