I DL’ed Blender2.69 for Debian Linux (NOT ubunto) and used Synaptic to DL Blender2.63 (current in stable repository)
and every thing I can find that has anything to do with OpenGL, OpenAL, OpenCL, GLSL, glibc and a few other things I saw along the way.
Neither one of these blenders will show the grid Or the beginning cube in any mode Except Wireframe.
I have an AMD fx 8core, NVidia geforce GTX 650 (and windows runs Blender fine on this box, as far as I can remember)
Somebody please give me a clue, Thank You