Experiencing some unclear problems with Blender 2.79, I uninstalled it with the intent to reinstall a fresh version using the same Linux mint Sylvia 18.3 operating system.
Then realized that the current repositories I used offer an older Blender, version 2.76.
So I downloaded Blender, version 2.79b from Blender.org then unpacked the archive and tried to run the Blender executable. None of the files I found seem to be 'the executable'.
I then tried the terminal with sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thomas-schiex/blender. Did get a long message ending by
< --------- 'Executing: /tmp/tmp.YmGQR1O6nu/gpg.1.sh --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 42A98114 gpg: demande de la clef 42A98114 sur le serveur hkp keyserver.ubuntu.com gpg: clef 42A98114 : « Launchpad PPA for Thomas Schiex » n'est pas modifiée gpg: Quantité totale traitée : 1 gpg: non modifiées : 1'
The Blender installation did not seem to occur. Only obtained a small text file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d
The terminal's long message talks about adding a user to video in order to operate CUDA. Did not think it was needed since Blender 2.79 used to work on this same computer previously. Maybe I was wrong about that, did not want to risk more damage fiddling with the unknown.
So How can I find the executable Blender file in the downloaded package ? What is the name of that executable file ? or / and what should be my next step with the process using the terminal ? should I follow the 'sudo adduser video' ? How does that work ... Is the terminal prompt, user@Latitude-E6330'the ?
Thanks a lot for your help.