Jasem Mutlaq thanked Fernando in topic Beta 1.4.6 2 months ago

Fernando replied to the topic 'Re:Beta 1.4.6' in the forum. 2 months ago

I has the same issue with the summary preview screen last night, if it is clear tonite then time for another test. Ditto on the alignment module, if the plate solver was working then the alignment module should work. I only chopped off enough ice off the outriggers to move the roof, get some slewing tests/plate solving and imaging to the south. I felt good about this beta that I pulled my windows pc out of the observatory last night.
Nino

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Fernando replied to the topic 'Beta 1.4.6' in the forum. 2 months ago

Just got done with the first night of beta 1.4.6, a few driver issues but that was operator error, guiding spot on, imaging sequence was great, plate solving right on target, basically no issues with wifi.
Nino

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Fernando replied to the topic 'Beta 1.4.6' in the forum. 2 months ago

Ok two weeks of bench testing, RTC, GSP Module, Solaar looking good, just waiting for UPS to delivery my fan for RPI4, All scopes information loaded up and indexes checked(just needed two index files for my STC 8 inch). Booting nicely on the SSD drive and data backed up. On to the observatory tonite for some testing. Weather looks good...
Nino

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Fernando replied to the topic 'Beta 1.4.6' in the forum. 2 months ago

Ok, i have been trying to connect to the Beta 1.4.6 via bluetooth with at Stellarmate app(I am testing the beta 1.4.6 O/S with my Samsung Galaxy Tablet. I have downloaded the latest Stellarmate app dated Nov 2019 to no avail, I am paired in BT and connected to the Wifi on the tablet. When using my phone I can connect via wifi with no problem. So I started experimenting and found another app called bVNC Free that works with my Samsung Table . I am sure there are other VNC out there but this works for me.
Open app
select Basic VNC in the connection Settings then next section
enter your wifi ip address first line
Stellarmate PW in the third line
leave the 5900 port as is
Click on the Connect button located up right hand corner of screen.
I plan to us this on my Samsung Galaxy tablet till the bugs get worked . Works just like regular VNC, I dont know if this might help someone else but like I said works for me.
Nino

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Fernando replied to the topic 'Beta 1.4.6' in the forum. 2 months ago

Andrew, try the 1.4.6 Beta, it runs with Ubuntu Mate, which is easier to work with. At least I had Ubuntu Mate running in my RPI3 before I purchased the Stellarmate o/s. Email support at stellarmate and see if they can send you the link.
Nino

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Fernando replied to the topic 'Beta 1.4.6' in the forum. 2 months ago

Today I mounted the RPI4 running the new beta 1.4.6 on my telescope mount (Indoors). connected my DSLR(Canon). Orion Starshoot Autoguider, GPS module, Ascom mount, used a powered hub, and SSD. I pulled up the dashboard to check things out and my RPI4 operating temp was up in the 62C, I turned the fan on to see if it would make a difference and temp came down to 42C with fan on(this was indoors).
I went through all the steps, created profile, set up drivers, started & connected to server, test slew, plugged internet cable and unplugged it, hot spot kicked it.
I enabled home WiFi connection, that worked. did test sequence to make sure very thing worked out. no problems.
The real test will be using it outside on my observatory set up once the weather clears a bit and the ice melts off my out riggers to pull roof.
Nino

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Fernando replied to the topic 'Beta 1.4.6' in the forum. 2 months ago

Yes, Email Jasem so he can give you the link and password for the file. So far I have not had any problems with the new beta.
Nino

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Fernando created a new topic ' Beta 1.4.6' in the forum. 2 months ago

What a difference the new beta runs, at least for me. I was having so many problems with the 1.4.5 with permission issues on some programs that 1.4.6 resolved that.

  1. 16 second start up
  2. 10 degrees cooler run (was 46C now runs at 39C with fan
  3. No WiFi or hot spot issues
  4. Updated my RTC and Solaar
  5. VNC hooks up no issues
  6. Dashboard working but issue with the desktop icon(opens chromium but not dashboard(updated the link to work)
  7. mem at 30%, process at 32.5% ,storage 12.5%(using 120 gig ssd boot and storage)
  8. Web manager pulls up no issues saving data
  9. No issues with Internet cable plug in
I have not set the PRI4 on the mount yet, will try to load up the camera, mount, guide cam, focuser, later today or tomorrow. Have to snow blow out the driveway and deck. So far just bench tested for one day, need couple days and clear skies before I can give it a test.

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Fernando created a new topic ' Scroll Bars on Ekos-KStars profile window?' in the forum. 4 months ago

Just wondering is there is such an option to put scroll bars(side) in the Select Profile window in Ekos-KStars? That way you can scroll the window up or down to view the entire windows. I guess I could change the resolution settings but the fonts would be too small to read for these old eyes.

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