I have recently installed Blender on Ubuntu. I have tried both installing v 2.72 by downloading the tar from the website and 2.62 installed using apt-get.
In both cases when I open Blender I do not see the default image (mesh floor, cube, light). These objects seemingly exist (I can seethe cube in render mode) but I am unable to see them or add other meshes I can see.
I've previously used Blender on Windows and haven't experienced this.
Grateful for any suggestions.
Update. If I start blender from it's folder using
it works, I can then see the mesh floor, box, lamp etc. Found this here:
So looks like a graphics hardware driver issue...