Clean Install of LinuxCNC

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14 May 2023 16:03 - 14 May 2023 17:06 #271348 by randypetersen
Sorry to bug you guys (again) 

I am wanting to revamp my CNC currently running LinuxCNC from 2019, working ok. However I'd like to upgrade with the:
I purchased a new-refurb PC Dell Precision Workstation T7600 PC - onboard dual LAN
Latest version of LinuxCNC  (looking at the Probe Basic interface)
I want to setup an Automatic Tool Changer / tool length sensor / touch plate keep my wireless MPG that I love. 

I was following along with :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMKQEXVyMMg LinuxCNC 2.8.2 Download, Install & Probe_Basic GUI Install
but that's 2.8.2 and I think the links weren't working. I got I got "unable to locate package python3-vtk9" and  I couldn't even follow along to: kcjengr.github.io/probe_basic/quick_start.html the downloads weren't working. So I thought I would consult with the experts... 

What's the best version of LinuxCNC to install for my needs? Any good documentation on how to install and set it up, that I can follow along with? 

I don't mind starting from scratch, currently I have 2.8.4-1-gb7824717b working. 

Thanks for any input!
Randy

 
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14 May 2023 17:52 #271359 by tommylight
BookWorm ISO, probably this:
cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekly-builds...ting-amd64-DVD-1.iso
The rest seems to work, but i did not install.
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14 May 2023 18:42 #271363 by randypetersen
Thanks tommylight!
and for your all your help on my project:
www.forum.linuxcnc.org/27-driver-boards/...t-of-precix-5x10-cnc
I am using the MESA 7I92M +7I77 if that matters.

I am downloading that link now, I'll put it on a usb and load it on to the new PC.

THANKS!

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14 May 2023 20:53 #271369 by rodw
Replied by rodw on topic Clean Install of LinuxCNC
Tommy's link is probably OK.
We are only one month from Bookworms official release so I would go here
www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
Normally, I use the CD netinst version not a DVD one. The installer should then remove the local apt links to the install medium. 
After installing the DVD 
sudo apt install geany
sudo geany/etc/apt/sources.list
Remove or comment out any references to DVD so it searches the Debian repos.
Then
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
 

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14 May 2023 22:32 #271374 by tommylight
The version i linked to has no issues with CD and stuff, i installed it on 2 PC's, it works properly.

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15 May 2023 08:58 #271388 by rodw
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The version i linked to has no issues with CD and stuff, i installed it on 2 PC's, it works properly.

Yes I know but it's no longer best practice.  With the release of Bookworm (Debian 12) less than a month away, there have been two release candidates of the installer. They now include the non-free-firmware.

I also found the DVD version (Where I actually burnt it to a DVD) required editing sources.list to stop apt from searching the DVD.
The netinst CD image is meant to remove the CD/DVD searches at the end of the install.

​​​​​​You and I  fix these things on the fly but new users might get stuck,

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15 May 2023 10:36 #271393 by tommylight
That is the RC2.

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15 May 2023 12:46 #271396 by randypetersen
Hey guys, at the environment selection now, what do you guys recommend? Go with the default.  

Thanks for the info rodw and tommylight... I am not very knowledgeable on this stuff and hoping to have this install in use for a while so I want to get it right.  
 
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15 May 2023 13:30 #271397 by panming
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anyone is ok

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15 May 2023 21:15 #271425 by rodw
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anyone is ok

I recommend XFCE becasue it is an Xorg environment. The defaults shown uses Wayland. 

Linuxcnc is such an old project with a lot of history has been built on Xorg.  There are some recent changes that allow it to work with Wayland but Xorg/Wayland support has  been broken by upstream changes (eg in the dependencies).
​​​​​Not all GUIs support Wayland.

You can run tasksel to add/remove environments at any time and you can select them on thee logon screen. 

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