Chris Mills replied to the topic 'Problem with persistent USB link in Stellarmate...(I think)' in the forum. 3 months ago

Many many thanks to everyone for all the advice offered. I very much appreciate the support.

I have finally found success!!!
I just need some clear skies and a good target.

I though it would be worth posting with my findings.
After update to StellarMate 1.4.0 I still had no success with the usb-serial connection. In addition, the update seems to have broken the web manager.
So I'm back to 1.3.5 again which is working well.
I have a new USB-Serial cable, this time with a genuine FTDI chip, and this has worked "out of the box". Since it has a different vendor/product ID from my GPS then I don't even have to use the Serial assistant or any UDEV rules.
It would seem that the CP210x chip does not play well with StellarMate.

Hope this info is useful for others.

Chris

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Chris Mills replied to the topic 'Can't connect Stellarmate Android App to new 1.4.0' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thanks Jasem,

Tried stellarmate.local:8624 with the same response.

Chris

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Chris Mills replied to the topic 'Can't connect Stellarmate Android App to new 1.4.0' in the forum. 3 months ago

I've recently updated to the 1.4.0 OS and I'm having problems connecting too.

VNC from my desktop to Stellarmate works fine but connecting to the Web Manager works once or twice but then I am unable to access the web page.

I have tried opening the web page locally from the StellarMate desktop (via VNC) . This returns "This site cannot be reached. localhost refused to connect. ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED" web page.
I get the same response if I try from a browser on my desktop using the StellarMate local IP address (192.168.1.4 on my network - this is static, assigned by my router)

It seems the upgrade to 1.4.0 has broken some of the connections and I'm left wondering if this relates to the 8624 port since port 5900 is ok for VNC.

Not sure any of this will help you with your problem but you're not alone with problems after upgrading.
I'm thinking of going back to 1.3.5 for the time being.

Chris

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Chris Mills replied to the topic 'Problem with persistent USB link in Stellarmate...(I think)' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thanks for your suggestions Dean,

This is what I have at the moment...

#EQmod
ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="10c4", ATTRS{idProduct}=="ea60", KERNEL="ttyUSB", MODE="0666", SYMLINK+="NEQ6"

Have I made any errors??

Chris

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Chris Mills replied to the topic 'Problem with persistent USB link in Stellarmate...(I think)' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thanks Jasem,

I'm am using 1.3.5 but I'll wait until 1.4.0 no problem.
It's forecast cloudy the next couple days so no problem.

Chris

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Chris Mills replied to the topic 'Problem with persistent USB link in Stellarmate...(I think)' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thanks Dean,

I have created a udev rule as you suggest. Trying to connect generates a different error.

Trying to connect from Kstars generates the following...

2019-05-18T15:47:31: [ERROR] Failed to connect to port (/dev/NEQ6). Error: Port failure Error: Inappropriate ioctl for device. Check if device is connected to this port.

After a restart, if I enter ls -l /dev/NEQ6 in the terminal I get
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 May 18 16:38 /dev/NEQ6 -> bus/usb/001/008

Any more ideas. This is driving me nuts.

Chris

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Chris Mills replied to the topic 'Problem with persistent USB link in Stellarmate...(I think)' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thanks Astronerd.
Everything works great immediately after I use Serial Port Assistant, until I restart the RPi, then I'm unable to connect. However, if I pull out all the devices, delete all the Serial Port Assistant entries and reallocate then I working again until the next restart.

I'm using a EQmod cable directly to the mount, rather than via the handset. Not sure if it's FTDI or Prolific, or how to tell the difference.

lsusb returns the following

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 10c4:ea60 Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. CP210x UART Bridge / myAVR mySmartUSB light
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 1546:01a7 U-Blox AG
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0471:0329 Philips (or NXP) SPC 900NC PC Camera / ORITE CCD Webcam(PC370R)
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0424:7800 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:2514 Standard Microsystems Corp. USB 2.0 Hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:2514 Standard Microsystems Corp. USB 2.0 Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

The first entry is the USB-serial adapter connected to the mount.

Thanks, Chris

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Chris Mills created a new topic ' Problem with persistent USB link in Stellarmate...(I think)' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi everyone,
I'm new on the forum and really need some advice.
I 'm not sure exactly where my issue lies so please be kind if it's not an issue with INDI.

To summarize, I am unable to persuade my Stellarmate OS unit to RE-connect to my mount after a restart.

My setup is as follows...
Stellarmate 1.3.5 clean install on a RPi3+
USB to serial connection to my NEQ6
At the moment I also have a guiding webcam and a USB GPS dongle (ublox-7)

Setup runs well and when I ID the serial devices using the StellarMate Serial Port Assistant everthing is recognised and connects fine.
At this stage I can connect and control the mount which is great, however when I restart my setup,
the INDI Control Panel, launched through Kstars and EKOS reports "Port /dev/mount is already used by another driver or process"

This is driving me a bit nuts. Wondering if anyone could make any suggestions?

Thanks, Chris

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