When using both QHY and gphotos driver at the same time, it seems that the QHY driver times out and lead to a crash in PHD2. The QHY driver works fine for hours straight when I'm controlling the camera with a remote control. As soon as I try to use the gphotos driver to control my Pentax DSLR, PHD2 guidescope preview freezes while Ekos is transferring raw files from the DSLR to the Rpi. At some point, PHD2 complains about QHY driver timing out, and I usually need to restart guiding.
Could it be a power issue (I don't use a powered hub at the moment) ? A USB bottleneck somehow ?
I'm not asking for a solution directly (because miracles are rare ), but I don't really know where to begin with . I'm new with INDI and don't really what I could try to do to diagnose my issue.
INDI Library : 1.7.9 (compiled from d0321cb7, a more recent build like 1.8.0 does not get an image from the QHY5II)
Kstars/Ekos : 3.3.3
Linux raspberry pi 4.19.57-v7l (Raspberry Pi 4) on Raspbian 10 Buster
PHD2 Log extract
Last edit: 3 years 2 months ago by Bertrand Lemasle. Reason: Replaced post with improved description (from a duplicated post) and added log files
I would like to add some more data to this thread. I have been experiencing nearly the same behaviour.
Running current version on two RP3+ and MacOs.
See log-rp3. Kstars was run solely on this RP3+ as a test. Canon can take and file pictures. When I select guide/capture/loop from guiding tab the Canon (photo) repeats " [Warning] could not wait for event". Power need to be recycled on Canon and all drivers halted and restarted.
From the Mac desktop with remote configuration to RP3+ (running drivers) the Canon is able to take and save photos. However, if I trigger 'capture' in guiding it get the" [Warning] could not wait for event" message under the Canon driver tab. Power need to be recycled on Canon and all drivers halted and restarted.
Otherwise, last night I used a similar setup with my Star Adventurer, Canon 60D, QHY5L mini guider, sim=telescope and phd2 running on another RP3+. This did work well for me. Mind you I started phd2 after all other drivers were running.
I will keep trying iterations with the desktop system to bracket the problem.
Sky Watcher Esprit 100ED APO
QHY5L-II Mini Guider
Pegasus PPB, DMFC
Xagyl Filter, LRGB+Ha
William Optics RedCat 51
KStars phd2 , Ubuntu, StarTools, Mac OS
AstroDSLR AstroGuider AstroTelescope, AstroImager, Astrometry
I've just started having a similar problem. I'm running everything on a Tinker board a and my imaging camera is a Canon 100D with a QHY5L-IIM for guiding. The problem just seems to have started with the latest Indilib release, because prior to this everything worked flawlessly. However, now, I can collect images (using either CCDCiel or KStars), but as soon as I start looping images with the autoguider, the main imaging process hangs. The message that appears is that the image is downloading but it never completes and so the Canon eventually times out. However, the only way to get the Canon to work again is to power it off and remove the battery. All of which means that I can do no imaging at all. I assume it is a conflict between the QHY and Canon drivers, but I've no idea where to go from here.
EQ6R-Pro with SW 190MN, ATIK 383L+ and ATIK EFW2, guiding with QHY5LII-M on an Orion GuideScope (run from a PC in the observatory running SGPro)
EQ6R with SW 150PDS, Canon 100D (astro mod), guiding with with QHY5LII-M on an Orion GuideScope (run from a TinkerBoard S)
To be precise, the problem I described is "reversed" : it is the QHY driver that times out when using gphotos driver at the same time. But who knows, the consequences might be reversed but the cause might be identical
I tried testing with equipment/systems that I used. None of the combinations worked together for taking lights and guiding.
qhy5_canon_ubuntu - created an error on the Canon 60D
qhy5_canon_mac - the Indi server crashed and restarted
qh5_canon_rp3_mac - QHY5L-ll captures images, but Canon 60D posts 'cannot wait for events' in the logs
qhy5m_qhy5l_mac - caused one panic on desktop, upon retry gave me this log
I even tried using the ssag (QHY5M) through RP3 to two different OSs, but it error'd out
The RP3+ is Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS -updated
The Mac version of Kstars is 3.3.6
Let me know if I can provide additional information or testing