Paul created a new topic ' GPSD driver crashing on INDI 1.8.9' in the forum. 2 years ago

After updating to INDI 1.8.9 and Kstars 3.5.2, the GPSD driver crashes immediately after starting Ekos. Indi and Ekos are running on an RPi 4 with Ubuntu Mate 20.10.


I *don't think* the horrible noise is damaging to the mount. I suspect that is the sound of the stepper motor skipping/stalling.

That's correct. Ioptron confirmed this.

The CEM 26 does have a parking function that defaults to pointing at the horizon on the west side of the mount. This was the same direction my polar align routine was slewing.
After some brainstorming, I believe that I unlocked the RA and manually slewed to a zero position sometime prior to running the Polar Align routine. EKOS was set to autopark after completing the Polar Align. So, I must have been mistaken that the runaway happened between the 2nd and 3rd capture. The routine must have completed, received a park command from EKOS and slewed further west into itself. I have now unchecked "autopark" after completing the Polar Align routine, and I've set the parking position to the zero position.

4. In Ekos Mount Tab click "Clear Parking Data"

Do you know what data this clears? Is it parking info in the hand controller?

Thank you for your help!


Hi everybody,

Last night I ran the Polar Alignment Tool and my mount slewed into the Alt/Az base.

mount - iOptron CEM 26
server - Astroberry server with INDI lib 1.8.7
driver - iOptron v3
client - Kstars 3.5.1 on a Windows laptop

The mount started at the zero position with the counterbalance on the bottom and the Dec facing polar north. I started the Polar Alignment Tool. The first picture was solved. It slewed west, stopped, captured, and solved the second picture. It slewed to take the third picture but it did not stop. The mount head met the Alt/Az base and the RA gear kept going until I powered it off. The noise it made was terrible. Any ideas what could have caused this?

Thank you