The latest distributions of Linux such as Ubuntu already have the appropriate drivers installed, so all we need to do is get Inkscape and InkCut set up correctly.

You can confirm the drivers are working by simply typing dmesg | tail in a terminal after you have connected and powered on the Cutter/Plotter.
The output should confirm that it is connected to /dev/ttyUSB0

Inkscape can be installed from your distribution's package manager, or directly from the website:

To install Inkscape in Ubuntu, simply open a root terminal and type apt-get install inkscape --yes

InkCut can be downloaded here:

To install InkCut, simply open a terminal and navigate to your Downloads folder (or other download location) by typing cd ~/Downloads
Now extract the files to the user's local Inkscape directory by typing tar -xzvf ./InkCut-1.0.tar.gz -C ~/.config/inkscape/extensions/

For InkCut to work, please make sure the appropriate dependancies are installed (pygtk and gtk, pyserial, librsvg2-common), and make sure the CUPS printing daemon is running.
Please also make sure that the user has access to /dev/ttyUSB0. This is usually achieved by adding the user to the "dialout" group.
Make sure to log out and back in after joining dialout for the changes to take effect.

Now all we need to do is make a design in Inkscape and send the design directly to the Cutter/Plotter via InkCut!

Please follow the guide below ...

When saving the file, it is best to save as HP Graphics Language Plot file [AutoCAD] format (.plt), as this is the language the Software and Cutter/Plotter are using to communicate.

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