How to setup Blender 3.2.1 in Ubuntu 22.04

I was abble to install blender with the instructions from the thread:

sudo snap install blender --classic

Got error: /snap/blender/2578/blender: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory and also had to install libxi6

sudo apt install -y libxi6 libxxf86vm1 libxfixes3 libxrender1 libgl1

After that, I got the error [ALSOFT] (EE) Failed to set real-time priority for thread: Operation not permitted (1)

And changed the file /etc/security/limits.conf adding these two lines:

<username> hard rtprio 99
<username> soft rtprio 99

After restart the droplet (power on/off) I was able to run blender in the background, but now I’m receiving:

/run/user/1000/gvfs/ non-existent directory

I’ve already installed gvfs, but error persists. Can’t render yet, blender reads the file, but after some seconds, got Killed in the terminal.

> blender -b scene.blend --engine CYCLES --debug --debug-cycles -- --cycles-device CPU

Switching to fully guarded memory allocator.
Blender 3.2.1 (hash a2d59b2dac9e built 2022-07-05 23:53:28)
Blender 3.2.1
Build: 2022-07-05 23:53:28 Linux release
argv[0] = /snap/blender/2578/blender
argv[1] = -b
argv[2] = cse.blend
argv[3] = --engine
argv[4] = CYCLES
argv[5] = --python
argv[6] =
argv[7] = --debug
argv[8] = --debug-cycles
argv[9] = --
argv[10] = --cycles-device
argv[11] = CPU
/run/user/1000/gvfs/ non-existent directory
Read blend: /home/marlus/scene.blend

Does anyone successfully installed and used blender inside Droplet for rendering with CPU?

Thanks in advance.

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Bobby Iliev
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January 9, 2023

Hi there,

The Killed message most likely indicates that your server is running out of RAM. You can check your syslog to verify if this is the case.

What you could do is:

  • Add more RAM to your server
  • Add a SWAP file so that you could have some extra buffer:



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