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Re: Help needed with program install
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2012, 12:14:24 am »
Good luck, and yeah please keep me informed how it goes, or any problems .. this has peaked my interest :)

As you've probably looked into this more than I, any ideas how you're going to interface the stepper motors with the PC ?
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Re: Help needed with program install
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2012, 01:28:21 pm »
Hi Mark,
I had a look at some of the Axis progs. and looks an interesting (even long term) project.
I would like to add it to my Menu, it looks like something I will be dipping into on a regular basis.
In the File Manager I have /home/don and a list of Folders, one folder is Git and when I open that I get linuxcnc Folder, when I open that I get the following

My first inspiration was this build in Australia www.hamrx8..com/CNC-Router-Project
This is a brilliant site for information on this machine.
I have some way to go to find out how it all works but I will get there.
I believe you you plan the design you wish to cut, convert it to Gcode, use linuxcnc to output the code to a PCB unit that sends the instruction to the stepper motors.

take care
Don W
PS If you could get this prog. onto the Menu I would be greatful.
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Re: Help needed with program install
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2012, 07:26:13 pm »
You'll have to leave the "git" directory (and contents) where it is .. that actually contains the application.
(well actually we *could* move it somewhere else if you want .. but we'll have to adjust the $PATH and maybe permissions)

To create a menu item .. open a terminal and run:
Code: [Select]
gedit ~/.local/share/applications/linuxcnc.desktop

When gedit opens a blank file, make it read:-

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[Desktop Entry]
Name=LinuxCNC
Comment=CNC Simulator
Icon=/home/don/git/linuxcnc/linuxcncicon.png
Exec=/home/don/git/linuxcnc/scripts/linuxcnc
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=GTK;GNOME;Application;Utility;

SAVE the file, and close gedit.

It should now be in the menu @ menu>Accessories>LinuxCNC

Let me know if it works or not.

Also let me know if you'd like to HIDE the "git" directory.



I take it you meant this page (your link is broken):
http://www.hamrx8.com/CNC_Router_Project.html

He's not being half hearted about it is he ? .. looks like sommat by Bridgeport or Churchill ;)
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Re: Help needed with program install
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2012, 10:35:47 pm »
Hi Mark,
I have completed the instructions and all is as you said. ;D
I think the git (directory) can stay where it is at the moment, thank you.

Yes the guy is very enthusiastic, and is producing something that is of excellent quality.
There are plenty of builds on YouTube, I have spent some time looking, and there are plenty of 'machines' ? on Ebay.

Thanks for all your work it is well appreciated.

take care
Don W
PS I will keep you up to date with my progress, and will no doubt be asking for assistance again.  ;)
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