LinuxCNC Install using MX Linux 19.4 - Geared Toward New/Windows Users

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28 Sep 2021 12:22 - 28 Sep 2021 12:22 #221745 by snowgoer540
Thanks for the kind words, I am happy people seem to be getting good use out of the guide.

I would recommend using the backup button on the Parameters tab, but yes, it will work.

In the 3rd PDF, Section 9 walks you through how to restore a previously working QtPlasmaC config. The most cumbersome part is probably putting the folder in the right place, and then recreating the appropriate symbolic link.
Last edit: 28 Sep 2021 12:22 by snowgoer540.

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28 Sep 2021 17:17 #221767 by billykid
perfect .. i installed qtplasmac and the network works fine too without problems. only drawback for the same pc is the boot time almost double compared to buster but it is not a problem.
Thank you
Mauro
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02 Oct 2021 23:19 #222062 by tommylight
Just had a go at this on a Dell laptop, so from a 20 minute affair it is apparent that the Debian official install procedure works as is for 2.8.2:
linuxcnc.org/docs/2.8/html/getting-start...th_preempt_rt_kernel
Did not check 2.9 yet, need sleep badly, but pretty sure it will also work by changing the repos but i would not bet on it as it uses Python3.
Another thing i noticed, the part from section 4 > page 2 is a nice feature of MX and this makes me wonder, if MX has changing boot kernels why other distros do not???
Oh well..
Thank you Snowwy for a very detailed howto.
Regards,
Tom.
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09 Oct 2021 21:25 #222693 by tommylight
Had a bit more time to play with this today, so here it is:
-changed the repo to master
-update
-requires adding another LinuxCNC key as per Buildbot
-install LinuxCNC ( it is installed so it upgrades )
-requires plenty of other packages, press Y
-done, LinuxCNC runs, PlasmaC sim runs, QtPlasmaC does not
-run the script included (see docs )
-QtPlasmaC sim runs
Easy and painless ! :)
Thank you ALL for the great work you've put into this.
More info regarding this, seems LinuxCNC uses two keys for repos, so the normal install uses the BASE key while buildbot has it's own. Not going into details about keys as it has been mentioned a lot lately, just do a search.
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09 Oct 2021 21:48 - 09 Oct 2021 22:04 #222695 by snowgoer540
Glad you’re enjoying it!

Glad you’re not enjoying it yet!  :laugh:
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09 Oct 2021 22:02 #222696 by tommylight

Glad you’re enjoying it!

Who said that ????
:)
No time to enjoy it, yet.

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09 Oct 2021 22:05 #222697 by snowgoer540
Haha I meant the install process/directions but I edited my post anyhow :laugh:
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14 Oct 2021 21:11 #223121 by +Jan+
Thanks for the detailed tutorial. I could not get used to Raw Debian even after years. The MX feels much better. Currently, I have Master 2.9 installed as described in the tutorial. To avoid problems with Python 3 I would like to downgrade to Stable 2.8. The installation from the sources mentioned here ( linuxcnc.org/docs/2.8/html/getting-start...th_preempt_rt_kernel ) fails because of dependencies that cannot be installed, so I have reinstalled Master for now. What am I doing wrong?

Best wishes

Jan

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14 Oct 2021 23:15 #223134 by snowgoer540
If master 2.9 is already installed:

Step 1. Open Synaptic Package manger, click the search button all the way to the right, type linuxcnc. Mark linuxcnc-uspace for removal (which should also mark linuxcnc-uspace-dev for removal). Click Apply.

Step 2. Click Settings > Repositories
Step 3. for the entries added in Section 7 steps 9-11 and steps 14-16 in the Installation guide,

Edit the URI entry for both the deb and deb-src

From:
http://buildbot.linuxcnc.org/

To:
http://linuxcnc.org/

Edit the Section(s) entry for both the deb and deb-src

From:
master-rtpreempt

To:
2.8-rtpreempt

Step 4. Click OK
Step 5. Click Reload in the top left
Step 6. Use the search to the far right and type linuxcnc
Step 7. Mark linuxcnc-uspace and linuxcnc-uspace-dev for installation
Step 8. Click Apply

Should work for you.


If starting from scratch, in Section 7, replace the following steps:

From:
9.  In “URI:” enter:  http://buildbot.linuxcnc.org/
10. In “Distribution:” enter:  buster
11. In “Section(s):” enter:  master-rtpreempt
14.  In “URI:” enter:  http://buildbot.linuxcnc.org/
15. In “Distribution:” enter:  buster
16. In “Section(s):” enter:  master-rtpreempt

To:
9.  In “URI:” enter:  http://linuxcnc.org/
10. In “Distribution:” enter:  buster
11. In “Section(s):” enter:  2.8-rtpreempt
14.  In “URI:” enter:  http://linuxcnc.org/
15. In “Distribution:” enter:  buster
16. In “Section(s):” enter:  2.8-rtpreempt

Hope that helps!
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15 Oct 2021 09:59 #223186 by +Jan+
Thanks, messed up something yesterday night. Following your instructions the installation went well.

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