Brian replied to the topic 'VNC not installed?' in the forum. 2 months ago

It's grayed out here too but vnc works. It looks like x11vnc is loading on boot, I don't use Stellarmate much lately and don't remember if I installed it or maybe it comes installed with Stellarmate now. Take a look at "internet" in the drop down menu.

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I can't tell about any best practices as I don't have the mount.  I love the tiny size and light weight of that mount and big carrying capacity but am unsure about the backdriving issue.  I would like to image unattended, at least some of the time and I'm sure I couldn't sleep, worrying about it, so I'm holding off.. I'm looking at a couple of other mounts too but I keep coming back to the rainbow.  I didn't read the whole thread on CN, was there any talk about a brake for the 135 like they have on the 300 model?

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Brian replied to the topic 'ASI EAF not recognized in Nightly' in the forum. 7 months ago

Jasem made the first suggestion so I did that first and it fixed it.
I went here  indilib.org/forum/general/210-howto-buil...st-libindi-ekos.html   and followed the directions for "Building Indie from Source".  Thanks everyone for taking the time to help.

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Brian created a new topic ' ASI EAF not recognized in Nightly' in the forum. 7 months ago

About two weeks ago I noticed my ASI EAF no longer was being loaded in Ekos in the latest (at that time) nightly version.  I have stable versions that I revert to when these things crop up so this is more just to alert those developing the software.  Since then I have kept up with the updates of Kstars and the various indi libraries and drivers that are made available. So far my focuser still doesn't show up in Ekos.  

 

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running apt list --installed|grep asi  returns this:

brian@nanopct4:~$ apt list --installed|grep asi

WARNING: apt does not have a stable CLI interface. Use with caution in scripts.

indi-asi/focal,now 1.9~202104031911~ubuntu20.04.1 arm64 [installed,automatic]
libasi/focal,now 1.14~202104031825~ubuntu20.04.1 arm64 [installed,automatic]
libbasicusageenvironment1/focal,now 2020.01.19-1build1 arm64 [installed,automatic]

Jo, (El Corazan)  mentioned in another thread his filter wheel had disappeard recently after an update and noticed the nightly version 99-asi.rules in the rules.d folder was missing the first line. After editing it back, his filter wheel was loading again.  I was also missing that first line, edited it back but it seems to not have changed anything in my case.  

The 99-asi.rules file from the stable version of Kstars (March 1 2021) appears as below:

ACTION=="add", ATTR{idVendor}=="03c3", RUN+="/bin/sh -c '/bin/echo 256 >/sys/module/usbcore/parameters/usbfs_memory_mb'"

# All ASI Cameras and filter wheels

SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="03c3", MODE="0666" 

The 99-asi.rules file from the nightly version is missing that first line.  I'm not sure this is significant but thought I would mention it.

The log file is attached below, it looks pretty normal to me but I'm no developer, maybe someone can spot something.

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thanks for your reply Jim.  Although I use the nightly builds almost exclusively, I always have a stable version on an SD card to fall back on. I also have the Stellarmate OS which is dependable. So, all devices are working fine (including my ASI EAF) in the stable version.

I'm guessing it was about two weeks ago after a nightly update that my ASI EAF stopped loading. I've tried copying the contents of the rules.d folder from the stable version to the nightly but still no focuser loads. Jo mentions that this procedure brings his filter wheel back to life.

To answer your request, here is the result:

brian@nanopct4:~$ apt list --installed|grep asi

WARNING: apt does not have a stable CLI interface. Use with caution in scripts.

indi-asi/focal,now 1.9~202104020113~ubuntu20.04.1 arm64 [installed,automatic]
libasi/focal,now 1.14~202104020012~ubuntu20.04.1 arm64 [installed,automatic]
libbasicusageenvironment1/focal,now 2020.01.19-1build1 arm64 [installed,automatic]

I'm using Armban focal OS on my NanoPC-T4 device

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Yes, My ASI EAF is still missing here.  I've been following along with the nightly driver updates but still can't get it to work.  I've copied over the content of my rules'd folder from my stable (unupdated) version to my latest nightly but still can't get it to load. 

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Brian replied to the topic 'Highlight star during Polar alignment' in the forum. 7 months ago

Thanks Hy,  I see the "update PA Error" tick box, now that you've pointed it out!  It was right under my nose and I didn't see it.  Thanks for all your work on this software.

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Brian replied to the topic 'Highlight star during Polar alignment' in the forum. 7 months ago

I agree, sometimes I lose the star underneath the coloured lines, a highlighted star or a coloured line that is transparent enough to still be able to see the star would be a help.

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