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04/30/19, 07:06 PM   #1
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This is how I was able to install the oracle jdk8 on Pop!_os (since the oracle java ppa is no longer available due to license changes) but should work on most up to date distro's out there.
  • Register for a free Oracle account and download the latest JDK8 tar.gz(jdk-8u211-linux-x64.tar.gz).
  • Download these bash scripts and follow the simple directions to install jdk8 from the tar.gz file you downloaded.
  • Check if java -version shows the correct version:
    [email protected]:~/Downloads/Minion$ java -version
    java version "1.8.0_211"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_211-b12)
    Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.211-b12, mixed mode)
  • Download the Minion jar from minion.gg and extract the zip into location and folder of your choice.
  • Now run java -jar Minion-jfx.jar in the folder you extracted the zip to
    [email protected]:~/Downloads/Minion$ java -jar Minion-jfx.jar
  • Choose to update Minion and restart. (It won't restart)
  • Before you start minion we need to apply the patch manually. Navigate to the folder you are running minion from and you should see a new folder named "null" grab the Minion-jfx.jar from there and copy over the old Minion-jfx.jar in the parent directory.
  • now start minion again java -jar Minion-jfx.jar and it should work like mine...
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Last edited by Dolby : 04/30/19 at 07:38 PM.
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05/05/19, 04:41 PM   #2
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Minion Lives!

Finally, a usable set of instructions that work! You are a saint.

I am using these instructions with the Steam version of ESO on Linux Mint, and it is working perfectly.

For those that are doing the same, and have no idea where to find the AddOns folder, it is buried in a somewhat weird place. Try turning on "Show hidden files" and look for someplace like this:
~/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/306130/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/My Documents/Elder Scrolls Online/live/AddOns

See you in Tamriel!
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05/17/19, 07:31 AM   #3
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This is a guide by VERNSTOKED to install Minion with Lutris

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05/20/19, 07:19 PM   #4
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Java Error

I followed the instructions here, but I am getting an error at running java -jar Minion-jfx.jar

X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 151 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 24 (X_GLXCreateNewContext)
Value in failed request: 0x0
Serial number of failed request: 29
Current serial number in output stream: 30

I verified that java is the right version, and tried 8u212 as well


Simple reboot fixed this

For anyone finding this post later the issue was that Manjaro/arch uses openJDK, and using:
"archlinux-java set <JRE version>"
fixes the issue, but will error out until after a reboot

Feel free to remove this post if you want since this is a sticky.

Last edited by calvin.scones : 05/20/19 at 07:31 PM.
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08/16/19, 01:20 PM   #5
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You don't need JRE/JDK from Oracle speicifically, OpenJDK has no difference (but freer license).
Though not all distros provide OpenJFX 8. For Ubuntu-based a possible solution is outlined here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1799946

To run on JDK+JFX 11 Minion will need be converted to modules, it seems. At least that the error I got from trying to launch it in this setup.

Instead of changing the default JDK as calvin.scones suggests, one may simply run
/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk/bin/java -jar Minion-jfx.jar
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