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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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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Is it worth running Linux on my Mac to use the built in AMD graphics card?

Is it worth running Linux on my Mac to use the built in AMD graphics card with Blender? Right now I'm only using cpu and it takes a very long time for high poly rendering. Would it work to partition ...
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Case sensitivity file names - Blender on Linux and Windows

What is the best way to use Windows Blender files on Linux? I have .blend files created on Windows which is case insensitive. When I open file with path to Image.jpg and file name is image.jpg it ...
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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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Can I specify which version of Blender to run when rendering from a command line prompt (Linux)?

I want to begin creating projects in version 2.8; however, I still have a couple created in 2.79b that still need to be wrapped up + rendered. I currently have version 2.79b on a server from which I ...
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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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Linux console : is rendering frame x, updates missed?

I am running Blender v2.81.16 on Ubuntu and whenever the viewport render updates by navigating in the timeline, I get this message in the console for every frame : ...
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Can not run Blender with optirun. [Manjaro 18.1.5]

Good Morning all, I am not able to run Blender with optirun. However I do have all drivers installed, bumblebee etc.. I am able to run optirun with all the other applications, glxgears, firefox or ...
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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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Opengl 3.3 drivers blender 2.81

I use blender 2.81 at start, I get this error, the drivers are updated through the driver pack solution. Some may say that the graphics card is not suitable and needs to be updated. But if I use ...
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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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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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Brand New Install - Menus Crash Program?

Brand new to Blender, total ground-up. I am pretty jazzed about getting MakeHuman and Blender play nicely but can't get any files open in Blender. Specs: System 76 Gazelle lappie Intel® Core i7-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will rendering on linux decrese rendertime?

I am on a Windows 7 Ultimate computer with 2.75GB ram and an Intel Pentium (I know, ancient) T2390 1.87 GHz dual core computer. I have an animation I would like to render, however the estimated time ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...