I have just finished building a computer for running blender. This is the first one I’ve ever done. I decided to install Linux instead of Windows and I heard good things about Ubuntu. I just installed it yesterday off the official Ubuntu website and installed it with no problems. It is Ubuntu 14.04.1 Desktop AMD64 64-bit. Then I downloaded Blender 2.71 64-bit from Blender.org. My computer isn’t connected to the internet so I had to download it on my phone, then transfer it to my computer. I have installed Blender twice on Windows XP systems this way with no problems before. Everything I read said all you have to do on Linux is unzip Blender into the folder of your choice. I opened the zip with Archive Manager or something like that and extracted it to home\Program Files\Blender3D.
Then I tried clicking on the Blender file, double clicking on it, and eventually found someone that suggested opening it from the terminal like so
Nothing worked and the terminal returned the error message:
Error while loading shared libraries: libSDL-1.2.so.0: cannot open shared object file no such object or directory
I double checked that I was in fact running 64-bit stuffs and yes blender and ubuntu are. I downloaded the blender zip file three times, two 64-bit and one 32-bit just in case the file didn’t download properly.
I ask a new Linux user and only know what I have picked up while messing around with it for the last few hours. I may have not completed an installment step, or am not extracting it correctly. I really don’t know. I have tried restarting my computer several times and that didn’t help.
Also, I found this guy ruining into the exact same problem with the same software and he resolved it but I’m confused as to what he did exactly.
Thank you for your time and any suggestions are welcome, no matter how “obvious”.