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I have installed povray on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS box by following following fossfreedoms post.

It worked fine the first time when i ran the command

~$ povray +Ipovpawn.pov

but now i get

  0:00:00 Parsing

Possible Scene File Parser Initialization Error: Could not find file 'povpawn.pov' Scene File Parser Initialization Error: Cannot open input file. Total Scene Processing Times Parse Time: 0 hours 0 minutes 0 seconds (0 seconds) Photon Time: 0 hours 0 minutes 0 seconds (0 seconds) Render Time: 0 hours 0 minutes 0 seconds (0 seconds) Total Time: 0 hours 0 minutes 0 seconds (0 seconds)

I tried moving pawn.pov file from /home/me/povray-3.6.1 to /usr/local/share/povray-3.6 and got

access denied check povray.conf

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If you can post the exact command you used. It is normal that you could not write to /usr/local/share/ as a normal user, so you may be missing some option. –  Salem Mar 20 '13 at 18:19
    
Try to post all the commands and output of the terminal in just one group. Is not useful show the output and then other output and then the command that return the first output, it is confusing! –  Lucio Mar 20 '13 at 20:51
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If the file is called pawn.pov as you say later in the question, then the command you want is

povray +Ipawn.pov

The command you said in the question has a "pov" too many.

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ummm, turns out I was running the command from the wrong directory. –  Phil Mar 21 '13 at 8:32
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