First of all as your AIR installer is crashing, so please check if you have sufficient free memory available (more then around 200 MB to be on safer side).
The please repeat these steps on terminal:
1. touch ~/.airinstall.log
2. chmod +x Desktop/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
this will popup the GUI for installation, proceed to the point it goes
when installer has failed or crashed open the log file in any editor
4. vim ~/.airinstall.log
gedit ~/.airinstall.log or kate ~/.airinstall.log
and copy the contents of log (~/.airinstall.log) and send them to syed-attherateof-adobe-dotcom
OK - I've done all those things but still the same - and there's nothing in .airinstall.log,which only exists at all because I created it earlier today. The only difference is that I've got the AdobeAIRInstaller.bin in /home/user rather that on the desktop - I assume that can't matter.
Before running the installer, I had just over 200MB memory free. It's a 500MB machine and nothing else is running apart from system processes. At the point of the failure, free memory is down to 111MB.
Try out the silent installation using:
and see if that works or writes some contents in .airinstall.log
and check that free memory is sufficient enough (~200 MB), before installing
I've got it working now! Strangely, even with the silent install it was failing and not writing to the log. However, I wanted to copy/paste the messages it gave in the terminal window for you to see but the standard terminal window doesn't seem to allow copy; so I launched Konsole, which does support copying, and re-ran the silent install there. To my surprise it worked!
I now have Twhirl running nicely on my Eee PC.
Thanks for your support,
I’ve done a bit more research since writing this post, and it seems that some people have managed to get AIR installed on their 701s after all. My guess is that as I originally thought, the installer is failing due to insufficient free memory, so somehow I have to work out a way to free up some RAM, long enough to complete the installation. Anyway, thanks for your comment – it gives me some hope! Bydedicated servers