How to install GNOME Chess
on Manjaro Linux

GNOME Chess snap

GNOME Chess

Ken VanDine (ken-vandine)
  • Ken VanDine (ken-vandine)
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Play the classic two-player board game of chess

GNOME Chess is a simple chess game. You can play against your computer at three different difficulty levels, or against a friend at your computer.

Computer chess enthusiasts will appreciate GNOME Chess’s compatibility with nearly all modern computer chess engines, and its ability to detect several popular engines automatically if installed.

Details for GNOME Chess

License
GPL-3.0+
Last updated
5 November 2018

Enable snaps on Manjaro Linux and install GNOME Chess

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

Snapd can be installed from Manjaro’s Add/Remove Software application (Pamac), found in the launch menu. From the application, search for snapd, select the result, and click Apply.

Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:

Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Install GNOME Chess

To install GNOME Chess, simply use the following command:

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Get the snap store

Browse and find snaps from the convenience of your desktop using the snap store snap.

Learn more about snaps

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