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Posted · Install ulimaker cura on ubuntu

I cant figure out how to install the software. It doesnt look like anything i am familiar with and the software centre is not recognising the file to install it. I see no instructions on the site to do with ubuntu. I have a Create Cocoon 3d model maker and was just told via email to install software from this site

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    Posted · Install ulimaker cura on ubuntu

    I have ubuntu.  So you don't exactly "install" it as it's an "appImage" file which is already executable.  You do however have to set the executable bit.  You can google that but I'll try a brief explanation:

     

    I'm sure there is a GUI way to do this but I don't know it.

     

    Open a terminal window.  Navigate to where Cura was downloaded to.  For Chrome and for me it was just this:

     

    cd Downloads             (case sensitive)

     

    Then find the file
     

    ls *AppImage               (this is case sensitive)

     

    Then use chmod to set the executable bit (in windows, anything that ends ".exe" is executable - in linux you have to set a bit - it's not part of the file name, it's a bit).  The "774" sets the executable bit.  But for you - not for all users.

     

    chmod 774 Ultimaker_Cura-4.7.1.AppImage

     

    In this last example you can just type up to the "Ult" and then hit tab key for linux to fill in the rest (if it's a unique file name - read about tab key and linux as it's incredibly useful).

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    Posted · Install ulimaker cura on ubuntu
    On 11/12/2020 at 3:25 PM, gr5 said:

    I have ubuntu.  So you don't exactly "install" it as it's an "appImage" file which is already executable.  You do however have to set the executable bit.  You can google that but I'll try a brief explanation:

     

    I'm sure there is a GUI way to do this but I don't know it.

     

    Open a terminal window.  Navigate to where Cura was downloaded to.  For Chrome and for me it was just this:

     

    
    cd Downloads             (case sensitive)

     

    Then find the file
     

    
    ls *AppImage               (this is case sensitive)

     

    Then use chmod to set the executable bit (in windows, anything that ends ".exe" is executable - in linux you have to set a bit - it's not part of the file name, it's a bit).  The "774" sets the executable bit.  But for you - not for all users.

     

    
    chmod 774 Ultimaker_Cura-4.7.1.AppImage

     

    In this last example you can just type up to the "Ult" and then hit tab key for linux to fill in the rest (if it's a unique file name - read about tab key and linux as it's incredibly useful).

    You only need to run:

    chmod +x Ultimaker_Cura-4.7.1.AppImage

    The +x is for setting it as executable.

     

    Alternatively, you can also press right mouse on the file, go to properties. In that menu there should be a checkbox that states something like "Allow executing file as program"

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