If you follow the link you’ll see that TheSky is using the same USB driver as Ekos. 
indilib.org/forum/focusers-filter-wheels...i-won-t-connect.html

The Baader driver is maintained by Jason.
However, I don’t think that he could help because it is a Mac issue.

I could easily get the USB driver for my device and maybe it’s working.
But I don’t want to install unnecessary external drivers that have to be maintained and probably brake compatibility with one of the next MacOS iterations. 

Oli

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Well, I have similar issues with my Baader Steeldrive II and Ekos. 
However, it’s working out of the box with TheSkyX.

So the big unanswered question is why I need extra drivers for Ekos but not for TheSky?
indilib.org/forum/focusers-filter-wheels...i-won-t-connect.html

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Did you get your focuser connected with 3.5.5?

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As a Mac user I’ve had a hard time with drivers. 
The latest issue is that I can’t connect my Baader Steeldrive II to Ekos.
It seems that I‘m the only person using INDI on Mac with Baader, so I don’t think that problem will be solved soonish.

Now I‘m thinking about going the easy way buying a laptop and use ASCOM. 
Or buy a Raspberry 4 and Stellarmate still using my MacBook Pro to connect and control my hardware. 

Currently I have connected my 10Micron 1000 to ethernet and my focuser and ASI to USB.
My MacBook is connected to my WiFi. 

Question: If I connect camera and focuser to the Raspberry with Stellarmate and the Raspberry to Ethernet and use my Mac to control everything. Will my (Mac only) problems solved?

All the best,
Oliver

 

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I would agree, however I‘m running into the same problems with my Baader Steeldrive II.
In EKOS the focuser get’s a timeout, in TheSky X all is working fine on the same machine with the same serial driver.
indilib.org/forum/focusers-filter-wheels...i-won-t-connect.html

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I have the same problem with a different focuser on Mac.
It will connect with TheSky with the same driver but not with Ekos.

Probably there’s something wrong with the Mac port of Ekos?
indilib.org/forum/focusers-filter-wheels...i-won-t-connect.html
 

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Oliver replied to the topic 'Baader Steeldrive II won‘t connect' in the forum. 4 weeks ago


The SteelDrive 1 driver you suggested to try gave me:
2021-11-09T13:10:38: [INFO] Error retrieving data from SteelDrive, please ensure SteelDrive controller is powered and the port is correct.
2021-11-09T13:10:38: [ERROR] getHWVersion error: Timeout error.

What's really makes my head scratch: It works out of the box with TheSky.
What am I doing wrong?

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Oliver replied to the topic 'Baader Steeldrive II won‘t connect' in the forum. 1 month ago

Today I got through all possible baud rates in Ekos. Error remains.
After that I started TheSky X and the focuser connected within 1 second or so.

Here is the log while going step by step through speeds:

INFO 2210.084188 sec : Session log file /Users/oliverforster/.indi/logs/2021-10-26/indi_steeldrive2_focus/indi_steeldrive2_focus_11:28:12.log
ERROR 2281.788801 sec : Serial read error: Timeout error.
ERROR 2305.437501 sec : Serial read error: Timeout error.
ERROR 2318.258756 sec : Serial read error: Timeout error.
ERROR 2334.572043 sec : Serial read error: Timeout error.
ERROR 2349.191013 sec : Serial read error: Timeout error.
ERROR 2362.852254 sec : Serial read error: Timeout error.
ERROR 2379.920532 sec : Serial read error: Timeout error.

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Oliver replied to the topic 'Baader Steeldrive II won‘t connect' in the forum. 1 month ago

In TheSky it just says „as fast as possible“.
I also tried with 9600 as suggested here: www.indilib.org/focusers/baader-steeldrive.html

But I haven’t tried with higher rates to be honest.

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Oliver created a new topic ' Baader Steeldrive II won‘t connect' in the forum. 1 month ago

Very strange, I can’t get the Steeldrive II focuser connect with Ekos.
It will always time out. However it’s working without any issues with TheSky X.

I‘m a MacBook Pro (2016) user with KStars 3.5.5 and Big Sur 11.6. 

Any idea what’s going wrong?
Ekos:

 

TheSky X:

 

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Preferences -> Satellites -> Update TLEs
The progress windows are hidden behind the preferences window. 



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