John Stern replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

@JonCarleton Thanks much for the tips, I'll try with those settings tonight and report back

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John Stern replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Reinstalled ABerry (rPi4), installed sv305 and everything works! Now, before I delve into the minutiae, what are some common settings folks here are using for guiding with the sv305 (not the Pro version) ? From comments I'll probably use PHD2, and this will be the *first* time I'm using guided capture, so I'll be spending some time in simulation to get a feel. Any recommendations are helpful - my equipment are: azeq5 mount, sv305 guider through a 60mm SVBONY guide scope, ZWO asi294MC (uncooled) through an Orion f4 Mak Cass (extended to something like 2300mm and thus narrower effective fstop). Targets will start with moon and bright planets, then I'll want to quickly seek out some darker stuff. Thanks for the great help from the forum!

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John Stern replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hey dlwmacgregor,
I've already tried the sudo install (i mention this in the post you replied to) , this resulted in the error mentioned in same post.
I also have ADMx installed, still getting the error above. Before that, I'd built the drivers using instructions here, and those were giving errors as well.

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John Stern replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 1 month ago

Key knro,
updated via your comment but was still unable to get driver(s) working.
Then I tried another poster's suggestion of changing names of drivers in various locations and then performing same update you posted, still not working (and now the manually built/installed driver versions are unavailable as a choice in indi).

The error I get when trying to start the "SVBONY" driver (only one avail for profile) is: 2020-09-21T22:21:45: [ERROR] Error: unable to open device. Cannot identify /dev/video0: 2, No such file or directory

Should I consider just a fresh Astroberry install and then start over with adding the indi library and functionality? If so, is there a comprehensive guide for that (current build is base AB then added indi lib then built drivers for svbony sv305)? Thanks

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John Stern replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 2 months ago

I've update everything, still cannot connect. I see three svbony options now available to indi profile:

SV305 CCD
SVBONY
SVBONY SV305

All fail, two - "..ccd" and "..sv305" fail with: "indy driver crashed" and log shows: "Unable to establish: + SVBONY SV305 Please ensure the device is connected and powered on." and the other can't be found.
Any ideas? At this point I'm considering starting over, as the driver is now avail. If i were to go that route, how would I remove all of the existing SV305-related build files/folders/remnants? Any considerations to be aware of re: removing those files (file/folder paths, anything like that in Linux?). Thanks

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John Stern replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 2 months ago

Was the issue fixed? For those of us who'd built the driver locally, can we now use the 3rd party driver repository? And is that update via regular sudo apt update? (sorry, I've been finishing school and am now back ready to get the SV305 ready as a guider)
Thanks

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John Stern replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 2 months ago

@Sarwar
Using your method, I used:
git clone github.com/thx8411/indi-3rdparty (*omitted "thx8841_sv305")
cd indi-3rdparty (*no "thx8841_sv305" dir to change to)
then, was able to successfully:
git checkout thx8411_sv305_2

then:
cd libsv305-build (*dir prev. created)
cmake ~/sv305project/indi-3rdparty/libsv305 (*seemed successful, no errors)
make (*seemed successful)
sudo make install (*seemed successful)

then:
cd indi-sv305-build (*dir prev. created)
cmake ~/sv305project/indi-3rdparty/indi-sv305 (*successful/no errors)
make (*partially successful? some repeating error types of the form: /usr/bin/ld: //usr/local/lib/libSVBCameraSDK.so: invalid string offset 3931 >= 552 for section `.strtab' ) *last printline following make command: " [100%] Built target indi_sv305_ccd "
sudo make install (*seemed successful, no errors)

At that point, i tried running indi from sudo per your comments, but got an error that driver wasn't found (no details as this was last night).
Today, brought up kstars/ekos/indi panel, but no (new) driver was available in the dropdown. Closed and tried running indi via sudo again, same error.
Should I be running a command to update my local ekos indi, or point it to the driver? Is there a step I've missed that involved moving the (newly built) driver into a space where local ekos/indi can find it?
(re: prereq's mentioned in a post here are installed)
thanks

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John Stern replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 2 months ago

@wmarchewka

(disclaimer: newish to Linux)
"git checkout thx8411_sv305_2" gives error: "fatal: not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git"
Checking the cloned-to-local repository (which seemed to copy complete to local w/o any errors) I found no branches at all using "git branch -a". I expected at least "master" returned from that command but that may be my ignorance of Linux and/or git(-stuff).
I should add (and for others new to this) I'm performing all of these remotely from within rPi4 Astroberry.
Given the above, a few questions (based on my limited understanding of Linux/git):

Are the instructions given based on the above scenario (all run within rPi and whatever native/stock config of git-related functionality)? (I ask b/c for instance you may have/be running these on a local laptop and/or with that/a version of git, etc).

Does your clone command also clone/bring over any branches? If not, should I have cloned your ("_2") branch?

Very sorry if I'm misunderstanding the basics, and please feel free to correct, thanks!

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John Stern replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi, I have this camera (SV 305) w/intention of using as a guide camera (and possibly a bit of imaging). I have an rPi4 w/astroberry and a couple or so weeks ago attempted to install a driver referenced in these threads, but was unsuccessful - no software would recognize the camera (Kstars/Ekos, etc). As there are several possibilities why it didn't work, could I be pointed to the location of the most current driver, and are there any guides or instructions for install in an astroberry-flashed rPi4? I should also ask if the/any driver would allow it to function as a guider? (I presume yes). My astroberry is a standard install. I do have a powered USB hub that has worked fine with the equipment, and I've tested the SV305 both through various ports on it as well as straight off the rPi4 with no luck. I HAVE connected the cam straight to the laptop and that worked fine. Thanks for any help!

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John Stern replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi, apologies if this has been answered in detail - I have this camera and want to use for guiding with an rPi4 & Astroberry. A few weeks ago I attempted to install the driver mentioned in these threads (I believe) but no luck, camera wasn't recognized using any of the software in AB (Kstars/EKos, etc). I have some time again to work on it and I was wondering if maybe I had installed the wrong driver (or incorrectly)? Can someone help point to the location of the latest driver? Is there a guide for installing, in case I did so incorrectly? And can this cam be used as a guide cam with this driver? Sorry for all of the questions, I'm just really anxious to get this part sorted out so I can determine definitively where the issue(s) is. Thanks!

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