How To Install Adobe Flash Player, Acrobat Reader and Adobe Air On Ubuntu 12.04

Here is a guide to install some Adobe Flash Player, Acrobat Reader and Adobe Air on Ubuntu 12.04. I was looking for a way to install Adobe Air on Ubuntu 12.04, Adobe Air doesn’t support Ubuntu anymore but i found a way to install it… and some extras 🙂



To install all the above you first need to enable Canonical Partner Repository, open your teminal window (press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy+paste the following line:

sudo apt-add-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"

When the repository is enabled you can install the Adobe Flash Player and Acrobat Reader using the following command line:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer acroread


to download Adobe Air executable use the following command line:

wget http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/lin/download/latest/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

Before installing Adobe Air you need to change the permission on the file and make it executable using the following command line:

sudo chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin


To install Adobe Air use the following command line:

sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

When Adobe Air is installed you can close the terminal window.

If you run into problems with adobe Air about missing gnome-keyring or KDE Wallet, run the commands below to fix it, then re-run the air installer.

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0 /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0.2.0 /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0.2.0


For 64-bit systems, run copy and past the commands below

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0 /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0.2.0 /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0.2.0



Source: Liberian Geek.

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