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ZWO 8-Position EFW Shows only 5 Filter Positions

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ZWO 8-Position EFW Shows only 5 Filter Positions was created by cots

I've been struggling with this issue for several weeks and to no avail, so I am asking the community for help.
My main imaging setup consists of the ZWO ASI1600MM CCD coupled with their ZWO 8-position EFW.
I use KStars/Ekos/Indi along with Stellarmate as my software control and it truly is an amazing integration of quality modules needed for astrophotography.
Prior to my upgrading to the 8-position EFW, I had been using ZWO's 5-position miniEFW and my system worked flawlessly for just about 2 years.
Once I decided to incorporate NB filters with my LRGB filters, it made sense for me to upgrade my EFW to an 8-position version.
That's when the trouble began. I cannot get the 8-position ZWO EFW to show more than 5 filter slots. I've loaded the recommended filter wheel drivers from ZWO and those from ASCOM (Windows 10 environment).
When using Ekos, the filter wheel is recognized, but only 5-slots show up. I cannot add nor configure more slots. However, if I use software like APT Tools or SharpCap, the filter wheel ISrecognized and listed as an 8-position device.
I've tried installing KStars/Ekos/Indi on a dedicated Linux machine and the same problem exists.....8-position EFW shows only 5-slots.
I've attached two screen shots of the filter wheel equippage from Ekos.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
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Replied by knro on topic ZWO 8-Position EFW Shows only 5 Filter Positions

This is an old driver (0.6), the current version is 1.3... where are you getting this driver from?
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Replied by cots on topic ZWO 8-Position EFW Shows only 5 Filter Positions

First, thanks for the quick reply.
For my Windows 10 machine running KStars/Ekos, I used the EFW ASCOM driver from ZWO's site (see attachment).
For my dedicated Linux (Ubuntu( machine running KStars/Ekos, I loaded the recommended Indi driver/libraries (see attachments).
I would assume that I would have gotten the latest software version, so I'm not sure why version 0.3 is still listed under the ASI EFW tab in Ekos.
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