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INDI Library v1.9.8 Released (29 Sep 2022)

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

Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI

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Jasem,

I have not seen any packages built (KStars Bleeding, and INDI) after all these fixes from a month ago.

Did I miss them? Or are they in the pipe line and will be available soon?
8 months 3 weeks ago #79270

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I have used OnStep via LX200 driver on my MacBook Pro (early 2011). Indi driver seems to be very unstable, it will crash every now and then. From last session, I saved two log files, where driver crashed similar way. It seems that "Child process 567 died". In the attachment is two log files. 
Can anyone give me some advices, how can I get driver to be more stable?

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Could you please tell which version you use for Kstars, Indi andf indi_lx200_OnStep ?
kstars --version
should return
kstars 3.5.6 (for the latest build)

indiserver -v
should return
INDI Library: 1.9.3

indiserver -vvv indi_lx20_Onstep
should return (for the latest version)
DRIVER_VERSION='1.13'

and also what type of connection you use (Serial USB, WiFi, Bluetooth)

Many fixes have been applied recently and may be it is related to something already fixed!
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8 months 3 weeks ago #79299

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Looking at those logs, @azwing is correct, about it being related to things fixed. Those errors will not occur anymore with the current master. Which will be INDI 1.9.4 whenever @knro bumps the version and releases it. I went through and fixed a lot of that after 1.9.3 was released and the specific functions it crashes on there aren't called. (Which is usually about 2 months, and right now it's 2months + 1 day from 1.9.3 (Nov 10), so it should be relatively soon.)

If you want it to not happen before then, you can build it from source. (Not sure what all getting set up to build that includes on mac, but the master repository is here if you want to try: github.com/indilib/indi )
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Thank you for helping. I tried to figure out my software versions, but I can't find in which path indiserver is installed on Mac (I tried both directories /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin but can't find it). However Kstars is version 3.5.6 and I suppose that Indi is also newest version. Hope that latest version is available soon and it fixes my problems.
And I'm using wifi connection.
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Hi,

don't have a mac but if you are under MacOSX I guess a simple
"whereis indiserver" would tell you the location.

If you are with WiFi connection it certainly is related to what was recently fixed.
Unfortunately I have no clue at which periodicity the MacOSX version is released.

I am under Debian X86/64 and use locally compiled versions since packaged versions are prehistoric :-)
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1.9.4 is out, so let me know if you have any problems with it crashing, especially if you have logs.
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I mentioned this in another thread:  indilib.org/forum/stellarmate/10945-meri...t-counting-down.html

With v1.9.4.  I'm having the Meridian counter not updating using OnStep.  I hadn't updated my system in several months.  Previously worked fine.

The problem seems to occur when Tracking is turned on.
When Tracking is OFF, the Coordinates RA and LST update every second.
When Tracking is turned ON, the Meridian Flip counter updates but then doesn't change.  I would then expect AZ and ALT to update frequently, but no Coordinates change.

I don't know if this is OnStep, but the other person was also using OnStep also.  Log file shows everything working properly.
Is anyone else having similar issues?  Might be Ekos internals or a different driver.  Also using ASI cameras and NexDome.
Thanks!
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I'm the other person, lol

There no meridian flip possible anymore with all the versions of Ekos/Indi after version 1.5.5 Stellarmate.
I tested all of them 1.6.0, 1.6.1, 1.6.2 and the beta 1.70 on fresh installed cards.

There is no HA countdown anymore in Ekos so meridian flip is never issued.
When arriving at target ekos reports the remaining HA time correct but then the counter stops and stays there.
Only old version 1.5.5 seems to work right.
Could this be an OnStep Indi driver issue?
Using the mount simulator all is working well.
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Hi and happy new year to everybody.

I have tested the meridian flip issue and it seems that it is OnStep than stops tracking at meridian crossing even in standalone (using terminal)
there are threads about that here onstep.groups.io/g/main/topic/87662486?p...y,,,20,2,60,87662486

I will investigate more but I don't believe Indi is the cause here

Kstars Version 3.5.8 Beta
Indiserver INDI Library: 1.9.4
OnStep version 1.13
OnStep Firmware 4.24o
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8 months 1 week ago #79805

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I think I managed to repair Meridian Flip
There is a typo in the firmware code, and submitted an issue to Howard.
@@ -675,7 +675,7 @@ void loop2() {
         if (getInstrPierSide() == PierSideWest) {
           if (getInstrAxis1() > degreesPastMeridianW && (!(autoMeridianFlip && goToHere(true) == CE_NONE))) { generalError=ERR_MERIDIAN; stopSlewingAndTracking(SS_LIMIT_AXIS1_MAX); }
         } else
-        if (getInstrAxis1() < -degreesPastMeridianE) { generalError=ERR_MERIDIAN; stopSlewingAndTracking(SS_LIMIT_AXIS1_MIN); }
+        if (getInstrAxis1() < degreesPastMeridianE) { generalError=ERR_MERIDIAN; stopSlewingAndTracking(SS_LIMIT_AXIS1_MIN); }
       }
     }
     double a2; if (AXIS2_TANGENT_ARM == ON) { cli(); a2=posAxis2/axis2Settings.stepsPerMeasure; sei(); } else a2=getInstrAxis2();
 
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8 months 1 week ago #79915

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so just the "-" in front of degrees?...I see it in my earlier 4.24
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