Questions tagged [linux]

Questions pertaining to the Linux Operating System as it relates to Blender. Questions can be anything from compatibility to optimization to making Blender work on a specific distro.

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New Linux system for Blender

I have just received my new Linux computer, I am coming from MAC background and I am having a few problems. I have a AMD 3970X with Nvidia 2080Ti with 64Gbs Ram but my system lags and Blender crashes....
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How to run Octane Sever as a Daemon on Linux mint?

I just installed Blender 2.81 Octane Edition and Octane Server on my Linux Mint 19, but i was unable to run the Octane server. I read the installation manual on the otoy website, on which it said that ...
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How can i install Blender 2.8 in ubuntu 18.4 with only console?

today i use apt-get install blender in my Linux server (which has no screen or any display service but pure SSH remote connection) ,but the installed blender ...
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Why fail when i render Blender in Linux VPS machine?

i want to render in Linux , with the absence of real one , i use my website server -VPS(Virtual Private Servers) to render , (seems like the traditional one is AWS EC2) However ,things goes not so ...
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Blender 2.79b to 2.82

I can't update Blender 2.79b to 2.82. I am using a HP Chrombook x360 Linux. I tried to update on the Linux app and on the terminal. I did an update as well.
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Linux cmdline rendering on multiple GPUs

I'm running a number of benchmarks on Linux (Ubuntu 18.04) cloud VMs that have multiple GPUs attached, however I can only ever render on a single GPU. I'm not using the standard Blender benchmark ...
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Blender doesn't recgonize my nvidia driver on linux (even thought it does recgonizes on my windows on dual boot)

First of all, sorry for posting a topic discussed a bunch of times in this forum, but the solutions on these forums aren't helping me, so im writing this so hopefully i can get the awnser let's get ...
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GPU renders colours differently than CPU

When rendering a scene, the colours look very different when rendering using the GPU (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680) vs. rendering using the CPU. There is a lot more red and the other colours look a lot more ...
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Blender on Linux Mint crashes opening high-poly files

If I open a lower poly file in Blender 2.81a on Linux Mint and increase the poly count, applying subsurface modifiers, I can work on the objects with no problem or noticable performance tolls. However,...
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Blender 2.81a file created in Windows behaves weird in Linux

I have students learning Blender doing the Blender Guru Donut Tutorial. While doing this, a few of them have moved to another room. The difference is that they started on Windows 10 PCs and now try to ...
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Is it worth running Linux on my Mac to use the built in AMD graphics card?

Is it worth running Linux on my Mac to use the built in AMD graphics card with Blender? Right now I'm only using cpu and it takes a very long time for high poly rendering. Would it work to partition ...
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Case sensitivity file names - Blender on Linux and Windows

What is the best way to use Windows Blender files on Linux? I have .blend files created on Windows which is case insensitive. When I open file with path to Image.jpg and file name is image.jpg it ...
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Can I specify which version of Blender to run when rendering from a command line prompt (Linux)?

I want to begin creating projects in version 2.8; however, I still have a couple created in 2.79b that still need to be wrapped up + rendered. I currently have version 2.79b on a server from which I ...
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Linux console : is rendering frame x, updates missed?

I am running Blender v2.81.16 on Ubuntu and whenever the viewport render updates by navigating in the timeline, I get this message in the console for every frame : ...
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Can not run Blender with optirun. [Manjaro 18.1.5]

Good Morning all, I am not able to run Blender with optirun. However I do have all drivers installed, bumblebee etc.. I am able to run optirun with all the other applications, glxgears, firefox or ...
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Opengl 3.3 drivers blender 2.81

I use blender 2.81 at start, I get this error, the drivers are updated through the driver pack solution. Some may say that the graphics card is not suitable and needs to be updated. But if I use ...
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Brand New Install - Menus Crash Program?

