Phil Pugh replied to the topic 'Possible to install INDILib under Debian Buster on 64bit Intel?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thanks - I realised this was THE solution shortly after posting !! I have since built 1.7.9 and it appears to be working as expected!

Phil

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Phil Pugh created a new topic ' Possible to install INDILib under Debian Buster on 64bit Intel?' in the forum. 1 month ago

I would like to install INDILib on my Debian Intel laptop (64 bit). This is running Debian 10.0 "stable".

I tried the install process for Ubuntu (which normally works for other applications) but get this...

phil@phil-astro-laptop:~$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mutlaqja/ppa
Latest INDI Library and drivers!

This PPA is for stable Ekos & INDI drivers releases.
More info: launchpad.net/~mutlaqja/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keybox '/tmp/tmpgee9i2mj/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: /tmp/tmpgee9i2mj/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key nnnnnnnnnnnn: public key "Launchpad INDI" imported (NB I have edited the key!)
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: imported: 1
gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
Exception in thread Thread-1:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python3.7/threading.py", line 917, in _bootstrap_inner
self.run()
File "/usr/lib/python3.7/threading.py", line 865, in run
self._target(*self._args, **self._kwargs)
File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py", line 688, in addkey_func
func(**kwargs)
File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/ppa.py", line 386, in add_key
return apsk.add_ppa_signing_key()
File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/ppa.py", line 273, in add_ppa_signing_key
cleanup(tmp_keyring_dir)
File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/ppa.py", line 234, in cleanup
shutil.rmtree(tmp_keyring_dir)
File "/usr/lib/python3.7/shutil.py", line 491, in rmtree
_rmtree_safe_fd(fd, path, onerror)
File "/usr/lib/python3.7/shutil.py", line 449, in _rmtree_safe_fd
onerror(os.unlink, fullname, sys.exc_info())
File "/usr/lib/python3.7/shutil.py", line 447, in _rmtree_safe_fd
os.unlink(entry.name, dir_fd=topfd)
FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'S.gpg-agent.browser'


What am I missing - should there be something else installed first?

Phil

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Phil Pugh replied to the topic 'SONY SLT-A55 not connecting to INDI' in the forum. 12 months ago

Looking at gphoto2 it would appear that the camera does not support "capture-image" mode via PTP - shame really. I guess SONY have their reasons.

Thanks for the assistance - will look at other capture methods!

Phil

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Phil Pugh replied to the topic 'SONY SLT-A55 not connecting to INDI' in the forum. 12 months ago

OK - not sure I am doing this correctly!
Followed the post you referenced but couldn'y fing a indi_sony_ccd_dbg to install. I did install the indi_gphoto_dbg
From terminal ran: gdb --ex run --eval-command="set follow-fork-mode child" --args indiserver -v indi_sony_ccd
Then started KSTARS and set the debug option in the driver as per instructions - connected to camera and it crashed....
did a bt in gdb and copied the output. Attached are two files: the debug log file and a copy of the gdb output.

It's getting late so I will pick up tomorrow - thanks for any pointers

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Phil Pugh replied to the topic 'SONY SLT-A55 not connecting to INDI' in the forum. 12 months ago

What do I need to do to initiate a debug of the Indi_sony_ccd driver? I don't see a debug option in the logs area.

Attached is log that had the following parameters set: Verbose/INDI/CCD/Capture.

Cheers

Phil

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Phil Pugh replied to the topic 'SONY SLT-A55 not connecting to INDI' in the forum. 12 months ago

Looks like debugging required!

Attached latest log

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Phil Pugh replied to the topic 'SONY SLT-A55 not connecting to INDI' in the forum. 12 months ago

Will try nightly

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Phil Pugh replied to the topic 'SONY SLT-A55 not connecting to INDI' in the forum. 12 months ago

This is the USB info from lsusb

Bus 002 Device 004: ID 054c:04a3 Sony Corp.

Anything else you need?

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Phil Pugh replied to the topic 'SONY SLT-A55 not connecting to INDI' in the forum. 12 months ago

I have attached the full log for that session. Please note i was only trying to see in the A55 would work so it is the only device in the profile. I know i can control my HEQ5 mount. Log just created!

many thanks

Phil

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Phil Pugh replied to the topic 'SONY SLT-A55 not connecting to INDI' in the forum. 12 months ago

Ah. I see what you mean. It on the camera!

I don’t have that option on the a55.

Thanks

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Phil Pugh replied to the topic 'SONY SLT-A55 not connecting to INDI' in the forum. 12 months ago

Sorry - not sure what you mean....

Where are you setting this?

Thanks

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Phil Pugh created a new topic ' SONY SLT-A55 not connecting to INDI' in the forum. 12 months ago

New user of KSTARS / INDI here.

I have a Sony SLT-A55 that I would like to use for imaging. Reading the information - which can be a bit confusing sometimes - it should work.
When I start EKOS I get a pop up :-

"[WARNING] Warning: Didn't find an exposure widget! Are you sure the camera is set to Bulb mode? "

It is in BULB mode.

I am running UBUNTU 18.04 with latest INDI - all software installed from scratch 2 days ago and latest updates applied. Below is an extract from the INDI log file.

Any pointers please?

