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Craig Trader
(@craig-trader-2)
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Linux Drivers & Apps

I realize that Linux is not the first and foremost thought for Prusa when releasing firmware updates, and I understand that Windows and Macs take a higher precedence. I really appreciate that PrusaSlicer is available as an AppImage build, so that it is easy to install on Linux.

With all of that in mind, I have a tiny little pet peeve: 

Why, why, why, on the Drivers page when you click to download the drivers and support files for Linux, does it pop up the following instructions:

  • See GitHub releases for Linux AppImage builds.
  • Use Slic3r config bundle and sample objects from MacOS Package.

 

Going to GitHub for the AppImage builds is fine, but the note about the Slic3r config bundle and sample objects only made sense when the Mac bundle was a gzip'ped tar file. Unfortunately, the Mac bundle has been an Apple Disk Image (dmg) file for years, and Linux distributions don't ship with tools for working with dmg files installed. This has been a problem since the Mk2 released.

How hard can it be to package the sample objects in a Zip file and distribute them separately?

I solve problems, usually with computers ......
Posted : 22/12/2019 3:32 pm
Vojtěch Bubník
(@vojtech-bubnik)
Admin
RE: Linux Drivers & Apps

Thanks for heads up, I have passed it to our colleges responsible for installation packages.

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Posted : 23/12/2019 8:07 am
ponyponypony
(@ponyponypony)
New Member
RE: Linux Drivers & Apps

It's worse than that, the dmg is some kind of oddly compressed zlib, which I've only been able to decompress with dmg2img, however after installing all the hfs+ software and tools I still can't mount the img out of it.  It always boils down to "unable to find HFS+ superblock" no matter how I approach it.  The hfsprescue program can't do a thing with it either, it thinks there are zero files in there.  I suspect that this isn't an HFS+ image at all.

Posted : 02/02/2020 2:07 am
ponyponypony
(@ponyponypony)
New Member
RE: Linux Drivers & Apps

Well, actually, if I run fdisk on it:

$ fdisk -l prusa3d_mac_2_2_9.img
Disk prusa3d_mac_2_2_9.img: 2.5 GiB, 2652372992 bytes, 5180416 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 92A0259F-34BD-4E3B-B400-97BB5C5A4661

Device Start End Sectors Size Type
prusa3d_mac_2_2_9.img1 40 409639 409600 200M EFI System
prusa3d_mac_2_2_9.img2 409640 4918231 4508592 2.2G Apple HFS/HFS+

The img has 2 images in it?  What do I have to do to mount this?

Posted : 02/02/2020 2:14 am
vintagepc
(@vintagepc)
RE: Linux Drivers & Apps
Posted by: @ponyponypony

Well, actually, if I run fdisk on it:

$ fdisk -l prusa3d_mac_2_2_9.img
Disk prusa3d_mac_2_2_9.img: 2.5 GiB, 2652372992 bytes, 5180416 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 92A0259F-34BD-4E3B-B400-97BB5C5A4661

Device Start End Sectors Size Type
prusa3d_mac_2_2_9.img1 40 409639 409600 200M EFI System
prusa3d_mac_2_2_9.img2 409640 4918231 4508592 2.2G Apple HFS/HFS+

The img has 2 images in it?  What do I have to do to mount this?

Save yourself the headache. Install wine, run the Windows installer, grab the resource files you need. 🙂 It worked last time I had to do that.

Posted : 02/02/2020 2:21 am
ponyponypony
(@ponyponypony)
New Member
RE: Linux Drivers & Apps

@vintagepc

Omg, I have a Windows dual boot I use so little I forgot.  I'll just flip over to that and install it there.  Thank you so much.

Posted : 02/02/2020 2:38 am
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