Hello,

My StellarMate install on a RBI48 has bit the dust. Elf cannot be found. This suggest fsck corruption. A bit must be off or rights were screwed up. I am attempting to repair to volume. Any options? 

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just recently, the web interface gave ASTAP as an option. However, OS and other updates are notified but not installed. 

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Mine has been doing this same behavior. I use a 7” monitor to view the console, ring 0. Usually, I have to include a keyboard and mouse. I have to supply a password.

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Thank you for this guide. I will be reviewing its recommendations. Last night was beautiful, cool and dark. I just went from a 4G to 8G RPI4B with the new StellarMate installed on 120G SSD. StellarMate is very inviting from the WEB. Setting up my rig looked easy. I kept it very simple. I didn’t push my configuration to take in more items. One OTA, GPSD, joystick, and QHYCCD. 

I had several problems of my own making. I didn’t setup fully by this guide. Thank you again for this guide.

1. location.

I am at the latest update and current revision. GPSD works wonderfully. StellarMate asks if I want to use it for time keeping. Cool. I will use this guide in establishing location. 

2. Disconnects.

In the past, (AstroHub, AstroBerry, and StellarMate), I always went to the OS under VNC to set the OS location, time, and the TTYACM dance with my gear. Udevadm is my friend. Under the Web interface, creating a config was not possible. Creating a saved profile was not possible.

When I went to the OS, all that work was not remembered. No profiles were created. KSTARS web was running. KSTARS and INDI OS knew nothing about the web except it was running. No web profiles were created despite clicking saved. OS KSTARS complained about “ no telescope config found”. In KSTARS OS, Devices is the singular place with establishing configuration. It’s state had 0 configs. No problem, I can use this guide to establish saved profiles. I will look at INDI logs to see if this is a permissions issue. 

3. Bare bones screen and updates

Under Indiweb, SM said, updates were needed to be installed. I click on “yes”. The download was said to be successful. Silence. ATAPI and another app were options to install. They downloaded and installed as submitted. Cool. Under VNC, I used APT-GET to update. 

StellarMate application works well from iOS. I have an antenna and the rest of my gear to setup. Thank you again for this guide. 
 

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Hello,

Thank for this RPI4B guide with StellarMate. I appreciated the pictures. As I reviewed aliljenb’s picture, I tried this with my setup. I abandoned this design because of moments of inertia, radius of gyration, and center of gravity issues. I had a counterweight on the Vixen rail and still could not keep the motors from overworking.

I just picked up an 8G RPI4B. I like the idea of SSD use. I also like the idea of the OTA becoming the carrier. Not getting tangled up is the goal. I distribute my USB load between 2 4 port powered USB.

My first question is “How easy is this setup to achieve CG in X-Y-Z? 

My my second question is “What is the total weight of this package with all of its components?”

Thank you.

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John Robison replied to the topic 'Update Stellarmate ?' in the forum. 11 months ago

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I keep wondering what Update Software actually does. I use Terminal to update Stellarmate. Everytime I click and open the Update Software ICON, I get everything is up to date. However, SUDO SU, APT-GET UPDATE, and then APT-GET DIST-UPGRADE gives all the latest updates. Update Software has never worked and I have recently installed Stellarmate.

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John Robison replied to the topic 'Solver crashing Kstars' in the forum. 11 months ago

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If the crashing occurred before applying the Phonon common libraries and QT5 upgrade, normal use is back. To me, that says that while not INDI related, the Phonon isn’t catastrophic in crashing PH2D.

In Linux, a package can be checked for dependencies. It isn’t unrealistic to think LIBINDI 1.8.8 has missing support packages. I have had to augment multiple packages in my past use. Whatever a developer has installed at build time, can creep into a package.

Keeping verbose logging on fills up space quickly when deducing a problem. Be sure verbose and to a file are enabled before each session. INDI, KSTARS, and Drivers used. One of them changed.

