Rishi Garrod replied to the topic 'Stellarmate 1.7 Beta' in the forum. 4 months ago

It is some sort of USB issue. I brought everything inside to start a real debug session, plugged the 174 directly into the Rpi and it works!
On 1.6.1 32 bit I have the camera attached to the hub in my mount (which is attached to the Pegasus UPB v2) and it has always worked fine.
On 1.7.0 64 bit I had also tried plugging it into my Pegasus UPB v2 but that didn't work either.

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Rishi Garrod replied to the topic 'Stellarmate 1.7 Beta' in the forum. 4 months ago

It's odd that it shows up on the Hardware tab on the Stellarmate dashboard.

I have tried different cables and different USB ports.

I checked lsusb first as "stellarmate" and then with sudo. Maybe this is normal?

stellarmate@stellarmate:~ $ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 174c:1156 ASMedia Technology Inc. Forty
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 03c3:294f ZWO ASI294MC Pro
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0424:5807 Microchip Technology, Inc. (formerly SMSC) Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
stellarmate@stellarmate:~ $ sudo lsusb
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 174c:1156 ASMedia Technology Inc. Forty
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 03c3:294f ZWO ASI294MC Pro
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0424:5807 Microchip Technology, Inc. (formerly SMSC) Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0403:6015 Future Technology Devices International, Ltd Bridge(I2C/SPI/UART/FIFO)
Bus 001 Device 012: ID 03c3:1749 ZWO ASI174MM Mini
Bus 001 Device 010: ID 0403:6015 Future Technology Devices International, Ltd Bridge(I2C/SPI/UART/FIFO)
Bus 001 Device 009: ID 1233:1455 Denver Electronics iOptron iPolar
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 1a40:0101 Terminus Technology Inc. Hub
Bus 001 Device 011: ID 04b4:6572 Cypress Semiconductor Corp. Unprogrammed CY7C65642 hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0403:6015 Future Technology Devices International, Ltd Bridge(I2C/SPI/UART/FIFO)
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:2807 Microchip Technology, Inc. (formerly SMSC) Hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 2109:3431 VIA Labs, Inc. Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Could it be a permission issue?

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Rishi Garrod replied to the topic 'Stellarmate 1.7 Beta' in the forum. 4 months ago

So I just connect my ZWO 294MC Pro and it was recognised so it seems it is not all ZWO just my 174 guidecam.
I will now try some different cables and USB ports on the 174.

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Rishi Garrod replied to the topic 'Stellarmate 1.7 Beta' in the forum. 4 months ago

I just tried again with all the latest updates. Everything start except the ZWO 174 guide camera.
With 1.6.1 on the identical setup it works fine.

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Rishi Garrod created a new topic ' Update to RPi housing' in the forum. 4 months ago

I have been using an Argon One case for my Rpi4 4MB. I boot from an external SSD device (Samsung T5).
I noticed a couple of days ago that Argon had a new version which had space for a M2 SATA drive internally.
Even better you could simply add the new base housing the drive to an original Argon One.
I purchased the base and an EVO 512GB M2 SATA SSD. I booted as normal from the external T5, then used the SD Copy utility to make a clone of the T5 on the internal EVO.
Powered off, disconnected the T5 and rebooted. It was all done in less than 30 minutes and now I have a compact RPi enclosure with an internal SSD.

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Rishi Garrod replied to the topic 'Stellarmate 1.7 Beta' in the forum. 4 months ago

I was running the most up to date code that was published on Sunday. When I swapped back to my 1.6.1 boot the camera works fine. Nothings changed in my setup only the version of software I was running. I have seen a number of updates in the meantime. When the weather clears up and will try again.

Those ZWO ribbon cables really are the pits. I use short quality cables.

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Rishi Garrod replied to the topic 'Linux kernel' in the forum. 4 months ago

Its now officially called Raspberry Pi OS (formerly Raspbian) and is a Debian-based operating system for Raspberry Pi.

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I have been using a StellarMate for a couple of years now but recently I keep experiencing WiFi dropouts. The connection to the RPi4 drops for about a minute and then resumes. I am connecting to a reliable access point outside and it has always worked flawlessly. 

I will dig in deeper tomorrow (it’s finally clear tonight so can try out my new camera). 

Has anyone experienced anything similar?

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Rishi Garrod created a new topic ' Stellarmate 1.7 Beta' in the forum. 4 months ago

I thought it maybe better to have a channel for Beta testing (or is there already one?) questions.

I have setup my gear with 1.7 and everything works (QHY, GEM45, SestoSenso, UPB) accept my ZWO guide Cam.
I get "Unable to establish: ZWO CCD"

It shows up in the Stellarmate Dashboard under hardware correctly:



Is there a know issue with ZWO on the beta?
 

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Rishi Garrod replied to the topic 'Kstars crashing' in the forum. 4 months ago

Just ran the same series of actions I ran yesterday which gave me a consistent crash.
With the 64bit version no crash.

I thought now I have a 64 bits setup lets splash out on a 8GB Pi but seems they are sold out everywhere!

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Rishi Garrod replied to the topic 'Kstars crashing' in the forum. 4 months ago

Will I be able to pickup the updates via Stellarmate Tools and/or apt?

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Rishi Garrod replied to the topic 'Kstars crashing' in the forum. 4 months ago

I have the Beta running on a SSD, all seems good. Tomorrow I will take it back out to the mount and get everything connected.

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Rishi Garrod replied to the topic 'Kstars crashing' in the forum. 4 months ago

Can I upgrade to the Beta or do I have to start with a new image.
I did set the Release Type to Beta but when I ran the package updater it did not look like the beta.

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Rishi Garrod replied to the topic 'Kstars crashing' in the forum. 4 months ago

I will let you know how I get on. Making a backup now.
Probably even more important for you as your camera really needs a lot of space!

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