August 29, 2010

Installing TweetDeck In Ubuntu 10.04

Follow the simple steps below in order to install TweetDeck on your Ubuntu system.

Install Adobe AIR

You can install Adobe AIR either from Synaptic Package Manager or Ubuntu Software Centre or from the Adobe site. In case you decide to install from the site, download and double click the downloaded file, or select Open with GDebi Package Installer.

Install TweetDeck

Go to link, and download file, or directly open with Adobe Air by selecting Open with Adobe AIR Application Installer.

In my case, the usual link did not work. Clicking on Download now, it's free showed me Installing TweetDeck button for more than hour.

Happy tweeting!

Meddling Around With Namoroka

After having installed Namoroka on my Ubuntu system, I found the following discrepancies.

1. No Facebook Chat

i) Open a new tab in Namoroka. Type about:config in the address bar.

ii) Search for general.useragent.extra.firefox.

iii) Under value, double-click Namoroka 3.6.2pre and replace it with Firefox.

iv) Restart your browser.

2. Echofon doesn't work. You get the error "Echofon does not support this platform or custom build Firefox. (Can't get OAuth signer.)"

Installing an older version of Echofon solved this problem, thanks to Manohar Bhattarai of LUG@IITD mailing list. Download this version ( of Echofon from