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how to run pronter face

Posted by Arnold Lane 
how to run pronter face
November 03, 2011 11:51PM
Hi am trying to get pronterface up and running to control a mendel pursa. As per the README.md for pronterface, it says 'down load and install above' (4 programs) which I have done (but not real sure on how I was to handel last download) it then says to start 'pronterface.py', what and how do I do this, I am slowly becoming more and more computer literate, but it is slow?? Thamks

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/04/2011 01:25AM by Arnold Lane.
Re: how to run pronter face
November 04, 2011 03:32AM
If you have Python properly installed then double clicking on pronteface.py will start it.
You can also create a shortcut on your desktop for starting it.

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Re: how to run pronter face
November 04, 2011 11:52AM
What OS are you using?
Re: how to run pronter face
November 04, 2011 03:07PM
Hi there,

I am running windows 7, (premium).

I assume pronterface.py is somewhere in the python file, but I cant seem to find it.

Maybe the problem lies in the last program you need to install (pyreadline 1.7).

What do you do with this download, I have unzipped it and saved it my documents, is that right or the wrong tack, as mentioned my computer skills aren't great.

Thanks for your interest.
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November 05, 2011 01:56AM
Hi again,

Finally got it going,

computer skills building all the time

Thanks. Arnold

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/05/2011 02:03AM by Arnold Lane.
Re: Certificate Trust List
November 09, 2011 02:15PM
Whay did you do. I have the same problem. What steps did make to make pronterface working.

Re: how to run pronter face
October 01, 2012 06:14PM
Arnold, where are you?

I too have this exact problem, so enlighten us, how did you overcome the problem?
Re: how to run pronter face
October 02, 2012 09:04PM
Alternatively, if you are just looking for a simple option, and are running windows, you could do what i did and download the latest Precompiled version from HERE!

it is also linked to in the windows section of Kliment/Printrun's GitHub page

This gives you a windows executable file, super easy to use.

Also you can do the same thing with Slic3r, they also have a precompiled windows version, all you have to do is put it into the Slicer folder in the Pronterface folder and it will use the latest version!

Hope this helps.
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