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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:

Baader Steeldrive II won‘t connect

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Very strange, I can’t get the Steeldrive II focuser connect with Ekos.
It will always time out. However it’s working without any issues with TheSky X.

I‘m a MacBook Pro (2016) user with KStars 3.5.5 and Big Sur 11.6. 

Any idea what’s going wrong?
Ekos:
 

TheSky X:

 
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macOS Monterey - 10micron GM1000HPS - ZWO ASI Camera - Baader Steeldrive II
1 month 1 week ago #76831
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Can you check what baud rate is it using in TheSkyX?
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1 month 1 week ago #76833

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In TheSky it just says „as fast as possible“.
I also tried with 9600 as suggested here: www.indilib.org/focusers/baader-steeldrive.html

But I haven’t tried with higher rates to be honest.
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1 month 1 week ago #76834

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Today I got through all possible baud rates in Ekos. Error remains.
After that I started TheSky X and the focuser connected within 1 second or so.

Here is the log while going step by step through speeds:

INFO 2210.084188 sec : Session log file /Users/oliverforster/.indi/logs/2021-10-26/indi_steeldrive2_focus/indi_steeldrive2_focus_11:28:12.log
ERROR 2281.788801 sec : Serial read error: Timeout error.
ERROR 2305.437501 sec : Serial read error: Timeout error.
ERROR 2318.258756 sec : Serial read error: Timeout error.
ERROR 2334.572043 sec : Serial read error: Timeout error.
ERROR 2349.191013 sec : Serial read error: Timeout error.
ERROR 2362.852254 sec : Serial read error: Timeout error.
ERROR 2379.920532 sec : Serial read error: Timeout error.
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macOS Monterey - 10micron GM1000HPS - ZWO ASI Camera - Baader Steeldrive II
1 month 1 week ago #76916

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Not sure what could be causing this. Could be a MacOS specific issue for INDI. What about SteelDrive 1 focuser driver, did you test that? just to see if it somehow works. Were you able to test this on Linux?
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1 month 1 week ago #76928

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Could this be an access rights issue ?
nvm i see it's a read timeout, weird.
Maybe debug level logging shows something ?
Last edit: 1 month 5 days ago by Hans. Reason: re-reading
1 month 5 days ago #77131

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The SteelDrive 1 driver you suggested to try gave me:
2021-11-09T13:10:38: [INFO] Error retrieving data from SteelDrive, please ensure SteelDrive controller is powered and the port is correct.
2021-11-09T13:10:38: [ERROR] getHWVersion error: Timeout error.

What's really makes my head scratch: It works out of the box with TheSky.
What am I doing wrong?
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Last edit: 3 weeks 6 days ago by Oliver.
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