Hi all,
I am new to Indi and I am trying to use it to control an EQ-G mount from a raspberry pi using this cable www.telescopes-et-accessoires.fr/interfa...5-neq5-3-c2x30317625

When I try launching these commands

indiserver -v indi_eqmod_telescope

or

indiserver -v indi_synscan_telescope

I get the following output:
indiserver -v indi_eqmod_telescope

2022-06-04T20:22:40: startup: indiserver -v indi_eqmod_telescope
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: pid=31385 rfd=3 wfd=6 efd=7
2022-06-04T20:22:40: listening to port 7624 on fd 4
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.GEOGRAPHIC_COORD
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.TIME_UTC
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_PARK
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_SHUTTER
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_eqmod_sk.xml
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_align_sk.xml
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_eqmod_simulator_sk.xml
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_eqmod_scope_limits_sk.xml
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: EnumeratePlugins - found plugin Nearest Math Plugin
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: EnumeratePlugins - found plugin SVD Math Plugin

indiserver -v indi_synscan_telescope
2022-06-04T20:26:25: startup: indiserver -v indi_synscan_telescope
2022-06-04T20:26:25: Driver indi_synscan_telescope: pid=31397 rfd=3 wfd=6 efd=7
2022-06-04T20:26:25: listening to port 7624 on fd 4
2022-06-04T20:26:25: Driver indi_synscan_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.GEOGRAPHIC_COORD
2022-06-04T20:26:25: Driver indi_synscan_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.TIME_UTC
2022-06-04T20:26:25: Driver indi_synscan_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_PARK
2022-06-04T20:26:25: Driver indi_synscan_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_SHUTTER

It looks like indiserver is connecting to a simulator in both cases. Is it the case?
What makes me think this is the case is that the output does not change when I run the command when the mount is disconnected or off.
Any idea of how to debug this?
I am able to control the mount when I connect it to my macbook with EqMac and the EQDirect driver.
Is there an equivalent of EQdirect for Indiserver?

thanks

bye

Dave

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Davide Frey replied to the topic 'problem with Indi and EQdirect' in the forum. 6 months ago

Quick update!
Everything works now! In addition to not understanding indi's behavior, I was missing a modprobe rule for the cable so the device file was not being created. I now managed to get it to work with Stellarium (I also had to update it to the latest version as mine was several years old BTW ;))

thanks again!

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Davide Frey replied to the topic 'problem with Indi and EQdirect' in the forum. 6 months ago

Thanks a lot!!!!
This is very clear now!
Thanks!

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Davide Frey replied to the topic 'problem with Indi and EQdirect' in the forum. 6 months ago

Thanks Jarno for your reply!
I am not sure if I understand what you mean by selecting the port via kstars.
Here is what I had understood and was planning to do. Please tell me if I was wrong and how.

I thought I would run indiserver on the rPi which is connected to the scope, tell indiserver (how?) to use a given serial port, and then connect the application to indiserver using TCP-IP (address and port).

Is that correct?
If so, how can I select the serial port on the application?

Also, I have two ports on the mount: one says hand controller, the other says auto guider. The cable I have fits the "hand controller" port.

Thanks

bye

Dave

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Davide Frey created a new topic ' problem with Indi and EQdirect' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi all,
I am new to Indi, and I am trying to use it to control an EQ-G mount from a Raspberry Pi using this cable
www.pierro-astro.com/materiel-astronomiq...-orion-sirius_detail


When I try launching these commands

indiserver -v indi_eqmod_telescope

or

indiserver -v indi_synscan_telescope

I get the following output:
indiserver -v indi_eqmod_telescope

2022-06-04T20:22:40: startup: indiserver -v indi_eqmod_telescope
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: pid=31385 rfd=3 wfd=6 efd=7
2022-06-04T20:22:40: listening to port 7624 on fd 4
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.GEOGRAPHIC_COORD
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.TIME_UTC
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_PARK
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_SHUTTER
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_eqmod_sk.xml
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_align_sk.xml
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_eqmod_simulator_sk.xml
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_eqmod_scope_limits_sk.xml
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: EnumeratePlugins - found plugin Nearest Math Plugin
2022-06-04T20:22:40: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: EnumeratePlugins - found plugin SVD Math Plugin

indiserver -v indi_synscan_telescope
2022-06-04T20:26:25: startup: indiserver -v indi_synscan_telescope
2022-06-04T20:26:25: Driver indi_synscan_telescope: pid=31397 rfd=3 wfd=6 efd=7
2022-06-04T20:26:25: listening to port 7624 on fd 4
2022-06-04T20:26:25: Driver indi_synscan_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.GEOGRAPHIC_COORD
2022-06-04T20:26:25: Driver indi_synscan_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.TIME_UTC
2022-06-04T20:26:25: Driver indi_synscan_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_PARK
2022-06-04T20:26:25: Driver indi_synscan_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_SHUTTER

It looks like indiserver is connecting to a simulator in both cases. Is it the case?
What makes me think this is the case is that the output does not change when I run the command when the mount is disconnected or off.

Any idea of how to debug this?

I am able to control the mount using EQMac and the EQDirect driver.
Is there an EQdirect equivalent for indi?

Thanks

bye

Dave

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