So I looked on the internet and found instructions for installing Minecraft for Linux. I downloaded OpenJDK 7 from the software center, and got Minecraft from the official site. I checked "allow executing file as a program" under permissions in properties. I went to "Open with..." but I can't seem to find "OpenJDK 7".

I am completely clueless by now, and I am not sure what to do. I may be doing something wrong, or is there something I am missing?


Sometimes you have to set permissions manually first via terminal - i don't know if the checkbox is enough. Execute the following command in the terminal:

chmod a+x path/to/minecraft/minecraft.jar

To start the game via console, execute:

java -jar path/to/minecraft/minecraft.jar

If that doesn't work, your JRE installation is invalid.

  • @Y U NO WORK Terminal says: "chmod: cannot access ‘path/to/minecraft/minecraft.jar’: No such file or directory<<" – John Hickox May 18 '15 at 12:05
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    ... you're, you're supposed to replace that with the actual path to minecraft.jar – Kevin May 18 '15 at 12:22
  • @JohnHickox Well ... i thought it's obvious that you have to enter your OWN path there, I'd be surprised if that is your actually mc path.^^ – Y U NO WORK May 18 '15 at 12:29
  • says same thing – John Hickox May 18 '15 at 12:29
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    Then you're entering the path wrong or the file does not exist because you didn't download it yet or something. But this is not a problem with Java for sure then.^^ – Y U NO WORK May 18 '15 at 12:30

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