(superseeded) Linuxcnc on Linux Mint 19.3 quick and easy installation

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11 Feb 2020 05:27 #157018 by phillc54
That does seem odd, I have a few setups running designer and never had to do that.

I have only used Debian Stretch and now Devuan ASCII for designer.

I may have a Mint VM here somewhere, if I do i'll give designer a try on it

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11 Feb 2020 05:50 #157021 by phillc54
I had a spare 5 minutes so I gave your ISO a shot.

No worries installing to a VmWare Fusion VM, works a treat.

www.dropbox.com/s/cnjgczbdqx252yd/Screen....46.40%20pm.png?dl=0
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11 Feb 2020 10:15 #157038 by tommylight
Phill, i will give another try to your ISO tonight anf report back.
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11 Feb 2020 15:45 #157067 by Clive S

iso
drive.google.com/file/d/1rL_YJZqJ8sIbucN...KeN/view?usp=sharing
md5
drive.google.com/file/d/1rx9VWub9qvvXxrm...XA9/view?usp=sharing

The image has to be written as a raw image to a usb stick. Either dd in linux or win32diskimager under windows.


I can confirm that is was simple (even for me) It worked a treat used win32diskimager to make the usb. It then booted the pc I put it in as a live install then noticed the install link of the desktop :)

Then from a terminal I did sudo apt-get update then sudo apt-get dist-upgrade.

Thanks for all the hard work.:) :) :)

Now I would like to edit the autologin. on the previous version I used to edit the /etc.lightdm/lightde.conf file BUT I think it might be a different file to edit in this version?
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11 Feb 2020 15:50 #157071 by bbsr_5a
this is quite off topic
and makes me as a NOOb feal 10 Sides of QUICK install on MINT
May not be the Better choice then Debian as may run into problems on 10 side postings

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11 Feb 2020 20:00 #157094 by BeagleBrainz
Thanks Clive, good to know that everything goes smooth.
I’ll look into the auto login thing today

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11 Feb 2020 22:09 #157100 by tommylight

Now I would like to edit the autologin.

menu>administration>login window>users>automatic login.
This is for Mint Mate edition.
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11 Feb 2020 22:34 #157104 by Clive S

Now I would like to edit the autologin.

menu>administration>login window>users>automatic login.
This is for Mint Mate edition.


It gets better and better. Never even gave it a thought that I didn't need to edit a file. Go to the top of the class and give the nibs out:)
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11 Feb 2020 23:27 - 12 Feb 2020 01:09 #157109 by BeagleBrainz
New iso coming up, includes files for qtvcp & designer with qtvcp widgets. This image with boot from grub as an iso image on a fat32 file system. In anyone is interested I can post up some instructions on creating a simple multi boot usb with out needing any third party packages.

in the interim I have a small script that pulls in the required deps.
#!/bin/sh

# Packages for qtvcp screens
sudo apt-get install python-pyqt5 \
python-pyqt5.qsci \
python.pyqt5.qtopengl \
python-pyqt5.qtsvg \
python-opengl \
python-opencv \
python-dbus.mainloop.pyqt \
qttools5-dev-tools \
qttools5-dev

# Secondary packages for designer
# Comment out the code below if you don't require
# the files to create your own user interface
sudo apt-get install python-pyqt5.qtmultimedia \
qml-module-qtquick-controls \
gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad \
libqt5multimedia5-plugins \
python-dev \
python-setuptools \
python-pip git \
python-pyqtgraph

Copy the lib & create link as per (lib is in qt5.9 directory in a tarball)
github.com/LinuxCNC/linuxcnc/tree/master...ython/qtvcp/designer

Files now available, as usual tested in Vbox
md5: 86 bytes (86 bytes)
drive.google.com/open?id=1jcSdgUkSubGNo8oRt_acU_0sjqCFJZyN

iso: 2.3 GB (2340421632 bytes):
drive.google.com/open?id=17f4FhtF5hayFpumpNHrGFyJ0OQlRb9aT

Enjoy
Last edit: 12 Feb 2020 01:09 by BeagleBrainz. Reason: Added links for iso & md5
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12 Feb 2020 04:41 #157114 by Zeta
First off I just want to thank everyone who has contributed time and knowledge to LinuxCNC installs here in the forums. Moving from a Carbide 3D Shapoko and Nomad to building a CNC powered by LinuxCNC has been a goal for the last year. I have the CNC built, just need to get LinuxCNC up and running.

My first Noob mistake was to install Wheezy with RTAI. Since my controller is a Mesa 7i76e, that didn't work. So I decided to go for a fresh install and thought I would go for Mint 19.3 with Stretch 2.9 RT-Preempt. The install didn't go as smoothly as planned (in all honesty, I started over 3 times). But I got it up and running. Then installed the RT kernal and optimized the ethernet settings per the man pages and forum suggestions. Then I went through pncconf and created a setup. When I try and launch the setup I get the following error:
Starting DISPLAY program: axis
USRMOT: ERROR: command timeout
emcMotionInit: emcTrajInit failed


And then LinuxCNC shuts down. I searched the forums for this error, but couldn't find a resolution, so I'm hopping someone here can help. I've attached error report, hal, and ini files.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated. I'm still pretty green on linux.
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