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INDI Library v1.8.1 Released (09 Sep 2019)

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AstroPi3 Scripts revised

2 months 3 days ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #43485
Raspbian OS 64bit kernel is up! Sudo rpi-update now.... :)
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2 months 3 days ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #43486
Should we expect a significant performance improvement? I am now running my AP system on an RPi4B2GB in a flirc case which keeps the temperature nicely stable around 35°-40° outdoors. Performance is already amazing me and astro friends with typical Ekos alignment solves at around 10 seconds.

Currently running KStars/Ekos/Indi on a Raspberry Pi 4B 2GByte under Raspbian thanks to AstroPi3 Script
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #43487
In order to change from a 32 bit to a 64 bit system much more is needed than a 64 bit kernel. All libraries and compiled applications need to be changed as well. I’d recommend sticking with the 32 bit system if the performance is good or do a completely new system install.


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2 months 3 days ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #43496
So with this new 64 bit Raspbian, will this AstroPI3 script work ok...??

Stellarmate OS BETA on Raspberry pi4b
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2 months 3 days ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #43503
One word of caution. Jasem is currently working today/tomorrow (not sure how long?) on splitting the INDI repo into libindi and 3rd Party. Once he finishes that, I will update all my build scripts, but I will wait until he says it is done. I'm not sure if this will break the current scripts or not

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2 months 2 days ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #43579
Ok I believe I have fixed the scripts to work with the new split repo structure of INDI.

Enjoy!
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2 months 1 day ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #43589
Nice! I suppose the split repo will be announced in due time? It is not in the Download section of the website. Yet I suppose...

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2 months 1 day ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #43592
Pardon me if this is a silly question - I am running Raspbian on Raspberry Pi4 and used your script to set everything up. I configured the Field Wifi to turn on after 3 minutes if the default 'home WiFi' is not found in range. Can you tell me if there is a simple way to VNC in via the Field Wifi access point (I can do this fine) and then switch the network on the Pi back to the 'home WiFi' (assuming it is in range), without having to reboot the Pi?

The reason I ask is I have found that sometimes when I boot up, even if the Pi is close to my router, it is not detecting the home WiFi and is switching to Field WiFi mode.

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2 months 1 day ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #43597
Just built a new SD installation for a Raspi 3 running Mate 18.04 and it worked with no problems.

Thanks for all the wor on this scripting, it's a great help.

Chris

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2 months 1 day ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #43603
Hi feilimb,

There are two ways. One is to click the "Restart Network Manager Icon" so that hopefully it finds the home wifi automatically. This is basically a good way to switch back out of field mode.

The other way would be to connect an Ethernet cable directly from your laptop to the Pi. Then you can play with wifi networks to your heart's content while it is directly connected.

Thanks,

Rob

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2 months 1 day ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #43622
Hi,
This may be a stupid question, and sorry if it is, but can your script be used on a full blown laptop running Kubuntu to install everything, or is it only for SBC
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Stellarmate OS BETA on Raspberry pi4b
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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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2 months 1 day ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #43625
Yes the script can certainly be run on a full blown laptop. I actually ran it on the new Linux laptop I just got for imaging in the field. You should think though about which version of the script you want to run and also if you want everything the script does. For your example, I would probably run the Ubuntu script and I would probably just answer no to the questions about installing vnc and about having it setup the link local ip and automatically starting field WiFi. Since there is a monitor, keyboard, and trackpad you don’t need those features.
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