Thanks, that did the trick. I had been looking in Kstars configuration. Now at least is says "Guide" and "binning" and not the swedish equivalent of "Help lines" and "part".

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I recently reinstalled INDI and Kstars from scratch on my SBC with Armbian (20.08.3 Bionic). When I start Kstars and Ekos, labels and text is mostly in Swedish (my locale), but part of it is still in English. And part of the Swedish text is translated rather nonsensically. How can I set the language back to English, where at least I know what is what?

Cheers,

Wim

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I thought that the normal read an write operations during program execution, were the main cause for SD card degradation, and not so much image storage. But adding a ssd for image storage makes sense.

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SD cards are not meant to be used as solid state drives. I did an exactly identical reinstall of my system on the other Rock64, which has a SD card and not an eMMC card. During the installation of astrometry index files, Kstars crashed a few times, which I suspect was due to SD card communication errors. The only difference between a crashing system and one that didn't, was SD card vs eMMC module.

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I solved this issue by brute force.
I have currently two Rock64 SBCs, one with an SD card (and which I used for INDI) and one with an eMMC memory module, which I was in the process of upgrading. I reformated the eMMC Rock64 and installed everything from scratch. Now it works. The other SBC (with SD card) will get the same treatment, so I have a back up.
I also have a Rock64PRO incoming (has just cleared customs) with an eMMC module, which I was planning to use this for other projects, but I may just make it my main astronomy controller.

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Wim van Berlo replied to the topic 'Re:ASI120MM-S misbehaving' in the forum. 5 months ago

I’m beginning to suspect the SD card, actually. It’s a good thing I have a new Rock64pro with emmc storage incoming. I was going to use it for other projects, but will install indi and kstars on it. That should also increase speed a fair bit.

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Wim van Berlo replied to the topic 'Re:ASI120MM-S misbehaving' in the forum. 5 months ago

It didn't even start with 3 seconds, which is the only time I have set. It started with 9 seconds, then switched to 3 and back to 9, according to the log.
Also now my ASI174 imaging camera refuses to download images. It works fine in the alignment and focus modules, but refuses to save images in the capture module. Probably a separate issue ...
Btw, I reconbected my guide camera with a new usb2 cable, so that can't be it. And the guide camera works fine in PHD.
The OS btw, is Ubuntu 18.04. Has worked like a charm, and I haven't updated this week yet. Since it all worked flawless yesterday, I don't suspect the OS.

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Wim van Berlo replied to the topic 'ASI120MM-S misbehaving' in the forum. 5 months ago

Yes, but also 9 second exposures
[2020-09-23T20:31:47.285 CEST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI120MM-S : "[DEBUG] StartExposure->setexp : 9.000s "
[2020-09-23T20:31:47.291 CEST INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI120MM-S : "[INFO] Taking a 9 seconds frame... "
[2020-09-23T20:31:56.870 CEST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI120MM-S : "[DEBUG] Aborting camera exposure... "

And why would it set an exposure time of 9 seconds? I just don't get it.

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Wim van Berlo created a new topic ' ASI120MM-S misbehaving' in the forum. 5 months ago

I use a ZWO ASI120MM-S as a guide camera and it has always worked fine. In fact I used it yesterday night for guiding with the internal guider and had no issues at all.
When I started up Ekos tonight however, the camera suddenly misbehaves. Despite being set to take 3 seconds guide exposures, it persists in taking 9 second exposures and saving them to my home folder. The real surprise to me, is that I have never set it to take 9 second exposures. I have restarted my computer (Rock64 sbc) and even physically removed and reconnected the camera. No change.
I can't find any reason for this behaviour in the INDI settings for the camera or in Ekos. So, what's happening?

I attach the Ekos log for the latest session start.

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File Name: log_20-19-57.zip
File Size: 19 KB


CS,

Wim

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If you go into the details of the lsusb command, you can extract info on each focuser which makes it unique, sometimes a serial nr. You can then use that to identify each focuser. But I must admit, I have never had to use that. Usually, vendor id and device id are enough to identify a device uniquely. The info you need should be in the tutorial.

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