I can increase the timeout, but I can't disable it completely. I'll just have to be more organised in the order I start things up I suppose.
Just started using ekos / kstars (as part of stellarmate), When I start ekos, the mount tab always shows (even if the mount is not connected), but if the camera is asleep (as it is fond of doing), then no camera tab appears. Is there any way (other than exiting kstars / ekos and starting it again) to get the camera driver running?
I am using a canon Ra. Kstars 5.3.9, not sure about ekos / indi
Some distractions in the meantime, but I watched Chris Kovac's video and had a look at Rob's repo. I decided to try Chris' approach and built a new image, but ended up with the same problem - it is unable to process raw files from my camera.
I decided to try StellarMate as it is basically a curated and very up to date build of the same parts, with added extras. That worked with my camera "out of the box" (I only bought the OS and installed onto current pi4).
So I now have a properly working system and am getting everything set up.
I have a mount - a vixen GP which I upgraded with a synscan upgrade kit. I have put the pass through firmware into the hand controller.
I have a Canon EOS Ra camera, and initially I am using with a canon 400mm lens while I get the software working.
If you have any idea about how I might make this work, I'll try (almost) anything!
The story so far
I've already setup a Raspberry PI with lin_guider to guide my Vixen GP mount (20 years old and going strong). This looks to work well, although I need to tweak the PID constants a bit. I like the look of indi / ekos as a way to further integrate control, and I have the guide camera (ASI1034) working on the pi talking back to ekos on my laptop.
BUT it appears that the guide module runs within ekos rather than as an indi device. As I don't want to have to ship the images back over wifi from the pi on the mount, what would I have to do to run the guiding on the pi?
I'm intending running the camera from either the same or another pi (depending on how heavy a load the guiding task is) as well.
If you want to see what I have so far done with lin-guider, I've stuck it my blog here.