[2018-09-07T09:04:12.832 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDIListener: Adding a new client manager to INDI listener..
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.832 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI: Connecting to local INDI server on port 7624 ...
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.833 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI server connected.
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.833 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Connection to INDI server is successful
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.833 BST INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "INDI services started on port 7624."
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.841 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:12: startup: /usr/bin/indiserver -v -p 7624 -f /tmp/indififo6b1d4999 "
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.841 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:12: listening to port 7624 on fd 3"
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.841 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "FIFO: start indi_sony_ccd"
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.841 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "FIFO: Starting driver indi_sony_ccd"
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.842 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:12: Driver indi_sony_ccd: pid=3292 rfd=4 wfd=7 efd=8"
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.842 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:12: Client 5: new arrival from 127.0.0.1:38260 - welcome!"
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.842 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: ""
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.910 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:12: Driver indi_sony_ccd: Number of cameras detected: 1."
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.910 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: ""
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.911 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:12: Driver indi_sony_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD"
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.911 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:12: Driver indi_sony_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.TELESCOPE_INFO"
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.911 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:12: Driver indi_sony_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.GEOGRAPHIC_COORD"
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.911 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:12: Driver indi_sony_ccd: snooping on Focuser Simulator.ABS_ROTATOR_ANGLE"
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.911 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:12: Driver indi_sony_ccd: snooping on CCD Simulator.FILTER_SLOT"
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.911 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:12: Driver indi_sony_ccd: snooping on CCD Simulator.FILTER_NAME"
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.911 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:12: Driver indi_sony_ccd: snooping on SQM.SKY_QUALITY"
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.911 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: ""
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.911 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Received new device Sony DSLR SLT-A55 (PTP mode) 0
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.916 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDIListener: New device Sony DSLR SLT-A55 (PTP mode) 0
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.917 BST INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Ekos received a new device: Sony DSLR SLT-A55 (PTP mode) 0
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.918 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Sony DSLR SLT-A55 (PTP mode) 0 >: < CONNECTION >
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.950 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Sony DSLR SLT-A55 (PTP mode) 0 >: < DRIVER_INFO >
[2018-09-07T09:04:12.994 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Sony DSLR SLT-A55 (PTP mode) 0 >: < POLLING_PERIOD >
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.004 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Sony DSLR SLT-A55 (PTP mode) 0 >: < DEBUG >
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.008 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Sony DSLR SLT-A55 (PTP mode) 0 >: < SIMULATION >
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.013 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Sony DSLR SLT-A55 (PTP mode) 0 >: < CONFIG_PROCESS >
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.014 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Sony DSLR SLT-A55 (PTP mode) 0 >: < ACTIVE_DEVICES >
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.019 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Sony DSLR SLT-A55 (PTP mode) 0 >: < DEVICE_PORT >
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.025 BST INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Sony DSLR SLT-A55 (PTP mode) 0 : "[WARNING] Warning: Didn't find an exposure widget! Are you sure the camera is set to Bulb mode? "
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.301 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "Child process 3292 died"
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.301 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:13: Driver indi_sony_ccd: stderr EOF"
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.302 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:13: Driver indi_sony_ccd: restart #1"
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.302 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:13: Driver indi_sony_ccd: pid=3304 rfd=4 wfd=8 efd=9"
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.302 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: ""
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.302 BST CRIT ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI driver "indi_sony_ccd" crashed!
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.385 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:13: Driver indi_sony_ccd: Number of cameras detected: 1."
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.385 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: ""
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.385 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:13: Driver indi_sony_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD"
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.385 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: ""
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.385 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:13: Driver indi_sony_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.TELESCOPE_INFO"
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.385 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:13: Driver indi_sony_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.GEOGRAPHIC_COORD"
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.385 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:13: Driver indi_sony_ccd: snooping on Focuser Simulator.ABS_ROTATOR_ANGLE"
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.385 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:13: Driver indi_sony_ccd: snooping on CCD Simulator.FILTER_SLOT"
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.385 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:13: Driver indi_sony_ccd: snooping on CCD Simulator.FILTER_NAME"
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.386 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2018-09-07T08:04:13: Driver indi_sony_ccd: snooping on SQM.SKY_QUALITY"
[2018-09-07T09:04:13.386 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: ""


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Phil Pugh replied to the topic 'Newbie problems with zWO 120MM guiding' in the forum. 12 months ago

many thanks - found firmware and is now working as it should (as far as i can tell!!)

Phil

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Phil Pugh created a new topic ' Newbie problems with zWO 120MM guiding' in the forum. 12 months ago

i'm just getting into astronomy again and have a Skywatcher Evostar ED80 with Skywatcher Evoguide ED50 (on HEQ5 mount) and a ZWO 120MM CCD to use for guiding.

I am using a Raspberry Pi 3B as the 'remote' controller for this set up. I have used the rlancaste script to set up AstroPi3 and it all seems to work with the exception of the CCD. Using PHD2 directly on the Pi I can connect to mount and guider and can control the scope position with KStars without any problem I am wanting to use PHD2 for guiding. Without Kstars running I start up PHD2 on the Pi and get the first light start up process. I select the camera, it asks if it is connected (it is) and it gets the pixel size automatically. I continue and select On-Camera for the connection (using ST4 port on camera connected to HEQ5). I continue not selecting Aux Mount or Ao and it prompts for a profile name - I give it one and allow it to do a dark frame library. It tells me there is no compatible dark frame library and I press start to generate one, I cover the CCD/guide scope and continue. A very short while later the PHD2 screen disappears and that is it.

The 120MM works when connected to a Windows system.

Can anyone point me in the right direction to get beyond this point please?

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