Install the Citrix ICA client in Ubuntu

Citrix was founded in 1989 by former IBM developer Ed Iacobucci in Richardson, Texas with $3 million in funding. Iacobucci quickly moved the company to Coral Springs, Florida since he lived there when he had worked at IBM.

Citrix was originally named Citrus but changed its name after an existing company claimed trademark rights. The Citrix name is a portmanteau of Citrus and UNIX.

Many of the original founding members had participated in the IBM OS/2 project. Iacobucci’s vision was to build OS/2 with multi-user support. IBM was not interested in this idea so Iacobucci left. Iacobucci was offered a job at Microsoft as chief technical officer of its networking group but turned it down to start his own company.



First step is to get the tar.gz file from here:…&productId=186

You want the en  ******.linuxx86.tar.gz one with x86 client – requires OpenMotif

Save it to your desktop.

Extract en.linnuxx86.tar.gz by double clicking it.
Click the Extract button at the top.
Click create folder and in the blue field that says “Type name of new folder”
put in “icainstall” (without the quotes) hit enter and then click the Extract button in the lower right corner.

You will now have a folder on your desktop named icainstall.

Open a terminal and cd to the icainstall directory.

cd Desktop/icainstall/

type the following command:

sudo ./setupwfc

Give it your regular password when requested.

It should look like this:

Select a setup option:

1. Install Citrix Presentation Server Client 11
2. Remove Citrix Presentation Server Client 11
3. Quit Citrix Presentation Server Client 11 setup

Enter option number 1-3 [1]:

Enter the default of 1, then at the following prompts for default location and integration with gnome and kde also use the defaults.

At the end it will present with the setup options choices again, just choose #3 to exit.

At the command prompt, enter the following:

sudo apt-get install libmotif3

Close the terminal.




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