New Linux Mint 19 Install - Minecraft extreme stuttering (SOLVED)

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Neuron67
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New Linux Mint 19 Install - Minecraft extreme stuttering (SOLVED)

Post by Neuron67 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:34 pm

I have the proprietary drivers installed for my graphics card but for some reason Minecraft is stuttering.
There are no mods installed whatsoever.
I have tried many things incl. allocating more RAM and basically everything I could think of to correct this.
Minecraft was playing fine before the new install.
Any help is appreciated.
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Re: New Linux Mint 19 Install - Minecraft extreme stuttering

Post by uberdorf » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:26 pm

Please post the specifications of your system and the output of

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java -version
The java version should say 1.8 for openjdk or java 8 for Oracle java. The problem with minecraft for Mint 19 is that java defaults to a newer version than java 8, which does not work well with Minecraft.
Here is a video on making Minecraft work in Mint 19.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbaDU1l3Onk

If you don't want to use Oracle Java or MultiMC, another solution is to go into the options for the default Minecraft and input the full directory path to openjdk 8, which I did in the following video on increasing fps in Minecraft on Mint 19.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIxcfahL0sw

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Re: New Linux Mint 19 Install - Minecraft extreme stuttering (SOLVED)

Post by Neuron67 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:24 pm

@uberdorf, Thanks for your info, BTW I watched your video on YT several times now and I wouldn't have got Minecrfaft working without it so thank you very much!
I just completed a reinstall of Linux Mint and this time I skipped the updates and went straight to the install of java 8 and used the terminal to install Minecraft Launcher. I didn't even install the recommended graphics driver and to my surprise, It works fine! It had to be the nVidia driver that caused the stuttering(hiccuping). My graphics card is an old GTS 250 and in Windows it works great but the one driver that's available through linux is no good.
I'm going to mark this thread as solved and to anyone else that's using an old nVidia graphics card, if the only driver recommended is 340.107, just skip it and use the "X.Org nouveau display driver".

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