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01 Oct 2020 11:05 #184481 by Mkcherni
Hi all and thank you for this fantastic resource.
This might seem a strange place to start for what i'm sure is basic for most. I have built a crude functioning 5 axis machine for the purpose of testing motion control using linuxcnc. I have no linux experience but have been in engineering for 30 years from apprentice to aerospace machinist using Dmg duo block 80 fd t with mill plus it. For the past 10 years i have been employed as a mechanical designer working on some of the most complex machine designs in Australia.I have little/no mechatronic experience as we have our own department.
My little machine design is loosely base on the Dmg. It is functioning as a trivial 5 axis machine and now functioning with rtcp. I am using linuxcnc 2.8. I have taken the max5kins supplied with vismach install and adapted it to my machine with some success.

The question i have is can somebody please guide me thru the install process for switchkins as this is essential for my end goal.
Also advice on the most suitable head table (bc) kinematic file to start with as i'm not sure that the max5kins is capable of working with switchkins.

see short vid

thanks to any body that can find the time to help me.

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01 Oct 2020 11:09 #184482 by Mkcherni
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01 Oct 2020 11:22 #184483 by Aciera
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We just had a fairly thorough thread about installing switchkins branch:

forum.linuxcnc.org/24-hal-components/364...2-7x?start=50#181987
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01 Oct 2020 11:24 #184485 by Mkcherni
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Thank you and apologies for my lack of forum searching ability. Cheers

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02 Oct 2020 08:40 #184543 by Mkcherni
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I have been trying to work out how to install switchkins and this is far as i have got .

matt@5axis:~$ cd ~/linuxcnc-dev/src
matt@5axis:~/linuxcnc-dev/src$ git checkout dgarr/s_kins
Already on 'dgarr/s_kins'
matt@5axis:~/linuxcnc-dev/src$ git branch | grep \*
* dgarr/s_kins
matt@5axis:~/linuxcnc-dev/src$ git log --oneline -1
b8bc51e switchkins: switchable kinematics
matt@5axis:~/linuxcnc-dev/src$ make -j16 sudo make setuid
Makefile:84: Makefile.inc: No such file or directory
Makefile:95: *** Makefile.inc must specify RTPREFIX and other variables. Stop.
matt@5axis:~/linuxcnc-dev/src$

i have tried to find information on how to do this but have not found something that i can understand. i am sure it is basic for linux users. i am very willing to learn if some-one can help.

thanks
Matt

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02 Oct 2020 10:29 #184548 by tommylight
Make -j16
Should be separate line from
Sudo make setuid

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02 Oct 2020 10:51 #184551 by Mkcherni
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no such file or directory? was i meant to have created a file location first?
appreciate your help



matt@5axis:~/linuxcnc-dev/src$ git log --oneline -1
b8bc51e switchkins: switchable kinematics
matt@5axis:~/linuxcnc-dev/src$ make -j16 sudo make setuid
Makefile:84: Makefile.inc: No such file or directory
Makefile:95: *** Makefile.inc must specify RTPREFIX and other variables. Stop.
matt@5axis:~/linuxcnc-dev/src$ make -j16
Makefile:84: Makefile.inc: No such file or directory
Makefile:95: *** Makefile.inc must specify RTPREFIX and other variables. Stop.
matt@5axis:~/linuxcnc-dev/src$ make -j4
Makefile:84: Makefile.inc: No such file or directory
Makefile:95: *** Makefile.inc must specify RTPREFIX and other variables. Stop.
matt@5axis:~/linuxcnc-dev/src$

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02 Oct 2020 17:46 #184595 by Aciera
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Are you following this?

www.panix.com/~dgarrett/stuff/s_kins_guide.txt

If so, have you successfully completed step 2?

2) To get the source code and build LinuxCNC, see:
linuxcnc.org/docs/master/html/code/building-linuxcnc.html

Learn how to build the default (master) branch first.
You must succeed with this before proceding.
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03 Oct 2020 03:36 #184660 by Mkcherni
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i had come to this conclusion last night but am still struggling with building from source. i have the feeling i am close to finished but am stuck at gathering dependencies. that said it is starting to make sense as i now have a folder name linuxcnc-dev that is full of the files that i have not been able to find. i believe these are the missing .c files that i have been trying to find. i also believe these are the text files that you edit or add then compile to be written
and so become part of the executable linuxcnc.

if nothing else i am determined, and will succeed and have a history of getting their in the end.

thank you for the link. i have been trying to get this to work. i have also been referencing my heap's building form source video 018. without much luck.

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03 Oct 2020 04:04 #184661 by Mkcherni
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this is where i am stuck


this is my file system.
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