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3.6.0 Ekos Optec flipflat?

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Might be my local install, does anyone else have an issue with the flipflat driver.
A new NUC 22.04 install and 3.6.0 stable.
Run with mount and ccd simulator plus flipflat. When flipflat connection is made KStars closes leaving the driver running.
Will try and get more debug info.

The log ends with:

[2022-07-30T17:20:04.193 EDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Flip Flat : "[INFO] Flip Flat is online. "
[2022-07-30T17:20:04.200 EDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "Flip Flat" Version: "1.1" Interface: 33792 is connected.
[2022-07-30T17:20:04.200 EDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos] - 4 devices connected out of 4
[2022-07-30T17:20:04.200 EDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos] - All INDI devices are now connected.
[2022-07-30T17:20:04.311 EDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Flip Flat >: < CAP_PARK >
[2022-07-30T17:20:04.312 EDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "Flip Flat is online."
[2022-07-30T17:20:04.313 EDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Flip Flat >: < FLAT_LIGHT_CONTROL >
[2022-07-30T17:20:04.314 EDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Flip Flat >: < FLAT_LIGHT_INTENSITY >
[2022-07-30T17:20:04.314 EDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Flip Flat >: < Status >
[2022-07-30T17:20:04.315 EDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Flip Flat >: < Firmware >
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4 months 22 hours ago #84814

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Replied by wotalota on topic 3.6.0 Ekos Optec flipflat?

I deleted the ~/.indi/'Flip Flat_config.xml' file and its default version in case the old ones where involved in the crash. New ones were automatically generated & attached so should be 3.6.0 compatible. The ekos-debugger generated files are attached showing the Ekos crash.
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I too have had issue with 3.6.0 (on Linux laptop Ethernet to 3.5.9 on Pi /Astroberry) and my Flip Flat type DIY flat panel. It worked previously but not well since the update. Random crashes and not completing sequences have been my issues. Unfortunately I have not had the time to dig into this yet in detail.

Previously system would run through sequences of flats for RGBL+Ha then do the associated dark flats. Now it doesn't want to reliably complete a single filter's flats. When it does, it frequently doesn't start the next filter in the sequence.

Hopefully I will be able to find time to sort this soon as we've been "forecast" to have some more clear nights before the moon gets in the way. (and I've a backlog of exposures with a different lens so my existing flats won't work),

Staying tuned...
3 months 3 weeks ago #85032

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Replied by wotalota on topic 3.6.0 Ekos Optec flipflat?

David,
The issues you are having seem different in nature from mine. I don't think there is anything wrong with my FlipFlat or its connection. The workaround for me to use the FlipFlat is to uncheck auto connect on the Ekos setup form. A more sedate startup appears to avoid the exception error.
Regards
Tom
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3 months 3 weeks ago #85036

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Thanks for the report. I cannot reproduce the crash on x86-64 and also on StellarMate (where I have the flipflat installed). The crash is in KStars and not the driver itself.
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