LinuxCNC Install using MX Linux 19.4 - Geared Toward New Users - Discussion

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07 Sep 2021 12:38 - 12 Jun 2022 13:04 #219847 by snowgoer540
EDIT:

I split the install thread and the discussion thread to keep the amount of info new users had to wade through to a minimum.

A link back to the install guide is here: forum.linuxcnc.org/9-installing-linuxcnc...red-toward-new-users



Note this guide is not limited to Mesa cards. If you don't have a mesa card, from Section 4 you can skip steps 3 through 5 and also steps 11 through 13. Additionally you can skip Sections 5 and 6.

I can update these sections to make that more clear, thank you for the feedback.
Last edit: 12 Jun 2022 13:04 by snowgoer540.

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22 Sep 2021 19:30 #221366 by billykid
i installed today and sim works however i don't know how to install hostmot2 for my 5i23. I will have become stupid with age :-)

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22 Sep 2021 20:37 #221373 by snowgoer540
The 5i23 should work fine.  I didn’t have to install anything additional to use the 5i25 that drives my table.  Are you encountering an error of some kind?

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22 Sep 2021 20:44 #221374 by billykid
i don't have hostmot2 i /lib/firmware..I don't remember how to install the package .. i can't find it

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22 Sep 2021 21:14 #221377 by billykid
I understood how it works Tom I cutter and plasma working in closed loop. in this mx19 installation there is no hostmot and I don't remember how to install it.

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22 Sep 2021 22:34 #221383 by tommylight
Hostmot2 or mesaflash?
Pretty sure hostmot2 is just a copy/paste affair followed by loadrt in .hal, while mesaflash can be found as a binary and started as a normal program or downloaded from git, compiled and installed.

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22 Sep 2021 23:30 #221386 by snowgoer540
Mesaflash would make more sense... There are directions to install mesaflash in the docs here.
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23 Sep 2021 07:14 #221404 by billykid
I can't make myself understood .. mesaflash is installed my setup has been running for years in wheezy, buster, Mint, etc. now with mx 19 it says hostmot2 is missing in usr / lib / firmware ..

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23 Sep 2021 07:32 #221405 by phillc54
This is from the man page for hostmot2:
"The hostmot2 firmware files are supplied by the hostmot2-firmware packages, available from linuxcnc.org and can normally be installed by entering the command "sudo apt-get install hostmot2-firmware-5i23" to install the support files for the 5i23 for example."

linuxcnc.org/docs/devel/html/man/man9/hostmot2.9.html

 

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