Minecraft Client on Ubuntu

In the previous post we set up a Minecraft server on Ubuntu. Now we’re going to install the Minecraft client and connect to that server.

⚠️ I’m focusing on the Java edition of Minecraft.


Download the client software from https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/download.

Download the Minecraft client.

Click the link to download the Debian installer. You can also download using the command line.

wget https://launcher.mojang.com/download/Minecraft.deb


sudo dpkg -i Minecraft.deb

If there are errors about dependencies then fix them.

sudo apt --fix-broken install -y


Now, all things being well, you should be able to launch Minecraft.


The first time that you run this it will take a little while to start because it will first need to download updates.

Minecraft showing Microsoft Login button.

Click the login button then login to your Microsoft account.

Minecraft Java Edition showing Play button.

Click the play button.

Minecraft Java Edition showing option to enable narrator.

Click the button.

Minecraft Java Edition showing Singleplayer or Multiplayer options.

Select the multiplayer game mode.

Minecraft Java Edition scanning for games on local network.

Click the button.

Minecraft Java Edition editing server information.

Specify the IP address for the Minecraft server, for example, If the server is running on a non-standard port then you’ll need to provide the port as well, for example,

Minecraft Java Edition showing available servers.

Select the server that you just added and then click the button. You should then be connected to the server.

Minecraft Java Edition game connected to server.