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AstroPi3 Scripts revised

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So the latest master would be the current bleeding edge version on git. It would be a git clone of the current state of the INDI Repo. The latest release would be the latest released version.

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Rob
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Replied by MF on topic AstroPi3 Scripts revised

Hi Rob,

Thanks for putting together this excellent script.

I tried it out on Ubuntu 20.04 with Lubuntu Desktop, and I found some "features" were missing on both 32bit and 64 bit versions.

Missing items were as below, am I doing something wrong?
  1. Sets the user account to auto-login - Not working
  2. Disables the screen lock and screen saver to prevent them from causing issues when connecting via VNC - not working
  3. Installs RealVNC Server (Raspberry Pi Script) or x11VNC (64 bit script) - no vnc server installed. Edit VNC server does not autostart
  4. Creates zRAM to get ~ 1.5x the current RAM capacity - Not sure, how do I verify?
  5. Edit: cat /proc/swaps confirms this
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Hi, thanks for the report. Yes not all the versions of the script can have feature parity on all systems. The astroPi3 script intended for the Raspberry PI running Ubuntu Mate (setupAstroPi3) and the Raspbian script (setupAstroRaspbianPi) can easily accomplish all the tasks on their respective systems because they are intended for one specific system with a particular configuration. The Ubuntu SBC script (setupUbuntuSBC) (which I assume is the one that you used?) might not accomplish all of its tasks because it is intended for a more general set of systems. Even on Ubuntu, there are many different package managers, many different desktops, and many different file explorer systems on Linux. So, for example, Desktops on ubuntu include Gnome, KDE Plasma, Cinnamon, Budgie, MATE, Xubuntu, LXDE, XFCE LXQT etc. A method for setting up auto login might work for somebody on Ubuntu who has one Desktop, but not for another desktop. I did my best to make most of the features work for all the setups, but some of the features will not be supported on some setups. I always welcome suggestions for how to improve the support though!
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Replied by MF on topic AstroPi3 Scripts revised

Thanks for the response Rob.

While I understand the complications, I do have one request :)

Background:
I am trying to use an Olympus Camera for PA, with Kstars / Ekos running on a RPI4.

This combination poses a unique set of challenges because:

Olympus cameras will work only with libgphoto2 version 2.5.25 . But this version has not yet made it to Debian / Raspian yet. However it is available on Ubuntu.
Ubuntu Mate is not supported on the RPI4. One can install Ubuntu + Mate Desktop, but it is not the same and your script does not work well with it.

I tried multiple combinations of Ubuntu + Desktops with your script, but many things are broken and do not work. Your script works well on Raspian + RPI4, but the driver version is out dated.

Request:
a.) Would you consider providing an updated script which will install libgphoto2 version 2.5.25 on Raspian? Manually updating the driver breaks Kstars :(
b.) Or a script for another Flavour of Ubuntu which supports the RPI4? I can then manually update the driver to the latest.

Please say yes ;-)
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I can take a look at it. Right now I'm a bit bogged down with other projects. But it is getting into the summer now and I should have more time since my students are almost done.
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Thank you very much. We are getting into winter here in Australia, and this is the best time for Astro down here. I just need that updated driver before I can start testing my setup.
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hi Rob, were you able to look into this?
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Hi all.
Love this software. I've been using the astropi3 set up for a year now, but just through my home network via Ethernet and vnc viewer on my tablet. Also with kstars on my pc.
I decided to give the hotspot a go because I might try some dark sky imaging this year, but for the life of me I can't remember my hotspot password. I can go into the pi's desktop through vnc but it wontw seem to let me edit it, unless I know said password.

any help would be much appreciated.
Jason

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Hi Jasonmur,

I had the same issue before and had to find the password in the Github script. I think the password for the Field WiFi is the name of the Field WiFi access point and then suffixed with '_password'. For example, if your FieldWifi access point that you want to connect to is called "MyPi_FieldWifi_5G", then the password would be "MyPi_FieldWifi_5G_password" (follow same approach for the 2.4GHz access point which does not have '5G' in it).

Source, lines #422-428:
github.com/rlancaste/AstroPi3/blob/maste...upAstroRaspbianPi.sh
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Hi feilimb.
Thanks for the quick response.
I believe you have it, because I did find a note to myself on my phone with something_password...I was being too cryptic for my own good!
Thanks for the help, I'll give it a go when home.

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Thanks so much. Feilimb.
I believe you are right because I did have a note on my phone to myself with desktop_password. Didn't make sense to me, but now it does.
Appreciate the help. Thanks again.

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Hi.
Thanks. It actually turned out to be raspberrypi_password
But got there eventually!

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