Brand new to Blender, total ground-up. I am pretty jazzed about getting MakeHuman and Blender play nicely but can't get any files open in Blender. Specs: System 76 Gazelle lappie Intel® Core i7-...
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How can I get Ubuntu to show the blend file thumbnails like they do in Windows?

I like being able to see a quick preview of what models i'm looking at and I was wondering if there's a setting anywhere in Ubuntu or the Nautilus file system to show them.
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CUDA error at cuCtxCreate : unknown error

os : Pop!OS ver : Blender 2.81 device : nVidia GeForce GTX 1080ti every time my computer falls asleep with blender open, when i try to get back to my work i get this error and blender can't find any ...
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Rendering and lighting issues in blender eevee under linux

I am experiencing some weird lighting And rendering issues on blender under Linux. This is what I get on Linux: And this is what I am supposed to get: My OS is Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon with Linux ...
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Blender and Linux, Which Linux distrubution is best for Blender 2.81 [closed]

I just bought parts to build a computer for Blender, a Ryzen 7 3800m and RTX 2070 and 32 gb 3200 ram. I want the best OS for running Blender with that system. I understand Linux is the OS that allows ...
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Compiling Blender to use system Python

Context: I'm using Ubuntu 19.10 for the moment and the default repository Blender package use the system's Python 3 which is very convenient because I can use my Python modules in my Blender Scripts ...
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Blender GPU Support on Linux with AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 Mobile

I have a Dell Precision 7740 running on Ubuntu 18.04 Linux with an AMD/ATI Radeon Pro WX 7100 graphics card and a much less powerful Intel UHD Graphics 630 (Mobile). I'd like to utilize the graphics ...
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Cannot open newly downloaded blender on my new chrome laptop

I just tried to download the 64 bit linux version on my new chromebook. It allows me to download it, but says I cannot open it as it does not support his version. Note that my chromebook has linux ...
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Having trouble getting 2.80 on Linux

I just installed Blender and noticed my screen looked a little different from the tutorial video, so I checked my version and the Linux discovery page had grabbed me 2.79... Okay, so I tried ...
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Ubuntu Blender 2.8 wont detect Nvidia GPU

I have re installed drivers twice, and re installed blender, watched a couple of tutorials but i cant seem to get the option to select my GPU in CUDA >n< ,it is a 1050 mobile, im testing ubuntu on ...
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How to config Blender on Ubuntu 18 to use Amd-pro-gpu Driver instead of ROCM?

I run blender on ubuntu 18.04. After setting up the system and installing the AMD-pro-gpu driver for my VEGA FE from AMD' s official website, blender performed smoothly completing the BMW demo (gpu ...
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Where do I put the Blender folder on linux?

It might be a silly question: where do I have to put the folder extracted from .tar.bz2 in a linux machine (Debian)? Usually I use a repository to install it but with the experimental versions I never ...
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Enabling OpenCL GPU rendering for Cycles on Linux?

I followed the answer on this question for blender 2.7x, but I still don't see the option to enable GPU rendering for cycles, as shown in this screenshot: I'm using an RX 560 on Debian 11 ...
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User Preferences File Not Compatible Between Win and Linux

I'm using both Windows and Linux and I was hoping to be able to sync the userpref.blend between these operating systems but it seems it doesn't work. I've tried with both Blender Sync and by manually ...
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Headless Linux with 2.80: Cycles/CUDA GPU no longer used

I use a headless Xubuntu Server 18.04.3 with two GTX 970 cards as a render farm. This has worked with Blender up to 2.79 but is now broken in 2.80. Basic command to that used to work: ...
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Failure enabling Radeon ProRender in Blender 2.80 on Ubuntu 18.04

[Edit: It is suspected that the failure is caused by the fact that the .run file is built for ubuntu 16 but the actual os is ubuntu 18. However the version built for ubuntu 18.04 cannot be found ...
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Q: Blender 2.8 desktop shortcut doesn't work

