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INDI Library v1.8.1 Released (09 Sep 2019)

Monthly maintenance release INDI v1.8.1

Problem with EQMod

2 years 4 months ago
knro
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Problem with EQMod #17521
I just forced a rebuild, please update and check now it should work.

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2 years 4 months ago
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Problem with EQMod #17523
Thanks. I'll check in about an hour.

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2 years 4 months ago
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Problem with EQMod #17526
Jasem. Successful connection!

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2 years 4 months ago
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Problem with EQMod #17527
Let us know if something will be still broken what has been worked before.
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2 years 4 months ago
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Problem with EQMod #17528
Hi,

It seems to work. I can drive my mount again. I can not do real testing because of bad weather. I will say if everything works, especially if the problem of autoguiding reported here is solved.

Thanks

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2 years 4 months ago
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Problem with EQMod #17529
Agreed. The connection issue is also resolved for me. Thanks for the hard work!

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2 years 3 months ago
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Problem with EQMod #18401
Hi guys

I'm trying to connect to my EQ6-R whith the EQMod driver via the hand controller.
I run the latest git 7d5271f on an odroid XU4 and use an "pl2303" usb-RS232 converter.
When using
screen /dev/ttyUSB0 9600
I can talk to the mount and issue command and slew it.
However when trying to connect indi I get the following response
2017-08-09T20:00:22: dispatch_command: ":e1", 4 bytes written 
2017-08-09T20:00:22: Connection successful, attempting handshake... 
2017-08-09T20:00:22: Port FD 13 
2017-08-09T20:00:22: Connecting to /dev/ttyUSB0 
2017-08-09T20:00:22: Trying connection to /dev/ttyUSB0 @ 9600 ... 
2017-08-09T20:00:22: Communication with /dev/ttyUSB0 @ 9600 failed. Starting Auto Search... 
2017-08-09T20:00:22: Handshake failed. 
2017-08-09T20:00:22: Error:  -> tty read failed, check connection: Timeout error 
2017-08-09T20:00:07: dispatch_command: ":e1", 4 bytes written 
2017-08-09T20:00:07: Connection successful, attempting handshake... 
2017-08-09T20:00:07: Port FD 12 
2017-08-09T20:00:07: Connecting to /dev/ttyUSB0 

any ideas?

cheers
Niko

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2 years 3 months ago 2 years 3 months ago by kecsap.
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Problem with EQMod #18402
Niko, others can correct me if I am wrong, but I think you use the wrong driver. EQMod is for EQ mounts connected with EQDir cable. With handcontroller, you should use SynScan driver.
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2 years 3 months ago
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Problem with EQMod #18403
arghh, that's probably the dumbest rookie mistake one can make.

Now I at least have a proper incentive to build a 1.8 to 3.3 V level shifter to use the GPIO UART :)

Thanks
Niko

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2 years 3 months ago
knro
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Problem with EQMod #18411
It's still possible to use EQMod this way if you put the controller in PC-Direct mode.

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9 months 1 week ago 9 months 1 week ago by dmnkhhn.
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Problem with EQMod #34999
Hello there!

I am experiencing the same issues and I was wondering if this has been resolved or if it occurs again for some strange reasons.

I have built myself the usb cable for a SkyWatcher HEQ-5 by using a FTDI TTL-232R-5V and a RJ-45 cable

lsusb:

Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0403:6001 Future Technology Devices International, Ltd FT232 USB-Serial (UART) IC


dmesg:
<code>[ 1782.089199] usb 1-1.4: new full-speed USB device number 6 using dwc_otg
[ 1782.245183] usb 1-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=0403, idProduct=6001
[ 1782.245194] usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 1782.245198] usb 1-1.4: Product: TTL232R
[ 1782.245203] usb 1-1.4: Manufacturer: FTDI
[ 1782.245207] usb 1-1.4: SerialNumber: FTA5JEFP
[ 1782.251731] ftdi_sio 1-1.4:1.0: FTDI USB Serial Device converter detected
[ 1782.251830] usb 1-1.4: Detected FT232RL
[ 1782.252809] usb 1-1.4: FTDI USB Serial Device converter now attached to ttyUSB1</code>

Ekos / INDI reports:

2019-02-13T20:02:50: [ERROR] Error: Communication failed -> tty read failed, check connection: Timeout error


I have installed INDI (Ekos, Kstars…) by using the AstroPi3 script on a Raspberry Pi 3 on Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS and I think I am on the latest version (sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get upgrade already done a couple of times).

Any help is greatly appreciated, I am trying to get this to work for the last three days. :-(


EDIT:
I updated to the nightly version and the error message is different now:

2019-02-14T07:13:22: [WARNING] Communication with /dev/ttyUSB1 @ 9600 failed. Starting Auto Search...
2019-02-14T07:13:22: [WARNING] Port /dev/ttyUSB1 is already used by another driver or process.
2019-02-14T07:13:18: [WARNING] Communication with /dev/ttyUSB1 @ 9600 failed. Starting Auto Search...
2019-02-14T07:13:18: [ERROR] Error: Communication failed -> tty read failed, check connection: Timeout error
2019-02-14T07:12:55: [INFO] Scan complete. Found 1 port(s).
2019-02-14T07:11:50: [WARNING] Communication with /dev/ttyUSB0 @ 9600 failed. Starting Auto Search...
2019-02-14T07:11:50: [WARNING] Port /dev/ttyUSB0 is already used by another driver or process.
2019-02-14T07:11:44: [INFO] Scan complete. Found 1 port(s).


I guess I need to find out what driver or process uses the port?!

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