Just upgraded to the new INDI 1.8.9 drivers, and had a chance to do a bit of testing with the revised Sesto Senso 2 driver.
This is an awesome improvement! Full control over all the motor settings, all from within INDI. As far as I could tell all was working fine. This is a much better control than through the manufacturers software, or even the web interface.
When logging in through its own web-interface, INDI control stopped, which is logical. When logging out of the web-interface, it would take a disconnect/connect cycle to get control back in INDI again. All seems logical and natural.
Havent tried it in an actual focusing procedure under dark skies yet, but pretty certain that should be fine. Thank you both Ian and Jasem for making this work!

Btw, on a slightly different topic. In earlier versions of the Sesto Senso driver you could manually tell it where its absolute position was. That seems to be an option that has disappeared from the Sesto Senso driver and has never been in the Sesto Senso 2 driver. Has that moved somewhere else?
I used that option quite often. If you forget to set the focuser back to 0 at the end of a session, and you manually pull in the focuser while packing in the telescope, you have a mismatch between where INDI thinks the focuser is and where it actually is. In the past you could then just pull the focuser all the way in, tell INDI that it was at 0, and move on from there.

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W J Drijfhout replied to the topic 'Frustated evening' in the forum. 2 months ago

Thank you Jasem. Yes, after repeating the upgrade this morning the remaining drivers got updated as well. As far as I can see all working fine now. Thanks again!

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One day later, and repeated the upgrade. All working fine now.

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W J Drijfhout replied to the topic 'Remove capture Sequence?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Super, thank you Jasem

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W J Drijfhout replied to the topic 'Frustated evening' in the forum. 2 months ago

How do you know if you upgrade to the nightly build? I just got a message from the Ubuntu upgrade manager about all sorts of components that had an update available. This included INDI and KStars, so I just clicked ‘yes’.

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W J Drijfhout replied to the topic 'Remove capture Sequence?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Same problem here. IOS.
But in my situation it only does not allow to delete the first two sequences. All the others can be deleted by clicking the ‘x’ on the right.
Workaround is to VNC into the device and delete these two sequences there, but would be handy to do in app.

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Glad this will be fixed soon. I guess we’re just too eager...:-)

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Several similar reports. Looks more related to INDI 1.8.9 than KStars 3.5.2. What camera are you using? In my case it's the ASI drivers that are the culprit.

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W J Drijfhout replied to the topic 'Frustated evening' in the forum. 2 months ago

Same here, both the crashes and the frustration. My crashes seem limited to the ASI-camera and filterwheel driver though. The rest seems to be working.
Tried both local (Linux, 3.5.2) and remote (MacOS, both 3.4.2 and 3.5.2), but nothing gets the camera to work. Looks like it's in the driver more than in Ekos.
Can't use the system tonight either it seems.
Normally I never upgrade so fast, but since I knew there was a highly anticipated update for the Sesto Senso 2 drive I took the plunge.... won't do it again..

WJ

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Today I upgraded to the latest INDI Library (1.8.9) that was released yesterday/today. After upgrading, the ZWO ASI drivers crash upon starting Ekos. Anyone else having the same problem, or any idea what is going on?
Log attached.

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File Name: log_17-49-06.txt
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W J Drijfhout replied to the topic 'Sky Safari not connectin' in the forum. 2 months ago

Update:
It turns out that unchecking "Set time and location" in SkySafari solved the problem. Still not sure why, but it's working now and that's good enough for me.

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W J Drijfhout created a new topic ' Sky Safari not connectin' in the forum. 2 months ago

After a fresh install on an Ubuntu Mint 20 system, I have problems using SkySafari to control the mount. SkySafari connects to INDI, the mount (10Micron) connects to INDI, but when connecting from SkySafari to the mount it keeps saying 'Connecting' and the mount does not respond to anything from SkySafari. Attached are two example log-files from SkySafari.
Anyone experiencing similar problems? Or any suggestions how to solve?

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Sounds good Ian! Oh, yes, my mistake. Running Linux Ubuntu Mint 20.04 and using Intel Atom X7-E3950 CPU.


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Just checking in to see if there has been any follow up on this. Is there agreement on how to solve the issue, leaving the SS2 settings leading and ensure the INDI driver does not override profile vs Ignore the SS2 settings and set all parameters in Ekos?
I'd be happy to try out a 'nightly build', but don't know how to install that, and would like to limit that to only this driver.

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W J Drijfhout replied to the topic 'Re:Ekos Crashes' in the forum. 2 months ago

The client/server architecture of INDI/KStars/Ekos allows for a lot of flexibility to adjust to your specific situation. I have mostly used it with on-telescope server and run the client remotely on Mac. But to eliminate download times (wasted observation time), I recently switched to running all local and screen-share into it.
Whichever solution you choose a solid WiFi network is very important. I have found the Pi hotspot to be too weak for my situation, and have mostly used a dedicated non internet-connected router, strategically placed relative to the telescope. Now working on extending the regular home network with a mesh-repeater to extend coverage in garden.
You may want to check the frequency your Pi started using. If it switched to 2.4GHz, this is well known to interact with USB3 leading to all sorts of erratic behavior. Best is to force your Pi to use the 5GHz band. You may want to try and see if this solves your issues.


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