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?