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INDI Library v2.0.6 is Released (02 Feb 2024)

Bi-monthly release with minor bug fixes and improvements

Installing Stellarmate OS on ASI AIR

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So far, this means that KStars can run from the ASIAIR Plus, but the power ports cannot be controlled, right? Does this mean that those ports still can deliver power but cannot be turned on and off?

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Alfredo
2 years 1 week ago #80823

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If you install the driver indi-asi-power you can control the power ports with the same functionality as the ASIAir app. 
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2 years 1 week ago #80836

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#Enable 12v gpio output
gpio=18,12,13,26=op,dh,pu

Hi i test it and working fine at my asi air pro Thanks a lot

BTW, could you tell me 18 12 13 26 meaning
Because i have an qhyccd starmatser have 2 power out

I want to use stellarmate os on that box
2 years 1 week ago #80912

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18 12 13 26 are the GPIO ports on the Raspberry Pi thatis at the core of the ASIAir. The config command enables those ports for output and switches them on.
I thought you would be able to use StellarMate on the QHY Starmaster without having to modify.
2 years 6 days ago #80920

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StellarMate is work fine at qhyccd starmaster without power output
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Can you install the indi-rpi-gpio driver? That wil let you control the GPIO pins but you will need to know which pins are used by Starmaster. That will let you control the power output.
2 years 6 days ago #80931

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I have the tech info from QHY company.

gpio=4,15=op,dh,pu

2 Port is 4 and 15

Now it is all working fine with Stellarmate OS 1.70
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Does this work with the new ASIAir Plus?
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I have one also (asi air plus), gathering dust right now. I was playing with it, but so far it doesn't boot off of the SD since it has a CM4 compute module. It has to be reflashed (with a different carrier board), or need to find the pins needed to force boot off of the SD. (there are pins that say boot, but so far I haven't made it work)

Ill let you know what I find. There has to be a way in ASI air plus' carrier board to get it to boot off of the SD card. Even then, it's hard to say if the GPIO pins for the power outlets will be the same as the older ASI air units build around a Pi4. That being said, Im pretty sure there would be a good reason to keep them the same.

Ill get it working eventually, even if I have to buy a carrier board so I can flash stellarmate OS to the CM4's EMMC storage. Im done with "walled garden" devices and products so the AIR is useless to me until I get it working. :)

Bryan
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The reset button of ASIAIR Plus of CM4 model is connected to CM4's nRPI_BOOT. By connecting the ASIAIR Plus to a PC via USB-C and simultaneously pressing the reset button while powering on, it is possible to mount the eMMC of CM4 using rpiboot.
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Thanks for this. I knew I would find it, but Ive never worked with a CM before. Flashing it as we speak. It sounds like possibly the SD reader is not a valid bootable device, (on the official CM4 carrier board it is not from what i read.) That would mean you'd need a USB --> SD if you wanted to boot off of an SD, or just use a different USB drive for the OS. I only mention this because if you didn't want to wipe out the paid for asi air OS you'd need to set it to USB boot and have a device. That being said, for my purposes Im done with asi air os, slick as it is. Don't want to support license violators or walled gardens with my $$.

Ill report back after its flashed.

Here is the default Asi Air Plus config.txt (the important changed bits)
[pi4]
# Enable DRM VC4 V3D driver on top of the dispmanx display stack
dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d
max_framebuffers=2
 
[all]
#dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d
dtoverlay=dwc2,dr_mode=otg
enable_uart=1
dtoverlay=pi3-miniuart-bt
dtoverlay=pi3-disable-bt
uart_2ndstage=1
 
#USB Power
max_usb_current=1
 
#I2C
dtparam=i2c_arm=on,i2c_arm_baudrate=400000
dtparam=i2c_vc=on
 
 
#Enable 12v gpio output
gpio=18,12,13,26=op,dh,pu
 
#Enable external antennas
dtparam=ant2

GPIO pins/antenna parms being important, not sure about the rest.
1 month 1 week ago #98371

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I can confirm it boots after removing the part about HDMI from the /boot/cmdline.txt file. Sorry didn't note what it was. But after removal it is booting. I added the bits from above's post config.txt file. Ill report back after I have a chance to test the DC ports using the ASI Dc driver.

Thanks.

Bryan
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