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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41335
Downloaded and running, Pentax K-70 camera, HEQ5 mount, ZWO ASI120mini - fantastic! :-)

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1 month 3 weeks ago 1 month 3 weeks ago by AstroNerd.
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41338

wcreech19 wrote: The top right icon just tells me there's no wifi modules available. I've tried to change the wpa_supplicant file. It will at least recognize my network but it won't connect to it even if I tell it to connect. It's like the hotspot broadcast has it disable and is the priority. I don't know enough about raspbian to know how to change this. Regardless, I tested it with iEQ45 Pro, ASI183MM-Pro, ZWO EFW, ASI120MM-S and everything worked great. Imaged all night and worked just like on the StellarMate Pi but obviously quicker since it was a Pi4 with USB 3.0

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It wont work without some clever coding as a hotspot had been set up, it’s not an easy thing to change, that is what I was trying g to say, please read previous posts...

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1 month 2 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41534

wcreech19 wrote: I just tested it with my RPI4 and all my devices connected the first try! And for someone who's still new to RPi's, that's saying something. Slewed, solved, guided and captured the Eastern Veil without any snags. Thanks for sharing. Forgive me since I'm still new to RPi's but how do I connect to my personal wifi? I've looked all over the internet and I can't seem to figure out how you created the wifi access point. I'm sure you did it from the command line but how can I create and connect to wifi access points via GUI?


Hello,
I have found a way to have this connected to the internet on a WiFi network and use the configured access point at the same time, but you need a separate USB WiFi dongle, of which they are very small these days...
If you want the instructions then here they are.

1. Insert the WiFi dongle and make sure it’s showing up in the networks icon, should show as wlan1, but you will find as I did, that you can see the networks but will not connect..so
2. Open up your terminal and open this file
sudo nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf and add these lines replacing “your network SSID” and “your network password” with your own for the WiFi you want to connect to

network={
ssid="yourNetworkSSID"
psk="yourNetworkPassword"
}

Then click “Ctrl and X to save, press Y when asked and then enter.
Then when back at terminal sudo reboot, and when it reboots it should connect to the WiFi with your dongle and still have the hotspot on the internal WiFi also...
Let me know how you get on if you do try...

Stellarmate OS BETA on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro
Meade series 5000 80mm triplet Apo & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on both scopes

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1 month 2 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41571
I just received my Raspberry Pi4 yesterday and I've been inspired to duplicate and modify my AstroPi3 setup script to work for Raspbian so I don't have to wait for Wimpress to finish ubuntu mate. I worked some yesterday and some today. It should not be too much longer before I'm done assuming I don't have any serious issues. Maybe a day or two.

Thanks,

Rob
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1 month 2 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41573

rlancaste wrote: I just received my Raspberry Pi4 yesterday and I've been inspired to duplicate and modify my AstroPi3 setup script to work for Raspbian so I don't have to wait for Wimpress to finish ubuntu mate. I worked some yesterday and some today. It should not be too much longer before I'm done assuming I don't have any serious issues. Maybe a day or two.

Thanks,

Rob


Hi Rob,
I have a full working set up on the rpi4 but it was a long winded job to get to this stage, had issues with creating the hotspot and also with phd2, but all good now, bit will look forward to seeing and maybe trying your script..
What is included in this script...
William :)

Stellarmate OS BETA on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro
Meade series 5000 80mm triplet Apo & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on both scopes

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1 month 2 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41574
You can take a look at it here: github.com/rlancaste/AstroPi3

My new script for Raspbian is going to be: setupAstroRasbianPi.sh

I'm still working on adapting it. But so far it has: PHD2, INDI, KStars, INDIWebManagerApp, INDI Web Manager, GSC, Conky, samba (file sharing), Real VNC, astrometry, xplanet, and ZRam. It configures a number of settings to be better set up for astrophotography.

It is NOT done yet, but it does work. The biggest thing I still need to work on is Networking. In my ubuntu version of the script, I have it set up for DHCP with ethernet and standard wireless, a direct ethernet connection as a backup with a fixed IP, and if desired, you can click an icon to start an ad-hoc network in the field. But, what I did for ubuntu did NOT work for Raspbian. I need to change all that.

