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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Capture realtime motion from Kinect

Came across Nimate for realtime motion capture in Blender. I have few questions regarding that. I am running on Linux with Blender installed. Nimate is free now? Whether delicode nimate needs to be ...
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How can I use multimedia keys for keyboard shortcuts in Linux?

I would like to be able to use keys like XF86AudioMute, XF86WWW, etc. for keyboard shortcuts in Blender. Apparently Blender has a few multimedia keys set up by default: However, when I try to assign, ...
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Blender 2.83.2 crashing plasmashell 5.19.3 Arch linux

I'm running into a weird bug here and I can't find other resources. I installed Blender with pacman and it opens and runs smoothly, then randomly something will cause it freeze the entire plasma ...
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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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How to install/use Blender 2.8 on CentOS 7.6?

I use Centos 7.6 and I am having issues to run Blender because there are problems with my libraries in my case "libmvec.so.1" is not found it seems that is due to the gclib version, I was looking for ...
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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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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 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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Enable OpenCL GPU Rendering on Ubuntu 16.04 with Intel Skylake GT2?

I know this is experimental technology and I shouldn't get my hopes up; I installed both the proprietary Intel OpenCL SDK (2016) and open-source Beignet (they don't seem to be interfering with one ...
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Cycles GPU renders transparent

I have (remote) access to a pretty powerful machine: i7/128GB RAM/2X Titan-X 12GB GPU/ Ubuntu 14.04, but when I try to use it to render any scene with Cycles (Blender 2.69/2.71) using GPU Compute all ...
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Importing Scipy: “cannot import name oldnumeric”

I have Blender 2.69 for Linux 64bit (using Ubuntu 13.10). I followed the method detailed by @BNewmark to get SciPy working with Blender. I already had SciPy (version 0.13.2) for Python 3 installed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to undo/redo using my mx mouse's thumb button

How can I have the undo/redo function using my MX Mouse thumb buttons, similar as I'm using them in Firefox (forward/backward)
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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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GPU renders colours differently than CPU

When rendering a scene, the colours look very different when rendering using the GPU (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680) vs. rendering using the CPU. There is a lot more red and the other colours look a lot more ...
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Blender 2.81a file created in Windows behaves weird in Linux

I have students learning Blender doing the Blender Guru Donut Tutorial. While doing this, a few of them have moved to another room. The difference is that they started on Windows 10 PCs and now try to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can a Raspberry Pi GPU be used with Cycles?

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 and a 3, both of which have separate GPUs from the CPU. They are running the default Raspbian (9 I think), and Blender (slightly out-of-daste repository version) is ...
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How to run Blender through VNC on Ubuntu?

I am using tightVNC to connect to an Ubuntu 18.04 server. When I try to start blender, I get the following error in the command line: ...
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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 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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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 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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How can I get my AMD GPU to work in Linux under OpenCL?

OS: Arch Linux kernel 4.7.6-1 GPU Driver: AMDGPU 1.1.2-1 Xorg version: 1.18.4-1 Blender version: 2.78.a-1 (latest in official Arch repo) I'm 100% sure Xorg is loading the GPU driver based on the ...
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Smooth shading only works when object is selected

I have issue with smooth shading. When I put smooth shading on some example UV spheres the smoothed sphere is the one which is selected. When I select other sphere, the other is now smoothed. I'm ...
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GUI disappearing mysteriously

I asked/posted this problem already, but some slug closed it. So now I have to repost this same question again because I can no loger update my prior question coving this same subject matter. ...
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Blender Wacom buttons not recognized - Linux Mint

I am having issue with Blender not catching Wacom buttons when pressed. Gimp and Houdini and every other app are working perfectly. I set buttons using xsetwacom set command. Is there anything ...
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Can't get blender to work on Ubuntu - when it opens I don't see the default scene

I have recently installed Blender on Ubuntu. I have tried both installing v 2.72 by downloading the tar from the website and 2.62 installed using apt-get. In both cases when I open Blender I do not ...
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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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Can't install Blender 2.7 on Manjaro XFCE

I use Manjaro XFCE. I ran a makepkg -s command from the .gz file of Blender 2.7 (I only have OpenGL 2.1) first I got an error of CMake then I ran sudo pacman -s base-devel , now I have a new Error, ...
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Error when running Blender headless on a Ubuntu server without GNOME installed?

I am trying to deploy Blender on a Linux server running Ubuntu 20.04. This is a server without a display device; and therefore GNOME is not installed. I get the following error when running Blender ...
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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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RX 460 "no compatible GPUs found for path tracing

Is this correct? Am I unable to use an Rx 460 for cycles rendering? I was going to CPU + GPU, but this is whats showing under all categories. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.2, and I just installed the amdgpu-...
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Blender crashing causing black unresponsive screen

I've been having an odd problem on Blender, the problem started in 2.91, but now occurs for all Blender versions I've tried, including 2.82, 2.83, 2.91, and 2.92. I run Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS off an ...
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How to check whether the Blender application is focused / on the foreground / active (Windows and Linux) in Python

Is there a way to check whether Blender is currently focused / on the foreground / active (in both Windows and Linux)? We're sending data to Blender, and this would help us determine which Blender ...
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Graphics card driver with support for OpenGL 3.3 or higher ERROR

I am trying to access blender remotely via SSH using MobaXterm. I have installed blender on a Linux machine and am trying to access it from a windows machine. I have a NVIDIA Graphics card (GeForce ...
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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 ...