Help a Linux noob

I have crossed over into Linux and am using ubuntu and I’m having trouble getting Blender to work (shock). I know I can install from the repositories with the terminal and apt-get, but how to I get the latest zipped archives to execute from graphicall. I unzip in a location and see all the files, but the executable won’t launch. Is this a dependency thing, or I’m just missing a bunch of steps/libraries? Unfortunately isn’t responding at the time of this post, and I haven’t found much else anywhere other than the info on the PPA repositories and getting the current SVN.

Point me in the right direction so I can get this going :slight_smile: Thanks.

Found a work around and it works!

You need to invoke the executable from the terminal.

cd blenderfolder