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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    Minecraft Ubuntu Black Screen

    I have followed loads of tutorials, the launcher of Minecraft opens, but once i have logged in it presents me with a black screen. Does anyone have any ideas why this could be?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    Re: Minecraft Ubuntu Black Screen

    I get these errors:

    Exception in thread "main" java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: net.minecraft.LauncherFrame
    at$ 366)
    at$ 355)
    at Method)
    at ava:354)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass( 23)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass( 56)
    at Loader.load(
    at Loader.main(

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

    Re: Minecraft Ubuntu Black Screen

    Try this first:
    1) Download Maverik Java Monkey Engine libraries
    2) Extract the Debian package
    32bit: dpkg -x liblwjgl-java-jni_2.4.2+dfsg-3_i386.deb /tmp/lwjgl
    64bit: dpkg -x liblwjgl-java-jni_2.4.2+dfsg-3_amd64.deb /tmp/lwjgl
    3) Move to Minecraft folder
    # mv /tmp/lwjgl/usr/lib/jni/ ~/.minecraft/bin/natives
    4) Download Java Monkey Engine binary package
    5) Extract Java Monkey Engine binary pacakge and change to its folder
    # unzip && cd jME2_0_1-StableDistribution/jME2_0_1-StableDistribution/
    6) Replace jar files in the Minecraft folder
    # mv lib/lwjgl/jinput.jar ~/.minecraft/bin/
    # mv lib/lwjgl/lwjgl.jar ~/.minecraft/bin/
    # mv lib/lwjgl/lwjgl_util.jar ~/.minecraft/bin/
    7) Copy library files to the Minecraft folder
    # mv lib/lwjgl/native/linux/lib*.* ~/.minecraft/bin/natives
    8) Launch minecraft
    # java -jar .minecraft/minecraft_name.jar
    Pick a nickname (for LAN Server games), Login with blank credentials and select "Play offline"
    Then, are you using Java from Oracle? or OpenJDK? I would recommend Java from Oracle. How to (JRE v6, yes you can install version 7 but some people report it works best with v6 still.

    1) Add the Canonical Partner Repository (For Ubuntu\Mint users) and Update
    sudo add-apt-repository "deb percise partner" && sudo apt-get update
    2) Install Java6 Runtime Environment
    sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    Re: Minecraft Ubuntu Black Screen

    I used the command you put at the bottom to first install java, or something similar to that.

    Sorry, this is my first time using Ubuntu, ever.
    And i have no idea what im really doing

    Upon typing
    dpkg -x liblwjgl-java-jni_2.4.2+dfsg-3_i386.deb /tmp/lwjgl

    I get

    error: failed to read archive `liblwjgl-java-jni_2.4.2+dfsg-3_i386.deb': No such file or directory

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    Re: Minecraft Ubuntu Black Screen

    When i launch Minecraft from the terminal, i get these errors when i get the black screen:

    Setting user: EvilLittleMonkey, -2765150666204540422
    Exception in thread "Minecraft main thread" java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: /home/luke/.minecraft/bin/natives/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    at java.lang.ClassLoader$NativeLibrary.load(Native Method)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary1(ClassLoader.jav a:1939)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary0(ClassLoader.jav a:1864)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary( :1825)
    at java.lang.Runtime.load0(
    at java.lang.System.load(
    at org.lwjgl.Sys$
    at Method)
    at org.lwjgl.Sys.doLoadLibrary(
    at org.lwjgl.Sys.loadLibrary(
    at org.lwjgl.Sys.<clinit>(
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.<clinit>( )
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.a(SourceFile:148)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    puyallup WA
    Lubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Minecraft Ubuntu Black Screen


    If your looking to install Minecraft on Ubuntu 12.04 many of us are using the how to on this page

    To open a terminal press ctrl+alt+t all at the same time. Then cut and paste the following commands into the terminal window one box at a time.


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