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 I have recently gotten back into linux after many years of not using it, so my info is old and mostly out of date. My issue is that i cannot seam to get my tekkit server launch.sh to run. i have looked up the tutorials on how to do this and still have not had any luck.  I am running Fedora Linux 20 with 4gb ram, a dual core 2.4 ghz cpu and 50gb sata3 hdd.

i have gotten everything to my knowledge installed such as, openjdk latest version and some earlier versions like 6.0. download the latest tekkit server and set the launch files to run as a program. If i have durped please tell me. as the last time i used linux was all the way back in suse pro 9.1.

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I will treat this as a question, not an issue. All issues go on the tracker, only questions and gameplay hints/discussion belong here.


JDK stands for Java Development Kit. You only need that when you want to develop software yourself, not to run it. For this, a JRE (Java Runtime Environment) is sufficient, and recommended. Note that you can have many different versions installed next to each other, which is often a cause for problems.

So try removing the JDK and install just one Java runtime, namely Java 7 update 67, which is recommended for Tekkit. Then open a terminal in the folder where you unzipped your server files and type:

sh launch.sh

The console should get lively with lots of messages rolling over the screen. This first start will take a while, because there will be no world, so a new one will be generated.


And just for the record, Minecraft is quite oblivious as to which OS it runs on, which is one of the few true advantages of making an entire game in Java. Tekkit of course inherits this trait. So if you find Linux too daunting to use, the server will run just as fine on a Windows machine, you just need to use launch.bat instead of launch.sh.

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first off thanks for the refresher on my java, tho here is where your info is incorrect: fedora uses openjdk as this replaces jre for fedora. second the only way to run a terminal in fedora in a folder is with the kde version of fedora. as i stated above i am not running the kde flavor. also many java installs only rarely affect the other jre or jdk installs. third minecraft recamends that you run thier servers on linux or unix based systems as it does improve the performance ever so slightly. this is why when you rent a hosted server is it usually on a flavor of linux. also i have done some research and found that fedora is staying more command based while flavors like Ubuntu are going more gui based. the info that you gave me applies to Ubuntu not fedora. tho they are simular fedora and flavors like Ubuntu are vastly different in how they operate. i will keep researching this untill i have found an answer to this. next time please post somthing that pertains to the flavor that i am using, not a generic answer.

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You would do well to start using some punctuation, to make your posts more readable. And maybe buy a Shift key or two.


next time please post somthing that pertains to the flavor that i am using, not a generic answer.


I think that Fedora is simply a bad choice to run your Minecraft server on, given all the limitations you mention. I am using Mint for my server (among other things) which has none of these limitations. Apart from that, you are quite impertinent to demand this kind of thing when the "generic answer" was already way more than your word salad deserved.

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