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Cura on Linux ( Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

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I'm a Ubuntu user I'm looking for a Cura version for Ubuntu Linux.

I've found in the "unstable/testing and older downloads" some Linux versions, and downloaded version Cura-13.12-debian.deb of 23 december.

Unfortunately the slicing part doesn't work, so , off course the printing part doesn't work either.

Any idea when the support for Linux comes back or where to start looking for fixing version 13.12?

Many thanks in advance



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In fact, the package is broken. It happens regularly with Linux because the author better implements features than packages (which is a good thing!) ;)

I fixed the last issues by installing the *deb like you did, and then compiled the source code of the slicer (downloaded from github). Then I overwrote the existing slicer executabl (was either absent or made for 64 bits).

I just wrote step-by-step instructions it in my blog if you need: http://www.tridimake.com/2014/01/fixing-cura-broken-linux-packages.html


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OK, Slicing works.

It also made version 14.01 which is great

But now Printing still doesn't work.

Any sugestions on that, by any chance :???::


Well, I am always printing from the SD card, so I did not check. You probably can start Cura in a terminal and check what it tells you.

I think there were issues with Linux + Python and 250K bauds speeds (a near but non-standard speed b/c of the limitations of the Arduino that powers the printer). A year ago it had to be 115.2 and I think Marlin had to be re-compiled appropriately(!). I cannot state about it right now, I would hope the bug is fixed by the time!


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Hello Jeremie,

I did something wrong .

Could you please you please explain the make part

I downloaded the zip from https://github.com/Ultimaker/CuraEngine as CuraEngine-master.zip and unpacked it.

Then I lost you.

I need to cd to CuraEngine-master and then ....i'm lost; no idea what to do next.

Can you help out again please :oops:


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