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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Blender keeps Crashing on Pop!_OS 20.10 [closed]

I recently upgraded to the latest version of Pop and since then blender has been freezing for no apparent reason. There is no specific thing that leads to this, sometimes it is just after loading a ...
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Blender 2.91 wont recognize nvidia gpu

I did a fresh install with Manjaro 20 and just installed blender. I am running a RTX 2060 6gb GPU CUDA nor OPTIX see the gpu. I have the current nvidia 455.45.1 driver installed. Blender 2.91 wont ...
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OpenCL with Intel GPU freezes Blender on Linux

I'm on linux with Blender 2.90.1. I install 'intel-opencl-icd'. I go to Blender system settings -> click on OpenCL and Blender freezes (it does not respond, it does not log in console) I must kill ...
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Mouse click released immediately on drag; can't drag nodes

I've recently switched to Linux Mint from Windows. Everything in Blender is running fine, except for the fact that I can't seem to hold down 'mouse drag' operations. I click, hold down the mouse ...
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add-ons in a linux installation of blender

I have been trying to find a how-to or article which explains installing add-on .zips in Linux. I am using Ubuntu 20.04. It seems that there are a lot of add-ons available at Blender Market, like &...
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only object origin moves in object mode, can't move the mesh(origin already unticked )

This happens after opening any blend file .recently i've switched to ubuntu.when i tick origin the mesh moves but in the different direction-.-... https://streamable.com/nspzd8 I'm using blender 2.83....
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Using Blender's GUI application from WSL2 (repost from stackoverflow)

This is a repost from StackOverflow, I was recommend to post this here by a friend Recently a fellow intern finished his internship. For this internship, he wrote some automated fluid simulations in ...
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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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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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help me to install and run version 2.9 in Ubuntu

How can I install Blender 2.9 in Ubuntu linux? I installed the blender 2.9 file and extract it then when I tried open it there was so many files so I ran the file which is named 'blender'. I have ...
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What are the pros and cons of using Blender on Windows or Linux?

Is Blender more stable on some Linux distributions, or just on Linux at all? I am contemplating dual-booting my computer and partition some of my HDD for Linux to use blender there. Would there be any ...
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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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Contrasted triangles on interface and transparent materials in viewport and material view

System Information Operating system: Linux-5.8.0-25-generic-x86_64-with-debian-bullseye-sid 64 Bits Graphics card: AMD TURKS (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.8.0-25-generic, LLVM 11.0.0) X.Org 3.3 (Core Profile) Mesa ...
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How to use the Alt + Right click in edit mode in Linux

I am trying to use the Alt+Right Click to select edge loops in Linux Mint but this shortcut doesn't work it is already used for Linux to reduce a window. I have checked the keyboard shortcut but it ...
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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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Ubuntu. Blender crashes when opens Shader Editor

I haven’t been able to use the Shader Editor. Im using Blender 2.9.1. I have proved different versions and only works in my computer in Blender 2.69. 1- I open Blender 2.9.1 (empty project) 2-I switch ...
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Blender render extremely slow on Linux (+ crashes)

I have a Lenovo Yoga laptop with AMD Ryzen 4700U and integrated graphics. On Ubuntu 20.04 (with mainline kernel 5.8), blender randomly crashes on render about 2/3 times (before it actually starts ...
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PATH for the Blender 2.90 executable, in the Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon filesystem, please?

Executable PATH for Blender 2.90 in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon? In OpenShot->Preferences->blender path, it requires the PATH to the blender executable. The GUI Menu (Cinnamon) has the following path ...
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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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Blender crashing when using material preview or using eevee on Pop os 20.04

I have been using blender for over a year now on differnt linux distors and even on windows. But recently I discovered an issue with blender .i.e. when trying to go into material preview mode or try ...
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RTX 2080 graphics card is not recognized as Optix compatible on Debian 10

I have the same issue as Timothy Tinsman on Debian 10 up to date: Blender 2.83 / 2.83.5 and 2.90 don't recognize my RTX 2080 graphics card as compatible with Optix. CUDA, on the other hand, is ...
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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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blender issue with manjaro

