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Old 08-31-2016, 11:07 AM   #1
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Useful Userís Guide


Looking to replace my Windows OS to run my CNC, I was told that Ubuntu Linuxcnc3 10.04 LTS would be a good alternative. So I downloaded and installed this OS but since now Iím lost Iím looking for a good userís guide.

Searching I found a lot of links but I find them all kind of frustrating. Means in the manual I click on a heading and then Iím taken to another sub heading and so on. In addition they all are in PDF format which wastes a lot of printing space

Is there a userís guide somewhere preferably in Word / Write format which I can print?

Or any other similar recommended guide? (I did search this forum and found nothing

Nicolas
 
Old 08-31-2016, 11:41 AM   #2
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They have home page ... and documentation.
 
Old 08-31-2016, 12:35 PM   #3
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Pretty good link, although for Linux 2.7 but at least is in HTML format

BTW, what is the equivalent extension for .EXE in Linux? In other words how to you lunch a program when you are in the File Explorer?
 
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Linux/Unix has no file extensions, that is there is no need for them. The OS recognizes the files by header. See below how file utility works.

Code:
~ $ file conkyrc 
conkyrc: ASCII text
~ $ file /bin/awk 
/bin/awk: symbolic link to ../usr/bin/gawk
~ $ file /bin/attr 
/bin/attr: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, interpreter /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2, for GNU/Linux 2.6.32, stripped
 
Old 08-31-2016, 02:01 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum.
If you don't mind spending a bit of money, there is this ebook. I have it myself and
would recommend it to any beginner.
https://www.amazon.ca/Ubuntu-Beginne...eginners+guide

There is also this.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CommunityHelpWiki

Last edited by offgridguy; 08-31-2016 at 02:04 PM.
 
Old 08-31-2016, 03:03 PM   #6
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Pretty good link, although for Linux 2.7 but at least is in HTML format

BTW, what is the equivalent extension for .EXE in Linux? In other words how to you lunch a program when you are in the File Explorer?
Linux handles execution via file security attribute bits
Try
Code:
chmod a+x myfile
script files can be fully executable by using the executable bits and starting the script with the #! directive
Code:
#!/bin/bash
for a bash shell script or
Code:
#!/bin/awk
for an awk script
to find the path to an executable use command whereis for example
Code:
whereis sed
 
Old 08-31-2016, 04:05 PM   #7
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Thank you all for the help
 
Old 08-31-2016, 04:18 PM   #8
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Where from did you get Linuxcnc3? I cant find any references to this version.
 
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http://rlworkman.net/howtos/rute/
 
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Where from did you get Linuxcnc3? I cant find any references to this version.
I searched for Ubuntu Linuxcnc3 and they were a few .org links. I just pick one but dont remember which one
 
Old 09-01-2016, 01:10 PM   #11
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I was told that Ubuntu Linuxcnc3 10.04 LTS would be a good alternative.
i see no indication here that this is based on ubuntu.
maybe it used to be?
in any case, the 10.04 lts indicates a ubuntu version number...
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Originally Posted by oskar14 View Post
Pretty good link, although for Linux 2.7
this is clearly linuxcnc's own version number.
it's the newest and current version, just 2 months old, based on debian wheezy.
 
  


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