[Noisebridge-discuss] Flashforge issues

Adrian Kelly ahalekelly at gmail.com
Sun May 1 06:17:41 UTC 2016

Yeah I left the ReplicatorG GUI window in the foreground, didn't open
anything else on that computer. Alt-Tabbing between windows didn't
reconnect like the wiki said it would. Should I have put the terminal
window in the foreground?

On Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 11:12 PM, Phillip Pearson <pp at myelin.co.nz> wrote:

> Did you have ReplicatorG in the foreground, or did you switch over to
> another app after kicking off the print? I find that it loses its serial
> connection if you have it in the background. My trick is to scp my stl or
> gcode files over to threed.local and run ReplicatorG in the foreground
> there (and turn off the display auto lock in the power saving settings
> while I'm at it).
> Cheers,
> Phil
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Apr 30, 2016, at 10:02 PM, Adrian Kelly <ahalekelly at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I spent a couple hours today trying to do my first print, and the serial
> connection to the printer kept disconnecting. I tried multiple cables,
> rebooted both the desktop computer and printer several times, and never
> made it through the first layer. It seemed to be getting worse, and by the
> end, it wouldn't even make it through preheat before the serial connection
> dropped. Does anyone know why this is happening? The wiki said it might be
> because other programs are using too much processing power, but ReplicatorG
> was the only program open. I'll be back tomorrow with an SD card and will
> try it that way.
> I was also reading about the Sailfish firmware and it sounds like it's a
> more reliable and better maintained firmware. The Makerbot firmware we're
> running now actually uses the Sailfish back end, forked in 2012, and
> Sailfish is fully compatible with all the same software as the Makerbot
> firmware. Are there any objections to switching?
> Adrian Kelly
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