Using Ubuntu/Mint

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Jean-Philippe
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Using Ubuntu/Mint

Post by Jean-Philippe » Mon May 15, 2017 3:20 pm

Hi guys
I'm on Linux Mint. Do you know how I can use a Prusa i3 Pro B with this OS ?
Thank you for help.

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Re: Using Ubuntu/Mint

Post by William » Mon May 15, 2017 4:42 pm

Hi,you can download the Linux version of Repetier host to control your printer in this link:http://www.repetier.com/download-now/
-Keep your mind and try to test it. :)
-Everything will be fun!-Support all Getech printer.
-You can ask me the questions and I will kindly reply.
-Respect others is the best way you can get help!

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Re: Using Ubuntu/Mint

Post by Jean-Philippe » Mon May 15, 2017 5:48 pm

William wrote:Hi,you can download the Linux version of Repetier host to control your printer in this link:http://www.repetier.com/download-now/
Great. Thank you very much.

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Re: Using Ubuntu/Mint

Post by William » Tue May 16, 2017 8:36 am

Jean-Philippe wrote:
William wrote:Hi,you can download the Linux version of Repetier host to control your printer in this link:http://www.repetier.com/download-now/
Great. Thank you very much.
Glad to help you. :D
-Keep your mind and try to test it. :)
-Everything will be fun!-Support all Getech printer.
-You can ask me the questions and I will kindly reply.
-Respect others is the best way you can get help!

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Re: Using Ubuntu/Mint

Post by Soadyheid » Fri May 19, 2017 4:08 am

Hi, I'm running Repetier-Host on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon. Everything works fine virtually right out of the box, very few commands to do the install, all documented.

Extract the archive into a folder in your home directory. (I've actually got copies of V1.6.2, V2.0 and V2.0.1, all in separate folders. V1.6.2 was updated recently and after changing some of the harder to see controls in V2.0 they've now got V2.01 which also includes a tool for "Velocity Painting", this allows you to "paint" an image into the side of your 3D print. Interesting!
Note you'll need to run createDesktopIcon.sh within the folder to generate an, er... desktop icon to allow easy access to the program once installed.

To get rid of the program you don't have to uninstall it (apparently), you just delete the folder you extracted all the files to. As I say, I've got three versions at present which all work. Once I'm completely happy I'll clear out the older ones.

You also get Slic3r and Cura bundled with Repetier-Host. I tend to use Slic3r but as a separate application to get from .stl or .obj files to GCode which I save then load into Repetier to print. You can also run it from within Repetier.
I've also added Slic3r Prusa - 1.34.1-prusa3d-linux64 from the Prusa Website; http://shop.prusa3d.com/forum/original- ... t3971.html as an alliterative to Slic3r 1.2.9 which I was using originally. (It's in the Mint Repos)

There are no driver files to bother about, I just connected the printer to a USB port and after checking the Repetier set up discovered that it knew where the printer was and connected without a problem.

I'm getting pretty decent prints at present after learning a bit about Slic3r and how to save different configs to add rafts, brims, supports, etc and various speed settings to suit what I'm printing. My biggest problem is prints failing by breaking free from the print bed at present! :cry: (I use Pritt stick glue to help with adhesion.) Its a pain when you're 2 hours 27 minutes into a 3 hour pint when it happens! :evil:

Hope my ramble helps, :)

Play Bonny!

Soadyheid

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Re: Using Ubuntu/Mint

Post by Soadyheid » Fri May 19, 2017 6:17 am

Additional to my post above, I had to install the following dependencies from the Mint repos to enable the Slic3r GUI.

wx-common
libopengl-perl
libwx-glcanvas-perl

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Soadyheid

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Re: Using Ubuntu/Mint

Post by Jean-Philippe » Fri May 19, 2017 12:43 pm

Thank you very much Soadyheid.
I'm on Mint 17 64 bits Mate. Thank's for all these details and explanations. Your help will probably be very useful.
... and I'll probably need your help again too ;)

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Re: Using Ubuntu/Mint

Post by William » Fri May 19, 2017 1:39 pm

Soadyheid wrote:Additional to my post above, I had to install the following dependencies from the Mint repos to enable the Slic3r GUI.

wx-common
libopengl-perl
libwx-glcanvas-perl

Play Bonny!

Soadyheid
Thanks for the sharing! :D
-Keep your mind and try to test it. :)
-Everything will be fun!-Support all Getech printer.
-You can ask me the questions and I will kindly reply.
-Respect others is the best way you can get help!

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Re: Using Ubuntu/Mint

Post by Jean-Philippe » Fri May 19, 2017 5:57 pm

Hi,
I have installed Repetier-Host. Very easy but before running createDesktopIcon.sh, I fisrt ran configureFirst.sh.
Now I can run Repetier-Host (but not yet tested it with the printer because I have to assemble it, hard job :)

I have not seen Slic3r 1.2.9 in my Mint Repos. I have downloaded v 1.34.1 for linux 64 from the Prusa Website but I don't know how to execute it.
For dependencies I successful installed wx-common and libopengl-perl but I don't see libwx-glcanvas-perl.

Any idea ?

Thanks for all.

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Re: Using Ubuntu/Mint

Post by Soadyheid » Fri May 19, 2017 7:12 pm

I have not seen Slic3r 1.2.9 in my Mint Repos. I have downloaded v 1.34.1 for linux 64 from the Prusa Website but I don't know how to execute
Right click and use the "Open with Archive Manager" option, you can then decide where you want to install it. I see that I've got it in my Repetier 2.0.1 folder. Because of that I can access it from within the slicer options of Repetier as well.

Remember to run
usermod -a -G dialout yourUserName
as yourself to give yourself the privilege to access the USB serial port. You only have to run it once as it modifies your access rights. You don't (and shouldn't) run the software as root, it runs as <Your Username>!

You can run Repetier and Slic3r without a printer to check them out. Slicer just generates the GCode from .stl and .obj files, you can preview the print and check how it's going to print each layer.

Missing libwx-glcanvas-perl? Hmmm...

Slic3r 1.34.1 may actually have it within the package? I found something within the installed package libraries that looks like it. Check it and see...
I initially installed standard Slic3r from the mint repos and just got the command line version hence the addition of the three libraries.
You may have to find it somewhere else if the above doesn't work.(or upgrade to Mint 18?)
Mint 17 is supported till April 2019 so you're current. See if it works, if not, I'd leave Slic3r for the moment, you seem to have enough to do with the build plus you can still check Repetier! :)

Play Bonny!

Soadyheid

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