Install Adobe Air on Linux Mint 13, 14, 15 (both 32 & 64 bit)


Adobe Air for Linux is no longer supported, but you can still install the version 2.6 on Ubuntu & Linux Mint with a little tweak.

If you’re running programs that are built on AIR, follow the below steps to install Adobe Air first.

1.) Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal window, I’ll do the job by running a few commands in terminal.

2.) Download Adobe Air 2.6 for Linux via wget command, it’s about 15MB.


3.) Install this package for 64-bit system:

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

4.) Now the important part is to create a symbolic link to your gnome keyring:

  • For 32-bit, run the below 2 commands one by one:
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/
  • For 64-bit, run this:
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/

5.) Now give executable permission to the downloaded .bin package:

chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

6.) Finally run it:


Follow the setup wizard, and done!

(Optional) To free up disk space, run below commands to remove downloaded package and the symbolic link you just created:

rm AdobeAIRInstaller.bin; sudo rm /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/


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  1. Hey thanks, but i got one problem every time i try to install wizard says that another is already other wizard runnig and then says error, can you help me?

  2. Thank you so much it works ! I was so desperate when it didn’t worked (I need it to play a game named Dofus) so I reinstalled my linux mint 16 (yes I’m kind of radical) and followed your steps and it just worked perfecty.
    Thank you again !

  3. Merci ! La recette est vraiment efficace !!!
    Ça m’a enfin permis d’installer scratch 2 sur Mint 17.
    Ma fille peut enfin s’amuser avec scratch offline !!!

    1. bonjour , pourriez-vous m’expliquer en francais comment installer scratch 2 sur linux
      d’avance merci de de toute aide

  4. Hello,
    Thank you !

    This is OK for MINT 17 Papermate 32bits i386/i686.


  5. Any Ideas on how to install Adobe AIR 15.0 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I know Adobe discontinue Air after 2.6, anyways any shortcuts to achieve it?

  6. I have tried this, The Adobe installer comes up, then a small screen asking for my root password. When I put that in it says Authentication failed then closed the installation window

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