I'm working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I downloaded Blender 2.76b and deleted the python directory to push blender to use the system distribution of python.
Ubuntu comes with both python 2 and 3, but the python command is linked to 2.7 on my system.
When I try to start the blender application, I get the following message:
connect failed: No such file or directory Read new prefs: /home/alex/.config/blender/2.76/config/userpref.blend Fatal Python error: Py_Initialize: Unable to get the locale encoding ImportError: No module named 'encodings' Aborted (core dumped)
How can I troubleshoot this issue? I'm thinking it's a pythonpath problem but I'm not sure what path the blender app is looking for when it starts, python or python3. Thanks for the help!
I tried deleting the python dir and then running the following:
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/python3.4
in the same directory, giving me a symlink to python3.4. Unfortunately, I still get the same error on running blender.