Peter Englmaier replied to the topic 'ALccd-QHY 9: not supported by indi?' in the forum. 10 months ago

Finally, I got Alccd-QHY9 and QHY 5-II working. I can make image, set cooling temperature, etc.

The trick was to either connect in 'local mode' or to start indiserver with my regular user and without systemd. I am sure, there is a way to start it with systemd too, but for now I am doing it without.

Peter

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Peter Englmaier replied to the topic 'ALccd-QHY 9: not supported by indi?' in the forum. 10 months ago

Out of curiosity, I subscribed to the developer forum of QHYCCD and asked about the SDK for this camera (Alccd QHY 9). I got a response with download links for the latest version which happened to be V2019.03.14.0 which means it is from yesterday . Apparently it also includes settings for my USB ID. I install the SDK, restarted everything and EKOS now shows a green signal. This seems way to easy right now. I don't know if it really works, but it looks promising. It probably only recognizes the USB device better and loads the firmware, but surely other parts need to be modified as well.

So with a little patience, the new SDK will be part of the next indilib release. :woohoo:
In the meantime I might try some 'cludgy', uh windows VM workaround. :unsure:

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Peter Englmaier replied to the topic 'ALccd-QHY 9: not supported by indi?' in the forum. 10 months ago

My model is a Alccd-QHY 9 monochrom, that is all I know at the moment. Perhaps more meaningful is the USB ID 1618:8301. The QHY9 INDI Driver comes with a file which is installed in /lib/udev/rules.d/85-qhyccd.rules. This rule file defines what linux should do if a usb device is plugged in. The nearest match is this line:

ATTRS{idVendor}=="1618", ATTRS{idProduct}=="8300", RUN+="/sbin/fxload -t fx2 -I /lib/firmware/qhy/QHY9S.HEX -D $env{DEVNAME}"

But my model is 8301! If I just add a similar line with idProduct 8301 and restart the udev service (or reboot), the QHY9S.HEX file should be loaded and if similar enough it might work, but it does not. So presently at least my device is not supported.

The newest version of the mentioned usb file is here:
github.com/indilib/indi/blob/master/3rdp...bqhy/85-qhyccd.rules
But no new entry for my product version. Development seems to be active.

You can check this file to see what models are supported and if your device is really not included. The 'lsusb' command can be used to identify usb devices (compare the output with ccd plugged in and not).

Cheers, Peter

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Peter Englmaier created a new topic ' ALccd-QHY 9: not supported by indi?' in the forum. 11 months ago

Hi everybody,

I've got an ALccd-QHY 9 monochrom CCD, and I thought should work with the indi_qhy_ccd driver. But all I get is a yellow light in Main Control / Connection tab.
Can anybody tell me if this CCD model is supported? It looks exactly like the QHY9S to me and QHY9S should be supported by indi_qhy_ccd.

2019-03-13T20:26:35: [INFO] Connected to QHY9S-M-0105XXXXXXXXXXXX.

The driver output is:
Mar 13 21:26:58 telescope indiserver[18051]: 2019-03-13T20:26:58: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResource|InitQHYCCDResource | START
Mar 13 21:26:58 telescope indiserver[18051]: 2019-03-13T20:26:58: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResource|    InitQHYCCDResource   E
Mar 13 21:26:58 telescope indiserver[18051]: 2019-03-13T20:26:58: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|ScanQHYCCD|ScanQHYCCD
Mar 13 21:26:58 telescope indiserver[18051]: 2019-03-13T20:26:58: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|ScanQHYCCD|    SCAN  start
Mar 13 21:26:58 telescope indiserver[18051]: 2019-03-13T20:26:58: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|DeviceIsQHYCCD|vid = 1618 pid = 8301
Mar 13 21:26:58 telescope indiserver[18051]: 2019-03-13T20:26:58: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDClass|InitQHYCCDClass(camtype,index
Mar 13 21:26:58 telescope indiserver[18051]: 2019-03-13T20:26:58: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCDRD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDClass|nSize ccdimagew ccdimageh 3
Mar 13 21:26:58 telescope indiserver[18051]: 2019-03-13T20:26:58: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDClass|imagequeuelength 0x2594220 fr
Mar 13 21:26:58 telescope indiserver[18051]: 2019-03-13T20:26:58: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|ScanQHYCCD|   Scan  init the imagequeue,nSize
Mar 13 21:26:58 telescope indiserver[18051]: 2019-03-13T20:26:58: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|GetIdFromCam|GetIdFromCam
Mar 13 21:26:58 telescope indiserver[18051]: 2019-03-13T20:26:58: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|ScanQHYCCD|ScanQHYCCD numdev=1
Mar 13 21:26:58 telescope indiserver[18051]: 2019-03-13T20:26:58: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|ScanQHYCCD|   Scan  finished. Return nid=1
Mar 13 21:26:58 telescope indiserver[18051]: 2019-03-13T20:26:58: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|GetQHYCCDId|GetQHYCCDId
Mar 13 21:26:58 telescope indiserver[18051]: 2019-03-13T20:26:58: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|GetQHYCCDId|    GetQHYCCDId | START
Mar 13 21:26:58 telescope indiserver[18051]: 2019-03-13T20:26:58: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|GetQHYCCDId|QHYCCD  GetQHYCCDId | index=0 id=

The USB ID is 1618:8301.
When I run qhy_ccd_test, I get the attached output.

The "PC" is a small embedded device with Ubuntu 18.04.02 and indi 1.7.6, linux kernel 4.15.0-46-generic. The camera is connected via USB2. Filter wheel not connected at the moment.

Cheers, Peter

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