Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'Teamviewer: commercial use detected' in the forum. 1 hour 27 minutes ago

Real VNC,last time I looked, is NOT free (it used to be but sadly no longer - 3yrs) - its only "free" when you use is the following ways:

1. Using RealVNC server on a RPI (never requires internet to work)

2. Using a cloud installed Realvnc server license - note this will ALWAYS require a internet connection to work .

The Realvnc viewer is totally free.

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Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'uploading images to remote (client?)' in the forum. 5 hours 10 minutes ago

A non intrusive way to transfer files using Samba and Windows can be provided by any number of Windows "Sync" programs - One such example provided by a Microsoft employee is Robocopy - there are plenty of others too (some not free) . They will not impact on your network is its decent (5ghz 700mb or preferably a wired GB connection.

There is also Synctoy also from Microsoft and Fastcopy - the latter is supposedly very good large files copy but I have no experience of Fastcopy.

its free so you can give it a try and see if it has any effect - seem to remember it had a GUI that also allowed "priority" setting to not effect your network

So long as you can see the directory where your images are stored you can use the above.

Slow network then use a Windows formatted USB3 SSD drive.

I think that is what you were asking for :-)

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Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'Indiserver crash as soon as it tries to connect to canon DSLR' in the forum. 2 days ago

No matter what I tried the same problem occurred :-(

In the end reinstalled Ubuntu/Indi/Kstars and lots of other things I use then it seems to be working now - now that the clear skies have gone and its clouded over. :-(

One advantage of RPI SD cards you can make quick backups of working systems. Takes longer with just 1 real Sata SSD system.

A right pain !

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Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'Indiserver crash as soon as it tries to connect to canon DSLR' in the forum. 2 days ago

Thanks for the reply!

Neither just used the orig stable issue - i think :-) . I will uninstall indi/kstars ,set up the stable repo and install again and see what happens. As I say it been running for over 1 yr not a problem.

Cables all tested ok

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Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'Indiserver crash as soon as it tries to connect to canon DSLR' in the forum. 2 days ago

Tried another Canon 100d on same set up - same problem.

Used original Canon 100d on RPI zero(w) running Astroberry with just CLI no desktop - started Canon and telescope simulator via astroberry v2 web interface. Starts fine
I am also able to connect from my remote CCDCIEL and take a single image (not this is with a eod len attached) no problem - so dslr ok.

Guess of course Astroberry is slightly behind any updates ????????!!!!!!!!

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Clive Stachon created a new topic ' Indiserver crash as soon as it tries to connect to canon DSLR' in the forum. 2 days ago

Existing Amd x64 ubuntu 18.04 system which just runs Indiserver with indi_canon_ccd indi_simulator_telescope only - Used on remote Windows system with CCDCIEL.

System has been running for over 1 year ok.

Checked cables ,dial set to M as normal

lsusb shows canon dslr.

start indiserver as normal for last yr indiserver indi_canon_ccd indi_simulator_telescope
from CLI detects 1 camera then loops 10 times trying to start then fails

indiserver indi_canon_ccd indi_simulator_telescope
2020-01-18T21:21:11: startup: indiserver indi_canon_ccd indi_simulator_telescope
2020-01-18T21:21:11: Driver indi_canon_ccd: Number of cameras detected: 1.
2020-01-18T21:21:11: Driver indi_canon_ccd: Detected camera model Canon EOS 100D on port usb:001,002
2020-01-18T21:21:12: Driver indi_canon_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 2476 died
2020-01-18T21:21:12: Driver indi_canon_ccd: restart #1
2020-01-18T21:21:12: Driver indi_canon_ccd: Number of cameras detected: 1.
2020-01-18T21:21:12: Driver indi_canon_ccd: Detected camera model Canon EOS 100D on port usb:001,002
2020-01-18T21:21:12: Driver indi_canon_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 2487 died
2020-01-18T21:21:12: Driver indi_canon_ccd: restart #2
2020-01-18T21:21:12: Driver indi_canon_ccd: Number of cameras detected: 1.
2020-01-18T21:21:12: Driver indi_canon_ccd: Detected camera model Canon EOS 100D on port usb:001,002
2020-01-18T21:21:13: Driver indi_canon_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 2497 died
2020-01-18T21:21:13: Driver indi_canon_ccd: restart #3
2020-01-18T21:21:13: Driver indi_canon_ccd: Number of cameras detected: 1.
2020-01-18T21:21:13: Driver indi_canon_ccd: Detected camera model Canon EOS 100D on port usb:001,002
2020-01-18T21:21:13: Driver indi_canon_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 2507 died
2020-01-18T21:21:13: Driver indi_canon_ccd: restart #4
2020-01-18T21:21:13: Driver indi_canon_ccd: Number of cameras detected: 1.
2020-01-18T21:21:13: Driver indi_canon_ccd: Detected camera model Canon EOS 100D on port usb:001,002
2020-01-18T21:21:14: Driver indi_canon_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 2517 died

