I’ve been using TweetDeck as a Twitter client for a while now, and love it. I recently updated my main laptop from Kubuntu 8.04 to Kubuntu 9.04, and even though the ATI x1300 3d driver is broken, I’m finally getting all the little annoyances fixed up.

The biggest issue I had, though, was after the upgrade, TweetDeck was just showing a blank window, with only the “Tweet/All Friends/Replies/Direct Messages/Groups/Favorites” etc. buttons on the top. There are a lot of posts about how to run Adobe Air and TweetDeck on x64 Ubuntu, but this is a 32-bit machine, so those fixes weren’t working.

The fix is surprisingly simple: make sure kwallet is running with an open wallet. Full details in a nice concise post from Peter Upfold, here. One of his commenters mentioned an issue, but I believe it turned out to be a “no wallets were open” problem. Thanks Peter!