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Old 01-07-2004, 07:11 PM   #1
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Question Running Blender On Fedora Core 1, Plus something to do with my moniter Brightness


Hi,

OK, I am complexly new to linux. I just installed FC1 yesterday. Anyways i downloaded Blender for linux and im not sure if i have to install of do i just extract the file. I tried extracting the static and the other version with no luck. Is there some others lib files i need to install first or could it be the fact that fedora does not support 3d graphics with my display card right now.

Just so you know i am running a Toshiba's Tecra S1, 1400 MHz, 512MB ram and a ATI Radeon Mobility 9000 32MB.

Also if someone could help me my monitor is a little dim is there anyway for me to increase the brightness. If anyone could help me with this it would be a blessing because i have to sit in a dark room to see the screen half decent.

Any Help Would Be Appreciated,
Gregory
 
Old 01-07-2004, 08:06 PM   #2
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Hi there silent_prey and welcome to LinuxQuestions.org!!!

Well, let's start with Blender. There're a lot of versions of blender. static, non static, 2.31a, 2.25 and god know what more. Blender 2.31a does not have the game engine. Unless you need it, 2.31a is a great modeler. The version you want is this one:

http://download.blender.org/release/....5-i386.tar.gz

Save it anywhere you please. I usually save my files at /home/me/temp. To uncompress the file, type:

tar xvzf blen

You don't have to type the hole name, the above is enough. Then, use "tab" and Linux will automagically complete it for you, then press enter. A new directory will be created named:

blender-2.31a-linux-glibc2.2.5-i386

Get into that directory with cd blender-2.31a-linux-glibc2.2.5-i386. Remember, you don't have to type the full name, few letters and tab .

There, type:

./blender

That should start the application. Executables in Linux usually run with ./name_of_executable. That's for executables, not for installing rpm's or from source. If you need help installing programs, check out this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45094

About the dependencies, it's hard to know, since I don't know what you've and don't have installed. Try running blender and report any errors fully. About your graphics card, it may be too dark if you are not using the Linux official drivers. Try to get and install it. As I don't have an ATI, I won't be able to help you. Still try:

xgamma -gamma <value>

the value is a valid number, try for example xgamma -gamma 2.0, to set gamma to 2.0. This may or may not work, depending of your drivers.

Good luck!

Last edited by Mega Man X; 01-07-2004 at 08:08 PM.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 08:20 PM   #3
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Ok Downloaded that blender version and when i try and open blender it comes up with this:

./blender: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3: canno t open shared object file: No such file or directory

if you could help me on where i can get this library it would make my day since i would like to start blendering again i am currently switching from windows
 
Old 01-07-2004, 08:29 PM   #4
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Sure thing mate. Try looking into your CD's. I bet it's right there somewhere . It has been a long time since I last used Redhat (assuming that Fedora has more or less the same potatoes and meat). Anyway, you can always search those stuff at

http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/

I've just made a quick search and they don't have the 6.2, only older packages, or I've looked wrong . So look at your CD's first, libraries or some folder like that . But anyway, bookmark that site. I think, this is libstdc++ site:

http://gcc.gnu.org/libstdc++/

You might want also check in there
 
Old 01-09-2004, 01:25 AM   #5
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hey man thanks for the help but i cant find the libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3. Well actually i can find it but i cant find a link for a download and the fedora cds dont contain it. but im gonna keep looking and hope i can find it sooner or later
 
Old 01-10-2004, 01:56 PM   #6
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don't be aware. I've had the same problem as yours, and that's because the fedora distro has some packages to assure backwards compatibility that are not usually installed unless you specify it. This version of blender uses some libraries that became obsolete with RedHat 7.3 (but, anyways, there's nothing wrong with this)... so, just imagine ...

Then, you have to install the package compat-libstdc++-7.3-2.96.118.i386.rpm (from the distro CD's or from the internet, even also -and better- using apt-get or yum)

and that's all, i hope it'll work fine, except that you'll surely have to install some more pakages to accomplish all the dependencies.
note: you can do the same with every "obsolete" program that you would need to install. there are compat rpm's for almost every important library

cheers, Néstor

Last edited by Néstor; 01-10-2004 at 01:58 PM.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 03:09 PM   #7
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Hey Thanks Man,
Got blender up and running with that one rpm so thanks for telling me about it.
 
Old 01-12-2004, 01:04 AM   #8
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Oh figured out why my moniter was dim it was a BIOS setting finally figured out how to access the toshiba BIOS by reading the forums here.

Thanks Again Guys
 
  


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