Dean replied to the topic 'ALS - Astro Live Stacker' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi Gilles, Dragonlost,

thank-you for sharing on github, nice work!
master branch runs perfectly on ubuntu 18.10.
With beta branch I'm getting errors when I click Play and for alpha branch
I'm not seeing any stack image: the log feed cycles only on two images seemingly:
Read New image ...
Read First image ...
Happy to be a tester if you want one. I'm keen to try this on my rpi 3b+ .

best regards,
Dean

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Dean replied to the topic 'Problem with persistent USB link in Stellarmate...(I think)' in the forum. 7 months ago

wild card on the ttyUSB ... ttyUSB*
and try "ttyUSB.NEQ6". if you unplug and run lsusb and then plug in and
run lsusb is your puter registering a signal? If so, its not a hardware issue,
its a software issue.

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Dean replied to the topic 'rpi 3 B+ indi server' in the forum. 7 months ago

so far I have ubuntu mate 64 bit OS ( rpi 3b+ supported) running and the parts I want from
setupAstro64.sh ( shared at github.com/rlancaste/AstroPi3 ) configured / installed, just
need that weather to co-op so I can field test the gear. Nice part of open source is you can strip it
all away and start anew with something different,: a headless server solution is always an option.
kudos to github.com/rlancaste/AstroPi3

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Dean replied to the topic 'Problem with persistent USB link in Stellarmate...(I think)' in the forum. 7 months ago

can you change from "usb" to "tty" in your rules file?

-Dean

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Dean replied to the topic 'rpi 3 B+ indi server' in the forum. 7 months ago

that's funny ... on Thursday night all I got here (Dundas, Ontario) between the clouds rolling in was the moon, Capella,
Arcturus. Thanks everyone for replying with solid advice. I hadn't considered addressing SD card reliability with an SSD drive.
I will post a followup once I implement a solution.
cheers!
Dean

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Dean replied to the topic 'Problem with persistent USB link in Stellarmate...(I think)' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi Chris,

if you are still having port issues, here is one way to do persistent naming.
I havent tried this on an rpi (mine just arrived in the mail yesterday),
but tried it on two different laptops running ubuntu OS. Note that when lsusb lists connected
devices the ID portion shows productId:vendorId in that order in the form XXXX:YYYY.

*open a terminal on your rpi, change to root user, cd to the udev rules folder, list existing rules
sudo su
cd /etc/udev/rules.d
ls -l

*create a new rules file (eg., 95-cygeqmod.rules) and enter the following line. This should assign your eqmod cable
to be recognized as port /dev/ttyUSB.CYG (CYG for Cygnus, but you can call it anything as long
as it is unique). Based on your lsusb posting:

ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="10c4", ATTRS{idProduct}=="ea60", SYMLINK+="ttyUSB.CYG"

*save the file, unplug your cable, plug it into any usb port and list with lsusb to ensure
the symbolic link works. Try plugging into a different usb port and list. Start up kstars and see
if it recognizes the device. I had the same issue with a conflict between my ASI camera and my eqmod cable:
once unique port names were persistently assigned under udev rules, no more issues. You may notice that
in the rules.d directory, there are other rules placed there by your install of indi/kstars.

further overview of how udev rules works:
linuxconfig.org/tutorial-on-how-to-write...-udev-rules-in-linux

- Dean

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Dean replied to the topic 'rpi 3 B+ indi server' in the forum. 7 months ago

good points on 1) 2) and 3). My goal is to minimize cable wrap, hence the rpi, and my balcony is wood and surprisingly
the tiniest deflection due to my standing and manual focusing etc. causes things to go "off". I don't mind one ethernet cable
back into the house so Im thinking client+ server on the rpi is the way forward. Thanks for your help, Im fairly new to
astroP but Im enjoying the learning ;)

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Dean replied to the topic 'rpi 3 B+ indi server' in the forum. 7 months ago

I may make the jump into Ubuntu server and then git clone and compile indi from
scratch. Thnx for the heads up: I also read a lot of posts on the forum about pi power so I already purchased
an Orico powered 4 usb hub. All the pieces of this puzzle are coming together ... just need the weather to co-op

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Dean created a new topic ' rpi 3 B+ indi server' in the forum. 7 months ago

I have an rpi 3 B+ that I would like to control my eqmod mount and CCD gear (camera and guide).
I understand indi server can be run over VNC from another machine running a full install of Kstars/Ekos .
I am aware of astroberry and astropi but I want to leverage the full 64 bit architecture on the rpi.
Does anyone have some suggestions on whether to use 64 bit Ubuntu 18.04 Mate or 64 bit Ubuntu 18.04 server?
I would think Ubuntu server is the route to go since I dont think I need full desktop capability to run indi server and
mount/camera drivers.

BTW, first post to this excellent forum and community!

belt modded HEQ5
Meade 8" SCT
ASI385MC-C
ASI120MM-mini
Orion 60mm guidescope

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Dean replied to the topic 'Problem with persistent USB link in Stellarmate...(I think)' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi Chris,
if you are running linux, you can plug your device in and get the vendor and product codes with lsusb.
Use that information to create a udev ruleset as described here:
hintshop.ludvig.co.nz/show/persistent-names-usb-serial-devices/
You can use a more descriptive port name instead of ttyUSB*
I used the same instructions to connect my HEQ5 via eqmod usb cable and ASI ccd camera via usb 2.

HTH,
Dean

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