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Gerald's computer needs Corel installing #56
At #makernight last night we couldn't use the vinyl cutter because Gerald was in use and so there wasn't a computer set up for it.
We tried getting a printer driver for it set up on Jackie's laptop, without any joy. Next step is going to be trying hooking it up via a USB serial adapter (although we need to find the DB9->DB25 adapter that's currently fixed to the thermal printer).
In our playing around with it I happened upon http://www.securetech-ns.ca/camm-linux.html which looks like it might be a solution for getting it working with Linux. Seems to only work with slightly older versions of Ubuntu, although it also seems there's a new version in the works which will presumably fix that.
Yes Ive tried installing the vinyl cutter driver once on another computer and failed but that may be a mac thing: I think we have a CD that we keep with all the keys for gerald and none of them seemed to work. Be great to get independant of that laptop tho' it really will die soon... That software looks great. Do you mean the serial USB cable thats already on the vinyl machine? Patrick did we once get Gerald working on another computer?
Machine has had had Linux installed (by Beth), had inkscape installed and had step 1 done from here:
There was an issue with linux in that one of the repos no longer exists for that version, google says the fix is to turn off the repo, this has been done. The installers grumbled generally, so it may not have gone well.
amcewen can give more details on which machine I was doing this to and why, to be frank I wasn't really paying as much attention as I should have been.