I'm wondering something. Whenever i right click on minecraft and click open with another application, i try to find Java JDK. I have installed it for minecraft itself, but i just cant find where java is on the list of other applications. Any help?

  • Try /usr/bin/java, or, in a terminal window, which java. – mikewhatever Apr 25 '15 at 11:53
  • mikewhatever, i have used that custom command, but it for some reason doesnt even load anything. Any help? I am also using Java JDK 7 Runtime. – poccy2010 Apr 25 '15 at 12:57

As I wrote here:

For some reason the desktop file for OpenJDK is not installed, even though this file is listed.

$ apt-file list openjdk-8-jre | grep desktop        
openjdk-8-jre: /usr/share/applications/openjdk-8-java.desktop
openjdk-8-jre: /usr/share/applications/openjdk-8-policytool.desktop

$ ls -l /usr/share/applications/openjdk-8-java.desktop
ls: cannot access /usr/share/applications/openjdk-8-java.desktop: No such file or directory

$ dpkg --get-selections | grep openjdk-8
openjdk-8-jre:amd64             install

Install Java with these commands, in order to get the required entry:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

and then

sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default

And in order to do things more easily, use the Minecraft Installer.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:minecraft-installer-peeps/minecraft-installer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install minecraft-installer

Then run Minecraft from the Dash.

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