I'm having an issue where the filter name is no longer being set in the fits header. This used to work, but I upgraded to Indi v1.9.2, and kstars stable-3.5.5, and it seems to have stopped working. I'm using a filter drawer, and the "manual" filter in ekos. -- This is on an astroberry, but with indi/ekos built from git tags. 

Testing it today, the first photo has no filter field in the fits header. I then switch the filter to "green" and the filter field is now in the fits file. Subsequent photos show the correct filter when I change them. So it seems that if the filter is left at the default position it does not get set in the header. It is only set after the first filter switch.

Jamie

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James Amendolagine replied to the topic 'indi_skysafari' in the forum. 7 months ago

Found it.

/use/local/lib was not in the library path 

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James Amendolagine replied to the topic 'indi_skysafari' in the forum. 7 months ago

OK  -- actually a non-issue. I install on /usr/local, and /usr/local/lib is not in the library path. I set it and it's good. 

 

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James Amendolagine created a new topic ' indi_skysafari' in the forum. 7 months ago

Having trouble running indi_skysafari. Getting this: 
/usr/local/bin/indi_skysafari: symbol lookup error: /usr/local/bin/indi_skysafari: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI10BaseDevice9buildPropEP8xml_ele_Pcb

This is with everything synced to 9.2. any ideas? 
 

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OK, so I've restarted all the kstar/ekos/phd2/indi components, and edited the profile so that it's doing: Mode: localhost, and checked the INDI Web Manager checkbox. Ekos is freed up now and seems to be responsive.

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Kstars is freezing for long periods, and sometimes crashing when issuing using captures from phd2 at the same time as captures from ekos. . I'm going to look at the logs and see what I can find.

Here's how to reproduce the issue. This happens when letting PHD2 sit there and take 2.4s exposures, and I try and do a capture with ekos at the same time. Ekos will sit there locked -- unresponsive while phd2 is doing it's capture. It eventually comes around after a caputure is done. If I stop phd from doing captures, then Ekos behaves normally. This is new behavior. I see this from dmsg:
"[Nov10 18:26] usb 2-1: reset SuperSpeed Gen 1 USB device number 2 using xhci_hcd"

That does not look very normal, but it seems to be doing OK. I wonder if that reset is the cause of the hang waiting on I/O.

Setup: RPI4 USB3 connections to cameras. Astroberry -- recently updated. powered ZWO 1600 PRO with ZWO 178 plugged into the 1600's hub.

Jamie

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Ahh, I see, thanks.

Jamie

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I've been unable to make a correct dark library with my astroberry using 2xbin on my 178MC. I traced it down to the binx2 image not being the right width.

Here's the log:
23:59:36.232 00.003 3015307280 DarkLib check: failed geometry check - fits status = 0, cam dimensions = {1548,1040}, dark dimensions = {1544,1040}

The camera resolution is 3096x2080 so binx2 should be 1548,1040, not 1544,1040. I tried using ekos to directly take bin x 2 images and it also shows up with the wrong width image. Because of this I can't create a dark library using binning x 2.

Jamie

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James Amendolagine replied to the topic 'USB3 / WIFI' in the forum. 2 years ago

I've got an update if anyone is trying this.

So the WIFI stopped again for not so well known reasons. I'm guessing that it happened after a software/firmware update. I had to tweak it again. This time it's a bit hacky, but it works.

Login as root and add this to your crontab:

crontab -e

@reboot /usr/bin/tvservice -o
@reboot /usr/bin/vcgencmd display_power 0

@reboot sleep 5; /usr/bin/tvservice -o
@reboot sleep 5; /usr/bin/vcgencmd display_power 0

@reboot sleep 60; /usr/bin/tvservice -o
@reboot sleep 60; /usr/bin/vcgencmd display_power 0

Seems that I've got to do that several times after boot. I couldn't just put it in /etc/rc.local

Ugly, but it works!

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James Amendolagine replied to the topic 'USB3 / WIFI' in the forum. 2 years ago

Here's a little more:

ssh -l pi -C -X 192.168.247.108

This adds the "-C" for compression which helps with some things. I also had to use the "pi" account for some reason, probably to do with all my mucking around.

photos.app.goo.gl/ypFvet7RWjpv9KEq5

Jamie

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James Amendolagine replied to the topic 'USB3 / WIFI' in the forum. 2 years ago

I just tried it. The planetarium part of kstars is slow as lots of the pixels are being pushed across the wire, but the UI is actually nice and fairly snappy. Not quite as good as native on the desktop, but much better than VNC even at 1920. The windows come up natively on the desktop and can be resized large and still it's very snappy. I've got a great big monitor too, 4K os something like that. So give it a try! I think that I'll stick with VNC since it can handle a loss of network connectivity with no issues. The 1920 display is a bit annoying, but not that bad.

Jamie

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James Amendolagine replied to the topic 'USB3 / WIFI' in the forum. 2 years ago

I do get your point. Remote X11 is not VNC. It's quite different. It does it's drawing using your desktop hardware. It's not just copying the screen data from the pi to your desktop. I haven't tried kstars much doing it this way, but I expect it to perform way better than VNC. I'd expect it to handle 4k resolution well. I'll try it again tonight. The part that I'm concerned with is the connection. If I loose my wifi for a long period, the X11 remote app will be useless. The VNC app on the other hand will be just fine.

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James Amendolagine replied to the topic 'USB3 / WIFI' in the forum. 2 years ago

There absolutely is a way. Just ssh over to it using the X option and run kstars with it opening a window on your desktop. Like this

ssh -l astroberry -X 192.168.247.108

kstars &

This requires that you are running Linux on your desktop though (or something with X11). It also means that you need to keep your desktop running and connected to the pi.

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James Amendolagine replied to the topic 'USB3 / WIFI' in the forum. 2 years ago

Another thing that I'm considering is just doing this from my linux desktop:
ssh -l astroberry -X 192.168.247.108

Then I can run kstars / phd2 etc and they will use X11 remoting. I should be able to use my giant monitor fully this way without being restricted to 1920.

Either way I've now got a very good system working and I think that I may switch to astroberry from my own home-brew linux system !

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