Installing

Mesa Configuration Tool

Note

Tested on Debian 10, and Linux Mint 20.2 but it should work on other Debian type OS’s.

Note

Requires Python 3.6 or newer to work.

Use the Debian deb for installing the Mesa Configuration Tool!!!

Download the deb

Or use wget from a terminal

wget https://github.com/jethornton/mesact/raw/master/mesact_0.7.0_amd64.deb

If you get bash: wget: command not found you can install it from a terminal with

sudo apt install wget

Check the readme.md file for the latest deb and md5sum.

Open the File Manager and right click on the file and open with Gdebi then install.

If you don’t have Gdebi installed you can install it from a terminal

sudo apt install gdebi

If the graphical version of gdebi has problems you can run it from a terminal in the directory where you downloaded the deb with:

sudo gdebi mesact_0.6.1_amd64.deb

If you don’t have LinuxCNC installed then the mesact Configuration tool will show up in the Applications > Other menu otherwise it will be in the CNC menu.

If you have problems try running from a terminal with:

mesact

To flash firmware to the mesact you need to install mesaflash from the LinuxCNC repository.

To uninstall the mesact Configuration Tool right click on the .deb file and open with Gdebi and select Remove Package.

To upgrade the mesact Configuration Tool delete the .deb file and download a fresh copy then right click on the .deb file and open with Gdebi and select Reinstall Package