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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB

8 months 3 weeks ago
kaydubbed
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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB #43224
Does the buck converter have multiple ports? Although the total output might be 5a, it is possible that each port is rated for 2.1-2.4a.
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8 months 3 weeks ago
maxthebuilder
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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB #43236
It has two output sockets - round and usb.
I'll check their wiring..

kaydubbed wrote: Does the buck converter have multiple ports? Although the total output might be 5a, it is possible that each port is rated for 2.1-2.4a.


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RPI 3 B+ with ABerry and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate.
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8. Rokinon 135mm f/2.
AT72EDII.
ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi.
SW HEQ5.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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8 months 3 weeks ago
maxthebuilder
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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB #43237
One more thing I encountered:
raspi-config is basically useless
When raspi-config is run it's looking for config.txt not in boot folder but in boot/firmware (which doesn't even exist).

Max S.
RPI 3 B+ with ABerry and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate.
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8. Rokinon 135mm f/2.
AT72EDII.
ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi.
SW HEQ5.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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8 months 3 weeks ago
maxthebuilder
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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB #43242
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

Max S.
RPI 3 B+ with ABerry and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate.
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8. Rokinon 135mm f/2.
AT72EDII.
ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi.
SW HEQ5.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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8 months 3 weeks ago
AstroNerd
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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB #43252
Have you tried the latest version 1.4.4 it’s now based on KDE and not mate, and is much better.... uploaded last night.. :)

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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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8 months 3 weeks ago
maxthebuilder
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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB #43254
I noticed that the upgrade was posted recently.
KDE instead of Mate - that should have been announced more loudly!
I just asked this question earlier today - is there any way to upgrade without re-flashing the whole thing?
I guess not.

AstroNerd wrote: Have you tried the latest version 1.4.4 it’s now based on KDE and not mate, and is much better.... uploaded last night.. :)


Max S.
RPI 3 B+ with ABerry and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate.
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8. Rokinon 135mm f/2.
AT72EDII.
ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi.
SW HEQ5.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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8 months 3 weeks ago
AstroNerd
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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB #43263
Yes, it’s good, but a couple of teething issues, wait till later today or tomorrow AM before trying.. :)

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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8 months 2 weeks ago
maxthebuilder
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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB #43298
Tried 1.4.4. UI feels slower than Mate but everything seems to be working. RTC now works! Didn't in 1.4.3

Max S.
RPI 3 B+ with ABerry and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate.
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8. Rokinon 135mm f/2.
AT72EDII.
ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi.
SW HEQ5.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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8 months 2 weeks ago
knro
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Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB #43301
Right, KDE still needs more tweaking to make the experience smoother.

Jasem Mutlaq
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Add your observatory info

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8 months 2 weeks ago 8 months 2 weeks 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+ with ABerry and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate.
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8. Rokinon 135mm f/2.
AT72EDII.
ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi.
SW HEQ5.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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8 months 2 weeks 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.

Jasem Mutlaq
Support INDI & Ekos; Get StellarMate Astrophotography Gadget.
How to Submit Logs when you have problems?
Add your observatory info
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8 months 2 weeks ago 8 months 2 weeks 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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