How to install and run PrusaSlicer on Chromebook with Linux support
 

How to install and run PrusaSlicer on Chromebook with Linux support  

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john.c
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Hi all

So I recently switched to a Chromebook with Linux Support and I know it should be possible to install and run PrusaSlicer like I've done with other Linux programs like InkScape. I do not want to install Ubuntu or other stand alone Linux distros using developer mode because I'll lose access to apps I need for work.

I understand that I should be able to install it using Debian commands in the terminal or possibly by opening the tar package from GitHub but don't understand how because I'm fairly new to Linux.

Any help or instructions would be really appreciated.

Thanks

Best Answer by john.c:

OK, I got it to work by adapting these instructions https://www.reddit.com/r/Crostini/comments/bpiizj/appimage_on_chromeos/ so here are the instructions that made it work for me, but something simpler that would actually add PrusaSlicer to the Linux Apps menu would be really super

  1. Enable Linux on the Chromebook (currently in Beta)
  2. Download the latest stable version of PrusaSlic3r Appimage from Github https://github.com/prusa3d/PrusaSlicer/releases (in my case PrusaSlicer-2.1.1+linux64-201912101511.AppImage)
  3. Copy the appimage to the 'Linux Files folder'
  4. Open Terminal
  5. sudo apt-get install fuse
  6. chmod a+x PrusaSlicer-2.1.1+linux64-201912101511.AppImage
  7. ./PrusaSlicer-2.1.1+linux64-201912101511.AppImage to run it (just type this every time in terminal to run it

There is some white flashing happening when you try to rotate models but other than that seems to work perfectly 🙂

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Posted : 25/12/2019 8:59 pm
john.c
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I understand it is possible to just double click to run .deb packages but it doesn't appear that Prusa Research produce .deb packages for PrusaSlicer

https://www.fossmint.com/install-linux-apps-on-chromebook

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Posted : 25/12/2019 9:06 pm
john.c
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OK, I got it to work by adapting these instructions https://www.reddit.com/r/Crostini/comments/bpiizj/appimage_on_chromeos/ so here are the instructions that made it work for me, but something simpler that would actually add PrusaSlicer to the Linux Apps menu would be really super

  1. Enable Linux on the Chromebook (currently in Beta)
  2. Download the latest stable version of PrusaSlic3r Appimage from Github https://github.com/prusa3d/PrusaSlicer/releases (in my case PrusaSlicer-2.1.1+linux64-201912101511.AppImage)
  3. Copy the appimage to the 'Linux Files folder'
  4. Open Terminal
  5. sudo apt-get install fuse
  6. chmod a+x PrusaSlicer-2.1.1+linux64-201912101511.AppImage
  7. ./PrusaSlicer-2.1.1+linux64-201912101511.AppImage to run it (just type this every time in terminal to run it

There is some white flashing happening when you try to rotate models but other than that seems to work perfectly 🙂

This post was modified 3 months ago by john.c
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Posted : 25/12/2019 9:19 pm
john.c
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My mistake, to run it again you have to do steps 6+7, just running step 7 will lead to a permission denied message if you restart your computer

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Posted : 25/12/2019 9:44 pm
john.c
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I recently got an error saying '/tmp/.mount_PrusaSr9xlJx/usr/bin/bin/prusa-slicer: error while loading shared libraries: libGLU.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory'

sudo apt-get install libglu1
fixed it
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Posted : 27/03/2020 12:20 pm
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