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I'm having issues running minecraft on 12.10. It loads up the log in screen, after I click 'log in' it goes to a black screen.

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Is Java installed? Which version? Is a 3D graphics driver installed? You need these to run minecraft – Meer Borg Mar 10 '13 at 13:07

This is the definitive guide for Minecraft Installation issues

How to correctly install and troubleshoot Minecraft (Client)

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