Installing Maya on Linux

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If you need Maya to work seamlessly on Linux, you should use the distro recommended by Autodesk (e.g RHEL/CentOS/Rocky for Maya 2023). However, it's possible to install Maya on other distros by applying various hacks which we discuss here.

Maya 2023 on Fedora 36

Install dependencies:

sudo dnf install libnsl
sudo dnf install libpng15
sudo dnf install libGLU
sudo dnf install libffi3.1

Install CUDA (if using proprietary NVIDIA drivers):

sudo dnf install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda

Run with:

maya --single-process

Disable splash screen, then run normally.

Maya 2022 on Ubuntu

See here.

Fix issue with duplicated icons on the launch panel

Remove Maya icon from favorites.

Make a copy of Maya desktop file:

cp /usr/share/applications/Autodesk-Maya2023.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/

Open local *.desktop file for edit and add the following line:


Reload, add Maya to favorites again.