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Old 07-17-2015, 08:08 PM   #1
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drivers updates - how to update etc


hi, so if anyone here is familiar with the game minecraft, that would help hugely, i had an issue with it where i suddenly couldnt play, id log on and the screen would just be black and now i get a crash report, ill post that as a link at the bottom. But im a complete noob and have no clue what im doing, and apparently the drivers have been mixed up? not sure, but how can i get it back to normal and be able to play again. Also my computer ran minecraft absolutely fine before it just suddenly happened a while ago and i just came back to it. If anyone could help it would be really helpful, thanks so much.

http://pastebin.com/fwNx29pi
 
Old 07-18-2015, 12:28 AM   #2
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According to your error you seem to be missing OpenGL. What distro/version are you using?
 
Old 07-18-2015, 07:02 AM   #3
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umm not sure what you mean, is that the thing where you put '-uname -r' in terminal? if its that i got this from it:
3.2.0-87-generic

but if its not that could you walk me through it please haha thanks
 
Old 07-18-2015, 09:45 AM   #4
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3.2.0-87-generic
nope, that's the kernel you have installed. The distribution would be something like Ubuntu 15.04, Mint 17, etc. What did you install?

Try
Code:
$ cat /proc/version
which will give the distro name at least.

Play Bonny!

 
Old 07-18-2015, 12:25 PM   #5
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oh lol thanks, sorry im not good at this haha, but when i put that in i got this:

Linux version 3.2.0-87-generic (buildd@aatxe) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5) ) #125-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jun 19 08:25:10 UTC 2015


and no idea what that means lol i didnt make this computer/set it up, my brother did haha but think its ubunutu, it says i can update to ubuntu but when i do it say that i cant install due to internet issues, but my internet is fine lol, thanks for the help so far guys

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Old 07-18-2015, 01:35 PM   #6
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Code:
cat /etc/issue
Will give the distro and version that I was referring. Regarding OpenGL you need a video card that supports it and then install the appropriate driver for your video card (referred to as a kernel module in Linux). The kernel module for your video card should implement the OpenGL specification. So basically you just need the right module.
 
Old 07-18-2015, 02:44 PM   #7
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i dont know what you mean, do you have a link or something or something to lead me in the right direction, computers confuse me. Also why has it suddenly changed and i cant play minecraft but can play games like runesape? its confusing to me and i dont get it lol. I put in that code and i got this btw:

Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS \n \l

thanks for the help
 
Old 07-19-2015, 07:43 AM   #8
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you can also use
Code:
$ lsb_release -a
The distribution is identified along with other information. I get:
Code:
$ lsb_release -a
LSB Version:	core-2.0-amd64:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-amd64:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-amd64:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-amd64:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch:core-4.1-amd64:core-4.1-noarch:cxx-3.0-amd64:cxx-3.0-noarch:cxx-3.1-amd64:cxx-3.1-noarch:cxx-3.2-amd64:cxx-3.2-noarch:cxx-4.0-amd64:cxx-4.0-noarch:cxx-4.1-amd64:cxx-4.1-noarch:desktop-3.1-amd64:desktop-3.1-noarch:desktop-3.2-amd64:desktop-3.2-noarch:desktop-4.0-amd64:desktop-4.0-noarch:desktop-4.1-amd64:desktop-4.1-noarch:graphics-2.0-amd64:graphics-2.0-noarch:graphics-3.0-amd64:graphics-3.0-noarch:graphics-3.1-amd64:graphics-3.1-noarch:graphics-3.2-amd64:graphics-3.2-noarch:graphics-4.0-amd64:graphics-4.0-noarch:graphics-4.1-amd64:graphics-4.1-noarch:languages-3.2-amd64:languages-3.2-noarch:languages-4.0-amd64:languages-4.0-noarch:languages-4.1-amd64:languages-4.1-noarch:multimedia-3.2-amd64:multimedia-3.2-noarch:multimedia-4.0-amd64:multimedia-4.0-noarch:multimedia-4.1-amd64:multimedia-4.1-noarch:printing-3.2-amd64:printing-3.2-noarch:printing-4.0-amd64:printing-4.0-noarch:printing-4.1-amd64:printing-4.1-noarch:qt4-3.1-amd64:qt4-3.1-noarch:security-4.0-amd64:security-4.0-noarch:security-4.1-amd64:security-4.1-noarch
Distributor ID:	LinuxMint
Description:	Linux Mint 17 Qiana
Release:	17
Codename:	qiana
Once you come back with the full answer, (We've got the Ubuntu bit), hopefully someone with more experience of Minecraft will be able to step in and help with your question.

Play Bonny!

 
Old 07-19-2015, 07:49 AM   #9
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okay so i put that in terminal and got this :

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise

im guessing im missing something on the first line lol
 
Old 07-20-2015, 07:12 AM   #10
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Anyone got any ideas? i was wondering if there was a way to reset my computer back to like if it was bought brand new state? would that work, just reinstall everything again?
 
  


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