I did run the other option of installing through lutris but it is next to impossible to read and last time I attempted to run it, (which was months ago) minion would simply crash.
I like the instructions from Dolby, but it sounds like I need to install the JavaFX for it to properly install. the .jar
UPDATE: I'm just using the Lutris install instructions to run Minion. I am not going to worry about JvaFX right now, don't need to.
I'm a relatively new Linux user testing out Manjaro 21.07 (KDE Plasma) as my possible Windows replacement and finding that every moment is a learning opportunity.
Here's what I did (craddle to grave) in case the steps help someone else:
1) Installed ESO via Steam/Proton (steam pre-installed by Manjaro KDE)
2) Copied my pre-existing Windows Addon folder to the new Linux/Steam path... /home/<userid>/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/compatdata/306130/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/My Documents/Elder Scrolls Online/live/AddOns/
3) Downloaded and extracted the Minion Java archive file to a Minion folder on my desktop
4) Used Manjaro's "Add/Remove Software" to install jre8-openjdk-headless 8.u292-1
5) Opened the Minion Folder on my desktop and launched a terminal from there
6) executed java -jar Minion-jfx.jar... and received the "Could not find or load main class gg.minion.Minion" error
7) Found Techwolf's note and used Manjaro's "Add/Remove Software" to install java8-openjfx 8.u.202-3 (quite possibly the only software I needed to install as it includes the JDK in its dependencies)
8) Returned to the terminal session at the Minion Folder and re-executed java -jar Minion-jfx.jar... Success!
9) copied the Null folder update over the original JAR
10) Returned to the terminal session at the Minion Folder and re-executed java -jar Minion-jfx.jar... Success!
11) I noticed Minions tree for navigating to the addon folder was not showing hidden folders, but found that if I clicked the pencil you could type/paste in your own path... /home/<userid>/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/compatdata/306130/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/My Documents/Elder Scrolls Online/live/AddOns/
12) I watched in the terminal as it successfully parsed all my addons, but noticed that the UI didn't update with my ESO Addon list
13) Closed Minion and relaunched once more via terminal... java -jar Minion-jfx.jar... Success, ESO and it's addons listed as expected!
14) Added a minion.sh script to my desktop with the following code so I can click-to-launch (replace your userid for <userid>)
Just posting an update since its been awhile and I just had to test Minion in Ubuntu 18x.
This is what I did to get Minion running...
Just out of curiousity, would this work with openjdk? If so we could just package it up as flatpak or appimage so we don't have to go through so much work just to get it running.
I've written a script to install Minion-java properly on Lutris (without wine).
Updates of Minion do not work?
Well I'd refrain from not installing the updates and using it like that as the log4j security fixes are only available in the updted Minion 3.0.6+ versions, but not in any 3.0.5 version (or early 3.0.6 versions).
Can't start minion anymore
I'm having a weird issue with minion on my Linux machine, I followed the instructions on how to install and also got it working.
Didn't use minion for a while then (about 2 months or so), and now I can't start it anymore.
It keeps throwing exceptions on startup (Only visible when starting from terminal), and the window is not fully shown, just the border. There it hangs forever, see terminal.txt. minion.log is also included, but probably not helpful.
After some testing, I found out that it seems to be an issue with the proprietary NVIDIA Driver, maybe an update broke this. When I switch to the free nouveau driver, I can start minion normally and it works as intended (Systemdetails: system.txt).
I installed it like this: "Minion-jfx.jar" + "lib" and the required java-runtime in the same directory, with a startscript containing the following:
Thanks and Regards,
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