Not had much success so far~]$ blender -d
Color management: using fallback mode for management
Blender 2.64 (sub 2)
Build: 2012-10-15 04:04:11 Linux Release
argv = blender
argv = -d
I should mention I am running PCLOS 2012 KDE fully updated with 220.127.116.11-pclos1.bfs kernel.
I have also tried a few other kernels as well.
I installed blender on a fully updated Dell D610 running the same setup.
It did not work at first but I noticed in Synaptic two versions of python.
python 2.6.6-2pclos2011 which was installed and python3 3.2.1-1pclos2011 which was not.
After I installed python3 as well blender appears to work.
The dell laptop has an intel graphics.
The other desktops have nvidia graphics.I found a number of issues mentioned when I googled some going back a few years.
However there seems to be a new set of issues again recently on quite a few distributions some being solved and others not.
I guess this remains one of the nots.