I mainly use the laser for engraving vectors, I have no plan in raster engraving (=pictures), so the instructions and workflow follow this. I do my best to find a workflow that works 100% under Linux.
The controlling board uses an Arduino Nano with GRBL 1.1f.
Using the good old Inkscape.
Need this Inkscape Extension : https://github.com/KnoxMakers/KM-Laser Be careful, download the correct version for your Inkscape version.
Need this Inkscape Extension : https://jtechphotonics.com/?page_id=2012 Be careful, download the correct version for your Inkscape version.
Using the good old UGS, classic GUI https://github.com/winder/Universal-G-Code-Sender
Note: I tried Laserweb4, on two different computers, very slow (in fact, freeze computers) so better not use it.