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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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I can't use blender on Centos 7.5

Before I made this new question I did follow the instruction on this topic: Centos_issue But since I don't have enough reputation to add a comment I had to start another topic. So I got stuck after I ...
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Can't Convert to Curve|Mesh using ALT+C in linux

In Blender 2.79 and 2.80 on os Linux the command ALT+C (Convert to Curve|Mesh) does not work: pressing the keys does not cause any results. Note that in the preferences the shortcut is correctly set. ...
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Renders with Fresnel, ColorMap, and Toon BSDF don't look right

I'm spanking new to Blender (as in < 1 day), so this may be a false alarm, but a simple object with Fresnel/ColorMap/Toon BSDF is rendering black with Eevee. Even the Cycles render doesn't look ...
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Change modifier key from Alt to Super/windows key

I'm running Blender on a fairly customized linux distribution and Alt is already taken by another program. I therefore wonder if there's an easy way to change to modifier key Alt to Super key globally?...
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How to make use of custom external Python modules in Blender or an add-on on Linux [duplicate]

The path for the Python executable used in Blender (up to 2.79) is not configurable. I looked around and did not find a consistent way to be able to use custom 3rd party Python modules without ...
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How to run Blender through VNC on Ubuntu?

I am using tightVNC to connect to an Ubuntu 18.04 server. When I try to start blender, I get the following error in the command line: ...
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Crowdrender Install?

Can someone walk me through how can I install the crowdrender add on in linux mint! When I try to install it, it gives me an error. Cheers,Frost.
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left click select not working in linux

my left click select isn't working under linux (tried several 2.8 builds over the past weeks). Still placing the 3D cursor, however right click brings up the quickmenu as expected. Works perfectly ...
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How do I change mouse sensitivity when using Blender (and not any other case) in Linux Mint?

I just set up a new Ryzen 5 2400G build and I'm trying to figure out how to run Blender with mouse settings that are different from my system settings. For example, in games I can set sensitivity for ...
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How do I get OpenCL with AMD RX 560 for Blender rendering? (GNU/Linux)

I'm sorry if this duplicate question is not allowed on stack exchange. I posted this in ask Ubuntu originally, but I figured I'd get a answer here. I'm trying to get back into Bender. The last time ...
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Blender 2.8 Beta will not run on Linux Mint. [closed]

Blender 2.8 Beta does not launch on Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.x I installed 2.7 to test (blender-2.79-f7e9642da9c9-linux-glibc224-x86_64.tar.bz2) and works fine. Basically download, extract and set ...
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Blender 2.79 not installing on linux

Experiencing some unclear problems with Blender 2.79, I uninstalled it with the intent to reinstall a fresh version using the same Linux mint Sylvia 18.3 operating system. Then realized that the ...
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Ubuntu18.10 can't run blender2.80bate; but ubuntu18.10 in virtualbox can run blunder2.80

Ubuntu 18.10 can run Blender 2.79; Ubuntu 18.10 can't run Blender 2.80 Beta; (why?) But... VirtualBox(Ubuntu 18.10) can run Blender 2.80 Beta; (why?) ...
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Blender 2.8 and Centos 7.6

I didn't get any direct orientation on the forums so I am posting my question here. I use Centos 7.6 and I am having issues to run Blender because there are problems with my libraries in my case "...
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UBUNTU 2.80 version

Blender 2.8 Beta does not start with unser Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Clicking the blender image does not work. Terminal says: ERROR: ld.so: object 'libgtk3-nocsd.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (...
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Clipboard Not Working on Ubuntu 18.04 in Blender 2.79b

Would anyone have any thoughts why my clipboard isn't working? It works in all other programs. I can copy text from other programs into Blender's Text Editor but I can't copy from within Blender? I ...
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OpenCL device only visible as root

I'm trying to enable gpu rendering on my Vega 64 card in linux, but I can only do so as root. When I run blender as root user, this is what I see in preferences: The first one will cause my whole ...
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Blender 2.8 cannot find libmvec.so.1

I am running CentOS 7 and I was trying to test the latest builds of Blender. However, every time I try running it, I keep getting the following error: ...
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OpenGL error on startup - Blender 2.80 - bumblebee

i can't open Blender 2.80 since it tells me that it requires OpenGL 3.3 to run. Well, when i start it with my intel graphics adapter everything is fine, but it fails, if i want to start it via optirun ...
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Blender on Linux - list of AMD GPUs that work with Cycles/OpenCL [closed]

Which AMD GPUs are useable with a recent Linux, more specifically Ubuntu (18.04) and AMD drivers? Or are there some that definitely don't work? This question is not off topic because either a GPU ...
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Linux Ubuntu 18.04 - Sculpting performance (dyntopo) is terrible in comparison to Windows

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 CPU: i5-6600K GPU: GTX 970 RAM: 32 GB Sculpting on objects with more 100k polygons (dyntopo constant detail 50 px) lags blender, especially using Snake Hook brush and dragging ...
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Which driver should I use for Blender on Linux with an AMD GPU?

Which drivers should I install for best OpenCL performance on Linux? I recently tried installing the proprietary AMDGPU-PRO and they failed to install "Error kernel something". After that I tried to ...
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Blender 2.79 Cycles OpenCL RX Vega GPU extremely slow. (Ubuntu 18.04)

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 on a fairly powerful PC (Ryzen 2700x and Vega64) I finally managed to get OpenCL to work at all with ROCm-rehl drivers. When I render the default cube scene CPU rendering ...
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How do I get Blender working with AMD OpenCL on Linux?

I am using Arch Linux and am trying to use GPU Rendering in Blender. In the Arch Linux Wiki from Blender I read that I need either the AMDGPU-PRO or the opencl-amd package. So I installed the opencl-...
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Could not open file for writing?

