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Blender 2.8 freezes after clicking on materials tab
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System Information
Operating system: Linux Ubuntu 19.04 and Manajaro 18.0
Graphics card: geforce gtx 1060 (not used for blender because the nvidia driver causes boot problem for linux)
Computer power: dual xeon e5-2670. 16 total cores.

Motherboard: asrock ep2c602 dual socket R, LGA 2011.

Blender Version
Broken: (example: 2.80, edbf15d3c044, master, 2018-11-28, as found on the splash screen)

Worked: (optional)

Short description of error

Blender immediately freezes upon clicking on materials menu

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error

  1. open blender 2.8
  1. No need to do anything else other than Click on materials tab on the right hand side.
  1. Pull your hair out because blender freezes immediately and this never happened with the older versions. And of course this new version, with features i've been waiting years for, now doesnt even work.

Based on the default startup or an attached .blend file (as simple as possible).

Default start up.

Event Timeline

Craig (sighmonsays) added a comment.EditedAug 20 2019, 4:59 AM

By the way, I am not the only one having this issue. I've been on a couple forums with people describing the exact same issue. Here's an example:

Another fyi, the freezing did not happen with beta version for 2.8.

Try updating Graphics Drivers form official support site

Bastien Montagne (mont29) lowered the priority of this task from 90 to 30.Aug 20 2019, 10:36 AM

And try to fix your nvidia driver issue, afaik those CPU do not have GPUs so i seriously wonder what you are using if not the gtx 1060?

Before you made a new bug report you must use Search box (upper right on Bug Report page) to check if bug/problem is already reported from others users. Duplicating bugreport is a waste of time and resources for developers

To work Blender 2.80 and newer needed a real GPU working, software GPU emulation not meet minimum requirement. UI and Eevee must use hardware acceleration of a GPU to work properly

I've been using Linux with Nvidia's proprietary drivers for decades, to install propietary Nvidia drivers i use this [[ | guide ]], or search similar docs for rispettive distro or ask in

Drivers can be downloaded from [[ | here ]]

Craig (sighmonsays) added a comment.EditedAug 25 2019, 4:39 AM

SUCCESS!! ......But not with opensuse, manjaro or ubuntu 19.04. I tried the opensuse distro. I am not a linux power user by any means and opensuse gave me a headache on top of the blender headache.

By reverting to ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS bionic beaver, I was able to install the nvidia driver and boot up without any issue! Turns out it was a distro issue, for me at least. Now i can finally continue my journey in a place where the only limit is my imagination!!!

I will try to spread the word of my solution on the other forums.

dark999 (dark999) changed the task status from Unknown Status to Invalid.EditedAug 25 2019, 10:24 AM
dark999 (dark999) claimed this task.

as @Craig (sighmonsays) wrote was a user/OS issues to install needed propietary Nvidia drivers