Having trouble running (Accelerated OpenGL mode)
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Well, here's the error message I'm getting. I'm certain you've seen it before.



      Bad video card drivers!     

Minecraft was unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode.
This can usually be fixed by updating the video card drivers.

--- BEGIN ERROR REPORT 7fe0271 --------
Generated 9/24/10 2:44 PM

Minecraft: Minecraft Alpha v1.1.2_01
OS: Windows 7 (amd64) version 6.1
Java: 1.6.0_21, Sun Microsystems Inc.
VM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (mixed mode), Sun Microsystems Inc.
LWJGL: 2.4.2
[failed to get system properties (java.lang.NullPointerException)]

org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Pixel format not accelerated
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.nChoosePixelFormat(Native Method)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.choosePixelFormat(WindowsPeerInfo.java:52)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsDisplay.createWindow(WindowsDisplay.java:185)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.createWindow(Display.java:311)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:856)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:784)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:765)
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.a(SourceFile:196)
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.run(SourceFile:554)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
--- END ERROR REPORT ebc7426 ----------

My video card is a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400. As you might've guessed, it's a laptop.

I've been stumped by this for a few days now. I've installed and reinstalled different versions of java (both 32 and 64 bit). I've tried to install some sort of OpenGL or whatever and apparently my video card doesn't support it. My drivers are up to date, to my knowledge...

So am I completely screwed here?

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i have the same problem...

i have the same problem... You should try updating your video card, to do so you can simply look at your video card manufacturer, and go to their website to and search for a driver update. This seems to fix most problems, but it didn't work for me...