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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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What was/is the last Blender version supported for Windows/Linux 32-bit computers?

What would be the last version with 32-bit support? Preferably Linux.
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Blender 3.1 lights burned-out on Ubuntu

I'm having a nice looking scene in Material preview (Blender v3.1.2). So far looking good with the default HDRI (I'm not sure exactly how this works). I then added a simple ...
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Error compiling bpy

I've been following this tutorial to build the bpy module However, I get an error at the end of make bpy: ...
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setuptools fails installing add-on dependency

I have a in-house python add-on tool that requires some 3rd party dependencies to work. One of them, a proprietary one, seems to fail specifically on my machine. With Ubuntu 20.04 where Blender 2.93 ...
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How to convert a .blend file to .md3 or .iqm format?

I have a thing I made in blender that I want to add to cube2 sauerbraten; that is a game similar to quake. My problem is, I can't export the file into either of those two formats, so I can't get it ...
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How to use the Anaconda environment on blender at linux?

I'm having problems to use some modes like numpy and pandas on blender, apparently the blender's python do not allow us to install packages using pip; so I thought that I could resolve this issue ...
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Overlay flashes when viewport is refreshed

I have a problem with the user interface, when it is updated (object transformations, navigation, resize the workspace, play animations, etc.) the whole overlay flickers, they appear and disappear ...
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3D Space Mouse in Manjaro Linux

I keep getting the 3D Connexion space mouse to work in Linux, not using it for a while, and coming back to find it not working again. This time, I went through the Arch wiki page on 3D Mice, first ...
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How can I render on SSH Linux machine?

I downloaded linux version from this official page and extracted files onto as folder. Created a very basic default cube file and uploaded it to via WinSCP as well. When I try to execute this line. <...
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Hotkeys not working or intersecting with OS [duplicate]

I got a keymap problem: I am using Blender on Linux (Arch) now and some keys are intersecting with the Linux hotkeys, like alt click and drag for moving a window but thats the same as edge select. I ...
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Blender 2.93 won't work on raspbian buster

I tried to install blender 2.93 on a raspberry pi 4b running raspbian buster, but I only can get version v2.78b, and I can't install the zip file for linux downloaded from the blender website. I need ...
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Install bpy - Cmake Error

I want to install bpy on virtual env of python 3.7.11. OS: Ubuntu 20.04 Error Message: Could NOT find PythonLibsUnix (missing: PYTHON_LIBRARY PYTHON_LIBPATH PYTHON_INCLUDE_DIR ...
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How to debug blender freezing the whole computer?

I am trying to use Blender on a laptop with the following specs: Intel Xeon E3-1200 HD Graphics 520 16 GB RAM Debian (linux) OS I don't expect it working fast nor handling big scenes (I'm just ...
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how to upload blender add-ons onto linux server for correct rendering of animation?

How could I upload my plugins / add-ons into my blender instance on a linux server? (Google colab). On my local machine I have a few add-ons I have purchased, ie Scatter etc, special cameras, etc. ...
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Blender runs out of GPU memory on Linux but not on Windows

(I'm using Pop_os, a Ubuntu based distro) I have a scene that runs out of memory very frequently on Linux and causes it to crash, rendering that same scene on Windows has no issues and works just fine....
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Blender crashes OS while in Shading tab or using viewport shading material preview

I have a problem with Blender in Linux and maybe someone could give me an idea on how to fix it: In the Layout tab with viewport shading active or in the Shading tab, when I try to grab and pull the ...
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How to build Blender 2.79b in Manjaro XFCE

I've found this link which explains how to build Blender in Arch Linux. https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/Building_Blender/Linux/Arch but most probably it will build the new version. But I want an older ...
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My material behaves differently in material preview than in rendered view

I have a material which looks different in material preview than it does in rendered mode or in final cycles output. I'm using cycles for rendered mode. Blender 2.92.0. You can see below that the ...
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Blender Executable file

Tutorials for simple objects like Railway wagons etc Further to above thread. I have downloaded Blender 2.92. Instruction readme says to right click the executable file. What is this file called and ...
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How to install molecular 1.1.2 Addon at Linux Blender 2.91

In Blender 2.91 on Ubuntu 20.04 (Kernel 5.10.6-051006-generic) I can not install the Addon Molecular from: https://github.com/scorpion81/Blender-Molecular-Script/releases It works fine in Windows 10 ...
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Where does Blender "connect" to NVIDIA drivers?

Using a NVIDIA GeForce 1060 with Blender 2.8 worked fine until upgrading recently to Debian 10 and Blender 2.9, but now Blender 2.9 does not recognize my NVIDIA GPU in Preferences -> System -> ...
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In many models, many objects have vanished and just appear as dots. Why?

My GPU is an Intel HD Graphics 530 - driver: i915 v: kernel. on Linux Cinnamon. A bunch of my models suddenly look very different in Blender. Some objects look unchanged, but most of the objects in ...
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Blender with Python 3.8

I am new to Blender and Linux in general. I am using Blender on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The default system python is 3.8. I have a custom python module built with cppyy and python 3.8 and I cannot use it ...
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Gltf mesh compression on Linux [closed]

I'm on Arch Linux and Blender 2.91. I want to export a scene in .glb (gltf 2.0) format with mesh compression. According to blender manual, that should be supported via ...
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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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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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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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help me to install and run version 2.9 in Ubuntu [closed]

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are these Errors / Warnings when running simple command line script

I followed the official documentation to run a simple script: import bpy bpy.data.objects["Cube"].data.vertices[0].co.x += 1.0 by command ...
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How Do I Install and Run Blender 2.83 on CentOS 7?

Trying to use my vps to run Blender server-side. I've tried a number of tutorials, but no success. So far... https://snapcraft.io/install/blender/centos https://wpguru.co.uk/2019/07/how-to-install-...
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