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 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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CUDA rendering on Linux Mint or Ubuntu variants [duplicate]

I know that nobody likes duplicate questions, but I haven't found my answer on any of the other questions with this topic. I built a computer with a GeForce GTX 750 GPU (made by Gigabyte). It ...
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Limited set of output codecs in Fedora Linux. How can I enable others?

I'm trying to render a video using blender, it have some images and sound, if I render it using just the default options I get no sound. Searching on internet I found that I need to use other format ...
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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 can I start using Freestyle?

Blender 2.67 is out, and one of its main features is the long-awaited Freestyle integration. I'd like to try out Freestyle, but it doesn't appear in the "Render Engine" dropdown. I assume some ...
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How to stop Blender from making the CPU overheat?

Apparently my CPU or GPU overheats when Blender renders more than a few minutes. The computer suddenly powers down, taking down all running apps, email I'm writing, etc. This is almost never a ...
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Blender via ssh?

I was just wondering if it is even remotely possible to setup a Blender installation on a server (probably Linux based); then, on another computer SSH into the server and use Blender. I believe if ...
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Are there any special considerations for using Blender on Linux?

Are there any special considerations to be made when using Blender in Linux over Windows? Specifically Ubuntu?
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System crashed but no autosave file found

I had been working on a Blender file for about an hour when my whole system just crashed and powered itself off (using Ubuntu 13.10, and I had many applications open). The /tmp directory where the ...
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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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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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How to set up a render farm [closed]

I got my hands on three identical PC towers, I would like to hook them up into a render farm, but I would like some advice on what opperating system I should use. I know that I need one of them to be ...
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Render on GPU from command line on Ubuntu server

For best render performance and more free VRAM I installed Blender on an Ubuntu server without GUI. I launched Blender from the command line using argument and all was OK, but after installing it ...
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What signals does Blender respond to?

By "signals" I mean the age-old unix signals like SIGSTOP, SIGQUIT, SIGPWR, SIGALRM, SIGUSR1, etc. Which ones does the Blender process not ignore, and how does it react to each? I'm curious about ...
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Where are the Blender program files in Ubuntu 14.04?

Can anyone tell me where the .blender directory is in Ubuntu 14.04? I cannot find the .blender directory in my Ubuntu 14.04 system. I need to know this location so I can put the MakeHuman add on sub-...
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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 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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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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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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How do you snap the camera to view in Ubuntu

I know in Windows it's Ctr + Alt + Numpad 0. However, in Ubuntu that minimizes the window. Does anybody know how to snap the camera to view in Ubuntu?
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Install latest Blender to Debian [closed]

I don't know how/where to put the files for Blender. From the repositories the only version available is 2.63, but I want 2.69 of Blender. Downloading the files straight from blender.org gives me an ...
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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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Switching between pan and orbit while holding MMB

In previous versions of Blender I've used, pressing or releasing Shift while holding MMB would switch between orbiting and panning, without needing to let go of MMB. In my fresh installation of ...
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No cycles engine in opensuse?

I am using opensuse 13.1, and blnder 2.67b. In my blender there is no cycles renderer. I tried in the preference to enable it but it says that the cycles script is missing. How do i install the cycles ...
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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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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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Installing CUDA for Blender Cycles on Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

Linux box (Corei7 920, 12 Gb RAM, 1TB hdd, Nvidia GTX 460) running Ubuntu 12.04. I'm enough of a noob that I've hit a wall of discouragement trying to install CUDA to take advantage of Cycles! This ...
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OpenSUSE - Blender cannot encode or export video

I have recently installed OpenSUSE after the Windows 10 trial ran out, and I am having trouble editing video with Blender. Everything seems to be working correctly until I try to export the video. as ...
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Linux x86: can't Open Blender

my x is configured to execute blender (v.2.76b) but when I try to run the executable from terminal, It gives back this error: ...