Mikko Itämäki replied to the topic 'Re:An alignment issue in KStars via INDI' in the forum. 10 months ago

MikkoI wrote: I have a HEQ5 Pro as well and I have had strange alignment/slewing problems lately when I start the session. These are usually fixed by returning the mount to park position and then disconnecting all equipment, stop & start INDI/EKOS again. Usually that does the trick by starting it again from "fresh" park position. I usually start the session with Polemaster polar aligment and I use the mount control to rotate mount and then return it to park position. I'm not sure if that is the reason for the strange slewing problem.

When I did a full restore to my Stellarmate I forgot to change the time zone correctly which caused this method to fail and I was not able to slew the mount to anywhere correctly, so that is one thing to check.


Update to this issue - the align and slewing problems were caused by faulty battery so this was a power issue for sure. I had a similar problem a week ago again and I noticed that the HEQ5 led was blinking so I checked the voltage from my battery and it was so low that my other equipment started to fail as well shortly. Now I replaced the battery with a new AGM 60ah car battery and everything works really well. Alignment is very fast now - slew to target, plate solve, one correction slew and the target is right in the center. Very pleased!

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Mikko Itämäki replied to the topic 'INDI driver for Pegasus Ultimate Power hub' in the forum. 11 months ago

knro wrote: please purge indi-bin and libindi and update (sudo apt-get update) and then reinstall them again something was not installed correctly.


I did this and everything works now! Thank you so much! Now I can clear my cable mess finally and control all my outputs and heaters from INDI :)

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Mikko Itämäki replied to the topic 'INDI driver for Pegasus Ultimate Power hub' in the forum. 11 months ago

AstroNerd wrote: One thing to try..
Disconnect any other kit when you connect the UPB and see if that works, if it does then use the serial mapping then connect other kit... that worked for me on the early indigo driver...


Yeah I actually tried it with only simulator and still it disconnected right away. I'm pretty sure as well that this could be a serial issue!

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Mikko Itämäki replied to the topic 'INDI driver for Pegasus Ultimate Power hub' in the forum. 11 months ago

knro wrote:

MikkoI wrote: I'm having a really hard time to get this device working. I first tried the new INDI driver included from the nightly build, but it crashes right away and then tried the INDIGO driver. It disconnects as well in just a few seconds. The device works really well with Windows10 and no problems, but no luck with my Raspberry PI installed with Stellarmate image.

The problem seems the same described earlier in this thread and I tried to look for the PID with lsusb and it has the 6015 but I'm not sure if the ID is different or something? This is the first line of the lsusb output:

Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0403:6015 Future Technology Devices International


Can you post what you get exactly when running the driver?


From the logs this is what happens with the INDI driver:

INDI Server: "FIFO: start indi_pegasus_upb -n \"Pegasus UPB\""
INDI Server: "With name: Pegasus UPB"
INDI Server: "FIFO: Starting driver indi_pegasus_upb"
Driver indi_pegasus_upb: pid=1558 rfd=6 wfd=13 efd=15"
Driver indi_pegasus_upb: indi_pegasus_upb: symbol lookup error: indi_pegasus_upb: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI16FocuserInterface21SetFocuserMaxPositionEj
Driver indi_pegasus_upb: stderr EOF
"Child process 1558 died"
Driver indi_pegasus_upb: restart #1"

This goes until restart #9 and then crash

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Mikko Itämäki replied to the topic 'INDI driver for Pegasus Ultimate Power hub' in the forum. 11 months ago

I'm having a really hard time to get this device working. I first tried the new INDI driver included from the nightly build, but it crashes right away and then tried the INDIGO driver. It disconnects as well in just a few seconds. The device works really well with Windows10 and no problems, but no luck with my Raspberry PI installed with Stellarmate image.

The problem seems the same described earlier in this thread and I tried to look for the PID with lsusb and it has the 6015 but I'm not sure if the ID is different or something? This is the first line of the lsusb output:

Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0403:6015 Future Technology Devices International

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Mikko Itämäki replied to the topic 'Re:An alignment issue in KStars via INDI' in the forum. 11 months ago

I have a HEQ5 Pro as well and I have had strange alignment/slewing problems lately when I start the session. These are usually fixed by returning the mount to park position and then disconnecting all equipment, stop & start INDI/EKOS again. Usually that does the trick by starting it again from "fresh" park position. I usually start the session with Polemaster polar aligment and I use the mount control to rotate mount and then return it to park position. I'm not sure if that is the reason for the strange slewing problem.

When I did a full restore to my Stellarmate I forgot to change the time zone correctly which caused this method to fail and I was not able to slew the mount to anywhere correctly, so that is one thing to check.

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