A Linux specific distro for blender?

Hm. All I can think of to say is THIS:

https://www.gnu.org/proprietary/malware-microsoft.html

oh my god,man. that’s exaggerated.

I doubt GNU can just go around…making stuff up, and putting it on the web :slight_smile: …considering how many lawyers MS’s cash can Buy… :slight_smile:

why are u talking like this ?

like “this”? like what?

I think, after reading that link’s info in detail, MS seems to be too risky to use!
I was happy with Linux Mint and Manjaro! But, my friend forced me to use Big softwares which are not compatible with Linux.
So, have to take this risk!

WHICH big softwares?

There is Wine, you know. www.winehq.org

And also https://www.protondb.com/

yeah,for example,many people love to use daz and the iclone products together with blender. why not ? are these tools able to run in Linux ? I think that they can run. Or if wine is not enough to make them run,there is the new codeweaver 19. but I think that there could be more complicated and big software harder to work on linux with wine.

yes, of course you’re right - there is!

i thought THAT’S the problem you were trying to solve??

Well, here go my input: I work on a Optimus laptop, getting optimus to work in any distribution which is not ubuntu based is a nightmare. I personally prefere Manjaro, but I had no luck getting it to work.

So, ubuntu based distros… there’s a choice to make: go LTS or the latest release. The cool stuff and latest hardware fixes are on the latest releases, but I had problems compiling blender (I need my experimental braches!) and running crossover and some other software that needed older-stable libraries versions.

For me the best compromise I found was Pop-OS LTS, based on 18.04, so most software and compiling stuff works, and they keep updating the kernel, nvidia drivers configured on install (they are in the iso), they keep updating the latest nvidia drivers without having to add ppas and optimus works flawlessly with primus (change gpu with just a re-login). Still it hurts to not have the latest gnome shell and some other newer stuff… but can’t have everything.

I know that using Windows is much more risky than using Linux. Is also for this reason that I want to keep Linux as primary os and windows as secondary,emulated with qemu and kvm and the passthrough. You can argue that using a virtual machine with virtualbox and vmware is enough. I don’t agree,because these tools won’t let you use the 3d acceleration of your graphic card. I’m using this. For sure,I like much more to install all the Windows tools that I need on my linux box,but i know that a part of them will not work. I don’t know if with proton we can. Has this tool a better compatibility with the windows applications than wine or cross over ?

…So - what happened? Did you get started making your distro??

Such a beautifully engineered case, it takes a standard PC board if you shop carefully. I scavenged the case from an offset printing shop I worked at as an origination specialist, when it died. Linux install, OpenSUSE until Gnome 3 improved enough, then Ubuntu. I upgraded it several times, until I started my gypsy life abroad and had to leave it behind…

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@Dorro
… this works?? :fox_face:
Good idea.

It’s such a big work to configure a linux distribution to make work every kind of windows app that we could need. it’s a better idea to make a Windows installation (in trial mode) in a qemu image file,installing inside it all the tools that we may need. That qemu file can be run on Linux with the kvm acceleration.

Except graphics card passthrough with a single car solution is hard work to get going.

today a lot of mobos have the gpu integrated inside it. It’s not so hard.

True, unless you are trying to build a generic solution to fit Intel/AMD/NVidia single/Multi gfx chip/card capabilities.

Now, just manufacturers alone gives 12 permutations. Start by bringing specific models (NV GTX440 /RTX2060 for example) into the equation, and the true enormity of the task becomes apparent.

I think that I need to emulate all the various GPU configurations tailored for the end users to make work the passthrough on every kind of them.

Yes, bar drilling and threading a few holes for posts, which is easy in the aluminium stock, a friend fabbing a new backplate for the motherboard, a tweak here and there and a replacing a few header connectors, everything fitted and worked. I never tried installing MacOS X, didn’t need it as Adobe was something I used at work and as a recycler of most everything, I felt Linux was a better fit.

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