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Thread: Blender will not open on Xubuntu 11.10

  1. #1
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    Blender will not open on Xubuntu 11.10

    Hello folks I hope someone here can help me. I have been using Linux Mint for a little over 2 years now and have gotten used to it. However because of some kernel and compatibility problems I had to install Xubuntu 11.10.

    Now my problem is that I need to install blender 2.63a which is the latest. I have downloaded it and unpacked it to my home folder as I have always done in Mint. But on Xubuntu 11.10 blender will not open. Clicking on the blender shortcut does nothing and running it from the terminal gives me this error.

    Code:
    geo@geo-HP:~/blender-2.63a$ ./blender
    ./blender: error while loading shared libraries: libSDL-1.2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    Installing from the repo is not an option for me since the one on it is a very very old version. Due to some new features that I need it has to be 2.63a.

    Also I know there are some 3rd party ppas out there but those only seem to install nightly builds which is also not an option for me as I cannot risk using nightly build stuff that breaks often on this production machine.

    If anyone can help me it would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
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    Re: Blender will not open on Xubuntu 11.10

    libSDL-1.2.so.0 is part of the libsdl1.2debian package. Make sure you have it installed.

    Code:
    $ apt-file search libSDL-1.2.so.0
    libsdl1.2debian: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libSDL-1.2.so.0
    libsdl1.2debian: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libSDL-1.2.so.0.11.3

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    Re: Blender will not open on Xubuntu 11.10

    Thanks for your response. It seems to be installed as I get this:

    Code:
    eo@geo-HP:~$ apt-file search libSDL-1.2.so.0
    libsdl1.2debian-all: /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0
    libsdl1.2debian-all: /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0.11.3
    libsdl1.2debian-alsa: /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0
    libsdl1.2debian-alsa: /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0.11.3
    libsdl1.2debian-esd: /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0
    libsdl1.2debian-esd: /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0.11.3
    libsdl1.2debian-nas: /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0
    libsdl1.2debian-nas: /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0.11.3
    libsdl1.2debian-oss: /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0
    libsdl1.2debian-oss: /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0.11.3
    libsdl1.2debian-pulseaudio: /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0
    libsdl1.2debian-pulseaudio: /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0.11.3
    Any idea what I should do?

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    Re: Blender will not open on Xubuntu 11.10

    Correction Synaptic showed it was not installed. Just installed it and Blender is working fine now. Man I could hug you right now. Thanks for the help!

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    Re: Blender will not open on Xubuntu 11.10

    I know I just marked this as SOLVED but hopefully someone can see this. Blender does open now but when I close it, it continues to run in the background taking up CPU and I have to manually kill the process. Any idea why this is going on?

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