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Material Library VX Insufficient rights to create new library
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System Information
Operating system: Linux-5.4.18-1-MANJARO-x86_64-with-glibc2.29 64 Bits
Graphics card: GeForce RTX 2070/PCIe/SSE2 NVIDIA Corporation 4.5.0 NVIDIA 440.59

Blender Version
Broken: version: 2.81 (sub 16), branch: makepkg, commit date: 2019-12-04 11:32, hash: rBf1aa4d18d49d
Worked: (optional)

Addon Information
Name: Material Library (0, 5, 9)
Author: Mackraken (

Short description of error
When running Blender as a non-root user, I cannot create a new Material Library. This is probably because as non-root, I don't have write permission on the folder that contains the library blend-files. When running Blender with elevated privileges, it works just fine.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Open Blender as a standard non-root user.
Go to the Materials Tab->Material Library VX
Click "New Library", choose a name, hit "Ok"

As non-root:

With "sudo blender":

My suggestion would be to store the library blend-files in ~/.config/blender