Objective

The objective is to install the Minecraft client on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Instructions

Install Minecraft on Ubuntu using official package

Download Minecraft Package

The first step is to download the official minecraft package. Open up terminal and enter the following wget command to download the Minecraft.deb package:
$ wget -o ~/Minecraft.deb https://launcher.mojang.com/download/Minecraft.deb

Install Minecraft.deb package

The easiest way is to install the previously downloaded Minecraft.deb package is by using gdebi tool. First make sure that gdebi command is available on your system:
$ sudo apt install gdebi-core

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Once ready install the Minecraft.deb package:
$ sudo gdebi ~/Minecraft.deb
What remains is to start Minecraft launcher:
Start Minecraft Launcher
Start Minecraft Launcher
Login to Minecraft
Login to Minecraft
Play Minecraft DEMO or get the full version
Play Minecraft DEMO or get the full version
Wait for Minecraft Download
Wait for Minecraft Download
Play Minecraft
Play Minecraft

Install Minecraft on Ubuntu using snap

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Minecraft SNAP package seems to be no longer available. This section of the article is kept for archiving purposes only.
The installation of the Minecraft client on Ubuntu 18.04 Linux with use of snap is as easy as an execution of a single command. Open up terminal and enter:
$ sudo snap install minecraft
Installation of Minecraft on Ubuntu 18.04
Installation of Minecraft on Ubuntu 18.04


Launch Minecraft Client

To start the Minecraft client on your Ubuntu system either execute the command:
$ minecraft
or search the Activities menu:
Start Minecraft Client
Search for the minecraft keyword. Click on the Minecraft icon to start the application. Be patient, it may take few moments for the Minecraft application to start.
Minecraft on Ubuntu 18.04
Minecraft on Ubuntu 18.04
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