Prusa Slicer is a proprietary cutting tool made by Prusa for its 3D printers. If you have a Prusa installation and need to slice some 3D files on Linux, you will want to install the Prusa Slicer app. Here’s how to do it.Note. To use the Prusa Slicer app on Linux, you need 3D printing files.
Ubuntu installation instructions
Prusa Slicer is available for Ubuntu users starting 20.04 LTS . However, it is in the Ubuntu Universe software repository and this repo is not always enabled by default.
To enable the Ubuntu Universe repository on your computer, start by opening a terminal window on your Linux desktop. You can launch the terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard. Or search for “Terminal” in the application menu.
When the terminal window is open and ready to use, run the following add-apt-repository command below. This command will enable Ubuntu Universe.
sudo add-apt-repository universe
After adding the Universe software repository, you need to update the software sources using the apt update command .
sudo apt update
After updating the source codes of your Ubuntu software, Ubuntu Universe is ready to use. From here, Prusa Slicer can be installed on Ubuntu (20.04, 21.04 & 21.10) using the apt install command below .
sudo apt install prusa slicer
Debian Installation Instructions
If you are using Debian , Prusa Slicer must be running on Debian 11 to run. So, if you are using Debian 10 or newer, you must upgrade first.
Note: if you are using an older version of Debian and do not want to upgrade, follow Snap’s instructions instead to get Prusa Slicer to work on Linux.
After upgrading to Debian 11, you can start installing Prusa Slicer. Open a terminal window on your desktop by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard. Or find “Terminal” in the application menu and launch it that way.
With the terminal window open and ready to use, run the apt-get install command below to install the “prusa-sler” package.
sudo apt-get install prusa-slicer
After entering the above command, Debian will ask you for your password. Using your keyboard, enter your account password and press Enter . When you hit Enter , Debian will install Prusa Slicer on your system.
Arch Linux installation instructions
Prusa Slicer is available to Arch Linux users in the Community software repository. Make sure this software repository is enabled before attempting to install Prusa Slicer on Arch.
With the Community repository enabled, launch a terminal window on your Linux desktop by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard. Or find “Terminal” in the application menu and launch it that way.
Now that the terminal window is open, use the pacman -S command to install the “prusa-Slice” application on your Arch Linux system.
sudo pacman -S prusa-slicer
Fedora Installation Instructions
Since Fedora 33, Prusa Slicer is available in the official software repositories. So, if you are using Fedora, you will have no problem with the application.
A terminal must be open to begin installing Prusa Slicer on your Fedora system. You can launch a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard. Or find “Terminal” in the application menu and launch it that way.
With a terminal window open, you can begin installation. Install the “prusa-slicer” package using the dnf install command .
sudo dnf install prusa slicer
OpenSUSE Installation Instructions
Prusa Slicer is available for OpenSUSE Linux, but not in the official software repositories. Therefore, if you want the application to work on your computer, you will have to use the community software repositories.
To start the installation, go to the OpenSUSE software for Prusa Slicer page. When you open the page, you will see a list of the OpenSUSE distributions that make Prusa Slicer available.
When you find your version of OpenSUSE in the list, find the 1-Click Install button and select it with your mouse. Selecting this button will open YaST on your OpenSUSE machine and install Prusa Slicer through a graphical interface.
Snap package installation instructions
Prusa Slicer is available to all users in the Ubuntu Snap Store. So, if you have a Linux operating system that supports Snap storage, Prusa Slicer is ready to be installed on your computer.
To start installing Prusa Slicer on Linux as a Snap package, you need to configure and install the Snap package runtime on your system. If you need help setting up the Snap package runtime, follow our guide on the subject .