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This guide (Which took me a little over 3 days to write and test) was made to solve most problems regarding the correct installation of Minecraft. It is very thorough and oriented for Ubuntu 11.10+ since this was the first version to include OpenJDK 1.7, but it might still be missing more information to solve more problems regarding Minecraft. I also did ...


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It is not necessary to install Minecraft. All you need to do is install Java. Now right click on your Minecraft.jar file and select "Open with Oracle Java 7 Runtime" That's it. Enjoy! Related: How to install Java? How can I install Oracle Java JRE 7?


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The important part is in your message: "The file '/home/mike/Downloads/minecraft.jar' is not marked as executable. If this was downloaded or copied from an untrusted source, it may be dangerous to run. For more details, read about the executable bit." Command line The command: sudo chmod +x /home/mike/Downloads/minecraft.jar will make it executable. Be ...


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I have the same problem but I installed via webupd8 - Install Oracle Java (JDK) 7 in Ubuntu via PPA Repository, searching the internet I found this script (I'm adapted the script to my system) but basically this is: #!/bin/bash export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/opt/java/jre/lib/amd64" java minecraft.jar The script for my system: #!/bin/bash export ...


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The legal problems you are referring are about the distribution of Oracle Java. Its license prevents that it could be provided in the default repositories, but its perfectly legal to download and install it. Probably the easiest way is to use the WebUpd8 ppa: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...


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Setting up a Minecraft launcher on Ubuntu 12.04, these steps worked for me, mostly pieced together from the various other tips. In a terminal, first fetch a Minecraft image icon: cd /usr/share/icons; sudo wget http://images.wikia.com/yogbox/images/d/dd/Minecraft_Block.svg Then create a minecraft.desktop file (using the gedit text editor to keep it ...


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Ubuntu would be a superior choice for hosting a server based application, especially if you use the server edition of Ubuntu. There would be less resources diverted to unnecessary things, like the desktop interface. The downside is that it would be command line only. You can always still go with Ubuntu desktop if you need a desktop interface. To setup a ...


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Pressing control-H in Nautilus will show also files starting with a .. If you want this permanent: Files > Preferences will have a setting for this: In command line ls -la the a part will also show hidden files.


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Installation of minecraft for 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04 is now possible with a PPA. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:minecraft-installer-peeps/minecraft-installer sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install minecraft-installer What are PPAs and how do I use them?


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Found this on a Fedora forum and it worked nicely for me running 12.04 Ubuntu-64bit with OpenJDK7u3 Link "I just had the same problem, and here is what worked for me: Go to http://lwjgl.org/download.php Click the link to download the newest stable release Download lwjgl-x.x.x.zip (lwjgl-2.8.3.zip at the time of writing) Go to your home ...


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.jar files are not executable, so you have to open them with something (java): Exec=java -jar /home/benjamin/Applications/Minecraft/TechnicLauchner/technic-launcher-latest.jar Anyway, I wouldn't recommend creating those files manually from scratch.


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I play minecraft and I fixed the issue by: Using oracles version of java by using the wepupd8 teams java ppa. Follow this tutorial: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-install-oracle-java-7-in-ubuntu-12-04.html Then try this in terminal export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/lib/jvm/java-7-oracle/jre/lib/i386" And then: java -jar technic-launcher-latest.jar If ...


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You can install OpenJDK by pressing this link. After, open Minecraft with right-click in Minecraft.jar > Open with > OpenJDK Java 7 Runtime. If it's still not working, press this link, and do the same as before.


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You can make it manualy, or using Alacarte. Here's the way: 1: Install Alacarte It will install some Gnome dependencies. Nothing to worry about. 2: Create a new entry In the command entry, click browse and select your .jar file. You may need to add /usr/bin/java -jar to the start of the Command, so that it looks like /usr/bin/java -jar ...


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Patching LWJGL in Minecraft (Linux) Download the LWJGL files Go to the LWJGL download page and download the latest stable release. Open the .zip in Archive Manager. The jars are found in "jar" and the natives are found in "natives/linux" Patch the LWJGL files by doing the following Open your home directory (You can usually just do this by opening the ...


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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 ...


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Took a look at about:plugins on Chromium and noticed IcedTea was still being used for eris knows what reason. One apt-get purge icedtea6-plugin and I finally get to try this intriguing 8-bit(-ish) graphic game.


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I'm assuming you already have minecraft.jar downloaded. If not, then you can get it from minecraft.net. Minecraft is written in Java, and so if you want to run it (or any other application written in Java) you need to install the appropriate package. That package is OpenJDK Java 7 Runtime, and you can install it by opening the Ubuntu Software Centre and ...


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Came upon your question by searching for the same answers... And I think I found a solution (works in terminal, not with the Unity Icon, though). I've got Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits, with NVidia proprietary drivers (seems important) Minecraft seems to have issue with OpenJDK, so I installed Oracle JRE instead: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo ...


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And to start minecraft use command java -jar /path/to/Minecraft.jar. If you want you can create desktop launcher for it so you dont need to start it from terminal every time.


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This may be a problem with the Lightweight Java Game Library (lwjgl). Mojang does not keep up with their updates. Download the latest version from http://lwjgl.org/download.php, and extract the archive. Replace jinput.jar, lwjgl.jar, and lwjgl_util.jar in the .minecraft/bin directory with the corresponding files from the extracted directory lwjgl-2.8.x/jar. ...


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You did not specify how you added your cronjob. This makes a big difference: if you've used crontab -e within your own account, scripts are run with your user (and thus the crontab entry has one field less -- the user to run it, as that is known). If you simply copied your above snipped to /etc/cron.d, it would fail as you didn't specify a user (or rather as ...


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Install OpenJDK Java 7 sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre Then 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 ...


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It's possible the problem is with some of the libraries he's using that he's using. But the bug should be fixed in a later version of the libraries. http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=57426 has a solution. In short: Procedure: Make sure minecraft alpha has been run at least once so it can download the gamedata. Download the latest ...


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Here's a script to install minecraft and help troubleshoot most issues that can arise: To get minecraft running, right click the minecraft.jar file, go to properties, permisions, and set it allow running as an executable. Now you can right click it, and run with a java. If you want to properly have minecraft installed: have its icon, be able to launch with ...


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With the Ubuntu Software Center open go to File > Reinstall Previous Purchases Login with the account you used to purchase the software After you have done that a list of available purchased software will be displayed. Select the software you previously bought and press install


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The core error here is an X error: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation). You'll see this if you don't have enough video memory available for something. Recommendations: Get a better graphics card with a decent amount of video memory If you're on a laptop where the video card shares system RAM, go into the BIOS at boot and allocate more memory ...


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If you don't like to show all hidden files all the time, then you can make a link to the folder you wish to unhide. Go to the folder you wish to unhide. (.minecraft) If necessary unhide it by pressing ctrl H. Right-click it an choose "Make Link". You now have a link to the folder that you can rename and place wherever you like.


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You must installed java on your system to install .jar files.Syntax to install .jar files was, java -jar packagename.jar In this case,you have Minecraft.jar file,so type the below command in terminal java -jar Minecraft.jar


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The solution is simple. Navigate to the .jar file in Nautilus(File manager) and right-click it. Go to the Permissions tab and check the box labeled: Allow executing file as program This sets the executable bit the JDK was complaining about. But why is this, and what is this "executable bit" thingy? In Linux, file extensions have less of a role in ...



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