Just did a fresh install of 8.04 on wifes laptop (Inspiron 1521) as it has been a nightmare getting things to work with it's hardware and 8.04 seems to have the least issues.
Did the first section of the Comprehensive Multimedia and Video Howto stickied at the top of this forum, then dled minecraft to test things out.
Heres the terminal readout
The game runs, but constantly flickers black boxes in the jre window. I've not had this problem before and ran jre and minecraft on other computers without issue. I am using the ATI accelerated proprietary driver.
lboo@larry:~/Desktop$ java -jar Minecraft.jar
java.io.IOException: Cannot run program "javaw": java.io.IOException: error=2, No such file or directory
Caused by: java.io.IOException: java.io.IOException: error=2, No such file or directory
... 1 more
java.io.FileNotFoundException: /home/lboo/.minecraft/lastlogin (No such file or directory)
at java.io.FileInputStream.open(Native Method)
Username is 'horomancer'
Setting user: horomancer, 4058275030799770954
Failed to open device (/dev/input/event9): Failed to open device /dev/input/event9 (13)
Failed to open device (/dev/input/event8): Failed to open device /dev/input/event8 (13)
Failed to open device (/dev/input/event7): Failed to open device /dev/input/event7 (13)
Failed to open device (/dev/input/event6): Failed to open device /dev/input/event6 (13)
Failed to open device (/dev/input/event2): Failed to open device /dev/input/event2 (13)
Failed to open device (/dev/input/event1): Failed to open device /dev/input/event1 (13)
Failed to open device (/dev/input/event5): Failed to open device /dev/input/event5 (13)
Failed to open device (/dev/input/event4): Failed to open device /dev/input/event4 (13)
Failed to open device (/dev/input/event3): Failed to open device /dev/input/event3 (13)
Failed to open device (/dev/input/event0): Failed to open device /dev/input/event0 (13)
Linux plugin claims to have found 0 controllers
Starting up SoundSystem...
Initializing LWJGL OpenAL
(The LWJGL binding of OpenAL. For more information, see http://www.lwjgl.org)
Player is null
Player is null
Player is now null
Loading texture http://www.minecraft.net/skin/horomancer.png
Player count: 1
Player is bs@2
AL lib: ALc.c:1352: exit(): closing 1 Device
AL lib: ALc.c:1329: alcCloseDevice(): destroying 1 Context
AL lib: alSource.c:2361: alcDestroyContext(): deleting 32 Source(s)
AL lib: alBuffer.c:1081: exit(): deleting 9 Buffer(s)
side note- is it possible to set up the .jar file to execute and run in the jre by clicking the icon? My wife wants as little to do in the terminal as possible.