Thanks,

I'm glad to help for the development of this incredible software

Valentin

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Hi,

I had a crash of this driver after several hours. I join the GDB log. One more thing, after the crash, the INDI panel tab for Openweather got greyed out and got named Eqmod too. There were 2 tabs named EqMod (1 which is the regular EqMod tab and the other that used to be OpenWeather), you can see the picture.

It was of course not a real issue as my session was not impacted by this crash.

Valentin

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Val Chevalier replied to the topic 'apt error 3.6.2 beta ?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

not a Raspi, it's a 86-64 architecture,

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Val Chevalier replied to the topic 'apt error 3.6.2 beta ?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi,

for my side, this beta version runs perfectly with my setup. I have run it all the night like a charm. It solved an issue with the altitude limit field disabled in the Mount module.

Only one thing, at the end of my session, In Guiding module,I tried the new feature "intra-frame dark guiding". The first time I enabled it, Kstars freezed and eventually crashed. After restart Kstars and Ekos with the same profile, this guiding mode could be enabled without crash, and seems to be pretty efficient for my guiding. This happens at my session end, and I have spent only 10 minutes of guiding.

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About why not using a INDI server on RasPi and having Kstars remotly, I have tried but I need to add another long LAN cable, it's not very conviniant to me. Or I could use WIFI, but not very reliable. And, as James, i don't want some latency caused by the network. Third point, to do planetary imaging, remote control is not a option as I use EKOS to control the mount and plate solving with a profile with only eqmod and my guide camera. The other camera is controled by another software.

All these reasons make me prefer the local solution.

And I still love staring the sky with my dobson tube during my DSO imaging sessions, so it's not really a pain to stick to my setup as I am already close to it. And during the cold nights to come, I can monitor everything from the warm house.

Valentin

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Hi, I had seen exactly what you describe with the HEQ5 pro.

With the last update of eqmod driver, I confirm the problem is solved, all my alignments are ok and added to the model as before. The behavior of the alignement is restored as before, and eqmod driver doesn'rt crash anymore.

Thanks again Jasem for the quick fix

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Up

I am currently imaging with my setup, and have started with the same update. The same crash of Emod appears after 3rd alignement.
Jasem pushed a update on libindi and after updating, I think the issue is solved. I have made my alignement perfectly without any eqmod crashes.

Thanks Jasem

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Hi veryone

Last night, I had many troubles with alignement procedure and eqmod crash. It happens following the las update. Alignement and eqmod runs perfectly tuesday before this update. I have tried to erase the mount alignement model to find out if any earlier points was messing, but it happens with a empty alignement list too.

Setup : Linux mint mate (Ubuntu 22.04) on lenovo thinkcenter tiny
Kstars/Ekos up to date (3.6.1) Compiled 2022-11-10T12:56:42Z
HEQ5 pro
ASI 071 mc pro
guide QHY 5L-II mono

The flow is using the "capture and solve" action

I slew the scope to the direction and start alignement procedure :
1st alignement is 1° away (normal behavior) and sync is ok
2nd alignement is closer but not accurate enought (still normal behavior) - sync is ok
3rd alignement : the solution is again far away (and visible on the captured image off the target) and the EqMod driver crashes.

In the log I noticed this error
"[2022-11-12T01:36:45.115 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: "2022-11-12T00:36:45: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: DoubleTriangle: All points are Collinear!"
[2022-11-12T01:36:45.115 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server: ""

Here is a log

Valentin
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Hi everyone,

I have spent some times on my setup with Linux Mint MATE.

I have some freezing with VNC client and Reminna on Linux machine (not on Windows or android and iOS apps). I gave a try for NoMachine and it is way faster than before. It runs on all platforms, There’s also a dark theme mode for display, good thing on the night. So I will stay with NoMachine.


Other topic, I am a DSO astrophotographer for 2 years, and I am starting to try some planetary imaging with an ASI 178MC. For the moment,Ekos is not well designed for this task. After some diggings in this very forum, I found this post about the software AstroDMx Capture on linux distro, and it seems to be very good after my first attemps on shooting Jupiter and hte moon in the city using an ASI178MC and an mini telescope on dobson . I need to try with my newton and barlow, but it seems promising.

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Thanks Nou, that confirms why I could not find any proper way to handle this without hardware dummy video dongle.

So we all agree the hardware dummy video driver is the best solution for remote session on regular computer (Not raspberry). It's not really an big deal because they are very cheap (specially for VGA because it's only 2 or 3 resistors between some pins and it can be easily DIY).

Valentin

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Really ?

Because I could use remote control with X11vnc server started at launch with/without monitor plugged to the PC. But when the monitor not plugged, the remote control is very slowwwwwwwww and can't be handy. When I installed and configured the x11 dummy video driver, the remote control went back to normal fast behavior, but it makes the computer stuck with no possibility to plug any real monitor. That's why I bought a dummy video DVIport dongle.

Stellarmate Os and Astroberry can do this without any hardware dongle, so I guess it is possible to handle this dynamically with code. I need to confess I have not spent lots of time on it, but I know it is possible.

At the end, you're right, the easiest way to handle this is a hardware dummy video dongle.

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Hello,

I bought a old Lenovo Thinkcenter M71 2 months ago, I3 intel RAM 4Gb, added a SSD 250Gb and i have installed Linux Mint Mate on it. I have adapt the script from AstroPi3 to my needs and voilà.

Just a couple of issue

  1. No wifi card in the PC. I bought a wifi dongle TP link , but it could not be set in Hotspot mode with the regular dirver from distro. But it works fine for Windows 10, so i thought it is a driver issue. I found the driver on the net and compiled it for Linux, and it runs fine with creating a good Wifi hotspot.

  2. The remote control : i hit a old issue with Remote control, when you have no monitor plugged to the PC. The dummy video driver solution works well but with that, you can't plug and use a monitor. I know there's a way to handle this better with code, but I eventually ended this with buying a dummy video DVIport dongle.
So far, it is better than the Raspberry Pi4 8G, mainly the video remote control. I also can use Siril and other programs directly on this very PC, during Night session. And create/adapt script more for test.

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Hi Jasem,

I think there's not yet a indiwebmanagerapp package in “INDI Stable Builds” for ubuntu 22.04 jammy. Could you please add it in the repository ?

thanks a lot.

Valentin



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OK, thanks for the tip.

I will do that way in the next session if necessary.

Val

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Hi everybody,

I got a ASI071 pro cam 1 month ago, and I have faced some dew issue on the camera window. I found out there's a antidew feature and I would know how is your way to use it ?

How long should i use it ? I guess the answer when the dew is left.
and what time gap between ON and OFF to anticipate the dew.
Is there a way to automate this, because I don't have any sensor for the moisture, but I can easily estimate if a night is getting more humid or not.

I live in a very humid place and my setup is set in a field far from city.

Thanks

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