FWIW, here's a vnc screen of indi, kstars and friends on a remote mini-pc running the whole show under LXQt, openbox and the Breeze dark theme at 1600x900.
Everything makes a difference. window manager, theme, resolution...

Cheers

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OK. So next would be to find which resolution fixes the screen problems you're seeing.

For us on mini-pcs, this is dictated by the dummy adapter plugged into to the display-port socket.

Some resolutions work better than others, some not at all. Our sweet spot is 1600x900 which seems to scale ok to 'phones, tablets or WHY alike.

Sorry, I can't remember how the pi deals with this but therein lies the next bit of the puzzle.

HTH

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Hi
We use x11vnc but on a mini-PC over 5GHz wifi. The noxdamage switch smooths the rendering considerably.
Worth a try on the Pi?
Cheers and HTH

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alacant replied to the topic 'StellarMate - best way to connect?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

**Would it be possible to share how you built the mini PC?

We try to give feedback to the developers whenever we can by building the git and reporting. In a community project, everyone should do this. On a Pi, that just takes too long.

Other reasons for using a mini-PC is that they're faster, much cheaper than a Pi and you can have as many as you want. Tomorrow. We use Fujitsu q920s at the telescope. If you're any good at auctions, an 8Gb box with a decent SSD can be had for under €100.

Plug a dummy into the DP or dvi and you've a choice of screen resolutions; 1600 x 900 seems to be the sweet spot using x11vnc. Nothing special for the client. Your 'phone is fine, although a tablet or laptop makes things easier to see and manipulate.

OS. Lubuntu or if you prefer something more windows-like, kubuntu.
Cheers, clear skies and HTH

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alacant replied to the topic 'StellarMate - best way to connect?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Method 1: all you're doing is monitoring a local session. It doesn't matter where you are. If the connection drops or is slow, the pc or pi gets on with it regardless. Just transfer your images at the end of the session.
Method 2: you're controlling the session. Fiber at both ends notwithstanding, if the connection drops or is slow, guiding for example will fail.

The only way we've got remote across Internet to work reliably is to vnc into a mini pc running both indi AND a client. kstars is a good choice;) I speak from bitter 'phone-calls-at-4am experience; I'm quite often the guy on the ground at the telescope end!

Cheers and good luck

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alacant replied to the topic 'StellarMate - best way to connect?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi

Method 2 is ok on a wired LAN, but not ok if you're operating a telescope in Spain from London.
Of course, YMMV.

Cheers and HTH.

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alacant replied to the topic 'eqmod not connected' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi
As a minimum, you'll have to tell us stuff like indi version numbers, computer type, what you have tried to do...
Even easier, enable the logging, reproduce the error and then post the log.
Cheers

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alacant replied to the topic 'kubuntu: cannot upgrade indi' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hi
No, so I just Ignored the kept back message and Installed indi-full anyway.
HTH

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alacant replied to the topic 'kubuntu: cannot upgrade indi' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hi
No, so I just Ignored the kept back message and Installed indi-full anyway.
HTH

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alacant replied to the topic 'Solver is not working' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hi
Have you tried ASTAP? No fuss, it uses just a single catalogue file, works with the default settings (or any other settings for that matter), is fast and solves every time.
Cheers and clear skies,
Steve

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