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    xubuntu vs ubuntu and wine

    So I am very new to ubuntu but I am getting used to it. I have ubuntu at work and xubuntu at home on an ancient pc so I can mess with the os and ubuntu's ui does not display correctly on that pc.

    But I am mainly asking about wine. I installed it on both and tested small programs like minecraft to make sure I could get wine to work. On ubuntu I installed java (windows) with wine and ran mc and it ran just fine.
    Then I went home on xubuntu and did the exact same steps and I get a java error- java virtual machine could not start.
    Is there any differences between the 2 distributions that can cause this error? Btw they are up to date and running 12.04

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    Re: xubuntu vs ubuntu and wine

    You shouldn't need wine to run minecraft on Ubuntu, java runs natively in Linux.

    Download the .jar file from minecraft.net instead of the .exe

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    Re: xubuntu vs ubuntu and wine

    Hi monkey10120. Welcome to the forums

    If your main concern is running Minecraft, I wouldn't worry about wine. MC runs directly under Java.

    Install Java from the software Center, and run MC natively on (X)Ubuntu.

    Hope it helps. Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

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    Re: xubuntu vs ubuntu and wine

    Oh sorry i think that I got the wrong pioint off. im not going to run minecraft I was just testing to see if I could get a windows program up and running. I was just mainly wondering if there are differences between the os that gives me the java error. We have a few java programs at work and it qould be nice to know of a fix ahead of time if I run into it.

    Also I am liking ubuntu a lot after using for a few days. I might actually make a permanent switch

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    Re: xubuntu vs ubuntu and wine

    Are both your work and personal machines running the same bit version (32b or 64b)?

    I don't have access to my Xubuntu machine right now, but you can check if you are using the same wine version by running:
    Code:
    apt-cache policy wine
    Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

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    Re: xubuntu vs ubuntu and wine

    Yeah they are both running 32bit and wine 1.4.1. I also tried 1.5.25 and still no luck

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