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Can't get Minecraft to run on Ubuntu

Since downgrading to an older release of Ubuntu won't solve the problem for this version, I try to fix it this way. It is basically this guy's problem but with a little difference: Minecraft goes black on 12.04

Upgrading LWJGL does not work, as they are "already updated" in Minecraft 1.3. I think that other users of EEE901 have the same problem. I will still downgrade to other versions because it might be reasonable to try the Java JRE 6 trick. I will keep track on this thread on another computer meanwhile.

Exception in thread "Thread-3" java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: /home/sadmin/.minecraft/bin/natives/liblwjgl.so: libjawt.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    at java.lang.ClassLoader$NativeLibrary.load(Native Method)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary0(ClassLoader.java:1924)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary(ClassLoader.java:1821)
    at java.lang.Runtime.load0(Runtime.java:792)
    at java.lang.System.load(System.java:1059)
    at org.lwjgl.Sys$1.run(Sys.java:69)
    at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
    at org.lwjgl.Sys.doLoadLibrary(Sys.java:65)
    at org.lwjgl.Sys.loadLibrary(Sys.java:81)
    at org.lwjgl.Sys.<clinit>(Sys.java:98)
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.F(SourceFile:1857)
    at aof.<init>(SourceFile:20)
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.<init>(SourceFile:77)
    at anw.<init>(SourceFile:36)
    at net.minecraft.client.MinecraftApplet.init(SourceFile:36)
    at net.minecraft.Launcher.replace(Launcher.java:136)
    at net.minecraft.Launcher$1.run(Launcher.java:79)
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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, Jorge Castro, Mitch, Stephen Myall, LnxSlck Oct 2 '12 at 11:45

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Download the latest copy of LWJGL from here http://lwjgl.org/download.php and extract it

Copy the following to ~/.minecraft/bin

  • jinput.jar
  • lwjgl.jar
  • lwjgl_util.jar

And the following to ~/.minecraft/bin/natives

  • libjinput-linux.so
  • libjinput-linux64.so
  • liblwjgl.so
  • liblwjgl64.so
  • libopenal.so
  • libopenal64.so

Then restart Minecraft

Make sure you overwrite the files that Minecraft downloads, they are out of date.

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Eliah Kagan Aug 23 '12 at 15:29

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