Metatrader Linux Ubuntu Forex Trading

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.

Installation

Below is the step by step guide for installing Metatrader on Ubuntu linux operating system

Metatrader Linux
Running metatrader on Linux Ubuntu

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 –


WINE ERROR:

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:

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.

Method 1:

  • 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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