Installation using a package manager

In order to use your favorite package manager you'll need to add our package repository (repo) pub key to your local machine and our repo to your sources.list file. Use the following command to list display your Debian version:

lsb_release -a

Add our repository public key to your local Debian machine by running:

wget -qO - http://download.alephobjects.com/ao/aodeb/aokey.pub | sudo apt-key add -

In a terminal send the following command-

If using Debian Jessie:


    sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.bak && sudo sed -i '$a deb http://download.alephobjects.com/ao/aodeb jessie main' /etc/apt/sources.list && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cura

If using Debian Wheezy or Ubuntu Trusty:


    sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.bak && sudo sed -i '$a deb http://download.alephobjects.com/ao/aodeb wheezy main' /etc/apt/sources.list && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cura

If you encouter errors, repeat the commands one by one:

  • Make a backup of your sources.list file:

  • sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.bak

  • Add the repo location to the end of the sources.list file (change the Debian version to match your local system):

  • sudo sed -i '$a deb http://download.alephobjects.com/ao/aodeb jessie main' /etc/apt/sources.list

  • Refresh the package manager information (aptitude users replace "apt-get" with "aptitude"):

  • sudo apt-get update

  • Install Cura from our repository (aptitude users replace "apt-get" with "aptitude"):

  • sudo apt-get install cura

Installation using pre-compiled packages

If you prefer to use one of our precompiled Cura packages, download the appropriate .deb file for your system architecture from our Cura archive.

Once dowloaded, in a terminal navigate to the directory containing the file and send the following command:


    sudo dpkg -i cura*.deb

Troubleshooting

If you have trouble connecting to your LulzBot 3D printer, you may need to add your user account to the dialout/tty serial access group. In a terminal, send the following commands:


    sudo usermod -a -G tty $USER


    sudo usermod -a -G dialout $USER


    sudo usermod -a -G serial $USER

Log out of your current session and once you log in again, you should have port access.

Continue with the LulzBot Mini Quick Start Guide


Now that Cura LulzBot Edition has been installed, continue with the Quick Start Guide included with your LulzBot Mini 3D printer.


LulzBot Mini 3D printer Quick Start Guide

Continue with the LulzBot TAZ Quick Start Guide


Now that Cura LulzBot Edition has been installed, continue with the Quick Start Guide included with your LulzBot TAZ 3D printer. You'll need to follow the same steps as outlined in the Quick Start Guide, but rather than using Printrun/Pronterface, use Cura instead.


LulzBot TAZ 3D printer Quick Start Guide