Got it working! :) Thanks guys

I had to add a joystick as an auxiliary device, and not just click enable joystick on eqmod but do both.

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Thanks stash, the keyboard is wireless using a dongle and it works fine a a keyboard.

The issue is more the integration with eqmod. I can add a joystick as you described, but couldn't get it to recognize arrow keys.
One thing I haven't tried is just using my USB gamepad which may work fine with the joystick option, though I would prefer using the keyboard as it has more options.

Could EQMOD be modified to add a keyboard, similar to the joystick option? I am a software engineer, but haven't looked into that yet.

Failing all this, I could just buy a joystick

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Hi, I have astroberry installed on my raspberry pi4. It works great except one thing. I cant figure out how to control my mount using my wireless mini keyboard or a gamepad. Being able to do this is very useful when aligning. Surely theres a way to do this.
Thanks

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chris created a new topic ' Skyris 445 Guiding Problems' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hi, first post...

I have kstars running on my RPI4. It connects to my NEQ6 just fine but my guide cam not so much.

My guide cam is a skyris 445. This is apparently equivalent to an imaging source camera.
I have tried both DMK and v4l2 drivers.

The problem is that only an exposure time of 0.02 works consistently. After a 0.02 exposure I can select any time up to 30s and it works. But it will not expose again until i do a 0.02 exposure.

This is the log I get when trying a 1 second exposure without doing a 0.02 one first:
org.kde.kstars.indi: V4L2 CCD : "[WARNING] Failed switching to manual exposure, control is unavailable "
org.kde.kstars.indi: V4L2 CCD : "[INFO] Started 1.000-second manual exposure. "
org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide: "Exposure timeout. Restarting exposure..."
org.kde.kstars.indi: V4L2 CCD : "[WARNING] Failed switching to manual exposure, control is unavailable "
org.kde.kstars.indi: V4L2 CCD : "[INFO] Started 1.000-second manual exposure. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: V4L2 CCD : "[INFO] Capture of one frame (0 stacked frames) took 2.298301 seconds. "
org.kde.kstars.fits: Reading FITS file buffer

I appreciate any help. Thanks!

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chris replied to the topic 'Skyris 445l guiding issues' in the forum. 1 year ago

I have had some luck editing guide.cpp and setting the exposure timeout to 2s. 30s was excessive imo.
I can now take multiple exposures which should let me guide the next clear night.
I still get many exposure timeouts so will keep looking into this.

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chris replied to the topic 'Skyris 445l guiding issues' in the forum. 1 year ago

looking at the logs there is a 30 second timeout Is there a way to reduce this timeout?

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chris created a new topic ' Skyris 445l guiding issues' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hi, trying to set up the EKOS built in guider.
I have a Skyris 445 which is eqivalent to ImagingSource.
I have tried the v4l2 and DMK drivers.
The issue is that I cant perform multiple exposures. I can take a 1s exposure but I can't take another after.

Here's the error below:

org.kde.kstars.indi: V4L2 CCD : "[WARNING] Failed switching to manual exposure, control is unavailable "
org.kde.kstars.indi: V4L2 CCD : "[INFO] Started 1.000-second manual exposure. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: V4L2 CCD : "[WARNING] Failed switching to manual exposure, control is unavailable "
org.kde.kstars.indi: V4L2 CCD : "[INFO] Started 1.000-second manual exposure. "
org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide: "Exposure timeout. Restarting exposure..."
org.kde.kstars.indi: V4L2 CCD : "[WARNING] Failed switching to manual exposure, control is unavailable "
org.kde.kstars.indi: V4L2 CCD : "[INFO] Started 1.000-second manual exposure. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: V4L2 CCD : "[INFO] Capture of one frame (0 stacked frames) took 2.238256 seconds. "
org.kde.kstars.fits: Reading FITS file buffer


Thanks for any help.

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