Minecraft Black screen fix on 64bit Linux

I recently reinstalled 64bit Linux on a new SSD drive on my desktop and ran into another Black Screen issue, similar to my black screen issue i had about 2 years ago.

This time i was getting the following error:

Exception in thread "Thread-3" java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: /home/******/.minecraft/bin/natives/ /home/******/.minecraft/bin/natives/ wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32 (Possible cause: architecture word width mismatch)
at java.lang.ClassLoader$NativeLibrary.load(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary0(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary(
at java.lang.Runtime.load0(
at java.lang.System.load(
at org.lwjgl.Sys$
at Method)
at org.lwjgl.Sys.doLoadLibrary(
at org.lwjgl.Sys.loadLibrary(
at org.lwjgl.Sys.(
at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.F(SourceFile:1857)
at aof.(SourceFile:20)
at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.(SourceFile:77)
at anw.(SourceFile:36)
at net.minecraft.client.MinecraftApplet.init(SourceFile:36)
at net.minecraft.Launcher.replace(
at net.minecraft.Launcher$

Creating the following bash script fixed my issue:

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre/lib/amd64/"
java -jar minecraft.jar

Installing MCEdit from source on Linux


MCEdit is a versatile map editor, designed for moving blocks from one level to another. With it, you can open a level of nearly any type and fly around in glorious 3D with multiple levels of detail! Select millions of blocks and clone them anywhere else in the level. Fill a boxy selection with the block of your choice, or replace one kind of block with another. Export blocks to a "schematic" file for later use. Import a schematic or an entire level into any world using the crane. Move the player or his spawn point. Create and and remove chunks from the world. Fill blackened areas with light. Find bugs!

Although MCEdit is free and open-source, if you enjoyed using it, you can donate to the original creator, codewarrior. Spotting bugs is also appreciated, as is any suggestions you might have.

In this article, i will walk you through installing the latest MCEdit from source-code on a 64bit Linux system.

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Minecraft server upgrade!


Just upgraded the minecraft server. Things are running much better and we even re-enabled the live map.

Come join us!

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The minecraft server has been getting really fun lately. Lots of new users and project going on. New towns using the Towny server mod have been created and we even found a stronghold!

We've successfully been running the latest version, 1.0, with all of our bukkit plugins, for the past month with no issues what-so-ever.

Want to join us? Follow this article to get started.

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Try out Minecraft 1.9 pre-release 5 on Linux and Windows!


We're all addicted to Minecraft 1.8.1, and play a ton on public servers. Now we're running a 1.9pre5 private server for everyone to try out! I love using the new enchantments on my Weapons, Tools and Armor!

Whats new in Minecraft 1.9?

  • Several new Achievements
  • Item Repair
  • Enchantment Table
  • Enchanting System
  • Potions
  • Brewing Stand
  • Brewing System
  • Splash potions with Area of Effect when thrown, created by brewing an existing potion with gunpowder.
  • New Realm: The End
  • New Biome: Mushroom
  • Air Portal Frame in Strongholds above a 3x3 pool of lava (fixing broken Air Portal blocks using Eye of Ender creates the Air Portal to the The Ender though this feature has not been fully implemented)
  • Glistering Melon
  • Enchantments
  • Breeding
  • New baby animals
  • The Sun and Moon now rise in the east and set in the west, based on the top of maps being North.
  • The Sun and Moon have been changed and no longer appear square.
  • The Moon now has multiple phases, including crescent moon, half moon, full moon, and new moon.
  • Strongholds are slightly larger
  • Strongholds have more Chests

    Oh.. and DRAGONS!

    In this article, i will show you how to install the latest Minecraft 1.9 Pre-release 5 on both Linux and Windows systems.

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    Download and upload files from Megaupload, Rapidshare and others on your Ubuntu Server


    What is Plowshare?

    Plowshare is a command-line (CLI) download/upload tool for popular file-sharing websites (aka Hosters). With Plowshare, you will be able to download or upload files and manage remote folders and link deletion. It runs on Linux/BSD/Unix operating systems.

    In this article, i will show you how to install Plowshare on a Ubuntu Linux Server and download a file from Megaupload or Rapidshare.

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    Installing AirPWN 1.4 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and 10.10


    What is AirPWN?

    AirPWN? is a tool that first debuted at DefCon 12.

    AirPWN? acts as a man in the middle tool for wireless networks. It takes advantage of the time that a website takes to respond to normal page requests. In that lag time, it can inject its own content onto the wireless channel of an access point. For instance, you may request a page from that takes, round-trip, approximately 125 ms. If someone near you is running the airpwn tool, it will see your request and immediately respond with its own web page and/or content because it is much closer and takes much less time to respond. When your computer receives the data, it will think the original request was answered and display the page. When the real web page is presented, it will either ignore the page, or display some of the content. AirPWN? can be configured to carefully craft responses so that your browser will ignore the real web content as it would with html comments.

    In this article i walk you through installing AirPWN on Ubuntu Linux 10.04 and 10.10.

    Read on for more.

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    -XDCC Fetch - Linux IRC XDCC Bottler



    The other night i was reminiscing about the old IRC days when i would leech a mass amount of 0day warez from various IRC channels. When i was using mIRC on Windows, i coupled it with a bitchin' XDCC bottler script called XDCC Browser. When i attempted to find the "linux alternative" for XChat, i was sad to find out no real 'Crème de la Crème' of XDCC bottlers for it. This brought me to another stand alone solution for XDCC downloading with ease on linux, XDCC-Fetch.

    What is XDCC-Fetch?

    XDCC-Fetch, written entirely in Ruby, is an intuitive, no-nonsense tool for searching, collecting and downloading XDCC announcements within IRC channels.


    * Simple, no-nonsense user interface
    * Search-on-typing
    * Pack filter
    * Multiple IRC servers
    * Resumable downloads
    * Download queues
    * Parallel downloads
    * Checksum comparison
    * Server + channel status stored, reconnect on startup
    * Download-finished popup
    * It is free!

    In this tutorial, i will show you how to get XDCC-Fetch running on any Linux OS.

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    Minecraft for Linux - Black Screen Fix



    This article is terribly old, and you should have no issues running minecraft with the files provided by Mojang. I did, however have an issue loading them on 64bit linux. Please see the more recent article about this issue:


    If you haven't heard already, Minecraft is one of the most epic open world, sandbox, survival and crafting game to hit the Internet in ages. Even in it's Alpha stage, it's become so popular in such a short amount of time that the developers website crashes daily.

    In this tutorial, i show you how to play Minecraft on any Linux OS (32bit and 64bit)

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