Tom Bardenwerper created a new topic ' Setting Client / Local Image Upload - Bug?' in the forum. 7 hours 16 minutes ago

When switching image Upload setting in both INDI Control Panel and the CCD Capture Module, I am unable to switch from Local to Client or vs versa on the fly (I'm using a Canon DSLR). It simply reverts back to whichever way it was set to when launching Kstars/Ekos. I discovered that to switch the upload setting and have it stay that way without the system switching it right back , I have to completely shut down Kstars/Ekos and only then can I go from Local to Client, or Client to Local. I've been battling this "bug" for quite a while now and have found it is consistent and totally repeatable. Am I doing something wrong or have I found a small bug here?

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Tom Bardenwerper replied to the topic 'Stellarmate 1.4.4 rpi4 problems' in the forum. 11 hours 39 minutes ago

Does your mount come up in the INDI Control Panel when you start up?

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Tom Bardenwerper replied to the topic 'Stellarmate 1.4.4 rpi4 problems' in the forum. yesterday

Sounds like WiFi issues to me.

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Tom Bardenwerper replied to the topic 'New Kstars 3.3.7 ASTAP Plate Solving Speed is FAST!!!' in the forum. 7 days ago

I had it do a blind solve on a FITS photo of M51 - it had it in a second or two. I'll admit, one test however is not enough data to prove it's reliable...

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Tom Bardenwerper replied to the topic 'Possible Memory Leak in Kstars' in the forum. 1 week ago

FWIW: I'm also running a RPi 4, 4GB. SM OS 1.4.3 seems to run FLAWLESSLY with my hardware: iOptron iEQ45 Pro mount, Canon T3i DSLR, Lodestar X2 guide cam, RoboFocus auto-focuser, astrromtry. I run Kstars/Ekos on an older Dell I5, connecting to SM via WiFi Hotspot mode. SM OS 1.4.4 gave me nothing but problems with WiFi connectivity issues so I went back to 1.4.3.

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Tom Bardenwerper created a new topic ' New Kstars 3.3.7 ASTAP Plate Solving Spped' in the forum. 1 week ago

FWIW: I just did a blind plate solve in the new ASTAP in Kstars 3.3.7 on my RPi 4-4GB (running SM OS 1.4.3) and HOLY CRAP is it FAST!!! Solved it in about two seconds.

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Tom Bardenwerper replied to the topic 'Stellarmate WiFi on Rpi4' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I had similar problems with 1.4.4. After going back to 1.4.3, WiFi worked well again for me. Eagerly waiting for 1.4.5 to come out, and moreover, a production (not beta) version of the SM OS for the RPi 4.

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Tom Bardenwerper replied to the topic 'Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

GN2000: I'd like to try that, what USB WiFi antenna are you using?

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Tom Bardenwerper replied to the topic 'Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

For some odd reason SM OS 1.4.3 Hotspot was not showing up on my Win 10 laptop last night. It's been about 6-8 weeks since we've had a clear night I could get out and I'd booted my Rpi 4 with SM OS 1.4.3. Prior to last night, my system had been working 100% flawlessly with my rig: RPi 4 - 4 GB, Vilros case with heat sinks and fan, Canon T3i, iOptron iEQ45 Pro mount, Lodestar X2 guide cam. Nothing had been changed since the last time I ran the system. Due to the problem I ran into last night, today I decided to try SM OS 1.4.4 for Rpi 4. Unfortunately, I found the Hotspot to be EXTREMELY unstable, so much so SM OS is simply unusable. Nine times out of ten the Hot spot was simply not visible on my Laptop (or my Win 10 desktop for that matter). Only after MANY reboots of the Rpi, would the SM Hotspot appear again to my Win 10 laptop. Since I was testing for reliability and REPEATABILITY, after another reboot of the Rpi, it would disappear again. After a full day of trial and error with consistent inconsistency, I decided to go back to SM OS 1.4.3 and thankfully, it's working again, seemingly reliably - so far - time will tell.

I used to work in IT as a network admin. I'm very good with computers (not a Linux guy though) and this one has me perplexed. Frankly, I have no idea what's going on both before I tried 1.4.4, while trying 1.4.4, or after switching back to 1.4.3 - it makes no sense. My "theory" is the RPi 4 WiFi hardware is unstable. If this is the case, I guess it goes without saying this is a real problem for us and it has me more than a bit concerned. When it's working, the Rpi 4 runs beautifully - it's simply a joy, especially compared to the Rpi 3B. But much like my early experiences with SM, when the Rpi's networking doesn't work reliably, it renders SM completely unusable.

Thoughts, experiences, comments??

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Tom Bardenwerper replied to the topic 'Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB' in the forum. 2 months ago

I'm using a Vilros kit: power supply, case with fan, and heat sinks. No problems, working great so far.

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