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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How Do I Install and Run Blender 2.83 on CentOS 7?

Trying to use my vps to run Blender server-side. I've tried a number of tutorials, but no success. So far... https://snapcraft.io/install/blender/centos https://wpguru.co.uk/2019/07/how-to-install-...
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Blender 2.83.2 crashing plasmashell 5.19.3 Arch linux

I'm running into a weird bug here and I can't find other resources. I installed Blender with pacman and it opens and runs smoothly, then randomly something will cause it freeze the entire plasma ...
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Blender crashes in Manjaro Linux version

I was curious, I was installing Blender from the Manjaro repos and it never loads at startup and gives me a SIGILL. My specs are as below: ...
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Ubuntu launch blender instances with a different configuration

I am moving from Mac to Linux (Ubuntu) to use Blender (it gives me the feeling that it is more stable and, above all, faster). The problem I have is the following: On Mac I had a script, to run an ...
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I can't get openimage denoise to work on linux

I saw this questions asked already, but the way they explained the solution made no sense. I only got linux two days ago, can someone please tell me step by step how to get it working.
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Blender 2.83.0 suddenly begins crashing on startup with call to libc.8.so

Blender version 2.83.0 has been running nicely on my system for several months. Suddenly a couple of days ago, it started crashing on startup just after a call to libc.so.6. I suspected an out of ...
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Blender on Linux on Macbook Pro? [closed]

I'm running a 2009 MacBookPro OS 10.11.6, 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 8MB memory, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB. I am an architect dropping SketchUp to go Open Source, a political decision as much as ...
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Cannot select a row of vertices

As the title states: I cannot use alt + right click to select a row of vertices. I tried many things, and at first the OS was using the alt key, so I changed the default key to the superkey (windows ...
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How to undo/redo using my mx mouse's thumb button

How can I have the undo/redo function using my MX Mouse thumb buttons, similar as I'm using them in Firefox (forward/backward)
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Shortcut keys different on linux [duplicate]

I am new to blender, so I watched a tutorial on youtube on creating some things with blender. (Love it!) However I came across an issue with common shortcut keys. Specifically alt + right/left click ...
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Not recognizing my Nvidia RTX 2060 for optiX

I am using Debian Linux Buster 10 with a Nvidia RTX 2060 card I have included back ports non-free so I have the Nvidia 440.82 drm installed. I am using Blender version 2.83. The card is recognize ...
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Why Am i Getting Weird lighting In Eevee On Ubuntu?

I Have This Weird Lighting When Using Eevee On Ubuntu This is What Iam Getting And This Is What Iam Supposed To Get Here Are Some Additional Information Operating System: Ubuntu 19.10, CPU: AMD® A4-...
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blender crashing in arch linux

I have installed Blender 2.83 in my arch Linux installation and it crashes. I downloaded it from the repo then also tried from the official site. It still fails.. help needed ...
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Blender suddenly crashing Desktop Environment

I have used Blender for atleast a year now, and suddenly certain normal actions are causing blender to crash my Window Manager entirely. Actions that are causing this include importing textures, and ...
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Cycles Rendering Problems on the RX 5700 XT on Windows and Linux

I have a system with an Intel 8700k and an AMD RX 5700 XT. The first image is the rendered with the CPU without issues: The second via GPU on Arch Linux with the newest updates: The third via GPU ...
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Is V 2.79 available for Linux Ubuntu?

Version 2.82a fails to render animation. I would like to go back to version 2.79 which worked. Is V 2.79 Ubuntu still available? Where can I find a download for 2.79?
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Problems with GPU rendering in Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro Intel Iris 6100

So I know that it's impossible to use GPU on a Macbook Pro, running OSX, with Intel Graphic card in Blender 2.8 (I'm using 2.82). So I tried running Ubuntu on my Macbook with a USB booteable stick, ...
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RTX 2070 Super not recognized by Blender 2.82a (Debian Linux)

So I'm working out the kinks of a brand new Linux build. Very much a noob, but have been researching and writing notes on Debian/Ubuntu for several months. I've been carefully going through each ...
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Blender crashes constantly since v2.80

I started using Blender at v2.80 and it is constantly crashes ever since, after approximately 2-3 mins after startup. I use Arch Linux with nouveau driver. Blender ...
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I installed blender on linux, and by default OpenImageDenoise is not enabled, how to enable it?

Like the title states, i have installed blender on linux and everything works fine, except for the OpenImageDenoise, i am sure that my computer does support that feature as when i use blender on ...
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Saving startup file does not effect startup

When I save my startup file using either Ctrl+U or File -> Defaults -> Save Startup File, the next time I open Blender, ...
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Error when starting blender

I have a problem when starting blender. I have Debian, and when I start blender, it prints: ...
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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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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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