Scid vs PCScid vs PC is definitely the best and most comprehensive chess software for Linux. Unfortunately I struggled quite a bit to get it up and running.
Before I start: You might prefer to watch the video. Otherwise keep on reading.
Open a terminal and execute the following commands
sudo apt-get install auto-apt build-essential sudo auto-apt update-local sudo auto-apt update sudo auto-apt updatedb
Now make sure you got both tcl8.5-dev and tk8.5-dev installed
sudo apt-get install tcl8.5-dev tcl8.5 sudo apt-get install tk8.5-dev tk8.5
Some users are reporting problems on Ubuntu 14.04.
sudo apt-get install tcl8.6-dev tcl8.6 sudo apt-get install tk8.6-dev tk8.6 libgcj15-dev
The 'x' refers to the current release: e.g. 4.9.tgz
download scid vs pc: http://sourceforge.net/projects/scidvspc/files/source/scid_vs_pc-4.9.tgz/download
tar -xzf scid_vs_pc-4.xx.tgz cd scid_vs_pc-4.x sudo auto-apt run ./configure sudo auto-apt run make sudo auto-apt run make installThis should work. If you encounter any problems, please let me know.