I need a bit of driver installation coaching.
I spent the last two days installing and configuring Lubuntu on a couple of older laptops. There were lots of fits and starts while I played with various distributions before settling on Lubuntu. I am a bit fatigued and have far too much stray information buzzing in my head. That’s probably why I am stuck at a simple problem.
These laptops will be semipermanently installed in my school shop for the students to use specifically with the X-Carve machines.
I’m running Easel on Firefox with no problems. I designed a little test carve project without issue and am ready to carve. But I am having trouble installing the Easel Driver.
When I click Carve, I get the “Install the Easel Driver” pop-up with the message “No need to worry about configuration-just run the installer and you’ll be ready to carve.”
I click the option “Download for Linux”, and then I am down the rabbit hole!
I am prompted to Open with [Ark (default)] which I did.
I see the downloaded files in Ark, but I don’t know what to do next.
I see “control.tar.tz”, “data.tar.xz”, and “debian-binary” I assume I need to extract these…or maybe I need to run the binary, or ??? I’m getting prompts to name files and choose file locations and I am paralyzed by fear, uncertainty, and doubt.