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Brian replied to the topic 'ASI183MM Pro fails on NanoPi M4' in the forum. 7 days ago

This seems to be a problem with both the NanoPi-M4 and the NanoPC-T4 friendlyelec SBCs.
indilib.org/forum/general/5272-nanopi-ru...294mc-pro.html#39792

I have the NanoPC-T4 and it also does what you describe, I'm using an ASI294MC Pro camera. I've tried many things over the last few months but nothing completely fixes it.
The camera works fine via usb 3.0 on my linuxmint 19 pc and I also have an AX5 Max tv box that works fine via it's single USB 3.0 port.
Fortunately connecting to one of the USB 2.0 ports on the T4 works fine, just a bit slower, but that doesn't help you as I believe all your USB ports are 3.0
Is it possible to add a usb 2.0 port via gpio on the Nanopi?
I wrote Friendlyelec support about this problem about a month ago and they replied they would look into it. Haven't heard anything yet, send them a note, maybe it will move any fix a bit higher on thier priority list.

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Brian replied to the topic 'Deep sky pictures taken in Chile after the solar eclipse' in the forum. 1 month ago

Wow, beautiful pictures! Well done!

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Brian replied to the topic 'Indiweb installation fails' in the forum. 2 months ago
Brian replied to the topic 'What is Stellarmate?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Maxchess wrote: Hi,
I have bought Stellarmate as a download and ran it on an RPI3 with great results. However I needed USB3 before the RPI4 was announced and bought a Rock64Pro. I did a manual install which was pretty straightforward, but I am wondering what I may be missing from my installation compared to Stellarmate?

This was my install:
Armbian Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Desktop
X11VNCserver
Ubuntu Indi / EKOs install from download page
Astrometry Install from Align page plus a extra index files
PHD2 install

Have I missed anything? I will probably get a RPI4 and reinstall Stellarmate when all the bits work, but for now I am hoping that there are no holes in my system
(I left out teamviewer as I do not use it)


We are using very similar systems. I also use Armbian and x11vnc for a server. I also have the Stellarmate OS and use it occasionally on my Raspi 3B but most of the time I use the NanoPC-T4.

Stellarmate has the software update manager on the desktop
sudo apt install update-manager
Do you have a hotspot setup?

From what I've read the Rock64Pro is a nice RK3399 board with good Armbian support. One thing I've learned about new sbc's is the software is not very good when they are first brought to market, the NanoPC-T4 was pretty bad a year or so ago when I bought it but now it runs nicely with only a few quirks but I've learned to work around them.
Hopefully Jasem will be offering Stellarmate on the RPi4, if/when he does I'll be buying one.

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Brian replied to the topic 'Powered USB Hubs' in the forum. 2 months ago

maxthebuilder wrote: His looks shorter - 6" ?

starman345 wrote: I use this one www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004395680/ref...00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Looks like the one Robert is using? I think I might have got the idea from him a few months ago and ordered it along with the Sabrent 7 port usb hub


Found it, he linked to it in this thread:
www.indilib.org/forum/embedded-indi/2772...i-3-setup.html#20613

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Brian replied to the topic 'Setting up the Odroid-N2 to use Kstars/Ekos' in the forum. 2 months ago

Glad there was no permanent damage. My RaspberryPi 3b fell off my ota onto the paved driveway once but no damage, my Nanopc-t4 fell off but was saved by the mount cable that was plugged into a usb port. I changed from using regular velcro (if there is such a thing) to the dual lock 3m stuff. There are drawbacks, if you need to separate things it really takes some muscle, sometimes the sticky backing rips off whatever I have it stuck to but for the most part it is really good, and nothing ever falls off now.
www.ebay.com/itm/Free-Shipping-3M-1-x1-2...p2060353.m2749.l2649

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Brian replied to the topic 'Powered USB Hubs' in the forum. 2 months ago

I use this one www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004395680/ref...00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Looks like the one Robert is using? I think I might have got the idea from him a few months ago and ordered it along with the Sabrent 7 port usb hub

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Brian replied to the topic 'NGC 4536 & 4527' in the forum. 2 months ago

Very nice image!

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