I have installed Minecraft on my laptop running i686 Debian Wheezy. When I try and run Minecraft it started but showed a black screen. It started playing music and when I click on certain areas of the window it makes click noises.

Launcher Log: http://pastebin.com/AYC0A3Mu

Game Output: http://pastebin.com/UKD8TYMn

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    ... what are the system specs of this laptop you are trying to run Minecraft on? Based on your mention of i686, my guess would be that your laptop might not meet minecraft's minimum requirements Jan 10, 2015 at 2:51
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    Sounds like you are having OpenGL issues
    – dan14941
    Jan 10, 2015 at 16:12
  • What version of Java are you running?
    – Isaac
    Jan 10, 2015 at 18:05
  • @Isaac the Java version is mentioned in the logs; it's 1.6.
    – MBraedley
    Jan 11, 2015 at 2:22
  • Make sure java is up to date, as well as OpenGl, and then go to this website: Can you run it?, find minecraft, and check and see what it says about your computer. You may need to download a tool, or use java, but trust me, it works for every game released. Feb 25, 2015 at 16:59

1 Answer 1


As people said in the comments, you could check:

  • Your technical parameters. Graphics card, RAM, processor, Disk memory

  • If you have any software problems. Outdated Java, too old Launcher or OS - do you run the game Fullscreen?

  • If you have misdownloaded/not properly updated Minecraft. You could try reinstalling Minecraft (the Launcher too).

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