I am trying to use my M3D printer that doesn't work with my Linux computer. I have been told that OctoPi would make it work.
My current setup is:
- Raspberry 2 without WiFi, with OctoPi running
- Keyboard and touchscreen connected to the Raspberry
.objfile located in
/home/pi/on the Raspberry
I don't know anything about OctoPi, but it seems to be created to use as a print server connected by WiFi.
My question is: how can I use it locally, directly on my Raspberry?
NOTE: I can only use my Raspberry in command line for the moment, but if required I can install lightdm to display stuff.
To use it locally you need to be able to view the desktop.
sudo raspi-config to pull up the config menu and enable boot to desktop.
If there is no browser installed already you'll need to install one.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install epiphany-browser
Open the browser and navigate to http://localhost/
I recommend configuring access control when it prompts you. After you configure it, click login in the top right and login to use octopi.
octocmd is a command line interface for octoprint. If you would rather not boot into the desktop then this is the way to go.