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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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web links in help menu not working

Nothing in the "help" menu seems to work when it points to a web address. At the top of the blender there is a list of actions (File, Render, Window, Help) when I click on the "Help" button I get a ...
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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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How to enable the Alt + right click shortcut (select edge loop) in Lubuntu?

On Lubuntu the shorcut Alt + right click moves the entire Blender window instead of selecting edge loops in edit mode. How do i disable the Linux shortcut to use it with Blender.
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Cuda 8.0, Fedora 25, gcc stddef.h nullptr, GTX1060

I have a MSI GTX 1060, running Fedora 25, Blender 2.78a, Nvidia drivers 375.26, and Cuda 8.0.44. I got the Cuda toolkit from Nvidia's website, installed the repo, and installed the cuda packages but ...
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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 environment is used for building the Linux Blender executables? [closed]

The Blender precompiled binaries for Linux available at the official download page are said to suit most Linux distributions, with the only requirement of glibc2.11. I'd like to know how are such ...
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Faces selection wrong under linux

The problem is caused by out of curiosity rather than practicality, as relate the previous file versions (2.69-2.77). Create cube, turn the edit mode, subdivide it several times. I click on the face ...
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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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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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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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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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How to configure a joystick under linux in BGE?

I am trying to use a joystick in BGE under linux. Version is 2.76b on Ubuntu 16.04. I can see that the joystick is working under jstest-gtk, which captures the input from /dev/input/js0. In BGE i ...
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Linux - Unable to set Blender to correct PULSEAUDIO Device

I'm running Blender 2.76 on Mint Linux. Normally when I output sound from a newly installed application, I am used to going into PulseAudio Control and selecting the correct audio device. I am using ...
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Installing 2.77 for LInux

I just download the 2.77 tarball for Linux but I don't see a way to install the program. I can navigate to the extracted directory and run Blender via ./blender or ./blender-softwaregl but I don't see ...
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“fake_module: addon missing 'bl_info'” error when installing an add-on

I am trying to install an addon to export models to Minetest. I tried installing the addon file: B3DExport.py, but I don't see it available inside Prefs/Addons from within Blender. Neither it is ...
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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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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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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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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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Find missing file via commandline

The problem is simple. I created some compositing projects with many input files from different places distributed on the hard disk. I want to render the final projects on another pc, but don't want ...
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'No Such File or Directory" Error When Working with Shared File

I'm attempting to open a file on a Linux computer through file sharing. The file is stored on a Macbook Pro and both computers are running Blender 2.77. However, when I try to open the file on 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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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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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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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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Blender player lauched by command line

I am looking for a list of arguments that is possible to give to blenderplayer by command line on linux. I need to open a blender file with blenderplayer in a specific scene. I cannot find anywhere!
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After many tries, CUDA rendering still doesnt show up [duplicate]

Ubuntu 15.04 Nvidia GTX 650 YES, I have tried modprobe. Nothing works. I'm using the proprietary drivers (352.63). Still, when I look at the menu, all that shows up is "CPU". It really sucks to have ...
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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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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: ...
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How do I know if Blender is making use of CUDA to render? [closed]

I am using Blender 2.69 from the Linux Mint Software Manager on a system with a GTX 950, just checking to see if it will recognize CUDA. After some work, I've gotten the CUDA drivers from Nvidia ...
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Mitsuba Installation Path On Linux Mint

Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela 64-bit MATE 1.10.2 Blender 2.76b I have no idea where the required Mitsuba installation path actually is? I've tried using ...
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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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Issue with running blender player over ssh

I have a blender simulation which uses Blender Render and Blender Game Engine. I execute the following script(Renderer.py) from a python file(simulation.py) using "./blender -b compress.blend --python ...
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Rendered preview stopped working

I'm not sure what happend... I had CUDA enabled so long as I opened Blender as root, but not only has that disappeared, my "rendered" preview no longer works. For example if I open a brand new project ...
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Why can't I undo any more? [duplicate]

Yesterday Blender was working fine. Today it isn't recording any history, I can't undo anything. Also, when I add a new mesh, all the options in the Operator section of the Tool Shelf are grayed out, ...
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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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Can't run blender

Blender suddenly stopped working on my PC. Can anyone help me pls. When i try to run it. I get following error blender: error while loading shared libraries: libncursesw.so.5: cannot open shared ...
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How to install the latest version of Blender

I've use the Ubuntu 14.04. Know anyone how can I install the latest version of blender from terminal? And after that how can I make cycle render work?
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Linux kernel crashes corrupt my Blender files

I have frequent kernel crashes (which I haven't solved, but that's another story) that absolutely destroy my Blender save files. If I have a file open in Blender, even if I'm not doing anything to it, ...
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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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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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Accessing a render in a remote GUI instance

I hit F12 to start a huge render just before I left work on Friday. Now the render is ready, but Blender is just sitting there consuming a lot of memory. I'd like to get the render saved to disk, so I ...
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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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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 ...
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Blender won't start on Tails 1.4 (Debian) [closed]

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Install blender on CAELinux

i am a newbie at the linux environment, please how can i install blender on Linux? what are the commands i type on the terminal window? i just download it from the website. thank you
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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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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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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 ...