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I am searching for a Linux software to control the 3000 mW laser engraver depicted below. It's a common model you'd find on AliExpress, Banggood, etc. under different brand names.

I have already tried nejePrint, LaserWeb, and EzGraver, but they don't work. Any ideas?

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    $\begingroup$ Did you have any reason to believe it would work under Linux? If you buy something unsupported then you are the support. These things don’t just automatically have Linux drivers, someone has to write them. If you get any useful messages when you try connecting it you might be able to ask on a Linux forum and see if you can get it to work. Also you’re going to need to be a lot more specific than “it doesn’t work”. $\endgroup$ – T. M. Jun 12 '19 at 10:57
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    $\begingroup$ You say you've tried all the different software listed, but are you sure it's the software? How do you know the printer itself isn't defective? $\endgroup$ – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Jun 12 '19 at 11:09
  • $\begingroup$ The literature clearly says it does not support *nix systems. $\endgroup$ – Carl Witthoft Jun 12 '19 at 15:36
  • $\begingroup$ This looks like a small Linux development project more than a laser marking or 3D printing project. Although it could be fun to help, you might get better information for the first steps (such as connecting the device to Linux) at the UNIX StackExchange site: unix.stackexchange.com . They handle Linux as well as Unix questions. $\endgroup$ – cmm Jun 17 '19 at 13:28
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A program that lists as functional with Linux is Lightburn. It's new to the laser engraving world and supports GRBL type controllers as well as Ruida brand and possibly a few others. If you can determine your controller, you're a step ahead of the game.

Directly from their site:

LightBurn

LightBurn is layout, editing, and control software for your laser cutter. With LightBurn you can:

  • Import artwork in a variety of common vector graphic and image formats (including AI, PDF, SVG, DXF, PLT, PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP)

  • Arrange, edit, and even create new vector shapes within the editor, with powerful features like offsetting, boolean operations, welding, and node editing

  • Apply settings like power, speed, number of passes, cut order, brightness & contrast, dithering mode, and much more

  • Send the result directly to your laser cutter

LightBurn is a native application written for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

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I'm a satisfied Lightburn user, not a company representative.

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I also have one, when you plug it on your linux computer, there is a CH340G usb-serial chip inside, a serial port should be available at /dev/ttyUSB0, and you can send a right BMP file via this serial port.

Maybe EzGraver would work?

https://github.com/camrein/EzGraver

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  • $\begingroup$ Hi, and welcome to 3DPrinting.SE! The OP tried EzGraver, but that did not work for him unfortunately. $\endgroup$ – 0scar Jul 29 '19 at 21:15

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