Bukobot 3D Printer Forum
Software Installation & Setup => Linux Specific Software => Topic started by: cecilden on November 25, 2013, 07:58:22 PM
I have installed the Repetier Server on my Raspberry Pi. Following installation instructions, I have it running and when I plug in the USB cable to the powered hub, the indicator automatically detects the Bukobot printer with a AZTEEGX3 controller, changing the offline indicator to online. I have been able to upload gcode to the server and start the printing, but nothing happens. When I use the control section, I am unable to move the x, y, or z axes or get them to go to the home position. If I unplug the USB and plug it into my laptop, the printer works perfectly. I have matched the /var/lib/Repetier-Server/configs/mendel.cfg features to those on the Repetier-Host on my laptop for the items listed. Still I can not get the server to work.
Does anyone have this working? Do you have any suggestions?
What happens if you do a swap? (Running Pronterface on the Pi instead)
Relatively new to 3D printing, so I have never tried Pronterface in any environment. That will take a bit of research on my part, but I am up for it. The server idea is just so attractive a concept. will get back with an answer after I try Pronterface.
http://bukobot.com/raspberry-pi (http://bukobot.com/raspberry-pi) has everything you need to know about installing and running Pronterface on the Pi. You should have it up and running in minutes.
BTW, we recommend using Octoprint rather than Repetier Server for running a Bukobot from a Pi with a web interface. You can download Octoprint (or even Octopi, which is a Raspbian Wheezy distribution SD card image with Octoprint pre-installed) from http://octoprint.org/download/.
It should be mentioned that any kind of network-based host software is inherently more complex than the old-fashioned application that uses a machine's locally attached keyboard, mouse and screen. There are more things to get set up properly before the network version will work.
So it's probably a good idea to do your first testing of your Bukobot not going through a network. Once you have succeeded in printing something locally, then you can think about adding another layer of complexity (the network).
And if you get it working through the network, and later it stops working, drop back to the non-networked application to see if that works, to see if the problem is in the host software or the network, or in the Bukobot itself. Swap things in and out.