- Graphics drivers are outdated, they do not support required OpenGL
support to run Minecraft.
- Invalid memory allocation, if you set any Java arguments in your
Profile Settings, please remove them.
- On Windows 10, driver updates are automatically installed on your
PC whereas previously they were optional. Sometimes the drivers obtained through
Windows Update may not contain the proper OpenGL required for Minecraft. You should
in this case update your PC's graphics driver as explained below.
- On first- and second- generation Intel HD graphics chipsets, a Java
version below 8u60 is needed on Windows 10. The new Minecraft launcher available on
minecraft.net/download as a .MSI should automatically
resolve issues on these chipsets.
Please read on for further information on updating your graphics drivers.
- Hold your Windows
key then hit R together, to bring up a run dialogue.
- Type "dxdiag" in the Run window and press enter.
- When a DxDiag window opens, browse to the 'Display' tab.
- You should get an output similar to this.
- Look for the Name and Manufacturer name part.
Once you have found this, look for your manufacturer in the table below and go to
their "Auto-Detector" site and scan your computer for any out-of-date drivers.
If one is found, please install the update; if for any reason there are no available updates or the
updates do not solve your issue, please see this article
to get assistance.
If you recently installed Windows 10, you must take additional steps to ensure that your
drivers are not overridden by Windows Update. Refer to this page for more
information. You must first uninstall the current driver you are using before you use an updated
driver from below whether or not you are using the auto-updating tool or manual methods. In
addition, if you are using an "Intel HD Graphics" or "Intel HD Graphics 3000" chipset, see the
instructions at the top of this page.
Most Linux distributions provide a way to install drivers with its package manager.
It is highly recommended you use the distro's packages for drivers; not doing so can
cause problems later!.
- Open your terminal.
- Enter in
lspci -v | less
- Look for the line that says VGA Compatible or Video
- Look for the Manufacturer and model name.
- Install the necessary driver from the website:
Most Apple computers come with built-in drivers and a graphics card that cannot be
changed. For these reasons, there is no need to manually update your graphics
Instead, you should make sure that your computer is up-to-date using the built-in
"Software Update" tool which you can reach with Spotlight.