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INDI Library v1.9.8 Released (29 Sep 2022)

Bi-monthly INDI Library released with new drivers and bug fixes.

Nrotator? - Hobbling along (past limping)

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Hi Chris,

Looks like the nFrame made it into INDI 1.9.4 from 1/17 stable build.
Unsure about Kstars/Ekos 3.5.7 builds, of which was released 1/18, I could not find the nframe in the distributed indidrivers.xml
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10 months 2 weeks ago #79650

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I'll give it a try tonight. Thanks!!
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I've tried changing it in usr/share/indi/drivers.xml and usr/share/kstars/indidrivers.xml. It seems like the driver is pointing to nstep_rotator and it needs to say nframe_rotator... but I can't get it to do that.

Is there another spot where it needs to be changed so that it poiints to nframe_rotator?

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Ah, there's some mismatch between all the files... It won't ever find it because the cmake file calls it one thing, the files call it another...

I couldn't find all the spots that indi/kstars looks for a file name.  The driver is indi.nframe.rotator... but it's looking for a file named indi.nstep.rotator.  I renamed the file per Gene's advice and it's operational.  Auto-sync/everything.

If you're looking for the drivers; they're in /usr/bin  sudo find /usr/bin "*indi.nframe.rotator" will find the file.  I tried editing the /usr/shared/indi/drivers.xml and /usr/shared/kstars/indidrivers.xml.  But, there must be some other places it's searching for the name of the driver.

I have the max speed set to 200... 150 was super slow; 254 was too fast I think.  200 is still pretty slow (about .1 degree per second); but it works.

 
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Hi Chris, check your email for an updated test driver for the nFrame, version takes closest direction versus always enforcing cord wrap.

Just remember to turn rotator over so motor side not the moveable side.

Cables to camera would then be prone to wrap though.

Gene
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Also for anyone else trying this, the steps/degree is 55. If you change the wiring phase from 1 to 3 you can reverse the direction.
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