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John Robison replied to the topic 'Solver crashing Kstars' in the forum. 11 months ago

Hello,

Within KSTARS, main window, a sync telescope with KSTARS is there. This requires ensuring AstroBerry and KSTARS are in unison of where they think they are. Look in the lower left hand corner. Which longitude and latitude does it have? Does your Phone GPS agree?

Next, look at the time. AstroBerry and KSTARS must agree to the time and time zone.

If neither are in unison, fixing it is simple and inexpensive. I added an RTC and a GPS to manage location, time zone, and time. The AstroBerry suggests both.

As for Phonon, review the settings of your KSTARS and ECHOS. Something must have selected but not configured.

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Hello,

Yes. These two repositories were what I add. The Raspbian was specifically for BIOS and Firmware. I noticed several needed updating before Raspbian and AstroBerry were at peace with each other.

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John Robison replied to the topic 'Solver crashing Kstars' in the forum. 11 months ago

Hello,

Thank you for sending your log. One item stands out. This looks ominous as what follows are the app reinitializing.

[2021-01-18T21:32:07.626 EST DEBG ][ default] - WARNING: Phonon::createPath: Cannot connect Phonon::MediaObject ( no objectName ) to Phonon::AudioOutput ( no objectName )

Is the Phonon variable filled in with a recognizable path? This is what I see.

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Hello,

The error with the packaging DB getting locked usually occurs within 60-70 secs after boot up. I wait 2-3 minutes for Raspbian OS to finish its health checks before checking for updates. The lock is supposed to be temporary. As for KSTARS not updating, the AstroBerry canonical list is limited to few libraries. This is to ensure that the paradigm of AstroBerry doesn’t get so messed up that Kaczorek spends a long time fixing.

I added the canonical libraries of KSTARS Bleeding, INDI, and a Raspbian. That was it. Raspbian is nothing like Ubuntu. Ubuntu mixes i386 with ARMFH. For example, under Ubuntu, a Raspberry kernel update will never install because a symbolic link it tries to create is on the FAT32 side of Raspbian. I sought support and was told this kernel is for i386 and who is Raspberry?

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John Robison replied to the topic 'Polar Alignment?' in the forum. 12 months ago

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Jasem's video on the Android/OS app called StellarMate was shown to be a one stop shop for managing StellarMate. I kicked the tires and found it lacking in setting up StellarMate. Yes, KSTAR Wizards, Site Configuration, and ECHOS setting GPS to set location all work at the OS. None of these options exist in the StellarMate app. In fact, no option exists yet to determine if location is correct. Being off 50 miles is pretty significant. Ok, maybe I was just dreaming an SmartPhone app could set the bar. On my Android KSTARS works well as is. I have access to all of these functions in Android.

I did set StellarMate up like I did AstroBerry. Then, the app StellarMate is a good app for a pre-configured StellarMate system. I like the search for a StellarMate function. I am looking forward to a clear night.

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John Robison replied to the topic 'Polar Alignment?' in the forum. 12 months ago

Hello,

I finally got around to installing StellarMate. The supplied video on the App shows its use like AstroBerry Web.

Within the App, PA is not explicitly stated. Plate solving is. But, one feature I see missing is location. PA and plate solving require explicit location, longitude and latitude. The next big item is the mount. The motors and gears must be synced with RA and DEC circles.

I keep looking for the SYNC button. My home network’s ISP messes up location because it’s Location is 50 miles north. A picture of the sky should be all that is needed.

I am waiting for a clear night free to test this out. Maybe my AstroBerry experience is clouding my StellarMate experience.

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Hello,

Thank you for the tutorial. This encouraged me to consider the app. I do have a question. I saw the tool said correctly the my mount was east point west. I wanted to see if my location was close. Where is the Location for the app kept? I am looking for if I am located at my ISP and not where I am. The ISP is 50 miles north away. I do have my coordinates. Where do I put them in manually?

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