Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Mounting external drive help needed' in the forum. 1 week ago

The log looks good to me :) and if it's working then no need to fix anything :)
Not sure if you did anything wrong but we can call it a glitch :)

Cs,
/Markku

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Mounting external drive help needed' in the forum. 1 week ago

First of all I don't use Stellarmate myself and is a bit confused why it says "you are not authorized to mount this device" ? If the USB3 cable is recognized by the system it should mount in /media/USERNAME/VolumeLable and should be visible as a disc drive.

Anyway, let's get some info from the device...

Start up your Pi without the disc..
Start a terminal window.. (maybe keyboard shortcut : Alt+Ctrl+T)
Enter the command : tail -f /var/log/syslog
Press a couple of "Enter" to get some new empty lines..
Insert the USB3 SSD and there will be some lines of text rolling by.. then when the text stops take a copy of all that text and paste in the forum.
That info will contain the info needed to see what is going on when Stellarmate is trying to mount the drive.

That's all for now :)

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Mounting external drive help needed' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi,

I can think of 3 ways to do that quite easily..

1) Automatically mounted when Pi is booted : sudo nano /etc/fstab
2) Manually mounted : sudo mount /dev/sdb?? ~/directoryName
3) Mounted with a udev rule : /lib/udev/rules.d/

But I think it would be better to use FAT32 instead of NTFS, just my opinion.
If I get some time tomorrow or the weekend I can give you a example to get you going.

Br,
/Markku

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Failure to take exposure with Starlight SXVR-M25C' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

There is a small utility in INDI called : sx_ccd_test run in a terminal and see what it says.. when running that with my cams I get correct results.

I guess it doesn't hurt to try the resolutions..
I wish my obsy would be that far away from the city, I have about 20 minutes drive and the city lights can be a bit disturbing some nights.

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Failure to take exposure with Starlight SXVR-M25C' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Ok, so the resolution is a bit different then..
www.sxccd.com/handbooks/SXV-M25C%20handbook.pdf

I guess you already tried setting the resolution manually in INDI Controlpanel CCD Image settings ??
It could be something else too that messes up things, maybe you could try the cam on Windows and the software from sxccd.com and see if it works.

Cs,
/Markku

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Failure to take exposure with Starlight SXVR-M25C' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi,

From the logfile I found this..
[2019-09-23T22:02:28.050 CDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - SX CCD SXVR-M25C : "[DEBUG] Requested CCD Frame is (0,0) (21946 x 39648) "
[2019-09-23T22:02:28.052 CDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - SX CCD SXVR-M25C : "[ERROR] Error: Requested image out of bounds (21946, 39648) "
[2019-09-23T22:02:28.057 CDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - SX CCD SXVR-M25C : "[INFO] Device configuration applied. "
[2019-09-23T22:02:28.057 CDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - SX CCD SXVR-M25C : "[DEBUG] Configuration successfully loaded. "

But according to the manual for the camera : www.sxccd.com/handbooks/SXVR-M25C%20handbook.pdf
It should be : 3032 x 2016 pixel array. Each pixel is 7.4 x 7.4uM
So maybe the problem is there ??

Cs,
/Markku

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Can't unpark' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi,

I'm at work now so I can't check this but in directory "~/.indi/" you can check your telescope file and there should be an entry in XML-format called "Parked" or similar, it probably says "True" but you can change it to "False", after that start up everything and see what happens.

Cs,
/Markku

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Missing text in KStars tool bar' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

That's great :)

A simple explanation would be that the first part "sudo updatedb" creates a database of all filenames and paths it can find in the system, the second part "locate kstarsrc" reads the database and get the filename and path to the file you specify.
The semicolon is there just to separate the two commands from each other.
Next time if no files are added or removed to the system you can just do a "locate filename" and find the specified file.
You can read more of the commands with : man updatedb and man locate

Fast and easy.

Cs,
/Markku

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Missing text in KStars tool bar' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi,

Can you try this in a terminal window : sudo updatedb ; locate kstarsrc

Cs,
/Markku

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'A totally headless, no GUI, INDI server?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi,

Another suggestion is to create a file in the root directory using command : sudo touch /forcefsck
When the Pi boots then the file is recognized and a forced fsck is done and the file is removed.
It won't hurt to run that at every bootup so you can put the command (without 'sudo') in the system crond configuration file, then the file is created at every boot.

Cs
/Markku

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'DIYMall and GPUSB Skipping' in the forum. 2 months ago

Great that you have resolved the problem :)

Have a great evening!!
/Markku

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'DIYMall and GPUSB Skipping' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi,

Let's see if we get any closer to a solution and rule out a basic problem, I don't have a GPS device or astroberry but I hope this will help a bit.

If you have the GPS connected and run command : ls -l /dev/ttyAMA0
What output do you get ?? you should get something like : crw-rw-rw- 1 root dialout 188, 0 jul 30 21:33 /dev/ttyAMA0

Then run command : groups
What do you get ?? you should get something like : maxer adm dialout cdrom sudo dip plugdev lpadmin sambashare

Make sure that the groupname, in this case "dialout" matches the output of both commands.

Let's see what results you get.

Cs,
/Markku

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