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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to change Transform Orientation with keyboard in Ubuntu

How I can change Transform Orientation with the keyboard in Ubuntu? In some linux systems (and many others) Alt + Space are a system combination to show application ...
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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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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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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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GNOME Shell Integration (menus)

Is there an Add-On that enables GNOME's (also Unity's) native menus? I mean the menu's in the Info panel like File, Render, Window, Help. Current Look Desired Look
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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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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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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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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 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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Caps lock to control: not accepted by Blender

I have a question about the keyboard input handling of Blender. I'm running Kubuntu 14.10, and set up my Caps Lock such that it acts like an extra Ctrl key (System Settings → Input Devices → Keyboard ...
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Can a “Blender Game Engine” powered game run on Linux?

Can a "Blender Game Engine" powered game be built for Linux?
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How to make use of custom external Python modules in Blender or an add-on on Linux [duplicate]

The path for the Python executable used in Blender (up to 2.79) is not configurable. I looked around and did not find a consistent way to be able to use custom 3rd party Python modules without ...
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Clipboard erased when quitting Blender on Ubuntu

If you highlight text in Blender and press CTLC to copy it, then quit Blender, you can no longer paste that text. Why not?
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Is there anyway to install blender on ubuntu without root access?

I need to install blender on server which I don't have root access, is there any portable version of blender for ubuntu or any way to install it without root access? please help me if you know.
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Overriding Node Wrangler Keyboard Shortcuts

I use Linux Mint, and unfortunately, I can't use a lot of the Node Wrangler shortcuts because they conflict with the Operating System shortcuts. For example, I can't use Lazy Mix because it moves the ...
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SpaceNavigator in Linux: How to configure with Blender?

I have since yesterday a SpaceNavigator (from 3Dconnection). I got it to work with the demo apps (xcube and xvalue). * But it doesn't do anything with Blender. I did not find any posts about it ...
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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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How to enable openCL rendering in Blender 2.75 rc2

I'm using Linux Mint and I was trying to enable GPU rendering, but I still have only CPU option in user preferences... Linux Mint 17.1 x64 Radeon HD 7850 Blender 2.75 rc2 amd-catalyst 15.5 ...
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Cycles Error: Cuda failed to find version number

I am using Blender in Ubuntu with irie ppa. I've installed Nvidia-cuda-toolkit from irie and bumblebee, then I try to render using cycles but I keep getting this error in the terminal: ...
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How to enable CUDA rendering without running as root?

I am using Linux Mint 17, and I am very happy that I was finally able to get my GPU to render on it. My problem was that I needed to properly run Blender as root. However, when rebooting my computer, ...
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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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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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Blender on Linux - list of AMD GPUs that work with Cycles/OpenCL [closed]

Which AMD GPUs are useable with a recent Linux, more specifically Ubuntu (18.04) and AMD drivers? Or are there some that definitely don't work? This question is not off topic because either a GPU ...
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Blender 2.79, how to install Khronos Group gltf exporter?

I downloaded the KhronosGroup addon from https://github.com/KhronosGroup/glTF-Blender-Exporter I read install instructions, but those were for Windows. I tried copying the addon under ~/.blender/2.79/...
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How to install Filmic Blender under Ubuntu?

I want to use the Filmic Blender color management. I'm not so advanced user, so I don't know where I missed something. I renamed the filmic-blender to colormanagement and placed at the right place (I ...
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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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Computer Crashed - entire scene replaced with Default Cube

Running 64 bit Ubuntu Studio 14.04, GTX 970 using NVIDIA 352.93 with CUDA 7.5 with an AMD 8 core processor. I've had problems with the computer freezing up during graphically intensive moments, I ...
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No CUDA option in repository version of Blender

I know there are a lot of threads concerning CUDA and GPU-rendering in Blender, but I haven't figured out yet why my installed Blender(2.70) from the repository offers no choice of the rendering-...
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GPU not showing up in Blender?

Just installed Zorin OS (a Linux distrubution) and installed Blender. I am running this Linux alongside Windows 10. So I go to the system tab in Blender and see that my GPU is not listed! Why is my ...
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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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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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How to enable CUDA on Ubunutu 14.04 for a GTX 970?

Yes, I've read this post already. But it didn't work. Now I'm looking for more information and ways to diagnose the problem... and perhaps find a solution. The base system is an Ubuntu machine (14.04 ...
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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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Bug with Blender (the UI to be more specific) - weird stuttering and glitches [closed]

I installed Blender in my PC (Ubuntu 16.04) and I've this weird stuttering and glitches on the GUI when I mouse over the cube from the startup project in sculpt mode. Also, when I maximize the window ...
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What is needed to load/reload an addon during development?

I wonder what is the best practice to develop an addon for blender on Linux. To my understanding I need to place the python file that implements the addon in ...
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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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No bevel option in 2.62

I'm trying to bevel an object, but I can't see any option for that. I've tried using the CtrlB shortcut and Mesh > Edges > Bevel. But as it can be seen in the screenshot, there is no option for that. ...
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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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Blender 2.78 release doesn't start in ubuntu 14.04

I usually use the PPA: thomas-schiex/blender for installing Blender. I had never problems before with it. In September 2016 I used Blender 2.78 RC, and it worked well. But in October I've installed ...
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linux+cycles+cuda: nvcc fatal: Value 'sm_52' is not defined for option 'gpu-architecture'

I'm getting the error in the title. This has some of the same problems from here. Apparently this is an issue with an earlier version of the CUDA 6.5 toolkit, as discussed here. However, even after ...