Install Java Zulu 11 for ThinkOrSwim, for Arch Linux

This tip is for Arch or Manjaro Linux users.

The first confusing thing, Java 11 is not the same as Java Zulu 11.

How to install Java Zulu 11? Hopefully you have ‘yay’ or some way to access the AUR.

yay zulu-11-bin

Then see that you have it installed.

ls -al /usr/lib/jvm

Then switch to “zulu-11”

sudo archlinux-java set zulu-11

Check your work.

java -version

Then run ThinkOrSwim as you normally would, something like this:

cd /home/user/thinkorswim/

nohup java -jar launcher.jar &

If you haven’t already, install ThinkOrSwim for Linux. Install zulu-11-bin first. I found the URL of the installer script here. Warning: Run this script at your own risk.

cd /home/username


chmod +x thinkor*


Then follow the installer’s instructions.