Can I use OctoPi locally?
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.
If you install a web browser on the raspberry pi, you can access octoprint from there (by going to localhost). Is this what you're after?
To use it locally you need to be able to view the desktop.
sudo raspi-configto 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.