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Install Maya 2023 Update 3 on Rocky Linux 8.7 (Instructions)

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Install Maya 2023 Update 3 on Rocky Linux 8.7 (Instructions)

I am offering these instructions for installing Maya 2023 Update 3 (2023.3) on Rocky Linux 8.7 to anyone that can benefit by them. The Autodesk guide located here, and the further Autodesk guidance provided here, were my starting points. However, they were not sufficient to complete the task.  As well, they contained incorrect instructions targeted to earlier versions of Maya. Consequently, I created the below instruction set to be a more complete installation reference. One should be able to follow the steps below and have a working installation of Maya 2023 Update 3 (2023.3) on Rocky Linux 8.7 at the end. Please note that the instructions below are tailored specifically for Rocky Linux 8.7. Modifications may be required for other Linux distros. Further, note that the instructions are only tested on the package versions listed in the instructions. The Maya, Bifrost, Substance3D for Maya, Maya USD and Pymel packages, used below, were contained in the Maya 2023 Update 3 Linux download from the Autodesk subscriptions download page.


The below instructions assume an initial, basic Rocky Linux 8.7 installation using the "Server with GUI" edition. The first section will provide a quick description of how I setup my initial Rocky installation.  Following that section, you will find the complete instruction set for the Maya installation.


NOTE:  For each instruction, I have provided the associated Linux commands.  You should be able to simply copy the commands and paste them into your Linux terminal.


########## ROCKY LINUX 8.7 BASE INSTALLATION ##########


1. Install Rocky Linux 8.7 "Minimal" edition


2. Execute the following commands to upgrade to the "Server with GUI" edition:



sudo dnf update
sudo dnf groupinstall "Server with GUI"
sudo dnf systemctl set-default graphical



########## MAYA 2023.3 INSTALLATION ##########


1. Update the basic installation



sudo dnf update



2. Install the EPEL repository



sudo dnf install epel-release



3. Enable PowerTools repository



sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled powertools



4. Install nVidia drivers (if necessary)



sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo
sudo dnf install kernel-devel-$(uname -r) kernel-headers-$(uname -r)
sudo dnf install nvidia-driver nvidia-settings
sudo dnf install cuda-driver



NOTE: Please reboot after installing the nVidia drivers.


5. Install Python 3.9



sudo dnf install python39



6. Install missing dependencies



sudo dnf install redhat-lsb-core.x86_64
sudo dnf install libnsl.x86_64
sudo dnf install pcre-utf16.x86_64
sudo dnf install mesa-libGLU.x86_64
sudo dnf install mesa-libGLw.x86_64
sudo dnf install gamin.x86_64
sudo dnf install audiofile.x86_64
sudo dnf install audiofile-devel.x86_64
sudo dnf install libmng.x86_64
sudo dnf install flite.x86_64
sudo dnf install libpng15.x86_64
sudo dnf install libXScrnSaver.x86_64
sudo dnf install xcb-util-wm.x86_64
sudo dnf install xcb-util-image.x86_64
sudo dnf install xcb-util-keysyms.x86_64
sudo dnf install xcb-util-renderutil.x86_64
sudo dnf install xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-75dpi.noarch
sudo dnf install xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-100dpi.noarch
sudo dnf install liberation-sans-fonts.noarch
sudo dnf install liberation-serif-fonts.noarch



7. Download and install the latest Autodesk Licensing Service packages (located here)
NOTE: The order of installation is important (e.g., adlmapps depends on adskflexnetclient).



sudo dnf install adskflexnetclient-11.18.0-0.x86_64.rpm
sudo dnf install adlmapps28-28.0.11-0.x86_64.rpm
sudo dnf install adsklicensing13.0.0.8122-0-0.x86_64.rpm



8. Verify licensing service status is "active (running)". If not, start it.



sudo systemctl status adsklicensing



9. Install Maya 2023 Update 3 (2023.3)



sudo dnf install Maya2023_64-2023.3-2072.x86_64.rpm



10. Manually register Maya with the licensing service



sudo /opt/Autodesk/AdskLicensing/Current/helper/AdskLicensingInstHelper register -pk 657O1 -pv 2023.0.0.F -el EN_US -cf /var/opt/Autodesk/Adlm/Maya2023/MayaConfig.pit



11. Verify that Maya was successfully registered. Maya should appear in the list of products returned by:



/opt/Autodesk/AdskLicensing/Current/helper/AdskLicensingInstHelper list



12. If you require Bifrost, Substance3D for Maya, Maya USD or Pymel, install them using the rpms included with the Maya download.



sudo dnf install Bifrost2023-
sudo dnf install AdobeSubstance3DforMaya-2.3.1-2023-Linux.rpm
sudo dnf install MayaUSD2023-202211021008-b68700b-0.20.0-1.x86_64.rpm
sudo dnf install Pymel2023_64-2023.0-



13. Download and install Arnold for Maya 2023 (found here)
NOTE: Be sure to make the .run file executable



sudo chmod +x
sudo ./



14. Launch Maya 2023 and login!






Good Luck!

