Metatrader Linux Ubuntu Forex Trading

Are you an Ubuntu 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.

Installing Metatrader on Ubuntu Linux Operating System:

Metatrader LinuxStep 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:

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).
Register dump:
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
ESI:00000000 EDI:6ae10a08
Stack dump:
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
Backtrace:

Don’t get scared if you see something like this, cause i found a solution for it. I tried to search the whole internet for its solution, finally i 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.

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 short, you can delete it & create a shortcut of terminal.exe on the desktop.

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