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Kstars 3.5.5 - INDI crash after some time in capture with indi_gphoto_ccd version 3.0 interface 10

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After having reinstalled INDI and Ekos same result. Here the last part of the log file:
[2021-09-21T17:12:51.289 CEST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Sony :  "[INFO] Starting 1 seconds exposure. "
[2021-09-21T17:12:52.758 CEST CRIT ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI driver  "indi_gphoto_ccd"  crashed!
[2021-09-21T17:12:53.380 CEST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "Sony is offline."
[2021-09-21T17:13:04.285 CEST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Ekos received a new device:  "Sony"
[2021-09-21T17:13:04.601 CEST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Websocket Message "{\"type\":\"get_cameras\"}"
[2021-09-21T17:13:04.605 CEST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Websocket Message "{\"type\":\"get_mounts\"}"
[2021-09-21T17:13:04.606 CEST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Websocket Message "{\"type\":\"get_scopes\"}"
[2021-09-21T17:13:04.615 CEST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Websocket Message "{\"type\":\"get_filter_wheels\"}"
[2021-09-21T17:13:04.615 CEST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Websocket Message "{\"type\":\"get_domes\"}"
[2021-09-21T17:13:04.616 CEST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Websocket Message "{\"type\":\"get_caps\"}"
[2021-09-21T17:13:04.616 CEST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Websocket Message "{\"type\":\"get_states\"}"
[2021-09-21T17:13:05.004 CEST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Sony :  "[INFO] Sony is online. "
[2021-09-21T17:13:05.005 CEST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Sony :  "[INFO] Detected Sony Corporation Model ILCE-5000. "
[2021-09-21T17:13:05.005 CEST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "Sony" Version: "3.0" Interface: 10 is connected.
[2021-09-21T17:13:05.006 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - 5  devices connected out of  5
[2021-09-21T17:13:05.006 CEST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - All INDI devices are now connected.
[2021-09-21T17:13:05.323 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "World Coordinate System (WCS) is enabled. CCD rotation must be set either manually in the CCD driver or by solving an image before proceeding to capture any further images, otherwise the WCS information may be invalid."
[2021-09-21T17:13:05.338 CEST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "Sony is online."
[2021-09-21T17:13:05.618 CEST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Sony :  "[INFO] Loading device configuration... "
[2021-09-21T17:13:05.635 CEST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Sony :  "[INFO] Upload settings set to client only. "
[2021-09-21T17:13:05.642 CEST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Sony :  "[INFO] Force BULB is enabled. All expsures shall be captured in BULB mode except for subsecond captures. "
[2021-09-21T17:13:05.642 CEST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Sony :  "[INFO] Device configuration applied. "
[2021-09-21T17:13:05.643 CEST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Sony :  "[INFO] World Coordinate System is enabled. "
[2021-09-21T17:15:52.032 CEST INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Exposure timeout. Restarting exposure..."
 
9 months 4 days ago #75756

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I have now installed an old StellarMate image and have verified that GPhoto CCD indi-sony-ccd version 2.9 works perfect on exact same HW configuration I used that did CRASH when using version 3.0

Please find the difference between the two versions and correct ASAP!

Is there a way to upgrade and protect my self from GPhoto CCD indi-sony-ccd version 3.0? Or better, can anyone tell me how to reinstall GPhoto CCD indi-sony-ccd version 2.9 in the newest version of Kstars 3.5.5?
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I have now installed AstroBerry and forced update to Kstars 3.5.4 and INDI GPhoto 3.0 (inst 10).
Guess what! It also fails after about 40 subs, but does not crash INDI-Ekos-Kstars. In stead the capture sequence aborts. It is not possible to restart the sequence. Keeps retrying (download?) endlessly.

Strange that nobody else see this new problem?
9 months 2 days ago #75848

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On my second RPi "Piggy" (with only simulator mount and Sony a5000) I did:
sudo apt purge kstars-bleeding indi-full
sudo apt autoremove
reboot
sudo apt install kstars-bleeding indi-full

I got exactly same result. Crashed INDI-Ekos-Kstars after some subs.

This Stellarmate is my original, gradually updated during a long time. It worked perfect before last update!
 
Last edit: 9 months 2 days ago by Gustav Olav Lundby. Reason: Just some details.
9 months 2 days ago #75851

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I’m having the same issue with a Sony a6400. It crashes sometimes sending the images to plate solver too. I’ll try with a NEX6 soon.
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To verify if error is present, just make a capture sequence of 100 subs a 1 second. it usually fails within that somewhere. I have the issue on all my Sonys: a7 and two a5000 so it definitely is not a HW error.
The man behind StellarMate has debugged the problem logged into my system and recreated the problem. He has raised the issue with the maintainers of GPhoto2. He also made a patch to my system that fixed the problem for me. I just cannot upgrade anymore before the problem is solved in the releases. In the meantime it would be nice if someone made a detailed description of the installation of the patch...
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Is there any progress on this topic? I am using kstars v3.5.7 with a Sony A7S. With both the indi-gphoto and indi-sony-ccd drivers, sudden disconnects happen when starting a shot or a series of shots. The disconnection sometimes occurs immediately, but sometimes only after 50 or more images.
In the camera display it says "connecting USB" again and kastars terminates without error message. Unfortunately "debugging" cannot be activated either, it shuts down immediately.

To exclude HW errors I wrote a batch script and took up to 1000 pictures and downloaded them with gphoto2. One only have to make sure to wait at least 5 seconds between two shots and it worked flawlessly.

Is it possible to download an older version of Kstars with indi for Ubuntu or install it via apt? I'm sure it worked with a former version of kstars/indi but I setup a new PC. I would be glad about helpful tips.
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Interesting that no error occurs when making a pause of 5 sec. I definitely will try that. When each sub is 300 sec that is not a great penalty. As for Version that works, I first detected the problem in Kstars 2.5.5. Jasem Mutlaq patched this version to make it work. I do not know what change he did, but I think all versions earlier than 2.5.5 is good. I have not found out how to specifically load an older version of gphoto2 and would love to see a procedure to do this.

Based on this tread i see the following Sony cameras: a6400, a7, a5000, a7s. Since I'm using the generic gphoto driver for my sony a5000 in stead of Sony DSLR i wonder if the problem is more widespread than Sony cameras?
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I started another thread with similar DSLR issues, although sometimes I get it to crash immediately. That is interesting that you get a freeze of about 5 seconds, I do as well, sometimes annoying but for the most part doesn't concern me. I will try and place a 5-second delay to see if I do not get any aborted images or crashes.

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I don't know if this is related.  But I can no longer get Stellarmate to run.  As soon as I hit the Ekos tab, the app crashes or the screen goes white.  It only happens when I add the GPPhotoe (or Cannon DSLR) device.  With the simnulator, it works fine.  I have no problems when running Ekos over VPN. 
4 months 1 week ago #80627

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If this on iOS then it's a known issue. Please use Apple TestFlight to try SM App v2.5.0: testflight.apple.com/join/yPEDodh6
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Tried to add pause of 10s. Did not help! Tried "Fast Capture" (Beta). Did not help.
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