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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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 ...
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Blender 2.8 Beta (Linux Mint 19.1): No compatible GPUs found - Vega 64 Nitro+

I can't find any working information, how to fix this, and before I was trying to install some other drivers for my Vega, but i accidentally broke my previous installation.
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Can't Convert to Curve|Mesh using ALT+C in linux [duplicate]

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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How to install/use Blender 2.8 on CentOS 7.6?

I use Centos 7.6 and I am having issues to run Blender because there are problems with my libraries in my case "libmvec.so.1" is not found it seems that is due to the gclib version, I was looking for ...
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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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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 ...