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CommunityOS for Robo Printers (and others)

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  1. WheresWaldo

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    @JeffreyB Yeah Robo installed the screen upside-down so they had more room for the connector. Since Community OS was built for the Robo I focused on getting that orientation working.
     
  2. mark tomlinson

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    Really interesting. I think they switched displays at some point -- I know the newer C2 units had HDMI (mine did not) and also on mine the

    lcd_rotate=2

    was enough to fix it.
     
  3. EmbraceNext

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    @WheresWaldo can better comment, but I imagine it likely would -- with the caution noted below.
    The HDMI connected LCD screens tend to "just work" with less fiddling around with drivers.

    The touchscreen part is the bit that makes all of them problematic. If anything needs tweaking it is that since the video will normally "just work". There are so many variations out there, I stopped trying to test them all. Worst case they need a driver installed/configured (usually with a sudo apt-get install command).

    I know I have not tested this one...so go into it with open expectations.
     
  5. EmbraceNext

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    I will go ahead and give it a shot and play around. I have a question in looking through the config.h file. I know this is probably basic but I can't find it.

    Where do you define the printer that is being used? I found a bunch of if blocks. But I couldn't see where its set to a specific variable, especially the e3d selection:

    #define CUSTOM_MACHINE_NAME " Robo C2"
    #define DETAILED_BUILD_VERSION SHORT_BUILD_VERSION CUSTOM_MACHINE_NAME
    #endif
    #if RBV(R2_ED3V6)
    #define CUSTOM_MACHINE_NAME " Robo R2 with E3D V6"
    #define DETAILED_BUILD_VERSION SHORT_BUILD_VERSION CUSTOM_MACHINE_NAME
    #else
    #define CUSTOM_MACHINE_NAME " Robo R2"
    #define DETAILED_BUILD_VERSION SHORT_BUILD_VERSION CUSTOM_MACHINE_NAME
    #endif
    #if RBV(C2)
     
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    If that is the firmware on this image -- I have not looked at it. Not sure what version it is.
    If that is another version -- let me know exactly which one and I can take a look.
     
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    Ah, yea I will let @WheresWaldo comment on that. I have not even looked at that version :)
     
  9. WheresWaldo

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    Yes it will work with the capacitive screen provided you use the mods on the capacitive screen replacement thread. That is how I used it.

    @mark tomlinson the R2 has always had an HDMI screen and it is mounted upside down.

    PS - I had to go back and look at that version too. I haven't used it in quite a while.
     
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    I will need to try this one day :)
     

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