It seems to work OK when I bring it inside - maybe a temperature issue?

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I rebuild indi and redid setup and now camera does connect but after a few images it stops:

Aug 13 12:55:41 allsky [INFO] MainProcess allsky.run() #741: Total time since last exposure 15.0057 s
Aug 13 12:55:45 allsky [INFO] MainProcess indi.newMessage() #218: new Message 2022-08-13T18:55:45: [ERROR] Exposure failed after 3 attempts.
Aug 13 12:55:49 allsky [INFO] MainProcess allsky.run() #607: Camera last ready: 22.3s
Aug 13 12:55:49 allsky [INFO] MainProcess allsky.run() #608: Exposure state: ALERT
Aug 13 12:55:49 allsky [INFO] MainProcess allsky.detectNight() #853: Sun altitude: 68:37:59.4
Aug 13 12:55:49 allsky [INFO] MainProcess allsky.detectMoonMode() #870: Moon altitide: -54:51:10.5, phase 95.7%
Aug 13 12:55:49 allsky [INFO] MainProcess indi.getCcdTemperature() #422: Sensor temperature: 46.6
Aug 13 12:55:49 allsky [INFO] MainProcess allsky._queueManualTasks() #1441: Checking for manually submitted tasks
Aug 13 12:55:59 allsky [INFO] MainProcess allsky.run() #607: Camera last ready: 32.3s
Aug 13 12:55:59 allsky [INFO] MainProcess allsky.run() #608: Exposure state: ALERT
Aug 13 12:55:59 allsky [INFO] MainProcess allsky.detectNight() #853: Sun altitude: 68:38:17.1
Aug 13 12:55:59 allsky [INFO] MainProcess allsky.detectMoonMode() #870: Moon altitide: -54:52:39.1, phase 95.7%
Aug 13 12:55:59 allsky [INFO] MainProcess indi.getCcdTemperature() #422: Sensor temperature: 46.6
Aug 13 12:55:59 allsky [INFO] MainProcess allsky._queueManualTasks() #1441: Checking for manually submitted tasks
Aug 13 12:56:09 allsky [INFO] MainProcess allsky.run() #607: Camera last ready: 42.3s

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I updated in order to get the new focus model and now it seems to crash when trying to connect to my ASI290mm mini camera:

Aug 13 10:27:06 allsky [INFO] MainProcess allsky._initialize() #335: Found 1 CCDs
Aug 13 10:27:06 allsky [WARNING] MainProcess allsky._initialize() #338: Connecting to device ZWO CCD ASI290MM Mini
Aug 13 10:27:07 allsky [INFO] MainProcess indi.newMessage() #218: new Message 2022-08-13T16:27:06: [ERROR] Error connecting to the CCD (ASI_ERROR_CAMERA_REMOVED).
Aug 13 10:27:07 allsky [INFO] MainProcess miscDb.addCamera() #44: Camera DB ID: 1
Aug 13 10:27:07 allsky [INFO] MainProcess indi.configureDevice() #404: Setting switch DEBUG
Aug 13 10:27:07 allsky [INFO] MainProcess indi.newSwitch() #205: new Switch CONNECTION for device ZWO CCD ASI290MM Mini
Aug 13 10:27:07 allsky [INFO] MainProcess indi.newSwitch() #205: new Switch DEBUG for device ZWO CCD ASI290MM Mini
Aug 13 10:27:08 allsky [INFO] MainProcess indi.updateCcdBlobMode() #228: Set BLOB mode
Aug 13 10:27:09 allsky [INFO] MainProcess indi.configureDevice() #404: Setting switch CCD_FRAME_TYPE
Aug 13 10:28:14 allsky [ERROR] MainProcess allsky.unhandled_exception() #36: An uncaught exception occurred:
Aug 13 10:28:14 allsky [ERROR] MainProcess allsky.unhandled_exception() #37: Type: <class 'indi_allsky.exceptions.TimeOutException'>
Aug 13 10:28:14 allsky [ERROR] MainProcess allsky.unhandled_exception() #38: Value: Timeout finding control CCD_FRAME_TYPE
Aug 13 10:28:14 allsky [ERROR] MainProcess allsky.unhandled_exception() #43: ' File "/home/thomas/indi-allsky/allsky.py", line 128, in <module>\n action_func(*args_list, **kwargs_dict)\n'
Aug 13 10:28:14 allsky [ERROR] MainProcess allsky.unhandled_exception() #43: ' File "/home/thomas/indi-allsky/indi_allsky/allsky.py", line 588, in run\n self._initialize()\n'
Aug 13 10:28:14 allsky [ERROR] MainProcess allsky.unhandled_exception() #43: ' File "/home/thomas/indi-allsky/indi_allsky/allsky.py", line 363, in _initialize\n self.indiclient.setFrameType(self.ccdDevice, \'FRAME_LIGHT\') # default frame type is light\n'
Aug 13 10:28:14 allsky [ERROR] MainProcess allsky.unhandled_exception() #43: ' File "/home/thomas/indi-allsky/indi_allsky/indi.py", line 266, in setFrameType\n self.configureDevice(ccd_device, frame_config)\n'
Aug 13 10:28:14 allsky [ERROR] MainProcess allsky.unhandled_exception() #43: ' File "/home/thomas/indi-allsky/indi_allsky/indi.py", line 405, in configureDevice\n self.set_switch(device, k, on_switches=v[\'on\'], off_switches=v.get(\'off\', []))\n'
Aug 13 10:28:14 allsky [ERROR] MainProcess allsky.unhandled_exception() #43: ' File "/home/thomas/indi-allsky/indi_allsky/indi.py", line 670, in set_switch\n c = self.get_control(device, name, \'switch\')\n'
Aug 13 10:28:14 allsky [ERROR] MainProcess allsky.unhandled_exception() #43: ' File "/home/thomas/indi-allsky/indi_allsky/indi.py", line 644, in get_control\n raise TimeOutException(\'Timeout finding control {0}\'.format(name))\n'

