John Robison replied to the topic 'I gave up on Stellarmate' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hello,

I am puzzled. The objects of complaint pertains to things not related to Raspberry PI OS directly. I connect via VNC. StellarMate OS for the Raspberry PI works well.

So if iOS and Android apps issues are the problem, then use other methods. Besides, terminal seems to be the best place to get updates for the OS and the StellarMate Suite. The RPI app supplied cannot seem to find all updates. It seems to be singularly focused on StellarMate OS. Terminal still works. By pass the problems. Options are available.

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As a practice, remove any INDI device specific settings file when things are not being saved or read. How we end sessions is appalling from the OS perspective. “Are you sure?” Responses are a sure indication the cross linked files or opened file locks are around.

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Wired connections is limited to 70% the capacity of the wire. So is Wireless. Increasing the buffer size an incremental amount should buffer the time better. 

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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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Hello,

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. 2 years ago

Hello,

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. 2 years ago

Hello,

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. 2 years 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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