The error log goes on list what appear to be a bunch of memory locations saying that they are pointing to an unknown location. As you can see above, this is using the proprietary JVM distributed by Oracle. Thinking it might be a problem with the game's files since it is still in beta, I forced a reinstall and got the same error. I also tried opening it with the OpenJDK JVM, but that crashed with the same error.
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# A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment:
# SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0x00007ff3c41b4a29, pid=3261, tid=140684845795072
# JRE version: 6.0_24-b07
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (19.1-b02 mixed mode linux-amd64 compressed oops)
# Problematic frame:
# V [libjvm.so+0x677a29]
Things got more interesting today when I tried to open RSSOwl, another program using Java (and Eclipse). This produced an entirely different error message
Followed by dumping the Java stack.
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java.vendor=Sun Microsystems Inc.
BootLoader constants: OS=linux, ARCH=x86_64, WS=gtk, NL=en_CA
Command-line arguments: -os linux -ws gtk -arch x86_64
!ENTRY org.rssowl.ui 1 0 2011-05-13 10:20:20.051
!MESSAGE RSSOwl Starting Up (RSSOwl/220.127.116.11010031449 (X11; U; en))
!ENTRY org.rssowl.ui 4 4 2011-05-13 10:20:22.457
!MESSAGE read past EOF
Since these are two very different errors and applications, I wouldn't think that they are related, but it seems too coincidental that two Java programs would develop problems simultaneously.
I have looked at my apt logs and there is no evidence of any updates to any of the installed JVMs or RSSOwl recently. There also haven't been any Minecraft updates recently. I would try purging the proprietary JVM and reinstalling it, but 1) the OpenJDK JVM displayed the same issue 2) uninstalling sun-java6-jre also wants to uninstall some mint-debian packages.
Any ideas about what could be causing this?
Edit: I forgot to mention that I have been using both of these programs without issue since I installed the 201012 spin of LMDE.