After downloading 2.8 on Linux Mint, the blender.desktop shortcut doesn't open the application; it simply displays "There was an error launching the application". ...
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Blender doesnt start up

Installed linux mint on my macbook pro (13 inch 2010 model) When I run blender from my terminal this is what it outputs ...
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How to install blender 2.79 -on-centos-7 DEDICATED SERVER? (CentOS Linux release 7.6.1810 (Core)

Only need to use blender to render in the background via .py script, GUI not needed. This video is why I think it will work, published on Jun 27, 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbadAU8CULs (...
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Blender 2.8 UI defects on Linux Mint 19, AMD Radeon HD 4000 (but works well on Windows on same machine)

the latest mesa driver in use, but the UI is broken as shown below This happens only on Linux Mint 19.1 and not on Windows (On the very same machine) I know, GPU is not supported by Blender 2.8 but ...
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Crashes with backtrace in Ubuntu after few minutes of use

Blender 2.8 keeps crashing after a bit of use within Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop. I've run Blender from command-line which on start-up returned this (may not be of much use): ...
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Blender on remote Linux machine via X server

I am trying to get Blender to start on a remote machine via an X11 session. I have tried this in the past (circa Blender 2.6 ~ 2.69) and it has worked without problems. The Linux machine (VM Running ...
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How to start rendering (and save result) in terminal on Ubuntu?

I am getting ready, to try out cloud computing for Blender rendering, that's why I'm curious if I can just drop the .blend file and render the scene from the terminal. PS: Can Somebody tell me if I ...
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Segfault on 2.8 when switching to Cycles rendered viewport using bumblebee [closed]

Some infos on my system: CPU: i5-4210U GPU: NVIDIA 840M OS: Debian 10 stable OpenGL version string: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 418.74 This started to happen when I upgraded from Debian 9 to 10. When I start ...
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blender 2.80 linux executable crashing

I downloaded fresh Blender 2.80 for Linux64, but it is crashing on my Debian Linux (with Nvidia card), see below. Any help, please ? ...
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Segmentation fault (core dumped) on closest_point_on_mesh call in Ubuntu [closed]

I triangulate an object and then call obj.closest_point_on_mesh call(). The call doesn't finish and my blender crashes. This happens only in Ubuntu, I also tried my ...
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No lights rendered in Eevee

I'm very new to Blender and tried Blender 2.8. My currently problem is that Eevee does not render the lights I placed in the scene as shown below: The final render of Eevee: The weird thing is that ...
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Active GPU in Terminal Linux [duplicate]

I'm trying to test the Google Cloud Platform to render Blender projects. To make this, I created a Virtual Machine in GCP with Ubuntu 19 OS and, using a SSH conection, I did install Blender 2.8. I ...
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Do “make install” on different Linux sytem than the one used for “make bpy”

I have successfully built Blender-2.80-Beta as bpy (as in make bpy) for linux in Ubuntu 18. Also when i do make install on the ...
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Unable to run Blender 2.8 beta on Raspbian Buster

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB). I wanted to test Blender 2.8 on it, but I am unable to get it running. If I install the 2.79 stable version from the app store or terminal, it works ...
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Resource for Blender-2.80 python-module for Linux

While i successfully built the blender-2.80 python module on Windows (without changing anything), i have great difficulty building it for linux (at least in Ubuntu). Is there anywhere where i can ...
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Building Blender from source with static linking [closed]

I'm following these instructions to build Blender from source as a Python module. As I need to share my build with others in a different runtime environment, I need to build it with static linking. I ...
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Is it possible to produce animations with Blender on DigitalOcean?

I am trying to produce an mp4 animation with the following command within a DigitalOcean droplet. ...
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Can a Raspberry Pi GPU be used with Cycles?

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 and a 3, both of which have separate GPUs from the CPU. They are running the default Raspbian (9 I think), and Blender (slightly out-of-daste repository version) is ...