David Tate replied to the topic 'After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue' in the forum. 5 days ago

Lately mine has been saying "Offline" or something to that affect superimposed over the window when I checked. Now I'm glad it was.

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David Tate replied to the topic 'After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue' in the forum. 5 days ago

So all you did was to check for an update?

I think I noticed that checking is all that is needed to get the latest. It kinda just does it. I'll remember to make sure I have a backup first (I do).

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David Tate replied to the topic 'Best way to get images from RPi?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I used the old USB route for a long time, but now I just have a desktop link running to it: \\192.168.0.XXX\Pictures (XXX being your IP of course)
I also opened up the /etc/samba/smb.conf file and added the other directories I might want... Documents, Video and the like.

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David Tate replied to the topic 'After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

wvreeven wrote: That part look OK indeed. How is the user authentication configured?


Oh dang, I should have copied the whole file. I've since brought the rig in because of possible rain. I might hook it up in the house later to experiment with.

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David Tate created a new topic ' Cool SD Backup Utility - Already Installed' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hey there's a Raspbian SD Copy Utility in the Accessories Menu. It seems to work just fine! The font on the popup window was a bit wacky (matched the background), but that might be my current setting.

It's a nice little feature.

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David Tate replied to the topic 'After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I'll look at that... but in the meantime, my quick little shortcut works fine. I'm only letting those who might not know what can be done.

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David Tate replied to the topic 'After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

wvreeven wrote: I am not sure if you explained already but how do you transfer the files exactly?


I created a shortcut to my Pi: \\192.168.0.XXX\Pictures (XXX being whatever my router gives me, normally the same number)
Then I just open the link and on my PC and drag them over.

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David Tate replied to the topic 'After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Odd... 666 didn't allow me to move my images to my PC.
so back to 776, which does. Sometimes I get things to work and leave it at that... showing my laziness.

sudo chmod -R 776 /home/stellarmate/Pictures/*

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David Tate replied to the topic 'After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

wvreeven wrote: Having said that, 776 seems a bit on an odd mode to set. It will allow all users to read and write but only the owner and users in the group to execute. Can you explain why you need to have your normal, non-executable, pictures to have exactly that mode?


You are exactly right... yeah I could have used and am changing it to 666. I'm lazy and sometimes go to 777, just cause I never have to think of it again.

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David Tate replied to the topic 'After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Yeah, I normally do.
I just let it go way too long. And now my card reader is acting up. (A new one is on order)

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David Tate replied to the topic 'After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I re-downloaded 1.5.2 and am re-installing it. I should have backed it first... my fault.

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David Tate replied to the topic 'After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

stellarmate@stellarmate:~ $ dpkg -l \*kstars\*
dpkg-query: no packages found matching *kstars*
stellarmate@stellarmate:~ $

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David Tate replied to the topic 'After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

stellarmate@stellarmate:~ $ which kstars
stellarmate@stellarmate:~ $

Not found.

Testing it on another file I do see:
stellarmate@stellarmate:~ $ which aconnect
/usr/bin/aconnect

It's found, so 'which' works. I was trying "whence" which doesn't ;)

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David Tate created a new topic ' After Latest Update - KStars Launch Issue' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

After updating today, the KStars no longer launches KStars...

Invalid Desktop entry file: '/home/stellarmate/Desktop/org.kde.kstars.desktop'

Where is the exe? It's looking for "kstars %U" in /usr/bin. Which it doesn't exist now.

The following is not fixing it.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade

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David Tate replied to the topic 'Indoor practice' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I second what Richard said, I just figured out I can do my darks/bias inside. I didn't think I could find a dark enough spot and cool enough. Turns out I have a nice corner of my basement which, with the right black coverings, is perfect. Plus I was surprised to see I could get my 1600mm down to -20C. I did have to string an ethernet cable down there... the wifi is just not strong enough.

I'm not doing my flats inside as they are quick enough to do in the mornings. But not having to do darks at night is wonderful!

Oh and since I just also figured out binning... I have to create a whole new library of darks. Oh well, it's do-able now.

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