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Posted (edited) · Migrating Cura from a Pi4 to an X86 machine

I am trying to move my Cura installation and am having several issues. The most important one is that the new installation doesn't recognize the configuration folder that I copied from the Pi4 Cura install.

I am probably missing something very basic but I have been messing with this for a couple of hours and I just can't get things to work.

The new installation is on an X86 based laptop running Ubuntu 22.04. I am using the 'master' branch of Cura since I was unable to get the smartavionics Cura 4.20.5 to run on the laptop (another issue to be dealt with later).

What I did was to copy the 'master' subdirectory from /home/pi/.local/share/cura to  /home/.local/share/cura/ on the new x86 based machine. I verified that I had the right configuration folders via the 'help>show configuration folder' utility. The pi config folder is at /home/pi/.config/cura/master, the x86 config folder is at /Home/.local/share/cura/master.

After transferring the config file to the new machine, when I start Cura on the new machine, I am thrown into the first time install/configuration/setup system.

What am I missing / doing wrong?

Is there a separate file or folder that contains the printer details ?


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    Posted (edited) · Migrating Cura from a Pi4 to an X86 machine

    Dohhhhh  ... there appear to be two configuration directories that are identical. Both of them seem to be required for some reason or other.

    I copied home/.local/share/cura/master to the new installation.

    Apparently one has to duplicate the 'master' subdirectory in home/.config/cura as well. I am still working on this but yeah, that 'appears' to be the problem .... and 'help>show configuration folder' only mentions home/.local.share/cura/master


    Why ??? What could be the reason for requiring the same configuration subdirectory in two separate locations ????


    I vaguely recall running into this many many moons ago ..... and I am still shaking my head ....

    I can confirm that if I copy the 'master' configuration folder to home/.config/cura then everything works as it should .... <sigh>

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