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.
Download the static one. I bet you haven’t the right drivers for your graphics card.
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”
Ha! Now it works just fine
No help needed anymore (except that how can I use the 3d capabilities of my display card?)
What video card do you have?
Asus AGP-V7100 32mb, it’s not suported by Red Hat…
Ah! nVidia - you shouldn’t have too much trouble getting working drivers
Next question: Is this page too intimidating?
no, no it isn’t
/me feels rather dumb
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
You ARE right, that is fun
-Teemu, happy now that he got the nVidia drivers installed AT LAST-