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INDI Library v1.9.3 Released (11 Nov 2021)

Bimonthly Stable INDI Library release introduces new drivers and fixes for existing ones. Some highlights:

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

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Hi,

So just to add to my previous post regarding Wifi dropping when connecting my ZWO 294 to the RPI4 with Stellarmate 1.4.6:

I flashed Astroberry 2.0 last night and used the exact same hardware, connected all my gear in the same way, ZWO 294 into the USB3 port etc, and Wifi hotspot is stable. No issues. Yipee!!!
So for me this certainly discounts any power source noise issues, low power issues (I'm using a 12v 6A), or RPI4 hardware issue.
In fact it squarely points the problems at being within the Stellarmate software/image and perhaps the drivers/kernel modules being used to run the RPI4 hardware.

Not sure what more I can do, what logs I could provide etc, so that we can get Stellarmate as stable as rock rock too as I like the product and paid for it. But I'm some sense I'm disappointed, as its been a struggle getting things up and running, and I've raised support requests with the Stellarmate team and not had any replies.

For now I will stick with Astroberry 2.0 and concentrate on getting my skills up capturing a few nebulae :)
So excited!
Clear skies all.
1 year 11 months ago #46946
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Correct, this is most likely to do with Ubuntu 64bit kernel. It only happens with ZWO cameras for some strange reason. Still working on it.
Jasem Mutlaq
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1 year 11 months ago #46947
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Jasem - thanks for checking!
I am not sure on what's going on...
I consistently get this hotspot behavior with RPI4.
Maybe my unit is special in some way.
I'll re-flash and try again.
Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. Nikon D5500 stock
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi
SW HEQ5
RST-135
1 year 11 months ago #46964
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It could be 64bit Kernel, by January we will have the stable release for RPI4 ready.
Jasem Mutlaq
Support INDI & Ekos; Get StellarMate Astrophotography Gadget.
How to Submit Logs when you have problems?
Add your observatory info
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Just in time for clear weather! :) (dang clouds)
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I checked today and a lot of problems in RPI4 with wifi when connect a usb 3 device. The 1.4.6 very slow compared with Astroberry 2.0.0, that works very fine, estable and fast than stellarmet, at lest for RPI4.

Regards

Enviado desde mi SM-T813 mediante Tapatalk
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I tried it for the first time last night in the field. It seems to run OK except for when running PHD2. When running PHD2 everything slows down, the same problem I had in 1.4.5.
RPi 4B (4gb) running Stellarmate OS
Skywatcher Quattro 250 with f4 coma corrector
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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Yes me too, but to be honest mine slows right down as soon as Kstars has been open for a few minutes..... :(
Stellarmate OS on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro, on steel pier
Takahashi FSQ85, FS60cb & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar x2 Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub V2 for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on all scopes
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Had a great night imaging last night. I opened a Christmas gift early (ZWO ASi1600 Mono)... my excuse is the rarity of clear nights. And you know how new equipment calls in the bad weather!

Anyways, I had one lockup after a bunch of imaging (I almost got all the way through my Blue images).

Restarting I was event free all night.

One thing, my network (I use an ethernet connection for the speed) worked from a boot after I removed my powered USB hub. I no longer needed it because of the 2 extra on the camera. First time I didn't need to unplug all my USB3.0 cables before trying to connect. I suspect my wireless would be working if I tried. I'm not because of the +10x speed on my hardwire.

The ASTAP worked beautifully and quickly. Astro.net still did have the correct FOV . I use a focal reducer and must not think of that when it auto calculates my FOV. ASTAP seems to.
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I had one occasion of either the pi4 or the kstars freezing up and had to power cycle the pi4.

when using the internal guider, after a dither the guider would then constantly try to guide the dither back to the baseline. I tried 5 and 10 second settle times and no improvement.

I still don't understand why the histogram in the fits viewer looks so much different than other programs like nebulosity or astroimager.

is kstars compatible with macOS Catalina ?


I noticed the qhy polemaster app built into 1.4.6 which is really cool thank you for this.
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also, this was an interesting read regarding wifi and the pi4.
notenoughtech.com/raspberry-pi/2019-rasp...-network-speed-test/

based on this I decided to use an old apple airport express as an access point and connect it to the pi4 ethernet plug and the pi4 seemed very responsive when using safari browser on my iMac inside to vnc to the pi4 at my telescope outside, otherwise the pi4 5ghz wifi signal strength was only 1 bar. the pi4 automatically recognized and used the ethernet connection .
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Good article. I even feel better using my Ethernet hard wire.
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