March 30, 2014 at 5:08 pm #21676
Okay– great to know that it’s up and running, and that it was (same as in the previous case of this error) a USB extension cable that was causing the problem.
Since things are working well, we would not recommend switching EBB firmware versions. There are newer firmware versions, but we are still installing 2.0.1 on new EBBs, and do recommend sticking with that for the time being. (There are some nice features in the newer firmware, but we are still working to ensure full backwards compatibility.)
It is true that the “cancel” button does not work in Inkscape– this is a known issue with Inkscape that is unfortunately not within our capability to change. However, you do not need to unplug the USB cable. As it says on the “Making your first plot” page of our instructions, you can pause a plot in progress by using the “PRG” button on the EBB. (You can also press the “RST” button, to cause an error that will cancel the plot. )