Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
Sign in to follow this  
marcething

Cura 14.01 on old Acer laptop with Lubuntu 12.04

Recommended Posts

Hi All ,

I downloaded some time ago ( 13 jan 2014 ) version 14.01 for Linux : Cura-14.01-debian.deb.( wich is no longer on the site (?) ).

After some manipulations , I got this working on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Dell Laptop.

I have a old Acer laptop wich is a little too old to run Ubuntu, but runs fine with Lubuntu 12.04.

I got RepetierHost and Pronterface working on Lubuntu, but I prefer Cura because of it's sppeed and ease of use.

I installed Cura 14.01 and everything works , except for the printing.

Selecting FILE / PRINT or Ctrl-P don't open the second window like on my Ubuntu laptop :sad: .

When I select "run bed leveling wizard" in expert menu and select "connect" the connection is established and the printer homes. in X-, Y- and Z-axis.

Since it was already late at night I stopped there and went to sleep because I had to go to work today and sleep at least a few hours :smile:.

Does anyone have any idea where to start looking please?

Many thanks in advance for your help

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did the test selecting "run bed leveling wizard" in expert menu and select "connect" the connection is established right away when i got home.

This works and after the 4 corners are adjusted and the PLA filament is heated to 190°C, a double line is printed .

When I load a STL file and after the slicing finished , I select FILE/PRINT or tap CTRL P nothing happens :sad: ...

What is wrong?

Anyone got suggestions please?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK, Big steps toward solution :smile:

I placed the package "Cura-14.01-debian.deb" in a folder in the "Downloads" and extracted it there.

Started Cura from the from the /usr/share folder (in downloads) with "python cura.py".

Cura starts nicely .

I load a random .STL file.

This slices nicely.

I select File /print and it works !!!! YES!!!

Now trying to find what is wrong in the normal install ...

Stay tuned :smile:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

Announcements

  • Our picks

    • Architect Design Contest | Vehicles.
      We're open for entries! - Design and submit your 3D designs of architectural entourage - vehicles - for a chance to win a large filament pack. Presenting an idea, an architectural design or something as big as an urban project isn't easy. A scaled model can really help to get your idea across.
        • Like
      • 24 replies
    • What The DfAM?
      I'm Steve Cox, an experienced engineer familiar with 3D printing. I wanted to share some DfAM guidelines with this community to help and make stronger parts.
      I'm also an Autodesk Certified Instructor for Fusion 360, so many of the images in ...
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 23 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!