I have been using blender for a few years and this is the first time I have come across this problem. I am running 2.79 on Ubuntu. I was trying render a short test video for a new project and I came ...
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audio not working

I reacently got a new computer and got blender on it, i was trying to make an animation, and when i tryed to put the sound in, it didn't work. the video didn't work at all, unless i was rendering it ...
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Latest version of Blender doesn't boot in Windows or Linux

So i updated my blender to the latest version in both windows and linux. Both immediately shutdown after the initial pop up. Ran from console in Fedora 28 ...
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Unable to render with cycles using GPU: failure to compile CUDA kernel

I am failing to render with Cycles. When I hit F12 in a default scene (just a cube) it says "CUDA kernel compilation failed, see console for details." I read that you can pull down from the top of the ...
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Bus error after Cycles starts rendering tiles

I'm currently trying to render a scene on AWS using the Brenda tool, and when I run the render script on my instance, it gets as far as this, then stops: ...
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Blender 2.79 does not detect GPU AMD RX580

I've bought AMD RX580 recently and it seems Blender can't detect it, it has "none" in cycles compute device in system settings. I have ubuntu 18.04 installed, and already installed latest AMD linux ...
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Blender will not start on Ubuntu 16.04

To preface, I have used Blender downloaded from blender.org on my setup quite well for a while now. I have installed it in /opt within the home location to steer around superuser constraints. OK. ...
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How to use Ctrl-Mouse in ubuntu

I use ubuntu16.04 for blender-2.79b. I have problems where I cannot use the Ctrl in combination with the Mouse action. Examples are: Ctrl-Scroll (scroll value) Ctrl-Drag-LMB (cut node connections) ...
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GPU not showing up in Blender?

Just installed Zorin OS (a Linux distrubution) and installed Blender. I am running this Linux alongside Windows 10. So I go to the system tab in Blender and see that my GPU is not listed! Why is my ...
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Blender, was installed with dnf not support CUDA

OS. Linux Fedora 27 Today I bought GTX650Ti and connected it instead of 9600GT. I have reinstall drivers, and install CUDA packages. The fact is that Blender, downloaded as archive and unpacked can ...
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Missing MP3 codec in Blender 2.79

I was using Blender 2.76 and was able to use mp3 codec as the audio output. Now in Blender 2.79 it did not want to render in mp3 for lack of codec. In my understanding it only accepted mpeg2 in the ...
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Exporting Blender Game Project

I made a game with Blender Game Engine 2.78, but the export don't work well, on Windows, it's working, but on Linux, the keyboard doesn't work, but the mouse and everything else works. And I don't ...
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No FFmpeg Video In Panel (ver 2.79) in Fedora Linux [duplicate]

I am a beginner and have managed to create "Star Wars Crawl" in version 2.79 on Fedora 27, but cannot see any FFmpeg output option. I have gstreamer and VLC installed and can properly play MP4 ...
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Blender 2.79, how to install Khronos Group gltf exporter?

I downloaded the KhronosGroup addon from https://github.com/KhronosGroup/glTF-Blender-Exporter I read install instructions, but those were for Windows. I tried copying the addon under ~/.blender/2.79/...
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Ubuntu Blender Installation, Python sys.path broken

I have installed blender on three Ubuntu machines using the following commands: ...
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OpenCL build failed, failed loading render kernel, isn't supported by clang

I have problem. I want to use GPU compute rendering, but when I change the userpreference cycles compute device to my gpu (OpenCL), blender cannot do rendering and shows that failed loading render ...
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Blender 2.79 - Fedora 27 - 970GT - Cuda Rendering

finally decided to move back to linux and wow it's changed!lol I've installed the nvidia drivers which appear to be working. Blender just isn't giving me the option to change to cuda rendering. Any ...
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Blender open new window

how could i modify Blender so that new windows pop up as topmost windows? the normal windows C function with hwnd doesn't work (neither does hwnd_ghost) because of Blenders own system management, so ...
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Blender Crashes on Startup (Linux Mint 64bit)

So every time I try to run blender it starts to show the window, but then crashes. I've tried uninstalling, reinstalling, purging (sudo apt-get purge blender). I've tried downloading from the ...
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Blender via SSH stops rendering if I disconnect

So I'm running the Blender in UI-less mode to render animation on my linux server. Everything works smooth, but one thing does really bother me - if I disconnect from SSH (for example, if I close the ...
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Alt+_ Shortcuts do the wrong stuff on Ubuntu

Whenever I try to linked duplicate, I press Alt + D, but instead of linked duplicate I get some sort of debug menu popup. After that all blender controls have toggled to some other mysterious mode. I ...
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GNOME Shell Integration (menus)

Is there an Add-On that enables GNOME's (also Unity's) native menus? I mean the menu's in the Info panel like File, Render, Window, Help. Current Look Desired Look
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Where to find deb file for Blender 2.78c

I've been using the Blender PPA which recently updated to 2.79. However, I want to remain with 2.78c for a while, but I'm not sure how to get it from the PPA (or even if I can, or find a deb file. ...
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Is there any Fedora repository with Blender that is already build with ffmpeg support

By searching in web i didn't found any solution of how to install blender that is build within ffmpeg support (within H264, Matroska etc support) from one of existing Fedora repository so it will be ...
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Blender over SSH crashes with X Error

I am using Fedora 26 PCs and ssh to connect from one PC to the other. Blender version 2.78c cannot run over a SSH connection, but surprisingly version 2.77a has no problem with that! When I run ...
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Missing CUDA option

I am running Blender 2.76b on Kubuntu 16.04. I am using proprietary drivers at version 375.85 and my graphic card is GTX 1070. From what I read the drivers are recent enough and 3 years old Blender ...