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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB

2 months 6 days ago 2 months 6 days ago by maxthebuilder.
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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB #43303
Jasem - you are going to stay with KDE from now on, right? I wonder why you went away from Mate..
(I just recently learned what Pluma was. Now it's Dolphin)

Max S.
RPI 3 B+ and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with Stellarmate OS.
Nikon D5300. Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8.
AT72EDII refractor. ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi mount in EQ mode.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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2 months 6 days ago
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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB #43337
KDE is the natural environment for KStars, since KStars is a KDE application and uses its library and services...etc. With RPi4, KDE is usable now for the most part.

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2 months 6 days ago 2 months 6 days ago by suvowner.
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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB #43346
I am getting a blank screen from the latest iOS app when trying to connect to the StellarMate hotspot with the pi4 with 1.4.3 and 1.4.4

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2 months 5 days ago
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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB #43357
Please delete and re-install the app again. I think yesterday, there was an update that caused this and it will removed afterwards.

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2 months 5 days ago
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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB #43417
I tried deleting and redownloading today, but quickly got the blank screen again

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2 months 3 days ago
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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB #43466
OMG. It was such a stupid mistake of mine...
I was trying different options to feed RPI4.
-- 2.1A charging port of a USB hub (12V input)
-- two charging ports of the USB hub in parallel = 4.2A
-- 6A 12-5V converter
First two options were extremely unstable (RPI would just shut down after 5min-1hr).
The third option was more stable but also RPI would occasionally shut down.
It turned out that I was feeding the whole thing (RPI, hub, cameras and mount) with a 1A 12V wall wart instead of 5A power brick!
(I have four 12V battery chargers and one 12V power brick plugged to a single power strip - all have the same kind of output cable).
Once I figured this out.. All three options worked. I currently use the second.
SM 1.4.3 -all works (except for RTC) and stable
SM 1.4.4 -all works (RTC too!) and stable

maxthebuilder wrote: It has been running on the 12-5V converter for more than 24 hours now without any issues.
Today was even hotter than yesterday. CPU temperature: 56C at 5pm.
Not sure what was going on yesterday


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RPI 3 B+ and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with Stellarmate OS.
Nikon D5300. Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8.
AT72EDII refractor. ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi mount in EQ mode.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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2 months 3 days ago
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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB #43471
I am surprised it ran anything at all from 1A.... ?

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2 months 3 days ago
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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB #43492
Ah good ol' layer 8 issues...

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2 months 3 days ago
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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB #43498
but it did! the wart was very hot though (that's how I discovered my mistake)
i guess, the system drew much more than 1A from that wart.

AstroNerd wrote: I am surprised it ran anything at all from 1A.... ?


Max S.
RPI 3 B+ and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with Stellarmate OS.
Nikon D5300. Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8.
AT72EDII refractor. ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi mount in EQ mode.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.
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2 months 2 days ago
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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB #43576
Yesterday, some updates became available for SM 1.4.4 (in software updater). I installed them.
After that the wifi hotspot disappeared. Couldn't restore it.
Downloaded an updated version of 1.4.4 from stellarmate.com - same story. No hotspot.
Both versions were slow to boot and showed lines about Ekos Live offline
and also red-fonted line saying "a start job is running for Samba NMB Daemon".
That message stayed there for more that 1 min (during boot).

Reverted to a week old version of 1.4.4 - hot spot is back, no Ekos Live and Samba messages.

Just reporting.

Max S.
RPI 3 B+ and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with Stellarmate OS.
Nikon D5300. Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8.
AT72EDII refractor. ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi mount in EQ mode.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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2 months 2 days ago 2 months 2 days ago by maxthebuilder.
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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB #43578
Ouch... on the second boot the Samba message is back and no hotspot...
So strange.
This version worked for me for several days.

Max S.
RPI 3 B+ and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with Stellarmate OS.
Nikon D5300. Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8.
AT72EDII refractor. ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi mount in EQ mode.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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2 months 1 day ago
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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB #43590
Went back to 1.4.3 (Mate). All is well. Will wait for 1.4.5.
1.4.4 is flaky for me.
In 1.4.4 KDE UI was very sluggish. KStars/Ekos when started were OK/fast.
And the hotspot situation is still a mystery to me.
In 1.4.3 the hotspot was also doing tricks but at least I made it work...
I realize, those are beta releases...
(RPI3 is rock solid/stable).

Max S.
RPI 3 B+ and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with Stellarmate OS.
Nikon D5300. Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8.
AT72EDII refractor. ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi mount in EQ mode.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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