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Posted: 25.09.2020, 18:45
I have been running Celestia on my Linux machine (Mint, which is Ubuntu-based) and all seemed fine. But now i seem to be missing most of my textures.
Jupiter and all its moons are just big white balls. Same for Mars, Neptune and Uranus. But Saturn seems ok (at least for some its moons). I can right-click and apply alternative surfaces, which then work (if i have one), but what happened to the default ones? And how can i fix this? Thanks!
Posted: 27.09.2020, 01:27
So i did a full reinstall of Celestia, and the textures are still missing. It seems like the default textures aren't included. I've searched for the texture files and they're simply not there. What happened?
Posted: 28.09.2020, 01:32
how was it installed?
Posted: 28.09.2020, 01:41
Markerz wrote:how was it installed?
I followed the instructions from the Download section (https://celestia.space/download.html
) which redirected to:https://bintray.com/celestia/releases-deb/celestia/view/readmore#read
Things work, it's just missing the textures.
Posted: 28.09.2020, 01:58
have you installed celestia-common-nonfree? this should include textures and models
Posted: 28.09.2020, 11:40
Markerz wrote:have you installed celestia-common-nonfree? this should include textures and models
No, i don't see reference to that in the install functions. How would i get / install it?
I tried apt-get install celestia-common-nonfree , but it doesn't install.
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Package celestia-common-nonfree is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package 'celestia-common-nonfree' has no installation candidate
Posted: 28.09.2020, 13:36
dunno about mint much, but you can download it from our bintray
or from from ubuntu site
Posted: 28.09.2020, 16:44
That seems to have fixed it. I wonder why it is not included in the primary install. Regardless, thanks much!
Posted: 28.09.2020, 19:17
due to license restrictions. a lot of celestia assets prohibited commercial usage or had obscure licenses so they were considered nonfree. fortunately these restrictions were lifted recently.