dmesg shows

93.608938] indi_canon_ccd[1720]: segfault at 100001df1 ip 00005565dacd223e sp 00007ffc41e1f0c0 error 6 in indi_gphoto_ccd[5565daccc000+14000]
[ 93.608949] Code: 9f ff ff 48 8d bb 08 69 00 00 48 8d 35 5b 04 01 00 e8 a6 a1 ff ff be 86 01 00 00 48 89 df e8 29 aa ff ff 48 8b 83 98 1b 00 00 <c6> 80 f2 1d 00 00 00 c7 83 d8 9b 00 00 02 00 00 00 c7 83 70 2a 00
[ 94.138530] indi_canon_ccd[1731]: segfault at 100001df1 ip 00005644bf5a023e sp 00007fff5c6340d0 error 6 in indi_gphoto_ccd[5644bf59a000+14000]
[ 94.138542] Code: 9f ff ff 48 8d bb 08 69 00 00 48 8d 35 5b 04 01 00 e8 a6 a1 ff ff be 86 01 00 00 48 89 df e8 29 aa ff ff 48 8b 83 98 1b 00 00 <c6> 80 f2 1d 00 00 00 c7 83 d8 9b 00 00 02 00 00 00 c7 83 70 2a 00
[ 94.648185] indi_canon_ccd[1741]: segfault at 100001df1 ip 000055926368f23e sp 00007ffdfbaa1570 error 6 in indi_gphoto_ccd[559263689000+14000]
[ 94.648197] Code: 9f ff ff 48 8d bb 08 69 00 00 48 8d 35 5b 04 01 00 e8 a6 a1 ff ff be 86 01 00 00 48 89 df e8 29 aa ff ff 48 8b 83 98 1b 00 00 <c6> 80 f2 1d 00 00 00 c7 83 d8 9b 00 00 02 00 00 00 c7 83 70 2a 00
[ 95.150566] indi_canon_ccd[1751]: segfault at 100001df1 ip 000056402733523e sp 00007fff455d9630 error 6 in indi_gphoto_ccd[56402732f000+14000]
[ 95.150577] Code: 9f ff ff 48 8d bb 08 69 00 00 48 8d 35 5b 04 01 00 e8 a6 a1 ff ff be 86 01 00 00 48 89 df e8 29 aa ff ff 48 8b 83 98 1b 00 00 <c6> 80 f2 1d 00 00 00 c7 83 d8 9b 00 00 02 00 00 00 c7 83 70 2a 00
[ 95.659129] indi_canon_ccd[1761]: segfault at 100001df1 ip 000055cbe082d23e sp 00007ffc2c22e440 error 6 in indi_gphoto_ccd[55cbe0827000+14000]
[ 95.659140] Code: 9f ff ff 48 8d bb 08 69 00 00 48 8d 35 5b 04 01 00 e8 a6 a1 ff ff be 86 01 00 00 48 89 df e8 29 aa ff ff 48 8b 83 98 1b 00 00 <c6> 80 f2 1d 00 00 00 c7 83 d8 9b 00 00 02 00 00 00 c7 83 70 2a 00
[ 96.168655] indi_canon_ccd[1771]: segfault at 100001df1 ip 0000558f4eab823e sp 00007ffdd219ded0 error 6 in indi_gphoto_ccd[558f4eab2000+14000]
[ 96.168666] Code: 9f ff ff 48 8d bb 08 69 00 00 48 8d 35 5b 04 01 00 e8 a6 a1 ff ff be 86 01 00 00 48 89 df e8 29 aa ff ff 48 8b 83 98 1b 00 00 <c6> 80 f2 1d 00 00 00 c7 83 d8 9b 00 00 02 00 00 00 c7 83 70 2a 00
[ 96.680434] indi_canon_ccd[1781]: segfault at 100001df1 ip 00005580024e123e sp 00007ffea9f6ada0 error 6 in indi_gphoto_ccd[5580024db000+14000]
[ 96.680444] Code: 9f ff ff 48 8d bb 08 69 00 00 48 8d 35 5b 04 01 00 e8 a6 a1 ff ff be 86 01 00 00 48 89 df e8 29 aa ff ff 48 8b 83 98 1b 00 00 <c6> 80 f2 1d 00 00 00 c7 83 d8 9b 00 00 02 00 00 00 c7 83 70 2a 00
[ 97.186504] indi_canon_ccd[1791]: segfault at 100001df1 ip 000055af7334823e sp 00007ffd58a40530 error 6 in indi_gphoto_ccd[55af73342000+14000]
[ 97.186515] Code: 9f ff ff 48 8d bb 08 69 00 00 48 8d 35 5b 04 01 00 e8 a6 a1 ff ff be 86 01 00 00 48 89 df e8 29 aa ff ff 48 8b 83 98 1b 00 00 <c6> 80 f2 1d 00 00 00 c7 83 d8 9b 00 00 02 00 00 00 c7 83 70 2a 00
[ 97.691620] indi_canon_ccd[1801]: segfault at 100001df1 ip 00005556b8a3823e sp 00007ffe8c432e80 error 6 in indi_gphoto_ccd[5556b8a32000+14000]
[ 97.691632] Code: 9f ff ff 48 8d bb 08 69 00 00 48 8d 35 5b 04 01 00 e8 a6 a1 ff ff be 86 01 00 00 48 89 df e8 29 aa ff ff 48 8b 83 98 1b 00 00 <c6> 80 f2 1d 00 00 00 c7 83 d8 9b 00 00 02 00 00 00 c7 83 70 2a 00
[ 98.199107] indi_canon_ccd[1811]: segfault at 100001df1 ip 0000562774ec023e sp 00007fff0ab96f80 error 6 in indi_gphoto_ccd[562774eba000+14000]
[ 98.199119] Code: 9f ff ff 48 8d bb 08 69 00 00 48 8d 35 5b 04 01 00 e8 a6 a1 ff ff be 86 01 00 00 48 89 df e8 29 aa ff ff 48 8b 83 98 1b 00 00 <c6> 80 f2 1d 00 00 00 c7 83 d8 9b 00 00 02 00 00 00 c7 83 70 2a 00
[ 98.696612] indi_canon_ccd[1821]: segfault at 100001df1 ip 00005653b20c123e sp 00007ffdc12536a0 error 6 in indi_gphoto_ccd[5653b20bb000+14000]
[ 98.696624] Code: 9f ff ff 48 8d bb 08 69 00 00 48 8d 35 5b 04 01 00 e8 a6 a1 ff ff be 86 01 00 00 48 89 df e8 29 aa ff ff 48 8b 83 98 1b 00 00 <c6> 80 f2 1d 00 00 00 c7 83 d8 9b 00 00 02 00 00 00 c7 83 70 2a 00
[ 554.629123] indi_canon_ccd[1933]: segfault at 100001df1 ip 000055d4a26de23e sp 00007fff38916900 error 6 in indi_gphoto_ccd

