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Minecraft wont open and I dont know what to do with a .tar.gz file

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I am running Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon. I am running a Ryzen 7 and 1660. When I try running the game it does not let me run it. I thought it might be because of java and when I tried to download a version of java threw oracle's website it gives me a .tar.zar file and I do not know how to run it. :(
also, I switched my os from Ubuntu to Mint and I also had the problem in Ubuntu. Someone even ran a virtual machine for me and it worked for him.
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Re: Minecraft wont open and I dont know what to do with a .tar.gz file

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Go to where the downloaded file is located. Then, double-click. Post a picture of the contents of the tarball. Also, Minecraft is in the Software Center.
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ok I downloaded threw the software center nothing changed. :( what is a tarball?
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The tarball is the tar file you downloaded from the internet. The tar.gz file you mentioned. But, you said you downloaded it now at the software cebter now right? Try launching it at the Menu.
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it won't open I dont even get any errors :(
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Installing the Flathub copy worked for me. It solved my 1.12.2 crash problem. Perhaps it could help your situation.

I run a Raspberry Pi group of units for personal web servers using the Craftbian OS for personal Minecraft servers in the Java-based Minecraft. It, ideally runs 1.12.2 since 1.13 and up requires far more resources. And, I'm more of a builder, anyway in-game. Otherwise, I focus on server management.

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I am having a similar problem this week. My computer WAS a dual boot between Windows and Linux but it kept giving me issues and windows died, then it tried to take down the boot entirely. URGH. I just said forget this and wiped my drive, started over with just Mint 20. So far it has been a nightmare 36 hours gettign everythign to work again between my GPU and the rest of my system. But it is finally up and running. Only three programs are giving me problems. Two of those are from windows that I am havgint to learn WINE to deal with. The third is Minecraft.

I have my old save backed up on a cloud server but I can't even get the program to open. I tried installing from the server channel, and the website deb file. I tried upgrading my OpenJDK and then added Oracle Java. Still no luck. The launcher is starting but I can't see it until I go into system monitor, the launcher does list there and I can kill it. Something is preventing the load from completing but I have no clue what.
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katalia369 wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:55 pm
I am having a similar problem this week. My computer WAS a dual boot between Windows and Linux but it kept giving me issues and windows died, then it tried to take down the boot entirely. URGH. I just said forget this and wiped my drive, started over with just Mint 20. So far it has been a nightmare 36 hours gettign everythign to work again between my GPU and the rest of my system. But it is finally up and running. Only three programs are giving me problems. Two of those are from windows that I am havgint to learn WINE to deal with. The third is Minecraft.

I have my old save backed up on a cloud server but I can't even get the program to open. I tried installing from the server channel, and the website deb file. I tried upgrading my OpenJDK and then added Oracle Java. Still no luck. The launcher is starting but I can't see it until I go into system monitor, the launcher does list there and I can kill it. Something is preventing the load from completing but I have no clue what.
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You may wish to try this. Open your file browser and have it set to view hidden folders. Look for .minecraft and rename it to .minecraft-old. This will make minecraft create a new folder called .minecraft like the one you just renamed and setup like is needed. You can then start minecraft and see if it runs ok. The reason to do this is to see if it may have a corrupt file or such in the old .minecraft folder.
If it runs as intended the only files you may need from .minecraft-old is

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servers.dat and servers.dat_old
those two files have the information needed for any servers you were playing on.
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Open your file browser and have it set to view hidden folders. Look for .minecraft and rename it to .minecraft-old. This will make Minecraft create a new folder called .minecraft like the one you just renamed and setup like is needed. You can then start Minecraft and see if it runs ok. The reason to do this is to see if it may have a corrupt file or such in the old .minecraft folder.
I have installed minecraft from the software manager, it didn't work.
I uninstalled that and ran the .deb from the mojang website, that didn't work.
I uninstalled the .deb and installed OpenJDK and Oracle Java in two environments 8 & 15.
In both environments I tried to install both the software manager and the mojang .deb, neither worked.

