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I am unfamiliar with Linux and our manual does only go through step by step installation on Windows & Mac computers. Can you provide more detailed information on the exact steps you have tried?
I'm sorry that wasn't clear before you made the purchase. For what it's worth, if you are still interested in X-Plane, the full version we demo and sell at X-Plane.com is Linux compatible.
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