Inkscape Linux Viynl Cutter

Setting up Inkscape for use with a Vinyl Cutter using Inkcut

Step 1

Download and install the InkCut Extension from the InkCut sourceforge page.

Step 2

Install the following linux libraries :

		sudo apt-get install python-gtk2-dev
		sudo apt-get install python-cups
		sudo apt-get install python-serial

Using InkCut to perform the cut

Step 1

Select the objects you wish to cut

Step 2

Ungroup the selected objects

Step 3

Go “Path->Object to Path”

Step 4

Go “Path->Union”

Step 5

Extensions->Cutter/Plotter->Inkcut v1.0

Linux Raspberry PI

Raspberry PI Setup

  • use GParted to format SD to win32.
  • sudo dd bs=4M status=progress if=~/Downloads/2018-06-27-raspbian-stretch.img of=/dev/sdc; sync
    NB note /dev/sdc, not /dev/sdb1. i.e. Must point to physical device, not partition.
  • Edit config.txt on the SD to set hdmi hot plug support.
  • put sd in the pi, plug in kb and monitor and boot.
  • after install and upgrade process (including setting new password), go to pi configuration and enable ssh and vnc (and camera if attached)
  • reboot pi for changes to take effect.
  • install vnc viewer on pc, and log into the pi.
  • tada, you are up and running on the pi.