I guess you can leave all USB ports plugged in and run ekos / indi without any problems.
For QHY cameras, I have to make sure the QHY camera won't confuse with the other one by plugging in one at a time after certain settings in ekos, but I get some other error with the main camera that I'm unable to resolve.
I'm also an Astroberry (2.0.3) user running on a rpi4. My devices are: eq6r pro mount, electronic focuser, qhy5-ii-l mono guide cam, and a dslr as the main image camera (planning to buy a mono QHY, but still deciding). My 4 usb ports are busy. Everything is working fine. It's true I have had some problems, and actually sometimes kstars crashes or experience some strange behaviour, but I can live with it. The solution is fantastic for remote imaging.
For now I will continue using this setup, and I recommend it.
Can anybody confirm, by the way, if actually two qhy cams work together at the same time flawlessly?
I've been using Kstars/Ekos via Astroberry on a Rpi4 for a while now with my DSLR etc and all is going fine.
I've just upgraded to a QHY294m-pro. Ekos can connect to the QHY camera but i have a question about its drivers.
In the general info tab, the sdk shows 21.7.3 (see image) but i know the recent QHY SDK is 21.09.10. Should this be updated? How do i go about updating this if needed?
Also how do i know if version 2.8 and interface 2 is the most recent and if i need to update that too?
So i have had a play with my new QHY294m-pro on kstars/ekos (astroberry rpi4) and have a few issues.
1. When i plug the camera into a usb3 slot, after a random short while either the indi qhy driver crashes (and kstars completely closes) or ekos freezes with weird values shown for the camera temp and cooling (image attached).
2. When i plug the camera into a usb2 slot, the system is more stable however the indi qhy driver still crashes randomly and kstars completely closes.
Is the indi qhy driver unstable?
Can these driver crashes/issues be due to power load on the rpi4 usb slots (currently have star adv mount, ASI120 guide cam and qhy294m-pro cam plugged into rpi4) and should i iuse a powered usb3 hub?
I'm completely up to date using sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade commands (my post above shows ekos device info).
I can have the qhy camera plugged into a solid 12V AGM battery or mains supply.
Any help to get my system stable would be greatly appreciated.
Martin, I would definitely try with a powered usb.
I've also a rpi4, but not so many devices connected, yet. For the moment I have connected to the rpi: mount eqr6 pro, guide cam (qhy5L-II) and an electronic focuser. Everything works perfect, but I'm pretty sure I will face some power problems in the moment I connect my future QHY imaging camera. I've read it multiple times. So I will try to be prepared to face some issues. I guess the rpi power supply also could be related. How do you feed the rpi? batteries?
Afaik, the 12v power supply for the qhy camera, it's only for the tec cooler. Nothing related with usb