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2 months 5 days ago 2 months 5 days ago by aj55.
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profile - confusion #43425
Dear all,

A bit of confusion or misunderstanding on my part....
I have SM on a RPi running drivers local and Kstars/Ekos on my laptop.
Just bought a Shoestring FCUSB and when I add it to the profile in AUX it gives a error saying something like "error loading INDI driver etc" and I can't connect to my equipment.
However if I don't mention the FCUSB in my profile, everything starts ok INCLUDING the FCUSB.... and I can focus in Ekos.
So, no big deal. But how come? It confuses me. What needs to be mentioned in the profile and what not?

Edit:
Just realized (while at work) that I probably had to put the FCUSB under focusser in my profile ;-(( - silly!

Cheers Arnold

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2 months 5 days ago
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Hi Arnold,

I helped Jasem develop the FCUSB driver and I use it all the time. It works well. Yes, you need to put it under focuser and then it will work. FYI it works both on Linux and Mac.


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Hi Wouter, thanks! But as I said, it works anyway even if I don't put it in the profile at all ;-)

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Aaahh I missed that. IIRC Ekos does a USB/device scan at the start and connects the hardware anyway. It has happened to me as well when I wanted to manage my DSLR camera from another application and the mount from Ekos. Ekos would still connect my DSLR camera.

In any case, I would recommend to add the FCUSB device to your profile so Ekos at least reports when it has NOT been connected or when there is a problem with the device.


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