2
$\begingroup$

I usually use the PPA: thomas-schiex/blender for installing Blender. I had never problems before with it. In September 2016 I used Blender 2.78 RC, and it worked well. But in October I've installed Blender 2.78 release (using apt-get install command), and my Blender is not starting now. What to do? Thanks!

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ well, without any proper error messages, I don't think you won't get any answer on that. Besides... If it already ran under your system and you did not do any major changes to it (like a new gfx driver, upgrading ubuntu to a new major release...) it's most likely a problem with the build you get from the repo. $\endgroup$ – metaphor_set Oct 13 '16 at 0:25
  • $\begingroup$ @metaphor_set- big thanks for answer! I don't receive any error message. Just see the launcher in the pannel (KDE in KX Studio 14.04 (it's based on Ubuntu14.04)), after about 30 sec., the launcher disappears and that's all. May be there's some way to display in linux what is going on? Could you or somebody give advice? $\endgroup$ – cooltehno Oct 13 '16 at 11:17
  • $\begingroup$ P.C.: I returned the state of system to where the Blender 2.78 RC had a place. I used Systemback program - Blender launches good. After installing Blender 2.78 release - it doesn't start again. Also, I tried to delete Blender program using 'sudo apt-get remove blender' - command. After installing Blender 2.78 release - it doesn't start. $\endgroup$ – cooltehno Oct 13 '16 at 11:27
  • $\begingroup$ Try the tarball from blender.org/download . Extract it somewhere in your home directory and see it it starts. If it does, then it's most likely the build you have from the repo, that causes the failure. $\endgroup$ – metaphor_set Oct 13 '16 at 13:32
  • $\begingroup$ Did you copy over the settings from your previous Blender version? If so (just an idea), maybe try removing Blender's settings folder? I imagine it's possible some settings or add-on data intended for an older version is causing a conflict. $\endgroup$ – Mentalist Oct 13 '16 at 14:01
2
$\begingroup$

You don't need to use apt-get at all! Just download the zip from blender.org, extract it somewhere, then run the blender executable you will find inside the folder. That's what I did and it worked from the first time!

$\endgroup$
0
$\begingroup$

I've made the next attempt 'sudo apt-get upgrade' of my system today. Blender 2.78 was upgraded successfully and now it's starting well. I suppose the problem was really as @metaphor_set told - "the repo, that causes the failure". I think they finally fixed the build.

$\endgroup$
0
$\begingroup$

I found the solution: I had to upgrade the Open SubDiv (OSD) library in Synaptic (Linux Ubuntu) to 3.1.1

This is how the line looked in Synaptic:

enter image description here

$\endgroup$

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.