Anand Narwani created a new topic ' Crash in Alignment Module' in the forum. 10 months ago

I have the following hardware:

  • RaspberryPi 4 with Stellarmate OS latest stable (as of 2/1).
  • KStars/Ekos running locally via VNC
  • Waveshare MotorHat Focuser
  • QHY183C Main Camera (via USB3 Port)
  • QHY5-II Color guide camera (via USB2 Port)
  • Losmandy Gemini 2 (Direct Connect Ethernet)
  • The Pi and MotorHat are powered from a 50AH LifePO4 battery via the power port on the MotorHat.
From prior experience with my Celestron Mount, I would normally align the mount and then perform the Polar Alignment. When I try to run the "Capture and Solve" after slewing to my target, Kstars would crash. I restart KStars and Ekos and It says that there is an Indi Server already running, do I wish to stop it and start a new one.  If I respond yes, it restarts.  If I respond no, I get a dialog box indicating that the Waveshare MotorHat driver has crashed and do I wish to restart.  Clicking Yes causes the dialog to go away and come right back up.  Clicking no, results in Ekos starting without that driver. 
  1. Is the fact that I am trying to align before polar aligning causing the issue?
  2. Is there a reason why the align module would crash the Waveshare driver, or is that just a red herring?
  3. How do I use the Ekos Debugger to provide logs so I can figure out what is actually causing the crash?