Linux version for 3D printer


I’m building a 3D printer using Linux based software for overall control. It currently doesn’t support Android usage.

I have a VIM2 Max and and need to use Debian Linux for specific 4K UHD display control. The VIM2 also controls the hardware, but that has been taken care of.

There will be no audio needs and it needs to use direct Ethernet connection.

I already have a HDMI to MIPI-DSI bridge board to control the display. It requires the 4K@60Hz capability of the VIM2.

As a Noob, what I need is your recommendation for the best Linux version to use. A server version will be preferred but I can utilize a Mate version if it helps.

VIM2 or Armbian? Which single Linux version should I download and use? If it requires U-Boot or something else, I will need installation instructions.

Should I install it on a SD card so I don’t have to wipe out the Android firmware already installed on eMMC? Naturally, I will need it to go to Linux 1st.