Blender Crashes on Linux – Sensei Format

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    • #3194

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      Hi Guys,

      I am on blender for few days now, and tried Sensei format (Current Version )on Linux version of blender, and ended up loving it. However, the blender seems to crash frequently with Sensei in place. I am on Linux Mint, and am using the latest blender version which is 2.74. Is there something that I can do to avoid this? Please advice! Just to add, I tried the windows version of the Sensei Format, and it seems to work seamlessly.

      Update: It happens on all versions of blender starting 68 to 74. Checked all the versions. The blender opens with the default setup, and as soon as I click on the object, blender simply closes. Is it a bug in Sensei?

      Cheers,
      Vik

    • #3195

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      Hi Guys,

      I disabled the “Load UI” under the user preference as instructed on this site, and blender seems to crash no more for now. Will update if it happens again. This is the link where you can find the content about the bug in Blender 2.74 https://blenderforums.org/2-74-blender-bug-not-sensei-format/

      UPDATE: Sorry folks, the issue still exists. For some reason unknown blender was fine for some time. Now, when I add a circle from the mesh, and click on it to select, it crashes the blender. It seems to happen on all the shapes. Will wait for someone to throw in some suggestions.

      Cheers,
      Vik

    • #3196

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      Hey Vik, glad you like Sensei Format. Yeah there’s a bug from what I can tell still in the latest release of Blender where if you disable the “Load UI” option, and try to load a Blender file (not the actual exe program itself but say some file you had been working on) it will crash Blender (atleast I know it will on Windows 7 and Vista). It’s strange because typically even if there are no major bugs like this, Blender would have released an addendum version of Blender by now such as 2.74a or 2.74b with updates and bug fixes. But they’ve not released any bug fixed versions since March 31st which is very unlike Blender.org. I’m not sure what’s going on over there, perhaps they’re working on a really big upgrade.

      In anycase sounds like your issue may be coming from something else. So just to be clear, Blender 2.74 only crashes on your Linux system with Sensei Format installed? Or does regular Blender 2.74 crash even without Sensei Format? If you haven’t checked if it works without Sensei Format, please do and let me know.

      Also if you could open up Blender (with Sensei Format installed on your Linux system) and then press “Window/Toggle System Console” and perhaps take a screenshot of that when Blender first loads and another up until the point Blender crashes (or as its crashing if possible though probably not), might be helpful. You can post them here or if you prefer email them to me @gmail.

      • #3205

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        Hi Sensei,

        First, I need to thank you for the splendid Sensei Format, it has made blender look so easy. And, thanks much for sharing it with the community. I am currently on move, and will respond to you in detail soon. For now, just to give you an heads-up, Blender 2.74 as a standalone on Linux works fine without any hiccup. I assume it has do to with the Sensie format’s interaction with Linux based Blender.

        Here is what I did, I started Blender (Clean/Fresh one) with Sensei installed. It opened up with the default cube in place. I could do everything on the open windows, except when I click on the cube, it results in Blender crash.

        I disabled most of the add-ons to pin the cause, even that didn’t make a difference. Since this issue is happening as soon as the Blender opens up with Sensei, I naively reckon it might be something to do with the conflict in the mouse key configurations on Linux, Sensei, and Blender.

        Next, I let Blender open with Sensei, and loaded the Blender’s default factory settings, and followed it by importing Sensie key configurations, etc; manually under user preferences (All those that blender by default presented), and then saved it. I closed the blender and opened it again. This time, Blender opened with the limited Sensei configurations, and didn’t crash thereafter. As anticipated, the environment didn’t have all the features of Sensei.

        I tried both the locations/conditions for Sensei format, /home/<Username>/.conf/Blender/ and merging the 2.74 folder with Sensei Format folders, as instructed in one of your videos, without any success.

        I will get back to with more details soon. Thanks much, my appreciation to you.

        Ps: By the way, you must do more YouTube tutorials. It helped immensely, and I enjoyed it. Hope to see more from you soon.

        Cheers,
        Vik

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      Thanks Vik I appreciate that. Hmm, I’m not sure it may have to do with the startup file the old Sensei Format uses. Lots of new videos are on the way for the new soon to be released version of Sensei Format along with a host of amazing upgrades. The new version relies much more heavily on code and addons rather than configuration (especially hotkey maps) and startup files which should increase compatibility. Ultimately I need to have a computer dedicated to a Linux environment so I can immediately address this sort of thing, but sadly I don’t right now.

      There is a slim chance this issue is related to a bug in Blender causing conflict with Sensei Format’s default Blender settings. As mentioned above, the Windows issue with the “Load UI” unchecked causing Blender to crash if you open Blender via a .blend file instead of the .exe. This issue has been reported to Blender.org and they acknowledge it as a serious bug but have not yet made an official updated release. Since I have no idea what was causing this issue, it’s possible that other settings may be affecting Blender on other operating systems.

      Just checked on the bug report apparently it’s been fixed but not in an official release build yet, as I mentioned it’s quite strange for Blender.org to go so long after an official release to not update it with a 2.74a maybe they just stopped doing that. Going to download the test build here https://builder.blender.org/download/ and see if the issue has really been resolved. If you’re not totally worn out from this ordeal, you might try downloading one of these test builds on your Linux system and see if that resolves the issue, but that’s a pretty big chance. Thanks again.

    • #3229

      Vik_Junk
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      Hi Sensei,

      Thanks!! Can’t wait to check what the forthcoming Sensei Format would offer. I will try your suggestions, and get back. Until then, thanks much for taking time to answer my questions so elaborately.

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