Here is what it looks like now:

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1 month 2 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41575
Thank you for this. My Flirc case comes soon and my (RMA) Pegasus UPBv2 comes in a day or so and I'm hoping my first all Indi setup will be ready by mid August with the PPBv2 drivers hopefully being in the next update.

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1 month 2 weeks ago 1 month 2 weeks ago by avarakin.
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41576
If it helps anyone, I built a Mate system based on Ubuntu 18.04 server. To make it bootable, the firmware is replaced from raspbian.
Here is the script (actually it is makefile) , which builds the system:
github.com/avarakin/astropi
Nice thing about it is that it is using official Kstars and other repositories so there is no need to build anything from source.

Alex
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1 month 2 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41578

rlancaste wrote: You can take a look at it here: github.com/rlancaste/AstroPi3

My new script for Raspbian is going to be: setupAstroRasbianPi.sh

I'm still working on adapting it. But so far it has: PHD2, INDI, KStars, INDIWebManagerApp, INDI Web Manager, GSC, Conky, samba (file sharing), Real VNC, astrometry, xplanet, and ZRam. It configures a number of settings to be better set up for astrophotography.

It is NOT done yet, but it does work. The biggest thing I still need to work on is Networking. In my ubuntu version of the script, I have it set up for DHCP with ethernet and standard wireless, a direct ethernet connection as a backup with a fixed IP, and if desired, you can click an icon to start an ad-hoc network in the field. But, what I did for ubuntu did NOT work for Raspbian. I need to change all that.

Here is what it looks like now:


I got the wireless up and running with a hotspot with static ip for out in the field, on wlan1 (USB WiFi dongle) WiFi for internet on wlan0 on the internal WiFi ...but that will not work on static ip only dhcp....not sure why..
The networking stuff is very awkward on this raspbian I must say...

Also one more thing to add is that the 4K resolution WILL NOT work over any VNC only full HD max, which was useless to me as have 4K monitor, so had to use XRDP with Remote Desktop on either windows or Remmina Remote Desktop on a Linus laptop.. so worth considering as the 4K is very useful. For many people...

Stellarmate OS BETA on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro
Meade series 5000 80mm triplet Apo & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on both scopes

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1 month 2 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41581

avarakin wrote: If it helps anyone, I built a Mate system based on Ubuntu 18.04 server. To make it bootable, the firmware is replaced from raspbian.
Here is the script (actually it is makefile) , which builds the system:
github.com/avarakin/astropi
Nice thing about it is that it is using official Kstars and other repositories so there is no need to build anything from source.

Alex


So have you got this fully working with Ubuntu and rpi4 before I spend the time trying it out ..?

Stellarmate OS BETA on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro
Meade series 5000 80mm triplet Apo & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on both scopes

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1 month 2 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41582
I never tried running it with real equipment but Ekos with simulator works.
Internal Wifi adapter, wireless mouse and keyboard do not work but I read that it can be fixed by installing modules from Raspbian.
The setup was done half headless: with ssh over Ethernet + display over HDMI.
I think that this method is the best available right now - it removes the dependency on Ubuntu Mate which was very slow to adopt 18.04.
Also hopefully Ubuntu guys will build a proper image for Pi 4 soon so no hacking with firmware would be required.

Alex

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1 month 2 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41583

avarakin wrote: I never tried running it with real equipment but Ekos with simulator works.
Internal Wifi adapter, wireless mouse and keyboard do not work but I read that it can be fixed by installing modules from Raspbian.
The setup was done half headless: with ssh over Ethernet + display over HDMI.
I think that this method is the best available right now - it removes the dependency on Ubuntu Mate which was very slow to adopt 18.04.
Also hopefully Ubuntu guys will build a proper image for Pi 4 soon so no hacking with firmware would be required.

Alex


Please forgive my ignorance, but as this is Ubuntu Mate server, does that mean that it does not have the Ubuntu mate desktop gui..?? As I would need that...

Stellarmate OS BETA on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro
Meade series 5000 80mm triplet Apo & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on both scopes

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