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 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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Error not displaying particles in Blender rendering [closed]

If you render a top-bottom image with the streoscopy setting in blender as in the image above, particles will appear in both windows. However, when rendering with linux, only the top image shows ...
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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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Getting started

I installed "blender v2.79b" today on my laptop via zypper using openSUSE Leap 15.1 as an operating system. When starting blender I get a rather confusing start screen. The tutorials I consulted ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...