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1.4.6 release - impressions, problems, etc. Please post.

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maxthebuilder
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1.4.6 release - impressions, problems, etc. Please post. #46807
Installed today. All is good so far.
Only tried indoors. Bad weather.
I was on 1.4.3 for some time. 1.4.4 and 1.4.5 didn't work well for me.

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RPI 3 B+ and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with Stellarmate OS.
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8.
AT72EDII refractor. ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi mount in EQ mode.
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I have tried, and found it to be laggy, over VNC, and also some menus take a second or two too come up after clicking them, BUT I run it all from the rpi, and on a 4k monitor and in 2560 x 1600 resolution, so I really would like to hear from anyone who does the same, running in higher that HD res, over VNC... as I have had issues with this being laggy since version 1.4.3.. :(

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Meade series 5000 80mm triplet Apo & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar Guide Camera
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1.4.6 release - impressions, problems, etc. Please post. #46834
I've only been able to test it indoors as well but so far it seems much faster than 1.4.4 and 1.4.5, both in starting up and general use. I'm running everything on the Pi at 1920x1080 and VNC in from a laptop.

RPi 4B (4gb) running Stellarmate OS
Skywatcher Evostar 80ED with 0.85 reducer/flattener
Skywatcher AZ-EQ6,
ASI1600MM Pro with ZWO 8x1.25" EFW,
Guide scope 50x190mm, Guide camera ASI290MM
ZWO EAF focuser
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1.4.6 release - impressions, problems, etc. Please post. #46847
Fresh install of the RPi 4 version. Hotspot showed up quickly. No problems switching to my home network.

In the app, hit connect in NoVNC and this pops up. Same message whether connected to hotspot or my wifi, just different addresses.



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So far much better than 1.4.5.

1. My EQMOD loaded fine.
2. Alignments are working, however I get better (meaning, I only got one success with ASTAP) and faster results with Astro.net Offline.

I did have one crash (figures after I left to go eat dinner out)... but the mount kept moving. It almost hit the pier. I'm sure a longer scope would have hit.

We need to have something that knows the software has crashed and as a result Park the scope. Unfortunately I was not logging , so I don't have record. But the log on the screen knew it had happened, so there is something that can catch this and send the Park instructions.

Oh, one more thing... how do I get my numbers on my numberpad to work again? This comes and goes through the different version. I know it's a Linux thing, I just can find a solution that actually works (lots of suggestions out there).

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For me it also felt laggy compared to 1.4.3 (this version I used for a while) but faster than 1.4.4/5 (those I used only briefly).
All runs on RPI4 with wired VNC to a desktop at 1920x1080 resolution

AstroNerd wrote: I have tried, and found it to be laggy, over VNC, and also some menus take a second or two too come up after clicking them, BUT I run it all from the rpi, and on a 4k monitor and in 2560 x 1600 resolution, so I really would like to hear from anyone who does the same, running in higher that HD res, over VNC... as I have had issues with this being laggy since version 1.4.3.. :(


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RPI 3 B+ and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with Stellarmate OS.
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8.
AT72EDII refractor. ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi mount in EQ mode.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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maxthebuilder wrote: For me it also felt laggy compared to 1.4.3 (this version I used for a while) but faster than 1.4.4/5 (those I used only briefly).
All runs on RPI4 with wired VNC to a desktop at 1920x1080 resolution

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Yes, mine runs in 2560 x 1600, so was wondering if that was the issue with being really laggy, but if you are running on just full HD then maybe it’s not my res....but it is really laggy, it seems fine for a couple of mins after booting, then slows right down, thought it may be rpi temp, but hat does not go above 55 degrees..so not that either...
But other version such as the new Astroberry 2.0 runs super fast and really well indeed... over VNC at 2560 x 1600 :)

Stellarmate OS BETA on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro
Meade series 5000 80mm triplet Apo & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on both scopes

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My problems with 1.4.5 were out of memory errors after about 4 hours of imaging. I’m curious to see if any of you have imaged for longer than that with 1.4.6 and if you see the same issues or not.

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Lead_weight wrote: My problems with 1.4.5 were out of memory errors after about 4 hours of imaging. I’m curious to see if any of you have imaged for longer than that with 1.4.6 and if you see the same issues or not.


What hardware do you have? I'm running the RPi4 with 4GB's and I've no issues with memory. But also I've noticed no climb in memory (nothing leaking as far as I can tell).
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Megiddo wrote:

Lead_weight wrote: My problems with 1.4.5 were out of memory errors after about 4 hours of imaging. I’m curious to see if any of you have imaged for longer than that with 1.4.6 and if you see the same issues or not.


What hardware do you have? I'm running the RPi4 with 4GB's and I've no issues with memory. But also I've noticed no climb in memory (nothing leaking as far as I can tell).


I’m using the 4GB version as well. I use full automation, so image through he night with the scheduler. And ever since updating to 1.4.5 after about 4 hours the Pi runs out of memory and KStars shuts down. Rebooting fixes the issue, so it’s clearly a memory leak. I’ve never had the issue on prior versions.

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1 month 1 week ago 1 month 1 week ago by Megiddo.
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One quick problem. Disconnecting from the drivers in EKOS, then clicking Connect (did that because I forgot to do something) will cause a crash right away. I can replicated it everytime.

Edit: This is not a major issue, since by the time one would hit Disconnect, you should be done with everything. Not a big deal to restart it again. Just click KStars and start again.

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1 month 1 week ago 1 month 1 week ago by maxthebuilder.
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Same dreaded WiFi issue again...
Stellarmate WiFi hotspot never worked for me properly on RPI4 (worked fine on RPI3).
1.4.6 was supposed to fix that issue.
Indeed it worked fine on 1.4.6 unofficial beta release (I didn't install any updates there).
It worked fine on the official 1.4.6 release too but only until I installed updates via the system software updater.
No INDI/KStars/Ekos related stuff was updated - only general things such as ubuntu, samba, linux (including linux-firmware, whatever it was).
After the update Stellarmate WiFi hotspot stopped working correctly.
Now:
-- it takes a long time for the hotspot to show up
-- it shows up and then disappears and than reappears/disappears repeatedly.
-- when it's active it cannot be connected to
So i am basically back to the situation I have always been with RPI4. WiFi hotspot is not working correctly..
I still can use the system since I replaced the wifi connection from RPI to the mount with an EQDir cable (but wish I could get rid of it).
Wired network on the other hand works fine.
Just reporting..
Thanks!

Max S.
RPI 3 B+ and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with Stellarmate OS.
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8.
AT72EDII refractor. ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi mount in EQ mode.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.
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