vince replied to the topic 'Stellarmate/PHD2' in the forum. 2 months ago

bump - Also note that from PHD2, I can connect to the devices. But from EKOS, nothing happens when I click the connect button (regardless of whether I've connected to the devices or not have been connected in PHD2.

Also, now that I've upgraded to a pi4, I'm very impressed with the capability of the pi - Kstars runs quite well. So - how do I use PHD2 when running Kstars directly on the pi? I tried to setup PHD2 this way and it couldn't find any of my INDI devices.

Thanks

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vince replied to the topic 'Stellarmate/PHD2' in the forum. 2 months ago

Server is enabled. Still no connection.

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vince replied to the topic 'FCUSB not working' in the forum. 2 months ago

I've not been successful enough with autofocus in testing to let EKOS do it unsupervised. I will need to keep fiddling with it.

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vince created a new topic ' Stellarmate/PHD2' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi all,
I'm almost done with my new setup: stellarmate on rpi4, running Kstars on windows laptop. I'm trying to connect to PHD2 and I get the following:

2020-06-20T00:15:03 The connection was refused by the peer. Make sure the PHD2 is running, and check that the host name and port settings are correct.
2020-06-20T00:14:58 Connecting to PHD2 Host: stellarmate.local, on port 4,400. . .

After a few other glitches that seem to be resolved [fingers crossed] everything seems to be working now. What additional info can I provide to get some help diagnosing this issue? I should mention that PHD2 is launched on stellarmate before I try to connect.
Thanks,

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vince replied to the topic 'Guide: StellarMate OS on Raspberry Pi4 step by step with tips and tricks' in the forum. 2 months ago

vtanguay wrote: First, I want to thank you for this great write up. Very easy to follow along without knowing what I'm doing (for parts of it). Question at step 2 of making almost everything off the SSD:

sudo rsync -avx / /ssd

After a long list of copied files, I get the following error:
rsync: write failed on "/ssd/lib/modules/4.19.115+/kernel/drivers/iio/pressure/bmp280-i2c.ko": Read-only file system (30)
rsync error: error in file IO (code 11) at receiver .c(374) [receiver=3.1.3]

Is his expected? Did I do something wrong? How should I fix?

EDIT: I must have done *something* wrong... I continued with the instructions and the thing will no longer boot... with or without the SSD.


Thought I'd close the loop with this. I've resolved my issue. Again, I want to thank you for the guide it was very helpful for me.
For reference, it turns out the issue was insufficient power. I hadn't receive my powered USB hub yet so the SSD was plugged directly into the pi (powered by a cheapo wall wart). I got the exact same problem the second try. dmesg command revealed insufficient voltage. Tried again with the new hub and it copied all the files over.

When it was time to bootup, it still did not work because I use a Sabrent SATA USB adapter. After some reading, I used the quirks fix and now everything works great. I have a new adapter ordered.
Thanks again.
Vince

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vince replied to the topic 'Guide: StellarMate OS on Raspberry Pi4 step by step with tips and tricks' in the forum. 3 months ago

First, I want to thank you for this great write up. Very easy to follow along without knowing what I'm doing (for parts of it). Question at step 2:

sudo rsync -avx / /ssd

After a long list of copied files, I get the following error:
rsync: write failed on "/ssd/lib/modules/4.19.115+/kernel/drivers/iio/pressure/bmp280-i2c.ko": Read-only file system (30)
rsync error: error in file IO (code 11) at receiver .c(374) [receiver=3.1.3]

Is his expected? Did I dod something wrong? How should I fix?

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vince replied to the topic 'Remote Astrometry' in the forum. 3 months ago

Ok, will give up on this. I installed ASTAP on my Windows machine (client) and it works great! It is blazing fast - solved in 0 seconds. Works for me. Thanks for your help.

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vince replied to the topic 'Auto launch PHD2' in the forum. 3 months ago

Fair enough... I would have thought that it could lose that session's data if it wasn't closed properly, but all previous data? Like equipment profiles, calibration and dark libraries?

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vince created a new topic ' Auto launch PHD2' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hey smart people,
I run INDI server on RPI3 and use Kstars/EKOS client on Windows machine. I've been struggling with guiding so I'm trying PHD2 (so far, seems promising, although I'm hoping I can take some lessons back to the internal guider). Anyway, in trying to minimize my need to VNC into the pi to launch PHD2, I thought I'd add it to the pi's startup application list. That worked just fine, except that for some reason, when it auto launches, it thinks it's the first time I launch the application (it lost all my equipment profiles).

Is that because of how it's launched or because of how I kill it? Do I have to VNC into the pi to close PHD2 before switching off the pi?

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vince replied to the topic 'Remote Astrometry' in the forum. 3 months ago

Yes, that’s what I’m doing and still solver fails. Any ideas how to troubleshoot?

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vince replied to the topic 'Remote Astrometry' in the forum. 3 months ago

Yeah... so still doesn't work. Let's go over my setup real quick:

INDI server running on RPi3. Now includes the astrometry driver which i confirmed is running.
I've confirmed that the astrometry program is installed as is Kstars (but I haven't done anything with them... should I be launching Kstars on the pi?)
Kstars/EKOS client is a Windows 10 machine.
The equipment profile has Astrometry as an Aux driver.
We've confirmed the index files are where they are supposed to be and permissions are ok.
I get the same behavior: it captures a picture, sends it to the solver and then solver fails.

What else can I try?

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vince replied to the topic 'Remote Astrometry' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thanks for your help! I installed kstars-bleeding. Will test tonight and report back.

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vince replied to the topic 'Remote Astrometry' in the forum. 3 months ago

astrometry looks good:
Installed: 0.67+dfsg-1

kstars-bleeding (presumably this is the issue?
Installed: (none)

permissions:
total 2.3G
drwxr -xr -x 3 root root 4.0K Dec 7 2014 doc
-rw-r--r-- 1 vince vince 179M Dec 7 2014 index-4201-00.fits
etc..

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vince replied to the topic 'Remote Astrometry' in the forum. 3 months ago

I believe I did:
sudo apt-get install astrometry.net
per this: indilib.org/about/ekos/alignment-module.html
I did not do:
sudo apt-get install kstars-bleeding astrometry.net

Is there a way to check that I installed the program correctly?

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