Hi Lars,

I didn't make any fresh install (only regular updates) but running Kstars today, I also notice that the bug is now fixed. Nice !

Pierre-Yves

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Hi Lars,

The 8BitDo-N30 is a very small and light BT joystick that can be also wired via USB to the mount RPi server.

I can control RA and DEC displacements, speed, park/unpark, mount stop. I can also control the focuser (in/out and motor stop).

Actually, I mainly use it in visual mode. The main drawback of the BT operation is the auto off after few minutes that cannot be disabled.

Pierre-Yves

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Hi Lars,
I am experiencing the same problem. I live in France and Kstars language is locked in french.
I already reported the bug and Jasem confirmed the issue (bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=458412).
See also this topic: www.indilib.org/forum/ekos/12275-how-do-...nu-doesn-t-work.html.
Pierre-Yves

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No sorry Wim, I do not have any clue to circumvent this bug.
I hope that it will be fixed soon with a future release.
PYB

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Hi Wim,

I experience the same problem.
The "Switch Application Language" menu doesn't work. Kstars stays locked to French whatever the language I choose.
I would prefer US English but it seems the application set automatically the language according to the registered location.

I already reported this bug few weeks ago on KDE - bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=458412
I have had a question from Jasem that I answered but that's all.

This problem is not new and several similar bug reports were already issued.

PYB

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Hi Mohamed,

Yes, I agree it is easier to play with the micro-stepping.
Taking into account the CFZs you have, 1/4 should fit to both Celestron and WO Z61 with a lot of margin and with backlash numbers < 255.

CS, Pierre-Yves

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Hello Mohamed,
It seems there is several limitations for the maximum possible backlash value. First, the driver software restricts the number of steps you can set to 512. Second, the focuser firmware itself restricts the value to 255.
As a workaround, you have two possibilities:

-As in the case of the Celestron 9.25 the CFZ=220┬Ám, you could reduce the micro-stepping to 1/8 or 1/4 instead of 1/32 and thus reduce the backlash value to set in INDI tabs by a factor 4 or 8.

- Otherwise, you could try to modify the lines 918 and 224 of the firmware 304 as following:
backlash_count = myfocuser.backlashsteps_in -> backlash_count = (myfocuser.backlashsteps_in * 10)
backlash_count = myfocuser.backlashsteps_out -> backlash_count = (myfocuser.backlashsteps_out * 10)
Doing that, the value set in INDI is multiplied by 10.

Clear skies,

Pierre-Yves

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For my case, it's the focuser tube that slips.
For sure it depends on the focuser model. Mine is a rather simple (cheap) Kepler "Crayford style" model.
It is equipped with two knurled screws : one is for blocking, the other plays on the slippage tendency.
PY

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Hello Peter,
It looks a bit like a focuser slippage.
I meet sometimes with a similar behaviour that I fix by playing with the focuser tuning screws.
PY

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