I am at six for six fails now.

I went into the .minecraft folder and found only two files, none of the other folders and files from my prior backup are there. Something is preventing the full install, from both sources. I just don't know what that something is.

The only files in the .minecraft folder are:
launcher_log.txt
launcher_profiles.json

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When I use the terminal to install the .deb file from the Mojang website the return is

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Official Minecraft Launcher
Do you want to install the software package? [y/N]:y
(Reading database ... 398874 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack Minecraft.deb ...
Unpacking minecraft-launcher (2.1.17417) over (2.1.13829) ...
Setting up minecraft-launcher (2.1.17417) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24+linuxmint1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.64ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
That's all I get and it thinks it's finished and installed but it won't launch

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katalia369 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:31 pm

launcher_log.txt
launcher_profiles.json

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Open that file Launcher log and see if it tells you in there why it is failing.
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Contents of launcher log

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[Info: 2020-09-22 17:43:34.632800888: LauncherMain.cpp(84)] Initiated models
[Info: 2020-09-22 17:43:34.632870568: NetQueue.cpp(232)] NetQueue: Setting up.
[Info: 2020-09-22 17:43:34.632886828: LauncherMain.cpp(217)] Running launcher core (version 2.1.17417)
[Info: 2020-09-22 17:43:34.635781827: LauncherMain.cpp(230)] Initialization completed
[Info: 2020-09-22 17:43:34.635835036: LauncherMain.cpp(238)] Exiting new Launcher process
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katalia369 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:56 pm
Do you get the same result right clicking and select execute "minecraft-launcher" and are the contents of your folder the same as my picture insert?
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Do you get the same result right clicking and select execute "minecraft-launcher" and are the contents of your folder the same as my picture insert?
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Right clicking had the same outcome, a whole lot of nothing. It still apears in the sytem monitor and I have to kill it, but it never loads.

Attached are screenshots of the
user/.minecraft
and
opt/minecraft
directories. There are a handful of differences.
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user/.minecraft
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It appears you dont have the log file in the opt folder so I assume it isn't making it far enough to log anything.
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katalia369 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:22 pm
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https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MCL-9914

In this bug report one person said,

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A quick fix could be doing "killall launcher" in the terminal. No sudo required! Then you can open the launcher once again. I did this when it happened and unchecked "Open output log when game starts".
If you are able to start the launcher afterwards, while in the launcher window go to settings and set "keep launcher open on.
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If this doesn't work I am at my wits end on this. It was a short road to the end though. I hope you figure it out.
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Even after a kill it will not open.
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EUREKA!!!
I scaled back to 19.3 and it worked, untill I added the amdgpu drivers.
I upgraded to 20 and it worked, untill I added the amdgpu drivers.

I am goingto guess that something in the amdgpu drivers isn't firing correctly. It is also crapping out my boot sequence. I get all kinds of lags and failure to boot errors when I put that new driver in. The RX 590 is on the compatible list but it just isn't working well together at all.

I am thinking of sending a bug report up the line now that i have everything running and radeon-profile running to keep an eye on my GPU since I'm running it sans drivers.

This works for me but the original author is running an NVIDIA. So there stands the possiblity that gpu's in general are bugging somewhere with the newer run of drivers in linux.

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katalia369 wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:08 pm
EUREKA!!!
I scaled back to 19.3 and it worked, untill I added the amdgpu drivers.
I upgraded to 20 and it worked, untill I added the amdgpu drivers.

I am goingto guess that something in the amdgpu drivers isn't firing correctly. It is also crapping out my boot sequence. I get all kinds of lags and failure to boot errors when I put that new driver in. The RX 590 is on the compatible list but it just isn't working well together at all.

I am thinking of sending a bug report up the line now that i have everything running and radeon-profile running to keep an eye on my GPU since I'm running it sans drivers.

This works for me but the original author is running an NVIDIA. So there stands the possiblity that gpu's in general are bugging somewhere with the newer run of drivers in linux.

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