Ah ah. Yes that looks promising. Can see my profiles and there are two ini files for SavedFocus and Saved Align. I will back up 3.5.9 settings and experiment copying over setting files form roaming. Thanks for that.

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Not criticising as developers are doing a great job but most applications report a previous version exists and will carry over previous settings adjusting where setting format has changed. Its taken me several months to get to a point where I can reliably let the telescope run unattended overnight without waking up to find it failed at some point. Anyway those obscure options to find and tick are still fresh in mind.

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Oops sorry. Typo I meant 3.5.9. I don't have a backup of this area. I did take a look at Appdata after upgrading and installed SQLite app to take a look at file userdb.sqlite.backup but this only had simulator under profile. Maybe I am not looking in the correct place? Weirdly in the log there is a line: Cannot center on "HD191939" : no object found. That is a star I searched for in the previous version of Kstars so it remembers some things?

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David Bennett created a new topic ' CCD capture aborted' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

CCD capture aborted last night after Autoguiding Stopped due to dawn sky. I would like to control this and let CCD capture continue. I can't find this setting?

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Just updated Kstars on my PC to latest version 3.5.5. I have lost all my previous KStars settings including EKOS equipment profiles, geographic location etc. Is there a backup file from which I can re-store previous settings?

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David Bennett replied to the topic 'Kstars crashes' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thanks for the feedback on Stellarmate.

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That works, thanks and is a useful workaround. So what is the Toggle Fits Viewer Icon used for?

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David Bennett replied to the topic 'Kstars crashes' in the forum. 3 months ago

I am on 3.5.8 as well. The workaround for me is to disable the FITS viewer then I don't get the crashing when imaging.
I should say I didn't experience any crashing when I took lots of bias frames with FITS viewer on during the day, only experience frequent crashing when imaging at night whilst attempting observations. When I took the bias frames I had everything connected up just didn't turn the mount or dome on.
It seems crashing only happens with the observing sequence of focusing, aligning, guiding then imaging.
Running Kstars in the debugger and see lots of theses messages:
</oneNumber>
</setNumberVector>
Dispatch command error(-1): INDI: Could not find property CCD_TEMPERATURE in ZWO CCD ASI120MM Mini
<setNumberVector device="ZWO CCD ASI120MM Mini" name="CCD_TEMPERATURE" state="Idle" timeout="60" timestamp="2022-04-08T11:23:03">
<oneNumber name="CCD_TEMPERATURE_VALUE">
Strange but looking at the Indi Tab for the guide camera or selecting it in the imaging TAB , the temperature is being displayed.

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On the Kstars toolbar there is an Indi section that shows a galaxy icon to run (toggle) the FITS viewer. On my system this icon is greyed out. I would like to use it to run the Fits viewer to examine images stored on the SD card. The fits viewer opens when imaging but like to use it when not imaging.
I have tried the Kstars setting but can't find one that enables the viewer. Does anybody know how to get this to work please?

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Hi Jasem. Just checked and I had 6:3.5.8 already installed. Did an update and the only item needing updating was skychart. When you say Re-download do I uninstall (apt-get remove) and then re-install? If so will my settings be preserved?

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I have to manually stop the sequence queue and select run again to start each entry in the queue for bias frames. Light frame sequences work without interaction.
I have been taking a lot of bias frames to study what offset I should use at a particular gain. This involves adding several entries in the sequence queue. Each entry has a count of 5 at different offset. Typically 6 or 7 entries in the queue. I start the queue and see the whirly gig wait cursor display but nothing happens. I then have to hit the stop button and the start button again. The first item in the queue runs and the 5 images are taken, displaying in the fits viewer. The whirly gig wait cursor appears again and I have to hit stop and start again and manually step through the entries in the sequence.
This behaviour is not seen with Light frames. The sequence queue runs without interaction.

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David Bennett replied to the topic 'Kstars crashes' in the forum. 3 months ago

I have a 8 gb Pi 4 with a 32 gb SD card. Just taken 15 darks and watched the CPU and memory usage. When downloading images and updating the fits viewer the CPU peaks around 70% and memory usage peaks at about 1.2 gb or around 2.2gb including cache memory. The mount and dome were not being used so need to look again when next observing. No crash to report which is encouraging.

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David Bennett replied to the topic 'Kstars crashes' in the forum. 3 months ago

Yes this topic describes the same problem I have had for the last 2 months. It was raised over a year ago I see and I wonder if the fix is being worked on? I went out tonight after installing latest updates today and it only crashed on the first run. I then managed one or two runs of over 20 frames without crashing and fits viewer on. It would be nice to know if this is being worked on or even if it's thought to be fixed. I can try turning fits viewer off but its essential to check images as they are captured.

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David Bennett replied to the topic 'Kstars crashes' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi Malcolm thanks for reminder. Just did an update. As you say, quite a number of changes recently so will see if this helps. There is another post in the forum that suggests turning off sound for kstars notifications. This has removed the last warning entries in the log when I get a crash. I do wonder however if the warning was due to kstars crashing and not the cause of the crash.

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David Bennett replied to the topic 'Kstars crashes' in the forum. 3 months ago

I updated when I re-installed Astroberry about 2 weeks ago. Astroberry is still at v 2.0.4 which is the version I have. You say updated recently? To be clear, do you mean sudo apt update etc?

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