Vin replied to the topic 'Atik EFW2' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Thanks Simon.

I use a Mac (Kstars 3.5.4).  But also tried direct connection to a RPi3 running Stellarmate OS (1.5.1 and Kstars 3.4.1).  No joy with any of those.  The Dashboard shows the Atik USB hardware being there (ie the USB cables are working - tried 3 & all good).  But when connecting w EKOS, that tab in the INDI drivers homepage doesn't even show.

I've conceded defeat I'm afraid - a FW shouldn't be this difficult to get to work (& it looks like lots of folks in other platforms have had problems w it on continued google searches) - will probably switch to a SX FW instead.

Thank you again!

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Vin replied to the topic 'Atik EFW2' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Thanks Simon, that's a nice setup - love the weatherproof box!

Hmm, my fear is that yes its the driver but I don't know how to update it (I presume that's an EKOS thing - not sure how I can update just one device driver within EKOS?).  I'm running 3.5.4 on a laptop - it doesn't look another device is trying to block it, it just doesn't see it (no USB blocked access messages arrive).  It clearly looks for the Atik b/c an error message comes up saying check the device is on (it is) & connected (it is).  But in the INDI Manager menu, there isn't even a tab for the EFW2 (normally even if a device is struggling to connect, it would have a tab there - but since that tab doesn't even appear, I'm thinking there may be a glitch somewhere where it knows it needs to find an Atik EFW2 but then...).

Frustrating :/

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Vin replied to the topic 'Atik EFW2' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hi Simon,

I must be doing something silly.  When I try to connect the EFW2, the power works (the filter wheel cycles) but EKOS just doesn't see the FW - have tried USB connection directly to laptop and to camera USB port.  Did you ever encounter this?

Thank you,

Vin

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Vin replied to the topic 'Focus routine not working' in the forum. 1 month ago

It works on 3.5.4 hurray - and the multi-star guiding is also pretty cool to see.  KStars has been crashing a lot as well though so clearly there's another issue coming through?  Ah well.

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Vin replied to the topic 'Kstars Crash - EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)' in the forum. 1 month ago

Did you manage to resolve this?  I have been having similar problems - Kstars crashes, the mount keeps tracking.  Same thing last night (on a v clear night!).  What should have been 4 hrs of sub returned 27 mins.  Ah well.  The only thing I did differently last night was that I left guide at Bin 1x1 (normally I leave it 2x2) - no idea whether that might be a factor, not a software person!

Cheers

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Vin replied to the topic 'Failed to connect to INDI Server' in the forum. 1 month ago

Just putting the fix on here in case of help to anyone else.  Had logged a support ticket at SM & Jasem replied saying that the thing to do is to NOT start a Web Manager on the remote Pi through vnc.  Instead to click Web Manager button on the laptop Kstars & start the server that way (and then ofc connect the relevant equipment profile etc).

< I guess that must be a change in something in 3.5.4 b/c previously starting the server via vnc on the remote Pi used to work but I guess s/t changed in the software - at least there's a working protocol now :) >

This has been working last few times.

Cheers

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Vin replied to the topic 'Failed to connect to INDI Server' in the forum. 2 months ago

Here are the messages it reports:
"Establishing communication with remote INDI Web Manager...
Warning: INDI Web Manager is not online.
Connecting to remote INDI server at stellarmate.local on port 7,624 ...
Failed to connect to remote INDI server."

But INDI Web Manager IS online - I can see it on the screen as online.  And when I press "Web Manager" on the Profile Editor, it goes to stellar mate.local:8624 and shows "Server is Online".

This is r-e-a-l-l-y frustrating.



 

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Vin created a new topic ' Failed to connect to INDI Server' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hello,

First clear night in ages & the usual problems.  I have connected over ethernet to a Stellarmate RPi3 which is connected to my scope setup.  I can vnc into the Stellarmate, close Kstars and then open the web manager & start an INDI server.  It say server is online.  But then when I go back to the KStars on the laptop, and try & connect it says "Failed to connect to remote INDI server"!  What am I doing wrong?  This is the first time I'm using it since upgrading from 3.5.2 to 3.5.4.  Is it a problem w that?

First clear night in ages...aaargh.

Vin

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Vin created a new topic ' Best FW for INDI compatibility?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hello,

I have to get a FW as part of a mono setup.  Which FWs (or FW manufacturers) are best & most stable w INDI/EKOS pls?  (I was looking at an Atik but then on further diligence came across the various problems folks have had w their drivers & INDI - which made me want to crowdsource tips for which are the best FWs that do consistently work w EKOS!).

Thank you,

Vin

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Vin replied to the topic 'Atik EFW2' in the forum. 2 months ago

I shall take silence as an indication of continuing problems (esp given this thread from 4 months ago) :)  Oh well, strange of Atik to only support Windows in this day & age but we are where we are.

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