Installing Blender on LInux


(Jolly Gnome) #1

AAAAGH!
I need help on how to install Blender on Linux. The whole thing, starting from the files I need. I’m using Red Hat 7.2 with KDE.


(Eric) #2

Download the static one. I bet you haven’t the right drivers for your graphics card.


(Jolly Gnome) #3

Okay, I got that (and yes, I do not have the right drivers). Now, where do I install it, and how? I have the *tar.gz file in /root directory, I tried un-archiving it to /misc, but nothing happens when I click the file “Blender”


(Jolly Gnome) #4

Ha! Now it works just fine :slight_smile:
No help needed anymore (except that how can I use the 3d capabilities of my display card?)


(ectizen) #5

What video card do you have?


(Jolly Gnome) #6

Asus AGP-V7100 32mb, it’s not suported by Red Hat…


(ectizen) #7

Ah! nVidia - you shouldn’t have too much trouble getting working drivers :slight_smile:

Next question: Is this page too intimidating?

http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=linux


(Jolly Gnome) #8

LOL :smiley:
no, no it isn’t :smiley:
/me feels rather dumb


(ectizen) #9

Well, once you get those drivers in, try the dynamic version of blender.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll then grab yourself a complex mesh, make it smooth, subsurf it a few times, change the 3D window to solid, and then spend a couple of hours staring at the highlights as they glide oh so smoothly over your mesh while you slowly spin it :smiley:


(Jolly Gnome) #10

You ARE right, that is fun :smiley:

-Teemu, happy now that he got the nVidia drivers installed AT LAST-