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    The basics

    Where can I go to start learning about LinuxCNC? I have been around cnc and plc stuff for 10 years, but have never looked into this. Any help pointing a newbie on the right direction would be great.

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    Re: The basics

    find an old x86 putor...download it and test driver it...than you've some Idea of more questions.
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    Re: The basics

    I second the advice to download the distro and play around with it.A cheap BOB and a basic stepper might be useful too.There is a forum at https://forum.linuxcnc.org/ . They know a lot about it.

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    Re: The basics

    I've tried to install latest LinuxCNC on x86 confuzer, and received a message that 32 bit platform is unsupported
    So, x86 is a NoGo, unless you install a bit older version.
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    Re: The basics

    Quote Originally Posted by ZASto View Post
    I've tried to install latest LinuxCNC on x86 confuzer, and received a message that 32 bit platform is unsupported
    So, x86 is a NoGo, unless you install a bit older version.
    Unless you have very old x86 CPU, 64 bit is supported

    (the comparatively ancient Core Duo is 64 bit)

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    Thanks for the direction.

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