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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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 ...

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