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configuring-smoothie [2019/02/05 16:55]
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configuring-smoothie [2019/09/06 10:12] (current)
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 Smoothie will not work without a valid configuration file on the SD card. Smoothie will not work without a valid configuration file on the SD card.
  
-The filename must be <kbd>​config</​kbd> or <kbd>​config.txt</​kbd>+The filename must be <code>​config</​code> or <code>​config.txt</​code>
  
  
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 It is not recommended you allow the sdcard to [[https://​technet.microsoft.com/​en-us/​library/​cc753703(v=ws.11).aspx|auto mount]], and it is highly recommended that the sdcard be unmounted at all times except when files need to be copied or the config file needs to be edited. It is not recommended you allow the sdcard to [[https://​technet.microsoft.com/​en-us/​library/​cc753703(v=ws.11).aspx|auto mount]], and it is highly recommended that the sdcard be unmounted at all times except when files need to be copied or the config file needs to be edited.
  
-"​Unmounting"​ does not refer to a phyisical ​action, do not confuse it with "​removing"​ the card from the board. "​unmounting"​ just means "​telling your computer to stop accessing the card", which is usually done by clicking menus with your mouse ( on windows this is usually called "​safely eject" ).+"​Unmounting"​ does not refer to a physical ​action, do not confuse it with "​removing"​ the card from the board. "​unmounting"​ just means "​telling your computer to stop accessing the card", which is usually done by clicking menus with your mouse ( on windows this is usually called "​safely eject" ).
  
 Concurrent access to the sdcard via the host and the smoothie is not supported. The sdcard must be safely removed or unmounted then smoothie reset after copying or editing files from the host mount point. Concurrent access to the sdcard via the host and the smoothie is not supported. The sdcard must be safely removed or unmounted then smoothie reset after copying or editing files from the host mount point.
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 <callout type="​danger"​ icon="​true"​ title="​ Notepad++">​ <callout type="​danger"​ icon="​true"​ title="​ Notepad++">​
  
-Do not use Notepad++ to edit the configuration file, it thinks it'​s ​smarter than everybody and modifies ​the file in invisible ways that can make it unreadable or confusing ​to Smoothie.+If you use Notepad++ to edit the configuration file, make sure you switch the file encoding to "​ANSI"​ (done with 2 clicks) - click "​Encoding"​ on the Menu bar then click "​ANSI"​. It'​s ​easy.  Otherwise, Notepad++ will change ​the encoding ​to UTF8 by default.
  
-Looking for a good simple text editor that runs under Windows and will edit Smoothie config files with no problems? Try https://​wiki.gnome.org/​Apps/​Gedit +Another ​good simple text editor that runs under Windows and will edit Smoothie config files with no problems ​is: https://​wiki.gnome.org/​Apps/​Gedit
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-In more detail : Notepad++ will change the encoding to UTF8 by default but you can force it to use ANSI and it will be fine.+
  
 ANSI and UTF8 are equivalent for a subset of characters but sometimes quotes and such can be replaced with Unicode variants. ANSI and UTF8 are equivalent for a subset of characters but sometimes quotes and such can be replaced with Unicode variants.