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