I've already downloaded the Scid-4.2.6.exe but I don't know how to get it running.

  • An .exe is a Windows executable that you won't be able to run natively in Ubuntu. What you need to do is find the software in either the software centre or as a liunx package online. Take a read of the following: help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware
    – AJefferiss
    Aug 21, 2015 at 13:45

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In Ubuntu, .exe files are not executable. These are Windows executables.

To install this, press Ctrl+Alt+T to go to a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install scid

for further information, look here


  • Do i need to install the tcl-tk thing before I proceed with the scid installation?
    – T. Yambao
    Aug 21, 2015 at 13:53
  • yes @T.Yambao ....firt install scid,nearly 109MB
    – Ravan
    Aug 21, 2015 at 13:57
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    @Ravan: Could you please review my edits and also review the editing help to improve the readability of your answers in the future... ;-)
    – Fabby
    Aug 21, 2015 at 18:39
  • Ok @Fabby,your advice always welcome :-)
    – Ravan
    Aug 22, 2015 at 1:39
  • Invalid operation scid
    – T. Yambao
    Aug 22, 2015 at 10:10

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