LinuxCNC Install using MX Linux 19.4 - Geared Toward New Users

05 Sep 2021 13:17 - 26 Apr 2023 13:29 #219668 by snowgoer540
Attached is an Installation Guide that I created to walk a user through an installation of LinxuCNC using MX Linux 19.4.It is geared toward new users. The forum wouldn't allow me to upload the guide as one file, so I've chunked the installation guide in to 4 parts.

I've also included a quick guide I created for a user on the forum that showed how to set the IP address on a Mesa 7i96. This process will be similar for all Mesa ethernet cards, but consult the appropriate manual for the exact jumper to change. This step should be performed before proceeding with the user guide as the IP addresses in the guide will be incorrect otherwise. The main point of this jumper change is to prevent the Mesa card from conflicting with any WiFi cards.

This user guide is broken up into 15 sections with a bonus section for Tommy:

Sections 1-7 are required.

Sections 8 is optional if the user does not wish to use a Run In Place installation of LinuxCNC.

Sections 9 is optional and demonstrates how to restore a previously working LinuxCNC configuration using QtPlasmaC as an example.

Sections 10-11 are optional and demonstrate how to turn off the screen saver, and how to set the GRUB chooser so that the user doesn't have to wait for it to time out during boot.

Sections 12-15 (and bonus) are optional depending on the user's preferences. They mainly deal with making MX Linux feel more "Windows Like".

Bonus Section for Tommy should he decide to give MX Linux a go others may find it useful as well.

I intended for this guide to be as simple and painless as possible. It's been vetted by myself and a few others now but there are bound to be small mistakes I've missed. I'll do my best to update any major issues anyone finds; feedback is also welcomed.
Last edit: 26 Apr 2023 13:29 by snowgoer540.
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10 Jun 2022 20:13 - 10 Jun 2022 20:13 #244902 by snowgoer540
I separated and locked this topic as some of the comments were contradictory/confusing.

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Last edit: 10 Jun 2022 20:13 by snowgoer540.

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17 Sep 2023 00:18 #280962 by tommylight
Snowwy, can we unsticky this, i think it's time?
It served us good, but we have to part ways .... :)

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