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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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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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Cross-compiling blender on linux platform for windows target [closed]

I've successfully compiled Blender for linux on a linux system. However, I'd like to build a Windows version as well, using the same machine. I found some old forum posts about using MinGW32 to do ...
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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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Unable to run Blender on Ubuntu [closed]

In pretty new to blender, and I installed the latest Ubuntu image on a machine to test it out. When I try to launch it from the console, I get the following error: ...
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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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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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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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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 freezes just after opening [closed]

I started a discussion here, but no working answers: Blender Freezes I downloaded blender-2.72-linux-glibc211-x86_64 from blender.org/download for Ubuntu. I extracted using the default archive ...
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How to make a renderfarm [duplicate]

I want to know how I can make a simple renderfarm. I won't use the network render plugin because it is boring and doesn't support single image rendering (it does so only rendering it on one node). So ...
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No cycles engine in opensuse?

I am using opensuse 13.1, and blnder 2.67b. In my blender there is no cycles renderer. I tried in the preference to enable it but it says that the cycles script is missing. How do i install the cycles ...
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Cuda acceleration with CUDA 1.2 [duplicate]

I've got a GeForce 330M and CUDA 1.2 as a consequence. But Blender supports only >=2.0. I read this page and they say that I have to use Cuda toolkit 5.0. BUT: the link leads to toolkit 6.0.37 => ...
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Menus without background and user pref have parts missing [closed]

In blender version 2.69 and 2.70 and 2.70a the menus have no background and I can't find out why. This is most likely system-problem; not a direct Blender3D issue because this error happened when 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Blender Cycles 2.69 on Ubuntu Server 13.10 64bit [closed]

I trying to render an image/animation using Amazon EC2, but Cycles rendering fails with this message: ...
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Python Commands from Terminal Aren't Working Ubuntu 13.10

I'm fairly sure I'm doing something wrong and this isn't a bug, but when I installed blender from the 'blender' repository and have 2.66a running in an Ubuntu 13.10 VM, I got problems with using ...
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No CUDA option in system preferences - is it my driver? [duplicate]

I have the latest version of Blender installed (2.69) on Debian stable, and in System Preferences there is no CUDA (GPU) option for compute device. The graphics card is Nvidia GeForce 430. It supports ...
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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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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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Cycles GPU render does not work

I am struggling for a week now, trying my blender to work with CUDA GPU Cyclea Rendering, did so many fresh installation, still no luck. Current situation: Fresh install of Blender 2.69 (from ...
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Is it possible to quit blender from the command line?

Is there a way to quit blender from the command line? I tried killall -s QUIT blender However, blender does not quit the same way as it does when pressing ...
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Installing CUDA for Blender Cycles on Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

Linux box (Corei7 920, 12 Gb RAM, 1TB hdd, Nvidia GTX 460) running Ubuntu 12.04. I'm enough of a noob that I've hit a wall of discouragement trying to install CUDA to take advantage of Cycles! This ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...