Well, I have run into a peculiar issue that needed to be addressed, and all of the things I have done so far in troubleshooting have not produced any fruitful results.
Description of the issue:
Every time I try to run the default code that comes up in the axis window, I get a few missed steps on the Y axis that ends up skewing the rest of the cut. You can see it evidenced here:
The last 'C' in LinuxCNC is almost ALWAYS the problem, but sometimes it is the first C. And another of a Harley Logo that I toolpathed using V-carve. As it engraves the letters MOTOR the m turns out ok, but the O is pulled low, and I'd be lucky if the TOR stays together a little bit lower on the -Y direction. Get my point?
So first thing I am going to do at this point is reinstall the system. This may be a latency issue that I can fix using the older version of Ubuntu - Hardy Heron 8.04. And just manually update emc2 to LinuxCNC 2.6. Will update the progress.