Laurent replied to the topic 'PHD2 can't manage to connect the mount.' in the forum. 2 months ago

I have share a debug log from PHD2 in PHD2 forum.
And I have just get a message from Patrick Chevalley concerning connection issue.
Apparently some driver modifications are needed.
Is there a standard way to ask for this modification?

“The problem is this INDI driver do not implement the required pulse guide command.
It only report a TELESCOPE interface instead of TELESCOPE|GUIDER, and PHD2 never receive the properties TELESCOPE_TIMED_GUIDE_NS and TELESCOPE_TIMED_GUIDE_WE so it cannot accept to connect as guide mount.
This explain why it connect as AUX mount because in this case the mount guide command are not necessary, only reading the pointing coordinates.

You can ask the developer of the driver if it is possible to add this guiding command. Otherwise the only solution is to use a ST4 cable from the camera. “


Laurent replied to the topic 'PHD2 can't manage to connect the mount.' in the forum. 2 months ago

I would like to add updates:

I can select and validate the driver in the Aux mount connection

But not in Mount connection:

Will I be able to do my PEC analysis and later a mount guiding with this setup, camera connected and aux mount connected?


Laurent created a new topic ' PHD2 can't manage to connect the mount.' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi all,

I try to use PHD2 alone to check perriodic errror of my mount, but PHD2 doen't detect the driver of the mount (indi_starboork_telescope);

The camera is well recognize and in the assistant I'm able to select it, but not the mount. I can just click on INDI button to open the INDI window and then connect the mount but when I close this window, I can't validate and select the driver.

Nevetheless when I try to connect my setup to KSATRS EKOS, it seems that everything is ok.

To use PHD2 alone I first start both drivers via the command, indiserver -p 2000 indi_starbook_telescope for the mount and indiserver -p 3000 indi_asi_ccd for the guide camera.

It seems also that's working well.

I continue to investigate but does anyone could help me please?


Laurent replied to the topic 'Vixen Starbook driver' in the forum. 2 months ago


First I intruduce myself, I'm Laurent observing and imaging night sky from East side of France.
I'm very new here and that's my first post.
I'm not comfortable with Linux but I was dropped in this forum with my research. So I have especially installed Ubuntu on my laptop to be able to use INDI driver for my mount.

I'm owner of a Vixen Starbook mount and I'd like to connect it to my laptop, I have passed days and days trying solve this without success, that's why I need help now.

I was wondering if someone could help me:

I explain:
First I succeed installing UBUNTU!!
Then I install Kstars
and Starbook driver following instruction here

First question, is this the right way to install the last driver version, or should I update it from Github (I don't now how), how can I check revision of my driver installed?

I have installed also indi web server to start the driver.

I have connected the starbook device to a small wifi router configured to use same network than starbook do (
I have connected my laptop to this wifi router
Kstars via Ekos succed on connecting with starbook but always with an error message telling that location and local time cannot been transfered, PHD2 fail connecting to the mount.
Second question, is this error due to the revision of the driver or something else?

I'm now trying to connect starbook directly to my laptop using the same network than I m using Internet with 192.168.x.x adress, it doesn't work as starbook always get or
Is there a way to change starbook IP adress?
I have to configure my Lan network to the same than the Starbook and it works but when I try to connect the mount with PHD2 it fails, INDI configuration works the mount is connected but when I go out of mount configuration the connection is lost.

I'm a little bit confused.

thanks for your help