AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!' in the forum. 8 hours 26 minutes ago

Kaczorek wrote: For those of you reporting that QHY PoleMaster does not work on Astroberry 2.0.0
To the best of my knowledge the only version of PoleMaster available on QHY site is <strong>for Ubuntu Mate</strong>. You can tell that even from the file's name: PoleMaster_Qt-for-RPI-Ubuntu-1.3.5.0.deb
Astroberry 2.0.0 is Raspbian Buster based system. Please do not expect programs from other distributions to run on others. There is lots of library dependencies for every program and every distribution has it's own naming and versioning for libraries required.

In case of QHY PoleMaster version of libraries is not compatible with Raspbian Buster. So there is no easy and reliable way to make it work.

However, I did some testing and was successful in running QHY PoleMaster on Astroberry 2.0.0. I do not own QHY camera so cannot confirm that it really works, but this is a challenge for you guys. No guarantee whatsoever, it's a dirty hack.

The procedure is as follows:
1. Download QHY PoleMaster package, currently it is PoleMaster_Qt-for-RPI-Ubuntu-1.3.5.0.deb.zip available here
2. Unzip the file
3. Install it with:
<code>sudo dpkg -i PoleMaster_Qt-for-RPI-Ubuntu-1.3.5.0.deb</code>
4. Install required library:
<code>sudo apt install libopencv-imgproc3.2 </code>
5. Create links to libraries required by PoleMaster to libraries available on Astroberry / Raspbian Buster:
<code>
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libqhyccd.so /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libqhyccd.so.4
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libopencv_imgproc.so.3.2 /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libopencv_imgproc.so.2.4
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libopencv_core.so.3.2 /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libopencv_core.so.2.4
</code>
6. Run PoleMaster from terminal:
<code>/usr/bin/PoleMaster/PoleMaster</code>

Running from menu will not work. If you want to have a click and go solution, create a laucher icon on your desktop or taskbar.

PS. Let's call a spade a spade. If program designed for one system does not work on the other is not an issue.



I have it all working, and I did it the same way you mentioned above, works great in the QHY polemaster software but does have to be launched from terminal, however, it DOES NOT work in ekos at all, not sure why, also I have tried to created a desktop icon, but with no luck at all, but as I say from terminal, on QHY own PM software, it perfect.. :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!' in the forum. 10 hours 32 minutes ago

AradoSKYindi wrote:

AstroNerd wrote: Ok, so ot is showing now under lsusb, but won’t work in ekos or in the Polemaster software....I read something g about editing the bashes file but not sure on that...


Hello,

The .bashrc step is to allow PoleMaster_QT to run. PoleMaster_QT requires sudo rights. I usually take that step out and leave the path statement there. Sending the output of sudo to NULL has other challenges.


So how do you get it to run....the polemaster software will run from the icon on the programme ,list but will not connect to the camera, the only way to get it to connect to camera is by starting from terminal, and to do that I have to edit the bashrc file....or have you another way...?

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!' in the forum. 13 hours 3 minutes ago

Ok, got it working via terminal in the polemaster software, but still not in ekos, had to edit the bashrc file to allow it to open as admin

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!' in the forum. 14 hours 9 minutes ago

Ok, so ot is showing now under lsusb, but won’t work in ekos or in the Polemaster software....I read something g about editing the bashes file but not sure on that...

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!' in the forum. 16 hours 45 minutes ago

AradoSKYindi wrote: Hello,

Using LSUSB, do you see 0940 or 0941?


No, it’s not showing there either...

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Bluetooth connection to mount' in the forum. yesterday

You need to make sure modemmanager is un Installed before BT will work reliably, mine works flawlessly on later SM version....if you haven’t already done so that is.. :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!' in the forum. yesterday

AradoSKYindi wrote: Hello,

I went to the QHYCCD site and pulled down the PoleMaster_QT. For AstroBerry 2.0, the install is dated. But, it gives a non-INDI status of PoleMaster. After installation, go get the latest RPI SDK kit from QHYCCD. Install the Kit.


Yes, done all that...still no joy, I got the software installed and running, but it will not recognise the camera....either in the polemaster software or in Ekos...

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!' in the forum. yesterday

AradoSKYindi wrote: Hello,

I think I may have found one problem between EKOS and QHY PoleMaster. Partly, mine is a possible design issue. I am finding USB hubs are not consistent. Inside my house, EKOS and PoleMaster work fine.

My USB hub in my house is from a different vendor and temperature. Both are 7 port. The OTA is outside and USB 2.0. The inside hub is USB 3.0.

I am thinking I need to split up to 2 4 port hubs. I think both the hub and the RPI3B+ are limited on bandwidth. The RS232, GPS and AstroEQ, needs on one. The CCD types on the other hub. This pushes the RPI3B+. But it keeps the bandwidth needs down.


I have it plugged directly into rpi and still does not work with Astroberry and ekos...., not sure why

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!' in the forum. yesterday

An issue I have found with Astroberry, is that the QHY polemaster does NOT WORK on it, I have tried everything...it does not work in Ekos at all, which I don’t understand.... any ideas....?

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!' in the forum. yesterday

gufle wrote: This week my new rapsberry PI 4 arrived. I installed Astroberry without any problems.

I have noticed that in Kstars the reference to ASTAP is /usr/local/share/bin/ASTAP, but ASTAP is installed in /opt/astap/ASTAP. So I made a symbolic link in /usr/local/share/bin to the binary. Then ASTAP works fine in KStars.

When I performed plate solving with Astromery.net (online) it took 101 s. Performing plate solving with Astrometry.net (offline) took 29s. ASTAP managed the job in 8s.

Now I'm waiting for some clear skies to perform the ultimate test :)

Kind regards,
Gunther


There is no need for a symlink, there is an option in the ekos ASTAP settings to change the exe directory, mine is wrong to and had to change... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Problems with latest versions 3.3.7 and 3.3.8' in the forum. 2 days ago

I am still having these issues with binaries not found, and crashing when I hit the align tab...

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!' in the forum. 3 days ago

Anyone else having any issues since last updates...
When Kstars opens now I get an error saying that there is no ASTAP loaded or it’s pointing to the wrong folder, and then if I hit the align tab, it shuts Kstars down, all other tabs are ok, it worked before...any ideas...?? :(

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!' in the forum. 4 days ago

Just a heads up, my QHY5 works perfectly well with PHD 2 on Astroberry without and Messing about...worked right off the bat... :)

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