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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Blender crash at startup on Ubuntu

After installing via apt, trying to run for the first time on a new Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installation with NVDIA-375 drivers, Blender crash suddenly with this crash report: ...
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Blender quits after pressing the P key

I'm using blender with a Raspberry Pi 3 model B. When I use the text editor and run the script, it show that my program runs normally in the terminal. But, when I add the ...
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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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By using the CLI on Linux, can I make a running blender instance save its current scene to file?

I have a desktop machine that has been baking a physics (rigid body) simulation. I am now from another computer, and I have ssh access to the remote one. In the ...
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How can I make a particular Blender rendering pause as soon as another thing is being rendered?

I'm rendering an animation, but it's a low priority task. I want that rendering to pause every time I render something else and resume as soon as that's finished. I just want to use all idle time of ...
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blender script startup fail

I wrote an exporter script and put the files into ~/.config/blender/x.xx/scripts/addons/export However, when I check the User Preferences I cannot find my script ...
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GPU compute not working for Blender 2.78c with EVGA GTX1070 on Ubuntu Mate 17.04

First, installed Blender 2.76b from Software Boutique of Ubuntu Mate 17.04. No GPU compute option was available. Second, downloaded blender-2.78c-linux-glibc219-x86_64.tar.bz2: md5checksum was correct....
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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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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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Blender Game Engine: Why don't shadows appear?

I'm using Ubuntu 32bit 16.something. Blender isn't showing shadows in the viewport or bge. I can render shadows but I need to use them for the game engine. I'm on blender game, textured view, glsl, ...
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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 Blender use the gtx1050ti as compute device in linux?

I checked if the nvidia display drivers for gtx1050ti for linux OS are correctly installed and they are. (checked with nvidia-settings, glxinfo and lspci) However, when I go to user preferences -> ...
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Shell script problem

In my python script in my .blend file, I run a shell script but the script doesn't work properly when calling it from blender using ...
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How to use the Alt + right click in edit mode in Ubuntu 17.xx? [duplicate]

How can I use the Alt + right click shortcut in Ubuntu 17.xx and higher without installing additional software?
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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 ...