The following is a guide to getting the popular game Minecraft running on your Fedora 16 system. This guide should work for most versions of Fedora, but I only tested with the latest version.
First, you need to install the Oracle version of Java if you have not already. Go to http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp and click Free Java Download. Scroll down and choose Linux RPM or Linux x64 RPM. If you are using a 64-bit version of Fedora, choose the x64 version.
Back at the command line, do the following commands after the download finishes:
cd ~/Downloads chmod u+x jre*bin sudo ./jre*bin
You should see some stuff go on that looks like the package is getting installed including # symbols until reaching 100%.
Now, back at your browser, head over to http://www.minecraft.net/ and on the right of the page under Buy Now! click Download. Then, just under Minecraft for Linux / Other, click minecraft.jar, if it does nothing, you may have to right click it and choose Save Link As.
Now, head back to your terminal window, and type the following to launch Minecraft.
cd ~/Downloads /usr/java/latest/bin/java -Xmx1024M -Xms512M -cp minecraft.jar net.minecraft.LauncherFrame