Chris Stamper replied to the topic 'StellarMate 1.5.3 Issues' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

If I'm understanding your question correctly, to stop kstars launching if you go into Stellarmate dashboard, then goto software, there is a checkbox to launch Kstars that you just uncheck.

Chris

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Chris Stamper created a new topic ' WOW it's amazing' in the forum. 2 months ago

Big thumbs up from me for StellarMate O/S.

My Pi 4 arrived at lunchtime, after less than an hour this evening I'm set up, everything seems to be working. First time I can ever remember a problem free set up of anything for astro photography.

I've been using Kstars / EKOS for a while now so I have had the advantage of that. Have had driver issues, connection frustrations etc etc. I'm no programmer so I was worried about going down he Pi route,

The StellarMate O/S was so easy, StellarMate is in server mode and I'm connected from my MacBook Pro with no cables at all. Although I will probably run an ethernet cable from the router to the pi.

Couple of question when I'm done using Ekos do I need to power off the Pi using StellarMate Web Manager?
Secondly will the StellarMate app help me at all when using StellarMate in server mode?

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Chris Stamper created a new topic ' Building kstars from GitHub on a Mac' in the forum. 2 months ago

I'm trying to build Kstars on a Mac using this Github page

github.com/rlancaste/kstars-on-osx-craft

When I run the build command
~/Projects/kstars-on-osx-craft/build-kstars.sh

It runs for a while then I get an error message, is it just me getting this, or are other in the same boat?

File "/Users/chris/AstroRoot/craft-root/craft/bin/BuildSystem/BuildSystemBase.py", line 85, in compile
return configure() and make()
File "/Users/chris/AstroRoot/craft-root/etc/blueprints/locations/craft-blueprints-kde/libs/netpbm/netpbm.py", line 38, in configure
f1 = open(f1name, 'r')
FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/Users/chris/AstroRoot/craft-root/download/svn-src/libs/netpbm/config.mk.in'
Craft stopped with out completing

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~ Something failed
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Chris Stamper replied to the topic 'Did the indi_webcam_ccd go away in the MacOS build?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Ahhh, thought it was worth a mention, I couldn't test it to see if it actually worked.

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Chris Stamper replied to the topic 'Did the indi_webcam_ccd go away in the MacOS build?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Not sure if it helps you, but if you switch mode from local to remote Indi webcam is an option in the drop down.

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Chris Stamper replied to the topic 'Changing the camera pixel size in Indi' in the forum. 3 months ago

Well that would make a big difference, I didn't realise there were different options.

It ran for about 30 mins, but alas still an error

FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/Users/chris/AstroRoot/craft-root/download/svn-src/libs/netpbm/config.mk.in'
Craft stopped with out completing

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~ Something failed
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Chris Stamper replied to the topic 'Changing the camera pixel size in Indi' in the forum. 3 months ago

Ok have found and installed Libnova but I still get the following error.

ILD_TYPE=Debug ~/Projects/indi
fatal: No names found, cannot describe anything.
-- CFITSIO not found.
-- CFITSIO not found.
CMake Error at cmake_modules/FindNova.cmake:49 (message):
libnova not found. Please install libnova development package.
Call Stack (most recent call first):
CMakeLists.txt:295 (find_package)

Does anyone know if I need to install it to a specific place?

Also I am right in thinking I don't need to install Debian/Ubuntu prerequisites on a Mac?

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Chris Stamper replied to the topic 'Changing the camera pixel size in Indi' in the forum. 3 months ago

github.com/indilib/indi

This is what I've been trying to follow

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Chris Stamper replied to the topic 'Changing the camera pixel size in Indi' in the forum. 3 months ago

Well I got the visual interface of CDMake to do something, but got an error

CMake Error at cmake_modules/FindNova.cmake:49 (message):
libnova not found. Please install libnova development package.
Call Stack (most recent call first):
CMakeLists.txt:293 (find_package)

Looks like I'm still missing something, will have to see if I can figure that out now.

It will have to wait, as I have clear skies again tonight.

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Chris Stamper replied to the topic 'Changing the camera pixel size in Indi' in the forum. 3 months ago

No I didn't, so as expected I've not managed to compile the build correctly.

I seem to be having an issue with the CDMake step. I think I must be getting the file path wrong. Does the /usr in PREFIX=/usr need to be pointed at the right path.
The CDMake install has a visual interface, but I'm not sure where to point that either.

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Chris Stamper replied to the topic 'Astromechanics focusser on a Mac' in the forum. 3 months ago

Not sure what I did differently, but it's now working.

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