I set up a littler test setup in order to get to know INDI. I am running the Ekos VM on a Mac book and my raspberry pi set up for remote control. The imdi server and eqmod on my pi run just fine.
I tried connecting the eq5 mount controller to the pi via an Aten 232 usb/serial connector. The driver appears in lsusb but I was not able to connect this way.
Instead I tried an Eqdirect cable having a FTDI chipset. Again lsusb shows the driver and I can connect via Ekos. But the connection fails after some seconds. I thought that maybe a powered usb hub could help. However, then no connection is possible.
Could you give me any pointers to solve this problem?