Ed Wilson replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 1 week ago

Doing the same here (with fingers crossed!) I'm not getting the best speed of download from the Indi website.

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Ed Wilson replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 1 week ago

rlancaste wrote: Ok my pull request just got merged. Please test it to see if this fixed the build problem

Hi Rob,
Morning here so I reran your script on the Pi4. The Drivers for the cameras and GPSD have all returned. However there is another more serious problem now. Every time I try to launch Ekos with any equipment profile, KStars crashes. The Indiserver is left running, apparently, so waking up KStars brings up a message about closing down the Indiserver before starting up Ekos, but everything just crashes when you do this.

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Ed Wilson replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi Rob, I thought I'd make up a fresh SD Card installation and so this wet evening I've also run the new version of the your script under Raspbian. I also have found that the cameras available in the drop down list when setting up your equipment profile are very restricted in number with the ones I am interested in (Canon DSLR and ZWO) missing. Also under the Aux drop down list, GPSD is no longer present although GPSUSB and GPS Simulator remain. I guess this is due to the build of KStars which was cloned tonight?
Ed

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Ed Wilson replied to the topic 'Kstars compiled on rpi4 with raspbian buster...' in the forum. 1 month ago

You may find it helpful to see the thread 'AstroPi3 Scripts Revised' which follows the history of Rob's 'rlancaste' excellent scripts for installing a whole package set including on Raspian Buster on the RPi4 (no need to reinvent the wheel!)

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Ed Wilson replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 1 month ago

Not a silly question until you have learned the technique!
Whilst still in VNC Viewer with the RPi in Hotspot mode open the Utilities folder on the desktop, and double click on StartNMService.desktop Enter the RPi user password and return, and the WiFi will switch off the hotspot and search for (and find) your home network. You will be knocked off the hotspot so you should connect with VNC Viewer again using your home WiFi settings.

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Ed Wilson replied to the topic 'Re:Unexpected shut down of KStars and Ekos, but not Indi server' in the forum. 1 month ago

Last night I had a successful session with my usual setup having switched back to my Canon 450D. At first I tried my 550D, but on each of two times I tried to Polar Align, KStars/Ekos would crash just before showing the Alignment Frame I.e. at the end of the 3 plate solves. Back with the 450D and no crashes. I noted a significant difference in the solving times between the two cameras 9 secs for the 12Mpixel 450D, twice as long for the 18Mpixel 550D. Next clear night I’ll try out my RPi4 4GB rather than my 2GB, although the latter is housed in a flirc case and stays very cool outside with no fan.

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Ed Wilson replied to the topic 'Unexpected shut down of KStars and Ekos, but not Indi server' in the forum. 2 months ago

Raspbian Buster in my case. The crashes only seem to occur when I am actively clicking on a button. When KStars minimises as I minimise Ekos, it is always possible to restore things from the Tab strip at the top of the screen.
Otherwise I haven’t suffered any random crashes, although I haven’t run any all night sessions like you.

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Ed Wilson created a new topic ' Unexpected shut down of KStars and Ekos, but not Indi server' in the forum. 2 months ago

Running KStars/Ekos/Indi on my Raspberry Pi 4 headless as a WiFi hotspot, and linking in through VNC Viewer on an iPad. Most of the things I want to do work well (better not say ‘perfectly’!) but there are occasional crashes. Specifically in Polar Alignment I have been struggling to better see the reference star against the cross hairs at the end of the correction vector. I tried the ‘zoom to fit’ button in the Alignment Vector window, and this shut down KStars and Ekos, leaving behind ‘an Indi Server’ still running. Of course this means Parking the mount and running the process again.
I subsequently located the ‘full screen’ button in the main Alignment window, and found that this does change the size of the Alignment Vector window, but not the size of the image within it, although tapping a couple of times on the ‘zoom in’ button makes the Alignment Vector window content a good size for the adjustment operation.

I’m not sure if there’s a further bug in the way the Ekos ‘minimise window’ button also minimises the main KStars window?

Many thanks to the authors for this great software!

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Ed Wilson replied to the topic 'Polar alignment... what am I missing' in the forum. 2 months ago

starman345 wrote: Greg, a user here has made a paa video that might be helpful. Skip to the end to see the red crosshair and you might get some ideas there to help you out

Thanks for this - it’s helpful to see someone using the same software, even if on somewhat different hardware, and as you suggest, I spotted a couple of things I will try next time I am out in the dark!
Ed

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