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FireCapture on SM OS

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Hi!

This is not for Stellarmate OS, but for <strong>Ubuntu Mate 20.04.1 LTS (Focal Fossa) 64bit</strong>, but maybe helps to someone.

The reason why on this system the execution of <em>start.sh</em> fails with <em>No such file or directory</em> is simple:
Firecapture v2.6 is a <strong>32bit application</strong> and by default it is not allowed to execute on 64bit OS.

To enable Firecapture v2.6 on 64bit Ubuntu Mate we need to run following from command line:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture armhf
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libc6:armhf libncurses5:armhf libstdc++6:armhf libxext6:armhf libxrender1:armhf libxtst6:armhf libusb-1.0:armhf
 
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/path/to/your/FireCapture/folder

Happy capturing!
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Last edit: 1 year 7 months ago by Ladislav Heller.
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Replied by maxthebuilder on topic FireCapture on SM OS

Stellarmate is Raspbian now, not Mate. Is this the same for Raspbian?
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Replied by Andrew on topic FireCapture on SM OS

Fix by owning the entire directory.
sudo chmod -R 777 ./FireCapture_v2.6_armhf
INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 4, 4gb
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For 64bit Raspbian yes.
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Replied by Scott Denning on topic FireCapture on SM OS

Thank you very much for posting the apt install command line to enable armhf libraries needed for FireCapture on Pi 64-bit ubuntu!

Unfortunately I still get an error for a missing library here:
mpi:/usr/share/FireCapture_v2.6_armhf $ ./start.sh
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: /usr/share/FireCapture_v2.6_armhf/jre/lib/arm/libawt_xawt.so: libXi.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I've tried fixing this by doing
sudo apt install libXi:armhf

But apt can't find any such package:
E: Unable to locate package libXi:armhf

Any advice about how to resolve this?
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Replied by Rafa Barberá on topic FireCapture on SM OS

Lot of problems with FireCapture on Raspberry PI. As this software is not part of INDI or KStars/EKOS, perhaps you will find more support on its own group groups.io/g/firecapture/topics
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Replied by PDB on topic FireCapture on SM OS



Hi,

you should not use capital X , and forgot the 6

After al lot of searching this solved it for me: sudo apt install libxi6:armhf

Regards,

Paul
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Replied by Scott Denning on topic FireCapture on SM OS

Paul,

Perfect -- that was it! Thanks so much.

Scott
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Replied by Kevin on topic FireCapture on SM OS

So I’ve installed FC on my SM 1.5.5. I had to change the permissions and also ran into the heap size issue. I’ve got it to where FC will run and recognize my QHY camera. But it is extremely slow as other people have noticed. It’s not usable it’s so slow. Has anyone figured this out? I haven’t ran an apt update, as this can occasionally mess up SM itself. The libxi6 is updated to the latest.
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Replied by Tino on topic FireCapture on SM OS

Hi there,

for everyone who has problems with the speed of Firecapture in Stellarmate.
Here is my solution:

sudo nano /boot/config.txt
change "dtoverlay = vc4-fkms-v3d"
in:
# dtoverlay = vc4-fkms-v3d

3D support is deactivated and the system works with the old (native) driver. This relieves the system and allows Firecapture to run faster.


Tino
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Replied by maxthebuilder on topic FireCapture on SM OS

On my system (after SM 1.5.5 update?) dtoverlay = vc4-fkms-v3d is already commented out.
Yes, FireCapture is more responsive now but still sluggish.

Giving up on FireCapture.
For my limited planetary needs, with its latest improvements (and coming too), Ekos is good enough for me.
Max S.

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Askar FRA400, TPO RC6, Nikon D5500 full spectrum (with IDAS D1 clip-in filter).
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ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
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Replied by Jose Corazon on topic FireCapture on SM OS

Perhaps a naive question, but how hard would it be to integrate Planetary Imager into Ekos?
That is a dynamite platform for planetary work with monochrome or a OSC camera. Unfortunately, with my feeble Linux skills I have so far not been able to compile it on the Pi4, although it ran on the original Pi3B+.
If that could be integrated into Ekos, it would be a mind-blowing addition to the system.
Jo

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