John Larysz replied to the topic 'Indi Control Panel greyed out' in the forum. 5 months ago

It's openSuse Tumbleweed. The hardware configuration is in the first three sentences in the post.

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John Larysz created a new topic ' Indi Control Panel greyed out' in the forum. 5 months ago

I'm in the early stages of getting KSTARS working.

I have the KSTARS package installed on an Intel laptop running openSUSE Tumbleweed.

I have a Meade LXD75 head connected via serial cable/USB to the laptop, and a Canon 5D DSLR connected via a USB cable.

I have a KSTARS profile set up with the Meade head connecting via LX200 drivers (it may work!) and Canon DSLR as the CCD.

When I run KSTARS, I cannot connect anything; KSTARS doesn't even try.

1: In EKOS, item 3 labelled "Connect and Disconnect Devices", everything is greyed out

2: The INDI control panel icon is greyed out

3: I do not see a tty device for the Canon camera

What am I missing? Do I need to installed Linux drivers for the Canon camera. In Backyard EOS there are two protocols for connecting with a Canon camera, an older protocol and a protocol valid after 2008. Does KSTARS accept either or neither?

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A bit of success!

I failed to reload Ubuntu easily - the installation USB stick seems to detect the same rev of Ubuntu already running on the main drive and keeps deferring to it.

I loaded openSuse instead. It was a slow load but went in no bother, and I like the neat way the OS runs; it seems very complete and professional. The INDI instructions only went as far as installing a repository, by I found KSTARS in it, it installed easily and came up perfectly!

Now the challenge will be to find drivers that work for my telescope head. It's a Meade LXD75 and is not listed in KSTARS. I plan to try the LX200 drivers.

Does anyone have a source pack for the LXD drivers that I could build for openSUSE?

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I'm trying to use Ubuntu for the sake of conformity. I don't know what the different between Mint and Ubuntu is, but as I mentioned earlier, debugging someone else's code on any Linux is a bitch.

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Thanks. It's a project for this evening. I'll let you know what happens.

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I didn't do the upgrade step. I'll strip down and start again.

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I did read the link. Apart from the stuff with GPS, it's doing the same as I did.

I could upload the ZIP, but how about I try a different Linux? Any Linux is fine but I don't want to pay for something commercial until I see it work. Debugging Linux apps is a rat hole I would rather avoid.

What's the development operating system? Surely that has to be reliable.

J

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The command "sudo apt-get --fix-broken install" appears to be working better to day - it fixed something. I went ahead and installed KSTARS and that seem to go well though something is still incomplete or broken..

When I try to run KSTARS, the program crashes. A crash log was uploaded but I'm not sue to whom - to the KSTARS developers or to Ubuntu.

The crash log is large and binary. Does KSTARS generate a log I can read somewhere?

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Here';s a script record of my attempt to execute "sudo apt-get install indi-full gsc"

Script started on 2022-08-27 12:37:07-04:00 [TERM="xterm-256color" TTY="/dev/pts/0" COLUMNS="85" LINES="39"]
sudo apt-get install indi-full gsc
[sudo] password for kkkkkkkkk

Reading package lists... 0%

Reading package lists... 100%

Reading package lists... Done


Building dependency tree... 0%

Building dependency tree... 0%

Building dependency tree... 50%

Building dependency tree... 50%

Building dependency tree... Done


Reading state information... 0%

Reading state information... 0%

Reading state information... Done

You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
gsc : Depends: gsc-data (>= 1.3~ubuntu22.04.1) but it is not going to be installed
indi-full : Depends: indi-eqmod but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-sx but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-apogee but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-asi but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-aagcloudwatcher-ng but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-ffmv but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-dsi but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-qhy but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-gpsd but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-mi but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-duino but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-fli but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-nexdome but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-gpsnmea but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-armadillo-platypus but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-mgen but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-shelyak but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-nightscape but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-toupbase but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-atik but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-avalon but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-starbook but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-starbook-ten but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-astromechfoc but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-dreamfocuser but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-aok but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-talon6 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-pentax but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-celestronaux but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-sv305 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-bresserexos2 but

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I would like get get an old Intel laptop, which is now running Ubuntu - running as an Indi hub for Kstars.

First, does anyone have instructions for how to do this?

Second. I've been tearing my hair out trying the make instructions on the INDI web site (www.indilib.org/get-indi/download-ubuntu.html) work. I have failed. The instructions say:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mutlaqja/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indi-full gsc

The first 2 steps worked fine. On the third step, Ubuntu fails to find what looks like all of the INDI package.

Is the repository at ppa:mutlaqja/ppa out of date or broken? What alternative repository is there?

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