Ubuntu: Playing Minecraft in Ubuntu - Black lines



Question:

enter image description hereHelp me please. Complete novice on Ubuntu ( on day 2 ) and trying to get this working for son for his christmas present ( one of many!!! )

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed, have followed the instructions to download Java and i am launching by opening with Oracle Java 7 runtime ( manually by selecting open with )

When the screen comes up to play it looks like black slashes and lines / flashing triangles through, glitchy?? ( not very technical i know!! )

The same funky lines / triangles have shown up sometimes when just running Ubuntu, but not to the extent that it does on Minecraft.

What am i doing wrong?

I have recently purchased the Asus A85XM-A mother board and installed this myself with a total of 8GB memory too. I am running Ubuntu through a 64GB USB stick.

This is what was recommended to me to get and do by the guys at Maplin.

HEEELLLLPPPP! PLEASE :)

Thanks

Kerry


Solution:1

You can use Minecraft installer. Run following code:

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

Once installed simply run the app, enter (or register) your Minecraft details and you’re all set

Source: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/04/minecraft-installer-for-ubuntu

OR

Step 1 - Files/Programs Go to the Ubuntu Software Center and install OpenJDK Java 6... Get minecraft.jar from http://www.minecraft.net/download/minecraft.jar and place in you home directory. Get minecraft.svg from the attachments at the bottom of this post and put it in the same place.

Step 2 - Terminal Open the terminal and type: sudo bash Enter your password (not the root one) Then type: ls Check if the files you added are there. If they are type: chmod a+x minecraft.jar This will make it run-able Close the terminal

Step 3 - Open with Go to the minecraft.jar file and right-click on it Select preferences and set it to open with OpenJDK Java 6...

Step 4 - Launcher Add a launcher on the desktop (right-click) Click on the image and locate minecraft.svg Name it Minecraft Set the location as the minecraft.jar file

Source: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1812767


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