John S. replied to the topic 'EQMOD - Park and Home Position setting?' in the forum. 3 months ago

The Orion Sirius Pro does have encoders. I am making an assumption that the Skywatcher AZ-EQ5 also has them as it is nothing more than the Skywatcher version of the Orion Sirius Pro.

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John S. replied to the topic 'EQMOD - Park and Home Position setting?' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi there,

I haven't had this problem in quite some time actually. If I remember correctly, I reset the mount to defaults and removed the mount config from kstars and re-added it. I think in my case something in the saved config file was horked.

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John S. replied to the topic 'indi-starbook package missing for ARM installs' in the forum. 10 months ago

No worries. I figured I would let you know before your inbox blew up. :)

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John S. replied to the topic 'indi-starbook package missing for ARM installs' in the forum. 10 months ago

When I try to install indi-avalon, I get the following:

Get:1 ppa.launchpad.net/mutlaqja/ppa/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 indi-avalon amd64 1.0~201901081406~ubuntu16.04.1 [89.3 kB]
Fetched 89.3 kB in 0s (139 kB/s)
(Reading database ... 504882 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../indi-avalon_1.0~201901081406~ubuntu16.04.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking indi-avalon (1.0~201901081406~ubuntu16.04.1) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/indi-avalon_1.0~201901081406~ubuntu16.04.1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/indi_eqmod_telescope', which is also in package indi-eqmod 0.5~201901081253~ubuntu16.04.1
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
/var/cache/apt/archives/indi-avalon_1.0~201901081406~ubuntu16.04.1_amd64.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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John S. replied to the topic 'indi-starbook package missing for ARM installs' in the forum. 10 months ago

FYI - the x86-64 version fails to install with an error on indi-avalon now.

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John S. replied to the topic 'indi-starbook package missing for ARM installs' in the forum. 10 months ago

Ok. So this will likely be in the repos later today or tomorrow yes?

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John S. replied to the topic 'indi-starbook package missing for ARM installs' in the forum. 10 months ago

It looks like this package is missing across the board. I see that my intel machines can not update indi-full because the indi-starbook package is missing. Any idea when this could be resolved?

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John S. created a new topic ' indi-starbook package missing for ARM installs' in the forum. 10 months ago

I dusted off my Asus Tinkerboard and decided to update the INDI and Kstars packages on it but it fails to install with unmet dependencies for indi-starbook. Trying to install indi-starbook seperately reveals that there is no installation candidate. Was this not ported over to the ARM tree?

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John S. replied to the topic 'iOptron SmartEQ and ZEQ25GT connectivity problems.' in the forum. 2 years ago

Yes. I switched the hand controllers between the mounts and the problem stayed with the SmartEQ. I am open to the possibility that something could be wrong with the SmartEQ, but that would not explain why I had the same problems on both mounts before upgrading the firmware. The only thing I can think of related to that is that the ZEQ25 had firmware updates for the HC, RA and DEC motors and those were all applied. The SmartEQ only had the update for the HC. Apparently the firmware on the RA and DEC motors on that model are not upgradeable. Even though I would like to get this fixed for everyone else, it's not going to be much of an issue for me going forward as I will be getting rid of the SmartEQ and I am upgrading the ZEQ25 to the CEM25 with the upgrade kit so it will not likely rear it's head again for me after that. I will try the SmartEQ again on my Mac kstars install to see if the problems persist. I have tried so many different cables now I am confusing myself. :)

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John S. replied to the topic 'iOptron SmartEQ and ZEQ25GT connectivity problems.' in the forum. 2 years ago

I can confirm now that the problem only seems to be with the SmartEQ mount since I completed the upgrade. Perhaps that little mount just isn't as robust and can't keep up with the way Ekos is communicating with it. I wouldn't ever plan to use that mount for guiding purposes anyway so I don't think it's a show stopper. It would be nice to explain the timeout and byte count errors, but I am not sure we have to lose a lot of sleep over it at this time.

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John S. replied to the topic 'iOptron SmartEQ and ZEQ25GT connectivity problems.' in the forum. 2 years ago

I did think about that. I used two different USB to serial cables and had similar results for both of them. Interestingly enough last night the ZEQ25 seemed to work ok. I am going to try the SmartEQ again today and see how it goes. They are running the same firmware on the hand controllers now. Perhaps the new firmware fixed the ZEQ25 but not the SmartEQ. I hate problems that just fix themselves. It makes me think it can come back without warning.

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