tried running via local kstars/ekos indi_canon_dslr just crashes - kstars 3.3.9

File Attachment:

File Name: canon_crash.txt
File Size: 29 KB


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Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'Indi Web Manager Shut down button for Pi' in the forum. 1 week ago

Yes I had already done the "user only" sudoers but it didn't work every time for some reason. Plus I wanted to change things to stop having to put in the password on any command - lazy I know.

No good looking in my fridge its empty except Thursday (shopping day)!

I presume you put the extra lines in a user file under sudoers.d so that updates dont clear out your mods ?

I dont use Windows SSH as it doesn't work across all Windows O/S (yes I still have some "older" versions running)

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Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'Indi Web Manager Shut down button for Pi' in the forum. 1 week ago

ChrisRowland wrote: I posted a fairly lengthy message which seems to have vanished.
In brief:
Stash's suggestion works for getting SSH to start without needing a password but the reboot and poweroff commands still need sudo support.
sudo visudo can be used to add an exception for the reboot and poweroff commands.
This gives the ability to reboot or poweroff from a .bat or .sh script, maybe as part of the Ekos close down.
I think Indiweb needs sudo adding to the commands to make them work but I wonder if that's needed. I thought it would be an easier way to implement power off and now I'm not so sure.

I've no idea why pip doesn't install this, my code has been pushed to indiwebmanager and that's all I can do.

I don't see a security issue with this, it requires a number of deliberate steps to implement and if you don't want it then don't do them.


Well there is - after some testing and trying to find my old RPI Zero SD card (overwritten) you can - well with Windows Putty - have a Putty profile that contains the command to issue - e.g. sudo reboot or sudo shutdown -h now and it logs in with Private keys and issues the command AND does not ask for a password. It then does command in the putty profile.

NOTE THIS IS VERY VERY VERY OPEN TO HACKERS ETC ETC AND YOU DO IT AT YOUR RISK - hell what's a bit of risk. OK a lot as you/anyone can do anything - you did say you didn't care about security LOL. SO PLEASE OTHER USERS DO NOT TELL ME THE OBVIOUS SECURITY PROBLEMS.

Key is alter the sudoers file ( I use an extra file in /etc/sudoers.d which contains astroberry ALL=(ALL:ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL

No idea if you can create a backend script or a bit of Javascript to enable stop/reboot via Web HTML etc but from Windows you just create a command line for putty o start with a set profile name - \path\name\to\putty.exe -load "mysession" where mysession is the saved profile name.

