Autodesk Maya 2018 on Fedora 29/30

Here is how to install Autodesk Maya on Fedora 29/30. Maya is the industry standard in Visual Effects, Animation, and the Games industry.

Updated: Grab a copy of Autodesk Maya for Linux from, or here

Fedora is not officially supported by Autodesk, but it can be installed because it is an RPM-based Linux distribution,

This tutorial expects you to know how to use the terminal

Install dependencies.

Run these commands in the terminal

sudo dnf -y install mesa-libGLw mesa-libGLU libXp libXmu libXt libXi libXext libX11 libXinerama libXau libxcb gamin audiofile audiofile-devel e2fsprogs-libs glibc zlib libSM libICE tcsh xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-100dpi xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-75dpi liberation-mono-fonts liberation-fonts-common liberation-sans-fonts liberation-serif-fonts libpng12 libtiff

Soft link the libtiff required as per Maya.

cd /usr/lib64  
sudo ln -s

Extract the archive and set it as the current directory.

tar -xvf Autodesk_Maya_2018_EN_Linux_64bit.tgz
cd Autodesk_Maya_2018_EN_Linux_64bit

Launch the setup

sudo ./setup

If you get an error while trying to run setup try this command

sudo QT_X11_NO_MITSHM=1 ./setup

The GUI installer will launch. Go through the installation process, and it should successfully install Maya 2018

Feel free to share this article, hope you have a great time, if you have any questions leave a comment below or email me.

Thanks to the YouTube channel The Art Of Failure to create this video to fix the visual installation bug.

How to get Gutenberg working with WordPress on NGINX

Here is a step-by-step guide from start to finish on how to get the new Gutenberg editor working with WordPress 4.x.x for users who host their website on NGINX.

Gutenberg is the new WordPress editor, which will ship with 5.0.

I won’t bore you by describing it further, as you have come here to get it working with NGINX.

This tutorial requires you to know how to edit an NGINX config.


First, install the plugin.

Now add or replace the following to your config file.

location / {  
 try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php$is_args$args;   

Restart your server and Gutenberg should work with WordPress

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