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I've already tried to forceupdate it several times.

After I log in, it goes dark, then I get the error message below.


---- Minecraft Crash Report ----
// Don't be sad. I'll do better next time, I promise!

Time: 8/4/12 2:18 PM
Description: Failed to start game

java.lang.IllegalStateException: Only one LWJGL context may be instantiated at any one time.
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.a(SourceFile:233)

Relevant Details:
 - Minecraft Version: 1.3.1
 - Operating System: Linux (i386) version 2.6.38-8-generic
 - Java Version: 1.6.0_24, Sun Microsystems Inc.
 - Java VM Version: OpenJDK Client VM (mixed mode, sharing), Sun Microsystems Inc.
 - Memory: 3767152 bytes (3 MB) / 29392896 bytes (28 MB) up to 1037959168 bytes (989 MB)
 - JVM Flags: 1 total; -Xmx1024m
 - LWJGL: 2.4.2
 - OpenGL: ~ERROR~ NullPointerException: null
 - Is Modded: Probably not
 - Type: Client
 - Texture Pack: ~ERROR~ NullPointerException: null
 - Profiler Position: N/A (disabled)
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closed as off topic by Jorge Castro, Eliah Kagan, Mitch, Uri Herrera, fossfreedom Aug 24 '12 at 15:19

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions on filing a bug report are here. –  Jorge Castro Aug 5 '12 at 19:18
@JorgeCastro Can bugs in Minecraft really be reported using any of the methods detailed in that question? –  Eliah Kagan Aug 24 '12 at 0:55

1 Answer 1

That's strange, try replacing minecraft.jar, it's possible that there's a problem with it. I think you'll be able to keep your stats and settings, but just in case, make a backup.

  1. Go to your file browser,
  2. View>Show Hidden Files,
  3. Copy .minecraft into Documents and rename it without the period.
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No, it gives the same error message –  KaYaK Aug 4 '12 at 20:36

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