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April 2020 release of INDI Library v1.8.5 introduces new drivers while providing fixes and improvements to existing devices and core framework.

After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue

2 months 4 days ago
Megiddo
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After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue #53583
After updating today, the KStars no longer launches KStars...

Invalid Desktop entry file: '/home/stellarmate/Desktop/org.kde.kstars.desktop'

Where is the exe? It's looking for "kstars %U" in /usr/bin. Which it doesn't exist now.

The following is not fixing it.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade

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2 months 4 days ago
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After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue #53584
Try
which kstars

to find the path to the kstars executable.

ASI6200 and filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro
ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R

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2 months 4 days ago
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After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue #53585
stellarmate@stellarmate:~ $ which kstars
stellarmate@stellarmate:~ $

Not found.

Testing it on another file I do see:
stellarmate@stellarmate:~ $ which aconnect
/usr/bin/aconnect

It's found, so 'which' works. I was trying "whence" which doesn't ;)

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2 months 4 days ago
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After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue #53587
What is the output of
dpkg -l \*kstars\*

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2 months 4 days ago 2 months 4 days ago by Megiddo.
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After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue #53588
stellarmate@stellarmate:~ $ dpkg -l \*kstars\*
dpkg-query: no packages found matching *kstars*
stellarmate@stellarmate:~ $

Without backslash is the same:
stellarmate@stellarmate:~ $ dpkg -l *kstars*
dpkg-query: no packages found matching *kstars*

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2 months 4 days ago
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After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue #53592
I re-downloaded 1.5.2 and am re-installing it. I should have backed it first... my fault.

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2 months 4 days ago
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After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue #53604
I had the same thing about a week ago. StellarMate on RPI4.
There were some updates available via Package Updater. I updated.
KStars and PHD2 disappeared from the system after that.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade didn't help.

I don't know the right Linux terms for this... Maybe at the time I was updating, the packages were not fully packaged yet..
So, I restored a backup next day, ran sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade
and everything updated as it should.

Max S.
RPI 3 B+ with ABerry and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate.
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8. Rokinon 135mm f/2.
AT72EDII.
ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi.
SW HEQ5.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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2 months 4 days ago
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After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue #53605
Yes! Luckily I did have a backup...

Megiddo wrote: ...I should have backed it first...


Max S.
RPI 3 B+ with ABerry and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate.
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8. Rokinon 135mm f/2.
AT72EDII.
ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi.
SW HEQ5.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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2 months 4 days ago 2 months 4 days ago by maxthebuilder.
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After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue #53606
Speaking of backups (maybe i need to create a separate topic about this).
I have been using Paragon Backup (Windows) for my backups successfully for more than a year.
It's nice since it produces small backups (4-5Gb), not 32Gb (for a 32Gb card) as DiskImager does.
Since SM changed to Raspbian/Buster, Paragon doesn't work anymore. It backs-up but doesn't restore correctly (the card wouldn't boot).
Interesting thing is that Astroberry backs-up/restores just fine. Same Raspbian/Buster...
SM is on RPI4
AB is on RPI3

Max S.
RPI 3 B+ with ABerry and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate.
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8. Rokinon 135mm f/2.
AT72EDII.
ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi.
SW HEQ5.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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2 months 3 days ago
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After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue #53609
I'll just confirm that I experienced the exact same issues as described above by Max and Megiddo. I saw available updates, and after applying, I experienced deteriorating capabilities until I didn't have a functional kstars icon on the Pi4 desktop. I also lost the PHD2 icon. In my case, the first hint after update of a problem was an ASI driver in INDI that was corrupt, causing my guidecam and imaging cam to not function. After attempting to apply updates again, I lost kstars and PHD2. In the end (2 days later), I restored from a 1.5.0 backup and just went through the same update process again. I also used a new SD card (probably unnecessary). This time, it worked and now 1.5.2 appears to be fine, including ASI cam INDI driver. Not sure what happened (premature packaging as Max also wondered?), but a good reminder to always keep a backup.

RASA11, Celestron CGX-L, ASI183mc Pro, 60mm guider + ASI290mm mini, ASI EAF focuser, PPB, Rpi4-4Gb+SSD, Powered USB3 hub, hardwire Ethernet.

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2 months 3 days ago
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After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue #53650
Hi Doug,

I always keep the last functioning SD card unchanged. If it has worked well, I clone it onto a new SD card, then update that one. So in case there is a clear night and a problem with KStars or the system, getting back in business is as easy as restarting the Pi4 with the good SD card and sort out problems with the update later.

Less frustrating than losing a night. And a 32GB fast SD card is just $ 7....

Jo

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2 months 2 days ago 2 months 2 days ago by Megiddo.
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After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue #53682
Yeah, I normally do.
I just let it go way too long. And now my card reader is acting up. (A new one is on order)

After rebuilding last night all caught up (even installing ASTAP, which I forgot to do)... I noticed this morning, the Picture files were still not chmoded correctly.
chmoding is still needed.
sudo chmod -R 776 /home/stellarmate/Pictures/*

776 is too much, 666 changes it to read/write across the board.
sudo chmod -R 666 /home/stellarmate/Pictures/*

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