I tested this on a RPI zero(W) running headless and connecting to my local WiFi. Still allows Astroberry/Indi Web etc and even NOVNC (no desktop just black screen in centre obviously)

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Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'Raspberry Pi 4 solved my ASI120MM split-frame nightmare' in the forum. 1 week ago

The old 120 really had a power , USB hub and cable length problem - it required power greater than some usb ports could provide and was a b@&%h on USB hubs/extenders - even cable length was a problem. This occurred on both Windows and Linux in my experience.

Even updating the firmware in the camera only slightly helped (slowed down the USB speed I think) but gave the split image problem instead.. Really ZWO should have done a recall as they were, IMHO ,not fit for purpose.

Also I believe there was a quality control problem as some of my friends didn't have any problems at all but most didn't use USB Hubs (powered or not) or long cables.

Dont forget the libraries used on Windows and I believe on Linux are ZWO own so again much of the blame is with ZWO

I still wont buy ZWO camera's even though many use them without problems I believe some QHY's models were just as bad - as they used much of the same hardware as the 120 USB2

Updates should be done in a controlled way - BY YOU. Make a copy of your SD card and update that - if there are problems just go back to the old fully working version - All good IT people do this even on large servers. Then there is no scary updates! Remember "if it aint broke dont fix it" :-)

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Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'Stop trying to use Astroberry kstars and ekos - I'm tired' in the forum. 1 week ago

Sorry you had problems but you can mix the two (Linux and Windows) using CCDCIEL. This will run on Linux or Windows or Macos. AND it will talk to each at the same time (mostly). So you can use Indi for your DSLR camera as now and Ascom for your mount,guiding ,FW etc for example.

Its still in the late Beta stage but dont let that put you off its pretty good and has a lot of options which many of the "paid for" versions have.

All is not great no matter which platform you choose and paying for software guarantees nothing - just read SGL,CN web sites on the problems under Windows. Not a lot of difference especially for the newer hardware.

Some of your problems may not be due to the Astroberry/Kstars/Indi software at all - have you ever tried to get Windows Desktop to do a simple HOTSPOT!

Remember the RPI4 is new (not a year old) and just like anything new you will have problems/ frustrations BUT at least you have direct access to the developers - you will not get that with Windows OS problems - next version due very soon!

Good luck and Clear Skies.

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Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'Indi Web Manager Shut down button for Pi' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Dont know if it could be incorporated into Indi Web interface but you can using SSH without a password to shutdown/reboot a remote PI without compromising security

Read this www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/remote.../ssh/passwordless.md

BUT user is running client on Windows which means you will have to install SSH client (e.g. PUTTY) - and no PUTTY is not a virus its been around for years :-) Although I believe MS have OpenSSH as an option now days - never used their version.

Putty just issues a command via CLI - so REBOOT SHUTDOWN no problem and this can be incorporated into a PUTTY profile for the required RPI so once set up you can just create a simple Windows job to call Putty with the profile. Works 99.99999% of the time

As I say not sure if that could be incorporated into a browser back end.

Might help.

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Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'Cannot Connect to Astroberry VAP' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

It sounds like a security protocol issue - WPA etc - being out of date with latest wpa/wpa2 spec. Although I do not have a Samsung Tab this sort of behaviour occurs on other kit - i,e, can see network ,password correct but fails to connect. Alternatively it could be your browser!

So

1. Try www.samsung.com/au/support/mobile-device...ect-to-wifi-network/

2. If (1) fails to solve the problem try switching off security WPA etc altogether and see if that connects ok.

3. if (3) fails try connecting RPI4 to your local WiFi network as client then Web Browser from Samsung Tab S2

Good Luck

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Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'INDI install Rpi 4 Buster' in the forum. 1 month ago

Have you checked out Radek's youtube Video on "How Too" and follow that on your set up.

P.S. it might be easier if you use a complete Astroberry Image flashed to a SD card and boot from that. Until you get used to things :-) .

You will find Radek's Video link on this thread on SGL stargazerslounge.com/topic/344488-astrob...ort/page/7/#comments or somewhere on Indi Forum.

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Clive Stachon created a new topic ' Error in indi_getprop tool or totally confuses' in the forum. 1 month ago

It seems that "indi_getprop" tool is producing duplicate lines of output for he same properties - or am I missing something with the structure ?

if I do a simple indi_getprop when just using a profile that contains Mount and CCD simulator i get duplicate lines as shown by the attached file.

Also the order if the lines of data are wrong (or unexpected) - so I get "Telescope Simulator.etc etc" at the beginning and the end of the output with "CCD Simulator. etc etc" in between - would have expected all properties for the same device to be together - so all "Telescope Simulator" lines are together.

I have tried this on a number of machines and operating systems (Raspbian,Ubuntu etc) all the same.

File Attachment:

File Name: getpropdata.txt
File Size: 14 KB


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