Evans told me he way too busy to help. If they provide the script then great, but like Astronerd I'm not going to hold my breath.

They use avrdude to flash the UBPv2, so if they were able to tell us what parameters to use and provide the firmware hex file then the open source community could pitch in to create the automation script.

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Will Gauvin replied to the topic 'Headless Ubuntu on Raspberry Pi' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hy,

I set my system up my X11 with a dummy monitor. I needed xf86-video-dummy installed (that's the ARM/Manjaro package, I think the Ubuntu package is xserver-xorg-video-dummy).

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If you have a RPI4 you can run a 64bit OS as the processors are the arm64/AArch64. However, you can't upgrade your current install from 32bit to 64bit but need to start anew (get a new SD card and install the 64bit OS). A 64-bit OS can run 32-bit programs (Windows does it, MacOS used to, Linux does by having the 32bit libraries installed in a separate area).

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Glad that helped, it can be frustrating to deal with things like that.

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I'm not really a networking person but it might be a routing issue that the system can't connect to where it should be. The joys of just using DHCP is that the server assigning the IP also provides the details of what is the gateway for the traffic to go through, you start messing with that you end up having to configure things like that and dns servers.

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Yeah I'm finding that out myself. So much for 'By amateur astronomers for amateur astronomers'. It's a shame given that they make sure they say its fully supported by INDI and INDIGO, and is fully compatible with Stellar Mate (along with The SkyX).

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For now I've had to install VirtualBox and then grab a Win10 developer VM, free for 90 days, just to get this sorted. I can confirm that after flashing the firmware that this error has stopped.

This does bring up the fact that they use avrdude to flash the firmware. This is a GPL open-source package that runs on Linux, BSD, MacOS (via brew), and of course Win32. I will try to see if they are at least in future provide the Hex and instructions to perform a manual update. To me this would be a far better solution than saying back to me 'I strongly suggest finding a Windows PC and upgrading it there'.

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You are correct that these messages are harmless but as a developer myself seeing warning messages make me concerned. Just so I know, does the Ekos client truncate the message output after so many lines or does it keep all the messages in the client? Because if it truncates old messages that is fine but if it keeps all the messages that could chew up a lot of memory given how quickly the errors happens and if doing an observing run will be a lot of these messages.

I think the issue I have found is that is that the INDI driver has been developed against the latest firmware rather than being defensive to check the firmware version of the UPB first.

Anyway, I'm trying at least get a windows VM to then hopefully install the latest firmware from that, but it's a real pain having to download 20GB developer VM just to install this firmware upgrade.

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Yeah I've already contacted them. One of their support staff is going to look at seeing if the app runs in Wine. At worst I will install a Win10 developer VM on my Linux server and try that.

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Well that's a huge problem here, I only have Macs and Linux devices in my house and even my Mac is a M1.

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As I have done nothing to the UPBv2 then I would say no I've not updated the firmware. How do I that?

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I'm trying out Kstars 3.5.2 but my Pegasus UPBv2 keeps logging an error about

Received wrong number (1) of dew aggresiveness data (ERR). Retrying...


I've attached the INDI logs for this. However, I understand from Pegasus that the DA command is in firmware 2.4 that was released this month.

I've event tried to set the 'Auto Dew Aggressiveness'

The thing I don't have any dew heaters (I've not had the issue yet and still building up my equipment), I have tried with the auto dew heaters on and off.

Does it make sense that INDI driver is even trying to query the UPB for the dew aggressiveness when the dew heaters are turned disabled?

File Attachment:

File Name: indi_pegasus_upb_063506.log
File Size: 179 KB


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Glad that worked for you. It didn't seem to be a problem of the StellarMate but more of the quirks of some Linux service.

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