ok... all went well following the instructions here.
e-Sword installed, runs, and searches just fine. I'm using 10.1.0 under Ubuntu 12.04.
One annoyance though, the verses in the left pane do not highlight when I click on them, and most (maybe even all) of the verse links clicked in the right pane commentaries do not cause the left pane to go to the verse -it goes to the book and chapter, but not to the verse.
If I click a verse and then switch translations the left pane does not stay on the verse.
If I click a verse, the icons in the commentary tabs change (indicating available content) as they should, but the open commentary won't scroll to the text pertaining to the verse.
It's as if the little "chain" icon were not clicked.
Any ideas anyone?