I have installed blender on manjaro xfce and when I try to run blender in terminal it shows this error: blender: error while loading shared libraries: libpython3.7m.so.1.0: cannot open shared object ...
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GPU compute not working for Blender 2.78c with EVGA GTX1070 on Ubuntu Mate 17.04

First, installed Blender 2.76b from Software Boutique of Ubuntu Mate 17.04. No GPU compute option was available. Second, downloaded blender-2.78c-linux-glibc219-x86_64.tar.bz2: md5checksum was correct....
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Why does the Blender 2.9 download for linux install 2.79b

so I am trying to install Blender on a chromebook through the linux terminal and by through trial and error,finally got blender working but its running on version 2.79b even though i used the latest ...
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Is there an official headless Linux blender 2.9 build?

I'm creating a render farm and there are no displays and no X11 libs on the render machines. I need a Blender built with headless and also CUDA/Optix (I'll have ...
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System freezes when trying to start Blender

I recently upgraded to Linux Mint 20. Have not tried using Blender before, so not sure if that has anything to do with it. Whenever I try to start Blender it freezes the whole system and I need to ...
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missing textures in linux

multi material on single object. materials can't be seen or display anomalies. this happens on all versions of blender after 2.8.2
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Blender Error “Not able to read the .blend file”

I was working in blender in Linux Mint, while i was saving the file my pc got hang.The pc specs are good enough to that much work in blender.I had to then Shutdown the pc through the power button.Then ...
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All addons missing after upgrading Blender from 2.83-4 to 2.90

I'm on Arch Linux and after running "sudo pacman -Su" to upgrade blender, my addons disappeared. I've tried manually installing the addons from "/usr/share/blender/2.90/scripts/addons&...
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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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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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Blender v2.79 Brush does not go deep enough and is to big

Hello everyone, I'm using Blender v2.79 on a Linux Mint software. I've been following a tutorial on YouTube about how to make donuts. What ever, I'm trying to Brush "F SculptDraw" to make ...
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Weird issue with LMB on caps lock

Running Linux and using a small Python script globally in Xorg to bind left mouse down + up to the caps lock key. I use this because of RSI and the buttons on my trackball are crap. It just works with ...
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Nvidia problems on Linux

When I install blender through my package manager (xbps) or Flatpak, it does not detect my GPU. I should see the options for OptiX and CUDA (and maybe OpenCL, too?) for my GPU, but I just do not. When ...
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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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Latest nightly blender running in linux VM: “Unable to open display”

I've been rendering on a Linux VM for a while, using my own Blender build, built headless. Now I want to use a GPU VM, and I'm having trouble building my own CUDA build, so I tried the nightly (which ...
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Blender 2.83.5 will not run if archive extracted with xarchive

If you extract the archive file blender-2.83.5-linux64.tar.xz with xarchiver you may get all of the files extracted into one directory. This obviously won't work, blender fails to start, generating ...
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Blender crashes constantly since v2.80 on Linux when using Nouveau driver

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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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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The file I made in Linux Mint 19.3 won't open correctly in Linux Mint 20

I just invested in a new machine- 32 gb Ram, Nvidia 2070 super,12 core Ryzen 9, you get the picture. I installed Linux Mint 20 for the warpinator but when I open files I made in Linux Mint 19.3 it ...
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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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Imperfections in Eevee animation render

I am working on making animations for molecular orbitals using Blender for Linux 2.83.0 (I render on a farm). I import two OpenVDB files, apply some volume nodes on them to give them the correct ...
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Carrying UI Settings from Windows to Linux [duplicate]

I'm trying out Linux (Kubuntu 20.04), moving from Windows 7, just to see how I feel about it. I installed Blender 2.83 and I'm having trouble opening up the start up file I have saved away with the ...
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Linux setup not recognizing AMD RX580GTS GPU

I've recently switched to Linux Mint 20. GPU drivers are installed (included in the kernel) but blender and blender alone will not see the GPU. Blender runs fine OTHER than not recognizing my GPU. ...
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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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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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Set the graphic card, before the first blender start. (Virtual Linux System)

The problem: Blender does not start and prints the following error message: ...
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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 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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