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I have troubles with installing MT4/MT5 under Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS. I try installing different Wine/Gecko/Mono versions, installing winhttp etc. It always asking me for Proxy server details and the installation is crushing.

I also try changing repositories and any kind of other advise I googled, but still stuck on Proxy request.

Could someone help with advise on the matter? Does MT4/MT5 is supported at all under this Ubunto release?

Thanks in advance

P.S. Edited: I had been asked to provide specific errors, however after I conduct all suggested solutions listed in the net I don`t get any - it just ask me for a proxy server details, which is a step not needed for MS. From what I found in the net the proxy server details request is the issue itself, it should not happens on the first place.

Briefly I am downloading any of the MT4/MT5 platforms available in the net (from several different brokers), locating them in some folder. Going to that folder by 'cd' command and executing 'wine xxx.exe' command. The program start installing and in one moment it request for proxy server details...

Resolved: If someone has similar problem - check this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzgsruDTEuA Download the MT4/MT5 via PlayOnLinux! Then, you could create shortcut for the app - for me it looks like this one: "

!/usr/bin/env xdg-open

[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Icon[en_US]=gnome-panel-launcher Exec=~/PlayOnLinux's virtual drives/metatrader4/drive_c/Program Files/MetaTrader$ wine terminal.exe Name[en_US]=MT5 Name=MT5 Icon=gnome-panel-launcher "

Finally it is about amendment of the server, ports etc.

Goodluck and cheers!

  • What exactly are you trying to install? Is there a package name, and is it available in the software center? If not, where are you getting this software, and do the creators of this software provide instructions to install on Linux? So that people can understand what is going on, please edit the question and also provide additional details about what exact steps you have tried, what directions you are following, where you got caught up, and please reproduce any errors you received. – Nmath Jul 1 at 4:05
  • By MT4/MT5 I am referring to Metatrader4/Metatrader5. There is one option inside Wine for installing such one, however it is not connected to specific service provider. In more details - Metatrader is a retail trading platform under MS, which is whitelabeled for each broker/investment intermediaries. Basically each broker/intermediary has it`s own fine-tuning on this product. There are some info around the net on the matter, however none of the solutions worked for me. – Vesselin Noushev Jul 1 at 17:08
  • OK if the software is not written for Linux, your mileage may vary. Installing Windows software through Wine or a VM is not a panacea -- your best option really is to search to see if other people have successfully installed that software and has written up their method to do so. – Nmath Jul 1 at 19:00
  • As I already commented - I searched previous solutions and none of them worked... Please provide relevant feedback and comment on the matter only IF you could contribute - Thanks! I would not ask if I knew the answer! Hope it make sense. – Vesselin Noushev Jul 1 at 19:22
  • "I searched previous solutions and none of them worked" -- As I commented initially: please detail the exact steps you have tried, link to any directions you are following, tell us where you got caught up, and please reproduce any errors you received. Nobody knows what you've tried so far -- if you got any errors, that would shed some light on your problem -- So far, you have not provided sufficient information to answer your question. Detailed specifics will be needed for anyone to help - for example "installation is crashing" - how exactly? Comments aren't answers - doesn't hurt – Nmath Jul 1 at 20:02

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