amnesia@amnesia:~/Desktop/blender-2.74-linux-glibc211-x86_64$ ls
2.74                    GPL3-license.txt       LICENSE-bmonofont-i18n.ttf.txt
blender                 GPL-license.txt        LICENSE-droidsans.ttf.txt
blenderplayer           icons                  Python-license.txt
blender-softwaregl      jemalloc-license.txt   readme.html
blender-thumbnailer.py  lib
copyright.txt           LICENSE-bfont.ttf.txt
amnesia@amnesia:~/Desktop/blender-2.74-linux-glibc211-x86_64$ ./blender
bash: ./blender: No such file or directory

I'm an actual Linux noob and googled for install instructions. I use Tails 1.4 which is Debian.

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    $\begingroup$ Does the blender executable actually have execute permissions? Try running ls -l, blender should have something like rwxr-xr-x next to it. (at least the x's) $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Jun 17, 2015 at 21:32
  • $\begingroup$ @gandalf3 blender has '-rwxr-xr-x'. Btw I was confused to see in text and video tutorials that one just has to start the exe from the folder because I remember Linux not to be able to use .exe but with "wine". Trying to open the executable(mouse click on file) does not do anything either. $\endgroup$
    – Jonathan
    Jun 17, 2015 at 21:40
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    $\begingroup$ Linux doesn't have .exe files (that's a windows/dos convention). blender is a binary executable (pretty much a .exe file for linux). As to why bash thinks it's missing, thats really weird.. $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Jun 17, 2015 at 21:56
  • $\begingroup$ I'm not even a mod... $\endgroup$ Jun 17, 2015 at 22:00
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    $\begingroup$ @Jonathan Could you post the output of uname -a and file ./blender? The Tails download page only has 32-bit images as far as I can tell, so it might be that you need to use the 32-bit version of Blender. $\endgroup$
    – catlover2
    Jun 17, 2015 at 22:27

1 Answer 1


The problem is that you are trying to run a 64-bit version of Blender on a 32-bit system. Go to download.blender.org, click on the "GNU/Linux" tab, and click the 32-bit button. Then, extract the archive and run the blender executable.

For a more in-depth explanation of the error message, check out this answer on unix.stackexchange.com.


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