Thank you for your help, Wolfgang. I found the file and was able to change according to your recommendation, and now it's working. Problem solved. Thanks again!
Willem Jan.

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Thank you for your response. Unfortunately I am not a coder, so that option would be outside my realm. Adding such an option would then be on my wishlist for feature-requests. Or, with cameras getting bigger sensors, perhaps it would be an idea to increase the default RAM allocation anyway, or would that cause other issues?

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When starting indiserver, you can set custom options. One of those is critical for me now, as my new camera (ASI6200) needs a bigger RAM allocation than default settings. When starting indiserver from the command line, this can be easily done, by adding '-m 160' to the syntax. This works well. But how can I set such custom options when using the INDI WebManager? There it seems you can only just turn on and off individual drivers? Am I overlooking something here? Any help much appreciated, thanks.

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Nothing in the KStars log-file. Does the INDI server and/or Web manager keep a log-file somewhere?

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Ever since I did the upgrade on the INDI library, it takes forever to access the INDI web manager. Apparently it starts as normal, but when trying to access it via the browser on another computer, the web-page just takes something like a minute to come up. Any ideas what could be the problem here?
Could this be related to the other topic? indilib.org/forum/ekos/7774-python-error...ng-indi-library.html
Running Linux Mint 18.3

Thanks, Willem Jan.

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When I updated the INDI library, I got a message that Python 3.6 could not be installed, saying:
failed to fetch ppa.launchpad.net/jonathonf/python-3.6/u...6.04.york3_amd64.deb 403 Forbidden [IP: 91.189.95.83 80].

Is this a problem? And if yes, does anyone know a fix?

I tried to check my version of python, with 'python --version', which gave me 2.7.12
With 'python3 --version' it gave me 3.5.2
So a python 2 and 3 seem to be co-installed. Is that a problem?

Thanks for any insight.

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This issue just costed me quite some observation time before I found this post. What I dont understand is why it was changed? It always worked that flip-flat was parked/unparked, depending on taking light, flat or dark frames. Never a problem.
I use the flip flat on and off. On when possible, but when the wind is too strong, I take it off. So this means I would have to constantly change these settings? And like the.Cakemaker is saying, the settings dont seem to stick. And I am not using a sequence file.
The preferred option would be that KStars checks if there is a flip flat of some sort connected, if so, it reads the position before taking the photo, if not, it doesn't bother.

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W J Drijfhout created a new topic ' Installation on old Mac' in the forum. 11 months ago

A friend of mine has an old Mac that he wants to try Ekos on, but the latest MacOS that laptop can handle is 10.11. The Ekos DMG installer requires 10.12+. Is there a way of installing on older MacOS versions?

Thanks, Willem Jan.

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W J Drijfhout replied to the topic 'Dialing in focus' in the forum. 2 years ago

Andrew,

I experience similar irreproducible results. Sometimes it works flawlessly, sometimes it just doesn't get there. In most cases where it does not work, focusing on the wrong star is the problem. It selects a nebulous object, a double-star, or just a way too big star. So rescue method 1 for me is manual selection of a small star.
Subjectively I seem to have slightly better results with polynomial vs iterative method.
But I'm also recording my focuser position at various outdoor temperatures and find that the relationship is linear and very predictable. So for my setup, a drop in temperature of 1 degree celsius equals focuser in by approximately 80 steps. Important to keep circumstances similar (system must be in equilibrium with environment and dew heaters need to be in same position.
I do not let the focuser run unattended, and if I'm in a hurry, or experience issues, I just set the focuser where it theoretically should be with pretty good results.

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W J Drijfhout replied to the topic 'Re:Scheduler not starting' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hmm, then I don’t know. Perhaps still something wrong with the scheduler. Keep in mind I only tested it with simulators.


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W J Drijfhout replied to the topic 'Re:Scheduler not starting' in the forum. 2 years ago

I have only tested with the simulators, but it slewed to the object and only then started to take pictures (I don’t use the guiding etc. options).
Did you see the scheduler pick up the coordinates of your target? I have found in the past that it is important to search for the target through the built in search function. Only then it adjust coordinates and speed to the object. Simply typing in the name of the target did not work for me.


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