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Thomas Mason replied to the topic 'Esatto on new ubuntu linux' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

The boot log was the key. I removed brltty (which is braille display) and /dev/ttyUSB1 now became visible and connects me to the esatto. Now if only I could figure out why the pegasus port often won't connect with the:

2022-07-26T02:26:53: [WARNING] Port /dev/serial/by-id/usb-Pegasus_Astro_PPBADV_revB_PPBA5UXVM0-if00-port0 is already used by another driver or process.

error I would be all set.

This was probably similar to the cases observed by others where gpsd and vantage were conflicting.

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Thomas Mason replied to the topic 'Esatto on new ubuntu linux' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Here is what I get in the boot log:

Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: usb 1-1.4: new full-speed USB device number 6 using xhci_hcd
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: mc: Linux media interface: v0.10
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: videodev: Linux video capture interface: v2.00
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele systemd-udevd[341]: Using default interface naming scheme 'v249'.
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: usb 1-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=10c4, idProduct=ea60, bcdDevice= 1.00
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: usb 1-1.4: Product: CP2102N USB to UART Bridge Controller
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: usb 1-1.4: Manufacturer: Silicon Labs
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: usb 1-1.4: SerialNumber: 286da66d47a6e9118cc0dda44458cd37
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: mei_me 0000:00:16.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele mtp-probe[362]: checking bus 1, device 4: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.1"
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele mtp-probe[362]: bus: 1, device: 4 was not an MTP device
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele systemd-udevd[352]: mmcblk1boot0: Process '/usr/bin/unshare -m /usr/bin/snap auto-import --mount=/de>
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele systemd-udevd[343]: mmcblk1boot1: Process '/usr/bin/unshare -m /usr/bin/snap auto-import --mount=/de>
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: usbserial: USB Serial support registered for generic
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver ftdi_sio
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: usbserial: USB Serial support registered for FTDI USB Serial Device
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: ftdi_sio 1-1.1:1.0: FTDI USB Serial Device converter detected
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: usb 1-1.1: Detected FT-X
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: proc_thermal 0000:00:04.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele systemd-udevd[330]: mmcblk1p2: Process '/usr/bin/unshare -m /usr/bin/snap auto-import --mount=/dev/m>
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi driver for Linux
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele systemd-udevd[327]: nvme0n1: Process '/usr/bin/unshare -m /usr/bin/snap auto-import --mount=/dev/nvm>
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele systemd-udevd[345]: mmcblk1p4: Process '/usr/bin/unshare -m /usr/bin/snap auto-import --mount=/dev/m>
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele systemd-udevd[339]: mmcblk1p1: Process '/usr/bin/unshare -m /usr/bin/snap auto-import --mount=/dev/m>
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: api flags index 2 larger than supported by driver
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: TLV_FW_FSEQ_VERSION: FSEQ Version: 89.3.35.37
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: loaded firmware version 66.f1c864e0.0 QuZ-a0-hr-b0-66.ucode op_mode iw>
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele systemd[1]: Found device /dev/disk/by-uuid/DE87-8E65.
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele systemd-udevd[343]: nvme0n1p1: Process '/usr/bin/unshare -m /usr/bin/snap auto-import --mount=/dev/n>
Jul 24 21:26:03 mele kernel: usb 1-1.1: FTDI USB Serial Device converter now attached to ttyUSB0
Jul 24 21:26:04 mele mtp-probe[405]: checking bus 1, device 4: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.1"
Jul 24 21:26:04 mele mtp-probe[405]: bus: 1, device: 4 was not an MTP device
Jul 24 21:26:04 mele kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver cp210x
Jul 24 21:26:04 mele kernel: usbserial: USB Serial support registered for cp210x
Jul 24 21:26:04 mele kernel: cp210x 1-1.4:1.0: cp210x converter detected
Jul 24 21:26:04 mele kernel: usb 1-1.4: cp210x converter now attached to ttyUSB1
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele brltty[532]: USB configuration set error 16: Device or resource busy
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele brltty[532]: brltty: USB configuration set error 16: Device or resource busy
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele brltty[532]: USB interface in use: 0 (cp210x)
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele brltty[532]: brltty: USB interface in use: 0 (cp210x)
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele kernel: usb 1-1.4: usbfs: interface 0 claimed by cp210x while 'brltty' sets config #1
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele kernel: fbcon: i915drmfb (fb0) is primary device
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele kernel: cp210x ttyUSB1: cp210x converter now disconnected from ttyUSB1
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele kernel: cp210x 1-1.4:1.0: device disconnected
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele brltty[532]: USB control transfer error 32: Broken pipe
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele brltty[532]: brltty: USB control transfer error 32: Broken pipe
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele brltty[532]: unexpected CP2101 baud divisor size: 0
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele brltty[532]: brltty: unexpected CP2101 baud divisor size: 0
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele brltty[532]: USB control transfer error 32: Broken pipe
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele brltty[532]: brltty: USB control transfer error 32: Broken pipe
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele brltty[532]: brltty: unable to set CP2101 baud divisor: Broken pipe
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele brltty[532]: unable to set CP2101 baud divisor: Broken pipe
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele systemd-logind[625]: Watching system buttons on /dev/input/event6 (BRLTTY 6.4 Linux Screen Driver Ke>
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele dbus-daemon[569]: [system] Activating via systemd: service name='org.bluez' unit='dbus-org.bluez.ser>
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele kernel: Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 240x67
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele kernel: i915 0000:00:02.0: [drm] fb0: i915drmfb frame buffer device
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele ModemManager[683]: <info> [base-manager] port ttyUSB1 released by device '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0>
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele ModemManager[683]: <info> [base-manager] couldn't check support for device '/sys/devices/pci0000:00>
Jul 24 21:26:05 mele audit[680]: AVC apparmor="DENIED" operation="capable" profile="/usr/sbin/cupsd" pid=680 comm="cu

