JonCarleton wrote: I noticed the stock compile for indi_wmh_focuser installed it in /usr/local/bin instead of /usr/bin with the indiserver stuff. Depending on the path setup, this may or may cause your problem. Open a terminal and type:
indiserver -vvv indi_wmh_focuser
and see what it shows. Don't start KStars or it will want to kill that iteration of indiserver and start its own.
Expect that it either runs, and shows happy wmh_focuser messages, or can't find the indi_wmh_focuser driver. or if there is a hardware issue it could try to restart several times and die. If it is "lost" on the drive, you can either leave it where it is and put a symbolic link to its compiled location in /usr/bin or actually move it to /usr/bin....or something else is going on entirely.
There is a method for adding "non-distribution" drivers to the lists in Ekos, but it would be good to verify the driver works first.
Jon, you were right - the binary sits in usr/local/bin... I have started INDI as you recommended here is what I got, but even if I try starting EKOS the driver is not in the list: