Are you an Ubuntu Linux lover? Looking for metatrader linux alternative. Then here is the guide to run MetaTrader 4 on Ubuntu Linux platform. In this demonstration, we are using Ubuntu 16.04 the latest one.
Below is the step by step guide for installing Metatrader on Ubuntu linux operating system
Step 1 (Downloading Wine) :
First, from Ubuntu Software repository, you need to download & install Wine. Wine will help you to run & install .exe files.
Step 2 (Installing Wine):
Once you are done installing Wine. Next step is to download your MetaTrader 4 software from your broker.
Step 3 (Running Installer):
Now run the mt4 installer & software will be installed with wine in your preferred location.
Step 4 (Ready to go):
Once you are done installing, MetaTrader 4 terminal icons will be shown on the desktop, double-click to run & use.
Troubleshoot Metatrader linux:
Installing & running part is easy if you are enough computer savvy.
But sometimes while running mt4, you may get some error in wine, like this –
Unhandled exception: page fault on write access to 0x00000000 in 32-bit code (0x01f1b608).
CS:0073 SS:007b DS:007b ES:007b FS:0033 GS:003b
EIP:01f1b608 ESP:0033181c EBP:00331858 EFLAGS:00010202( R- — I – – – )
EAX:00110108 EBX:01f1b608 ECX:00000000 EDX:6acfe7e0
0x0033181c: 6a76f238 01f1b608 01ec0000 00110000
0x0033182c: 003318fc 00000000 00000025 01f1b608
0x0033183c: 00000000 00331868 01f1b9d8 00331878
0x0033184c: 01f1b610 00331918 01735168 00331878
0x0033185c: 6a205086 003318cc 6ab9aac8 00000000
0x0033186c: 7bc7facd 01f1b9e0 6acfe580 00331898
Fix the error
Don’t get scared if you see something like this, cause we found a solution for it. We tried to search the whole internet for its solution, finally figure it out. Here are the steps for troubleshooting.
- Open Home folder, from view option click on “Show hidden files”.
- Now you will see a folder name .wine
- Rename the folder as .wine old
- Doing this will force wine to create a new prefix again.
- Now, go to the mt4 installed directory & run the uninstaller.exe to uninstall it.
- Delete the files mt4 files from the directory & desktop shortcut.
- Now, finally reinstall the mt4 again & run it.
Method 2: (Easy)
Another thought, if you don’t want to run the uninstaller, then go to the installed directory & run “terminal.exe“. You will see that your mt4 is running again, without any errors! For the desktop shortcut, you can delete it & create a new shortcut of terminal.exe on the desktop.
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