so it looks like it sets up /dev/ttyUSB1 but then runs into trouble - I don't see the device when I log in.

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Thomas Mason replied to the topic 'Esatto on new ubuntu linux' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I have a 12V power connected since I found USB alone was not sufficient. I also tried direct connection to mini pc without going through pegasus. It looks like the kernel isn't recognizing it and setting up a /dev/ even through it enumerates properly as CP210x and the kernel mod is present?

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Thomas Mason replied to the topic 'Esatto on new ubuntu linux' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Nothing here that looks like that:

thomas@mele:~$ ls -l /dev | grep USB
crw-rw-rw- 1 root dialout 188, 0 Jul 24 21:33 ttyUSB0
thomas@mele:~$ ls -l /dev/vantage
ls: cannot access '/dev/vantage': No such file or directory

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Thomas Mason replied to the topic 'Esatto on new ubuntu linux' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

gpsd not installed so nothing removed

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Thomas Mason created a new topic ' Esatto on new ubuntu linux' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I have been using an Esatto focuser successfully on stellarmate for quite sometime. I am migrating to ekos/kstars on a new mele mini pc running ubuntu 22.04 and am having trouble sorting out port/connection. It shows up if i lsusb:

Bus 001 Device 005: ID 10c4:ea60 Silicon Labs CP210x UART Bridge

and that comes and goes as I unplug the cable. If is lsub all I see is:

usb-Pegasus_Astro_PPBADV_revB_PPBA5UXVM0-if00-port0

nothing for the esatto. The Pegasus astro has connected although it often seems to think another device is using the port?

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I have observed the same thing with a QHY600 running ekos/kstars on Ubuntu Linux. Restarting the driver from the control panel usually fixes it.

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I know this is an old thread but wondering if this was ever resolved. Previously I had my 10micron updating kstars and it all seemed to work. After updating kstars to 3.5.9 on ubuntu linux I now seem to have kstars time offset by 1 hour from correct local time and meridian flip is messing up. It seems OK if I set kstars update mount. I have also seen it suggested to not have mount and kstars trying to sync time and let GPS set mount independently of kstars. What is the currently understood best way to do this?

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Thomas Mason created a new topic ' Focus scan for ASTAP analysis' in the forum. 3 months ago

I have been using ASTAP to fine tune backspacing and tilt. You feed it a series of images at different focus positions moving all in one direction to avoid any backlash. It then determines HFR in different regions of the sensor (3x3 grid) and you find the minimum for each region to identify needed adjustments. At the moment I manually set new focus position then capture image, change focus position, capture another image etc. The automatic focus routine isn’t suited because it varies step size and goes back and forth, also doesn’t save the images for later analysis. Is there anyway to automate this in ekos, scan a variable, save images along the way?

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