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INDI Library v1.9.3 Released (11 Nov 2021)

Bimonthly Stable INDI Library release introduces new drivers and fixes for existing ones. Some highlights:

Ekos will not save requested number of images to USB thumb drive:

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Not specifically the answer you're looking for but from what I read you are setting up an All-Sky camera, using Ekos and Indilib. You may be interested in a self contained All-Sky camera that does not use Ekos and Indi, such as the one presented by Thomas Jacquin on github.com/thomasjacquin/allsky .

His All-Sky can make use of diverse cameras such as: Raspberry Pi HQ camera, ASI120MC*, ASI120MM*, ASI120MC-S, ASI120MM-S, ASI224MC, ASI178MC, ASI185MC, ASI290MC, ASI1600MC, and are controlled by a Raspberry Pi. It may or may not satisfy your specific requirements but it may be worthwhile to take a look as it allows setting many operation parameters.

Hope this helps.
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Ran the shell script and it populated the USB drive with 1M files, all 1000 of them.  No issues
Tektonik.
Curious to hear from some readers what storage they use, brand and model.
 
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Gille,  Looked at that link you sent.  It is a very well done project.  Congrats to the authors.
But, not for me at the present time.  As I stated earlier, this project is a baby step before moving KStars/Ekos to the full imaging setup.  If I can't do the most basic task of getting X number of exposures, I need not go further.
Thanks for your time!  Might have to revisit that later.
Tektonik
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Any permission issues in the USB thumb drive? can you create files in there manually?
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Hi Jasem, No issues there. Created directories, read, write, deletes, and executes shell scripts on as well.
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Will be trying a couple of things: 

1.  Different camera, but all I have is another ZWO which will use the same driver but you never know
2.  Download the images to remote location, not the pi.

Don't think it is an USB issues since it read/writes just fine, and even saving to the SD card has the same issue.  In both cases there is GB's of space remaining.

Also tried an "ancient" Sandisk thumbdrive (10yrs old).  No luck

Cheers
 
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Interesting, when I ran Ekos from the laptop, connected wirelessly to the pi, and captured images to the laptop, it worked fine. All 1000, nothing missing.

Weird science...

Will try ASI 294 next
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Ok, while running a test with a different cable, the Ekos camera tab was reporting exposures being taken and stored, when in fact they were not.  The fits viewer also froze at the actual last picture stored (about 248 out of 1000 target).  The image folder on the thumb drive also reflected the 248 number.
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On the chance it might be the camera, hooked same to verified trusty windows PC laptop and shot a 1000/1s sequence with sharpcap, no issues.

ASI294 test on the pi next.
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Same behavior with the ASI294 (USB 3.0).

Can only conclude there is coding issue/bug with the ZWO driver/Ekos since it fails:
- on 2 different pi's with old and latest updates respectively.
- 3 different USB drives and the OS SD card
- on local storage only, but works with remote storage.
- with two different ZWO cameras, 120 USB 2.X and 294 USB 3.X
Time to buy a mini-PC. Something I was hoping to avoid.
Thanks for all the inputs folks!
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Actually this looks suspiciously related the the "leaking file descriptor" due to Phonon. Go to Settings --> Configure Notifications, and turn off ALL sounds. Then try again.
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Unfortunately, nothing is checked.
Thanks for the try...
 
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