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How can I install Minecraft?

I have tried many tutorials but none of them are clear enough. I have also tried installing it using Wine but it won't update and Wine goes gray and stops working. Does anybody know an easy way to ...
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How to install Minecraft (Client)

How to correctly install Minecraft, including setting any needed packages or apps to install it and to troubleshoot the most common problems that Ubuntu users face when trying to user Minecraft. I am ...
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How to add Minecraft to the Unity launcher?

I'm having trouble getting Minecraft to launch when I add it to the launcher. If the game is running, I can right click on the icon in the launcher and select "keep in launcher" and the icon stays, ...
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Minecraft in jdk 1.7.0_u2 x64

I have Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit and I installed JDK 1.7.0 update 2 x64 via webupd8 page. But currently I have problem with minecraft game. After downloading launcher from Minecraft.net and lauch the game ...
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Minecraft jar not marked as executable

I looked up several tutorials on how to install and they dont work. I do everything correctly but then i get this: The file '/home/mike/Downloads/minecraft.jar' is not marked as executable. ...
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Java on Ubuntu server 12.04? [duplicate]

I'm a little confused at the moment. My back story in short, is that I'm trying to set up a Minecraft server on an Ubuntu server I've recently set up, obviously to do this I needed Java, but after ...
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Minecraft Fullscreen not working

I upgraded to Quantal recently, and Minecraft seems to not want to run in fullscreen. When I go to fullscreen it, the screen will go black for a second, as if it was about to go fullscreen normally, ...
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How do I create a .desktop file for a .jar file?

My problem is, that I do want to create a .desktop file for Technic Launcher, which is an alternative launcher for Minecraft. It comes in the form of a .jar file and I want to create a menu entry for ...
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Can't get Minecraft to run on Ubuntu

I have installed JDK and JRE from this tutorial and have tried many methods of starting it up, yet my results are always the same. If any one could please help me I would be very grateful. Exception ...
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How to play Minecraft Classic?

First off, I've read through this question: How to install minecraft?. I'm interested in the free web-embedded version (for demo purposes), not the paid and downloaded .jar file. I removed the ...
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How to start Minecraft [duplicate]

Before starting I want to state that the following 2 links are already done: How can I install Minecraft? How do I install Java? I have the .minecraft folder in my user folder ...
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Minecraft goes black on 12.04 [duplicate]

Upon upgrading to 12.04 I installed Minecraft, Openjdk 6 and 7. When I login everything is fine, but after that I get the "Updating Minecraft" screen for about 0-5 seconds, then the screen goes black. ...
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Trouble hosting a Minecraft server

I've been trying to host a Minecraft server for some time now. I'm practically a complete beginner with Linux thus far, so you may have to explain things to me a bit. I was able to host servers on ...
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Why does Minecraft crash on Lubuntu but not Ubuntu? [closed]

I have Lubuntu and Ubuntu partitions on my drive. I've been having an interesting time with the new lubuntu partition. I've encountered strange things with the game Minecraft, Java and graphics ...
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Which version of Java should I use for Minecraft?

What version of java do I need for minecraft and how would I install it I've been to multiple forums but can't figure it out.
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Downloading a previously purchased app with Ubuntu Software Center

Fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 but I want to claim a purchase of Minecraft that I bought with the old install using Ubuntu Software Center. Don't see an intuitive way of downloading your purchased ...
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Minecraft: Slow performance OUT of the game

I downloaded Minecraft yesterday to see what the fuss is about, brilliant game! When playing in Windowed mode, if I try and do anything else, i.e. use the computer, when the game is paused, the ...
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How to make Minecraft run smoothly?

I have noticed that on Windows, Minecraft runs a lot smoother than on Ubuntu 11.10. What can I do to make it run smoother on here? I have a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Graphics card. I don't know ...
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How to play Minecraft with a PS3 Sixaxis controller on Ubuntu?

I originally posted this on another StackExchange site, Arqade, but I've had no luck there, so I've deleted it there in order to ask it somewhere with more Ubuntu specific knowledge. Here's the what ...
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Minecraft: right click shows cursor

I play Java progammed game Minecraft. When I place an block by using right click, it shows the cursor position over the Java application as long I hold it down. It is annoying because on Windows ...
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How to run minecraft? [duplicate]

I am totally new to linux and am trying to run minecraft on it. i have tried to search the web but unfortunately dont quite understand. can some one please break it down a little simpler. thanks
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Hide and unhide folders

is there any way to unhide folders other than removing the "." in fornt of it. becasue i have minecraft and the folder which you install mods to is called ".minecraft" and its in /home/usr but i want ...
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Does running a Minecraft server run with less lag on Ubuntu server than on Windows 7?

I run windows 7. I run a Minecraft server, but I can only host around 9 players before lag appears. I heard that Ubuntu can run a server with much better performance than Windows 7. I kind of like ...
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When running Minecraft with OpenJDK, my keyboard becomes unresponsive?

I recently downloaded Minecraft with the .jar format and had it running on my computer not so long ago. Now that I'm using my desktop instead of laptop temporarily, I want it to run. On my laptop it ...
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Minecraft goes black on 12.04 and EEE901 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 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 ...
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Is it better to host a Minecraft server on Ubuntu Desktop, Or Ubuntu Server?

I want to know because i hear Linux runs servers better then Windows and im not sure if i need Ubuntu Desktop or Server for it to run the server nice. SYSTEM SPECS: Intel Core I3 Dual-Core 3.30 GHz, ...
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How to run .jar files with Sun Java 6?

