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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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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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Blender not starting because of nvidia

I've been using blender flawlessly for a while. Then I had to install nvidia driver which are required for a ML application I'm working on. And blender stopped working. Googling around I found that ...
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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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make movie file from a blender .blend file from the Ubuntu command line terminal?

Can anyone provide additional information on how to start converting a .blend file into a final rendered movie file via the command line on Ubuntu? I was able to cobbled together this command however,...
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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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“LLVM ERROR: inconsistency in registered CommandLine options” error running Blender on Kubuntu 18.04 (bionic)

I recently migrated from kubuntu 17.10 to kubuntu 18.04. When I run Blender (package from kubuntu depots or tar.bz2 archive), it crashes and I get this message: ./blender found bundled python: /...
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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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2.79 and 2.79a only run as super on Ubuntu 17.10

I've installed from thomas-schiex's ppa and I've downloaded 2.79a and 2.79 and none will run as a regular user (a blank window titled 'Blender' pops up briefly and ...
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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 ...
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Is there anyway to install blender on ubuntu without root access?

I need to install blender on server which I don't have root access, is there any portable version of blender for ubuntu or any way to install it without root access? please help me if you know.
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OpenCL option not available in Blender 2.78c running on Ubuntu 17.04

Dedicated GPU: AMD Radeon R5 M330 (HAINAN), Drivers: radeon + Mesa 17.2.0 obtained from the padoka PPA. Blender Version 2.78c downloaded from blender.org Tried ...
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Blender crash at startup on Ubuntu

After installing via apt, trying to run for the first time on a new Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installation with NVDIA-375 drivers, Blender crash suddenly with this crash report: ...
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Blender quits after pressing the P key

I'm using blender with a Raspberry Pi 3 model B. When I use the text editor and run the script, it show that my program runs normally in the terminal. But, when I add the ...
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How to make CUDA work in Ubuntu so as to enable GPU rendering in Blender?

I have installed Blender 2.78c and I would like to make Cycles and LuxRender render with GPU on my GeForce GTX 760M. In Windows it works perfectly, but in Ubuntu 16.04 and 17.04 it doesn't allow me to ...
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By using the CLI on Linux, can I make a running blender instance save its current scene to file?

I have a desktop machine that has been baking a physics (rigid body) simulation. I am now from another computer, and I have ssh access to the remote one. In the ...
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How can I make a particular Blender rendering pause as soon as another thing is being rendered?

I'm rendering an animation, but it's a low priority task. I want that rendering to pause every time I render something else and resume as soon as that's finished. I just want to use all idle time of ...
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blender script startup fail

I wrote an exporter script and put the files into ~/.config/blender/x.xx/scripts/addons/export However, when I check the User Preferences I cannot find my script ...
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Does Blender have a Wayland backend?

I'm working on trying to submit a bug for an issue while running Blender 2.78c under Wayland, and need to know if Blender has a Wayland backend, or if it is still using X11 via Xwayland when running ...
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Blender snap (linux, specifically Ubuntu 17.04) very slow / freezing when in material view

I recently downloaded the Blender snap from Ubuntu Software because it seems to be always up to date, Then I opened one of my projects to continue working on, then it just freezed for a sec then ...
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Blender Game Engine: Why don't shadows appear?

I'm using Ubuntu 32bit 16.something. Blender isn't showing shadows in the viewport or bge. I can render shadows but I need to use them for the game engine. I'm on blender game, textured view, glsl, ...
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Blender build for Raspberry Pi3?

Has anyone tried installing blender on a Raspberry Pi 3 or do you know which version of blender will be supported on Pi3? If I get just the 3d view running for modeling, that'll be great.
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How to make Blender use the gtx1050ti as compute device in linux?

I checked if the nvidia display drivers for gtx1050ti for linux OS are correctly installed and they are. (checked with nvidia-settings, glxinfo and lspci) However, when I go to user preferences -> ...