John Robison replied to the topic 'Options for getting updates for Raspbian' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hello Kaczoreck,

Thank you for the options. Yes, heavy web content traffic clogs everything during a pandemic. This experience predates the pandemic deluge. To me, the apt-get process needs a persistent process. Windows does persistent downloads. I am certain Linux has a similar feature.

I will setup the configuration as described. I was looking forward to the updates. Not getting anything for days was my issue.

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John Robison replied to the topic 'Options for getting updates for Raspbian' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hello Kaczorek,

Unfortunately, any update fails to download. What is interesting is the IP with Port for astroberry.io works fine. I could download the packages HTTP. But, then the packages are out of sync. I am puzzled why the three-strikes-out try and starting over.

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John Robison created a new topic ' Options for getting updates for Raspbian' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hello,

I am finding I am taking multiple attempts with days of “apt-get update”. I rarely get to “apt-get upgrade” with the suggested steps. When I go to “apt-get upgrade, downloads are a crawl and timeout. I would be interested in a way for apt to be in a restartable mode. Seeing it repeat the same download as the Last N tries, where N > 0, is challenging for a restartable Mode. /z is the file replicate mode to recover a failed copy. Apt cannot seem to attempt any more than three strikes and your out. Anything over 10 mb is an effort of futility.

I did not seem to have this problem with Ubuntu. I was not under nation wide Shelter at Home protocol then. The network is slammed with content seekers and DDOS attackers. What are the options?

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John Robison replied to the topic 'Using GPS with Astroberry 2.0.0' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hello,

Thank you very much for providing these logs. The describe the problem. Like me, we self-inflict by our creating problems.

KERNEL==“ttyACM*”,SUBSYSTEM==“tty” is the beginning string to use when assigning a PI Port to a device. In the example evidence, SUBSYSTEM is in another line. Look up udevadm to confirm the proper syntax to assign an OS port to a device.

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John Robison replied to the topic 'ttyUSB0 issues on OnStepp and RasPi4' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hello,

I concur. journalctl does not supply the desired impact of rules being applied. Try xgps.

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John Robison replied to the topic 'Using GPS with Astroberry 2.0.0' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hello,

As I stated, I stopped CHRONY and started TIMEDATECTL and TIMESYNC. I then plugged my U-Blox 7 device in. It took awhile to link. Once it did, it worked.



The network is unplugged. The GPS is running. The key is using udevadm.

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John Robison replied to the topic 'Using GPS with Astroberry 2.0.0' in the forum. 4 months ago

Kaczorek wrote: ...What is proper configuration of timesync that supports GPS? If anybody got it working please share. I can easily come back to pure timesync and forget chrony.


Hello Kaczorek,

Thank you for your work. The documentation I shared show its last example working with GPS.

I was looking at how to configure timedatectl when CHRONY stood in the way. I remember installing CHRONY myself. When I tried to remove it, I found AB 2.0.1 dependent on it.

I can stop CHRONY and start TIMEDATECTL to see if XGPS runs well. If so, then not much work. If not, then TIMEDATECTL is too dependent on NETWORK NTP. Getting it to be flexible would be the next step. A conditional serviced maybe in order.

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John Robison replied to the topic 'Using GPS with Astroberry 2.0.0' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hello,

I disabled VirtualGPS and that cleared up GPSD. INDI and GPSD are happy now.

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John Robison replied to the topic 'Using GPS with Astroberry 2.0.0' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hello,

I am looking into the GPS issues. I am seeing a n issue now. I have my GPS installed. I ran XGPS. I see two GPS devices, /dev/ttyACM0 and /tmp/vgps. A conflict exists between the two. Looks like VirtualGPS is running. It gives the default site for Warsaw, Poland. This is interfering with the device and INDI driver. I am disabling VirtualGPS.

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John Robison replied to the topic 'Using GPS with Astroberry 2.0.0' in the forum. 4 months ago

AradoSKYindi wrote: Hello,

...My plan is to remove CHRONY and seek a solution between TIMEDATECTL and GPSD. As it stands, my system is working as ttyACM.


Hello,

CHRONY is completely integrated in to AstroBerry Server. Removing CHRONY would destroy AstroBerry. This leaves the OS in a quandary. Right now, everything is working. Nothing needs to be done.

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John Robison replied to the topic 'Using GPS with Astroberry 2.0.0' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hello,

Yesterday, I spent some time looking at AB 2.0.1 and GPS Time. In my instance of AB 2.0.1, I found a real conflict between CHRONY and TIMEDATECTL. If I started one, the other would stop. Ok.

I looked at the configuration of TIMEDATECTL and the default CONF file is GPS ready. So, I can see why CHRONY is redundant. My plan is to remove CHRONY and seek a solution between TIMEDATECTL and GPSD. As it stands, my system is working as ttyACM. Raspbian picked ttyACM as the resultant solution to the u-blox-7 DYI GPS USB and AstroEQ.

I came to this solution as Raspbian took me there. I could not run two ACM devices at the same time. The AstroEQ and u-blox fought over ttyACM0. I originally looked at INDI-GPUSB thinking that these devices are USB. Nope. Raspbian is very persistent, ttyACM or nothing. I then used udevadm as the path to managing two ttyACM devices. Understanding udevadm first, was the good step. Using udevadm resolved the conflict.

The u-blox 7 was faster to the draw than the AstroEQ. I tried loading things sequentially. The u-blox was insistent. INDI server was the battleground. Using udevadm made INDI server happy and EKOS knowing location, time zone, and time.

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John Robison replied to the topic 'Using GPS with Astroberry 2.0.0' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hello,

Thank Radek for giving us a glimpse under the covers. I looked up timedatectl. The last example in this link shows GPS as the time source.

Timedatectl usage

Under AB2.0.0, I never noticed GPSD not providing time. I will look at the time/date and GPS soon. Maybe, timedatectl does work with GPSD. However, I think it is going to be GPS or Network.

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John Robison replied to the topic 'ttyUSB0 issues on OnStepp and RasPi4' in the forum. 4 months ago

Cirera wrote: Hi Arado,

I propouse an idea, you review if there are any mistake and then you send me (or paste all the paremeters, places where do it,... ) that you want I check .
And all the steps (comands and options )to execute and I give you the results. I removed all the test that you propouse it.
And, I undertand now, why the kstars needs the gps system...
Really all of you are genius .
Thanks again
Pep
Pd: I hope this weekend I hope to debuted on control remotely my telescope and take photos and guide....


Hello,

I would be happy to look. I have AstroBerry 2.0.0 running now. For AB 2.0.0, I installed the application System Log. This allowed me to get to udevadm easier. Dmesg sometimes doesn’t see udevadm. Instead, we will use the command, journalctl.

With everything plugged in, open a terminal. Type this with in the quotes, “journalctl -g udevadm”. This display any syntax errors within the drive rules load process. This will be the basis line.

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