I think its time to give up. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 two days ago. and wasted 36 hours on finding solution here at askubuntu and other forums, following them more than 4 times reinstalled Ubuntu but its such a waste , not because Ubuntu is not good, because there are so many different information here, so confusing for newbies like me. so thought it's time to get back to windows, still I want to try one more time, this time I again reinstalled a fresh Ubuntu and here is what I want.
I want to run blender 2.69.
what I have.
⠀i7 processor with 3gb
⠀nvidia Geforce 640 with 4gb ram
what I did so far.
tried many follow up here on askubuntu. got some response to my help call too. but they just keep quiet after a few answers and leave me in the middle of nowhere, then I have installed fresh and follow again different suggestion. the one I found very easy to follow is this tutorial but the installation of Nvidia worked and the installation of cuda failed, again I installed Ubuntu fresh one, and started second time this time the first step installation of Nvidia failed. now its fresh installation of Ubuntu.
Thanks for your response.
I have cuda 5, I dont know when I try to download there was more than one type Ubuntu 12.04 DEB** RUN DEB** RUN DEB
I just choose RUN.
I want blender to use my Nvidia graphics card for better performance, once I installed blender and it was working but in preference > system I did not find GPU or my Nvidia option, it was just CPU, so I removed it, for the link you provided I did not try that but I will try it and get back to you, if I can have your Skype would be nice, I will only bother you till my computer is up and running again properly with blender, :) thanks. the link provided to download blender at the page on your given link does not exist, but I will download it from the main side if it's OK.
I followed your step at the provided link, but...
...it's not clear how to open blender application, anyway I went to the folder containing blender and clicked on blender.exe and found this error message:
Archive: /home/shams/blender/blender.exe [/home/shams/blender/blender.exe] End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on the last disk(s) of this archive. zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /home/shams/blender/blender.exe
/home/shams/blender/blender.exe.zip and cannot find /home/shams/blender/blender.exe.ZIP period.
and when I try to run from the terminal
shams@ubuntu:~$ sudo cp ~/blender /usr/lib/blender -r [sudo] password for shams: shams@ubuntu:~$ blender The program 'blender' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install blender shams@ubuntu:~$
...so, should I use
sudo apt-get install blender?
I have a new issue with my Nvidia GeeForce 640 on i7 processor can somebody help please. Thanks
here are some ouptu
shams@ubuntu:~$ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0". Error: GLX is not available on the system shams@ubuntu:~$ lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 0fc1 (rev a1) shams@ubuntu:~$