I cannot seem to open Minecraft.jar from the file browser. Everytime I try, I select open with, then Sun Java and nothing happens. I've tried the terminal too, but that fails and just reports a load ...
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How to fix Minecraft showing as a grey question mark on the Launcher?

When I play Minecraft, the icon in the Unity Launcher for it is always a grey question mark. This has persisted from Minecraft 1.6.2 to 1.7.4. See this screenshot: How can this be fixed? I have ...
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GLX on NVIDIA Optimus, Ubuntu 12.04

I have a laptop that has an NVIDIA Optimus graphic card setup. I have tried running Minecraft on that laptop, and the game crashes after login, with the following error: org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: ...
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How do I create a .deb file?

Yes, I know that this question has been asked many times before, but none of the answers really helped. I'd like to package the Minecraft launcher (which has no proprietary code, AFAIK,) into a .deb ...
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Installing mods on Minecraft 1.0 does not work for Mo' Creatures

In attempting to get the Mo' Creatures mod working on Kubuntu 11.10 with OpenJRE-6 I get the following error: # # A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment: # # SIGSEGV (0xb) ...
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Freeze when I open Chromium while Minecraft is full screen? [closed]

So far I've had my computer freeze three times because I opened either Chromium, or Skype over top of a full screen Minecraft window. It has frozen when it was running Unity and when it was running ...
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How to install Minecraft on PowerPC Lubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to correctly install and troubleshoot Minecraft (Client) I'm using the PowerPC version and also using an iMac G3 with nearly a gig of RAM and a 40GB Hard Drive as ...
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How do I patch Minecraft's LWJGL libraries?

I just downloaded a free version of minecraft and I also downloaded JDK 6 and 7/JRE 7. I can open minecraft perfectly and log in but after it installs updates, it stays at a black screen. I need to ...
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In Ubuntu 12.04 can I disable Iptables firewall?

I want to create a minecraft server for me and my friends to connect to (port 25565). I already use ddclient, which updates the external ip so that the data sent to the hostname is forwarded to the ...
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Minecraft wont run [closed]

Hi this is the error message ---- Minecraft Crash Report ---- // Oh - I know what I did wrong! Time: 3/27/13 10:53 AM Description: Failed to start game org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: X Error - disp: ...
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My computer runs slower now on Ubuntu

Recently I have been noticing that my laptop's speed has decreased after installing Ubuntu. I am on a MacBook Pro and I have 4.2GHz and 4GB of RAM. I used to play games like Minecraft before on it ...
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Minecraft done loading error 12.04 ubuntu. How to fix it?

I want to buy minecraft and I decided first to go for the trial and see how it works. Installed oracle java and when I started the game it would always stuck at done loading. Deleted the bin folder in ...
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Minecraft server (Bukkit) .sh bash file not opening

My Minecraft server (Bukkit) .sh bash file is not opening! I did make it executable (in permissions, I clicked "anyone" for executable). Here's the code: #!/bin/bash cd "$( dirname "$0" )" java ...
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How to install Minecraft (Server)

I want to install the Minecraft server in my Ubuntu PC. It can be either the Ubuntu Desktop or Server. How should I proceed to installing the server?
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Minecraft, Java, Ubuntu and a SOCKS proxy

How is it possible to run a java game like Minecraft behind a SSH tunnel (SOCKS proxy). I configured the proxy in Oneiric in the system settings and Ubuntu One, Pidgin, and so on works. But not the ...
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Interact with Minecraft Server

I have a Minecraft sever running that gets started automatically using the init.d scripts. Now I want to be able to give myself admin privileges but I need to send commands to the server. How can I ...
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Minecraft 1.6 Crash fix? [closed]

This is what it shows, after I click play the launcher closes and reopens, with the following error: Game ended with bad state (exit code 1) Ignoring visibility rule and showing launcher due to a ...
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Can't run Minecraft… a GLX Problem?

^ That. Error Report: Time: 5/26/13 8:06 PM Description: Failed to start game org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Could not init GLX at org.lwjgl.opengl.LinuxDisplayPeerInfo.initDefaultPeerInfo(Native ...
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Java can't launch minecraft, these errors happen. Using Java Oracle

These errors happen when I launch minecraft, First error happens when I launch the login menu ( It still boots up ). Second when I actually launch the game. ...
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can't find bin folder in my minecraft folder!

I've installed minecraft a long time ago and currently running on the 1.3.2 version. The Ubuntu's version I'm currently using is 12.04. I've decided to install some mods on my minecraft, did a lot ...
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Run a program with optirun by default (Bumblebee)

I'm trying to run Minecraft on my GeForce card (with Optimus, bumblebee is installed), but without having to type the command in the console every time I want to open it. How can I configure ...
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Icedtea in Chrome won't load java applets

Icedtea in Chrome won't load java applets such as minecraft and runescape. It shows a gray screen instead. I've tried and failed to install the java plugin for chrome and it's left me wondering why ...
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How to reboot automatically and run terminal command(s) on startup?

So I run a Minecraft server on Ubuntu Desktop 12.04. It runs very well except every so often the computer does need a reboot, as it should considering it runs 24/7. I'm relatively new to Ubuntu ...
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Minecraft runs really weird in Ubuntu 12.10

When I have Vsync on my framerate is capped to 30 instead of 60. Also, when I go fullscreen the mouse seems to have really fast acceleration and the game looks really jumpy. I could run this on ...