Message 2 of 16
in reply to: JabbaTheNut

Just marking as solved.

Message 3 of 16
in reply to: JabbaTheNut

I apologize.  I made a small mistake on the Rocky Linux 8.7 installation section.  Instead of this command:

sudo dnf systemctl set-default graphical

It should have been as follows:

sudo systemctl set-default graphical

Sorry about the error. 

Message 4 of 16
in reply to: JabbaTheNut

For those who would like to also install Mudbox 2023, the additional instructions are as follows:


These instructions assume you have already followed the instructions to install Maya in the original post.


########## Mudbox 2023 Additional Instructions ###########


1.  Install additional dependencies

sudo dnf install compat-libtiff3.x86_64
sudo dnf install libcanberra-gtk2.x86_64

2.  Install Mudbox 2023

sudo dnf install Mudbox2023_64-2023-23.x86_64.rpm

3.  Manually register Mudbox with the licensing service

sudo /opt/Autodesk/AdskLicensing/Current/helper/AdskLicensingInstHelper register -pk 498O1 -pv 2023.0.0.F -el EN_US -cf /var/opt/Autodesk/Adlm/Mudbox2023/MudboxConfig.pit

4.  Verify that Mudbox was successfully registered.

Mudbox should appear in the list of products returned by:

/opt/Autodesk/AdskLicensing/Current/helper/AdskLicensingInstHelper list

5.  Launch Mudbox 2023



Good Luck!

Message 5 of 16
in reply to: JabbaTheNut

Hello thank you for this.



will this work on fedora 37?


as they are both .rpm


many thanks 

Message 6 of 16
in reply to: lukemoore3

Hi @lukemoore3 ,


Sorry for the delayed response.  I decided to attempt an installation on Fedora 37, which took longer than I expected.  The dependency requirements are somewhat different than they are on Rocky Linux.  In the end, I was able to determine the dependency requirements, but was unsuccesful in getting Maya to work.  After successfully logging in, Maya would soon complain about Wayland and then crash.  I tried using Xorg on the default Gnome version of Fedora 37 ("Gnome on Xorg").  However, I could not get Xorg working with current nVidia drivers (I am using 2 3090Ti GPUs).  Logging into Gnome on Xorg with the nVidia drivers only resulted in a black screen.  I also tried using Xorg on the Plasma KDE version of Fedora 37.  I had the same issue with nVidia drivers, namely the black screen problem.  Apparently, the black screen issue is prevalent.  I have seen a lot of commentary on the problem.  Until the nVidia issue is resolved with Xorg (or Maya supports Wayland), I am afraid a Maya installation on Fedora 37 is not doable (for me).


If anyone knows how to work around the nVidia/Xorg issue of Fedora 37, please provide some guidance.  I would be happy to figure out the Maya installation steps once I get past this issue.


Message 7 of 16
in reply to: JabbaTheNut

Ah I see, that just as I thought. Ok I’m going to hold out and keep trying to get get rocky 8.7 working on my Mac, as 9 doesn’t work due to dependency’s.



Message 8 of 16
in reply to: JabbaTheNut

Maya is running perfect on Fedora 37 here under Xorg with the nvidia drivers from the rpmFusion repo.

Message 9 of 16
in reply to: JabbaTheNut

Hi @smbell1979,


Thank you for that.  I will give it a try.

Message 10 of 16
in reply to: JabbaTheNut

When will support for rocky 9 be available?
Message 11 of 16

Plz ignore me

Message 12 of 16
in reply to: JabbaTheNut

Any ideas why the installer doesn't work?  I just get a blank white splash screen instead of the usual maya setup screen when running sudo ./Setup

Message 13 of 16
in reply to: ostlerda

I think it was just my own stupidity, I think I must have changed the env in my shell.  A fresh shell worked.

Message 14 of 16
in reply to: JabbaTheNut

It works perfectly with version 8.8, although I have not done the manual installation of rpm packages but with the same installer offered by maya. Thank you very much for the help

Edit: Rockylinux 9.2 works perfectly so far.
The only problem is with redhat-lsb-core but it is solved by adding:
sudo dnf --enablerepo=devel install redhat-lsb-core

Message 15 of 16

hey do you know how to get the rpm file of maya? on the website of autodesk it is only the installer...


Message 16 of 16

Hi ,


You can do the following to get the files from your Autodesk account site:


  1. Select the All Products and Services page.
  2. Select the "View details" link for Maya.
  3. Look to the "Updates" section of "Available downloads" for the Linux version of Maya.
  4. Download the version you require (e.g. Maya 2023.3 Update - Linux).
  5. Extract the downloaded file (e.g., Autodesk_Maya_2023_3_Update_Linux_64bit.tgz)
  6. You will find the .rpm files in the "Packages" subdirectory.



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