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TOPIC: MGen driver

MGen driver 1 month 4 days ago #22465

Hello,

I'd like the Lacerta MGen driver to be provided as a binary package by the ppa, so that it would appear under Ekos when indi-full is installed. How should I proceed?

-Eric

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MGen driver 1 month 4 days ago #22472

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Oops... This driver is installed and I see it in Device Manager - KStars (look at the attached picture).
... but I don't see it in Ekos menu.
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Re:MGen driver 1 month 3 days ago #22487

Isn't it installed because you built 3rd party drivers from source at some point? Package indi-full doesn't install indi_mgenauotoguider for me.

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Re:MGen driver 1 month 3 days ago #22488

So first thing is that the MGen is registered under "Aux" instead of "Auxiliary". I was looking at the code of Ekos, and from what I read and from what you showed me, I assume the algorithm building the driver tree is working (it parses indidrivers.xml and checks for the executable presence before adding the driver to the tree).

But I don't know yet which part of the code is filling the Ekos device configuration...

That also doesn't explain why the driver isn't installed, but I'll double check this fact.

-Eric

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Re:MGen driver 1 month 2 days ago #22519

I used a fresh Lubuntu 17.04.

Installing package kstars-bleeding 5:17.12+201712210725~ubuntu17.04.1 results in kstars 2.8.9. I know this is due to ppa struggling to rebuild.

Installing package indi-full 1.4~201710281604~17.04.1 results in no MGen driver executable available.

Device manager shows Lacerta MGen with the phone icon, and Ekos profile editor does not list it in the drop-down. Which means the driver is currently only supported as remote resource.

In order to make this driver usable locally where indi-full is installed, it seems to me the ppa is missing the MGen driver dependency specifically. How can I help?

-Eric

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Re:MGen driver 1 month 2 days ago #22521

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Wait...
What is the architecture of your computer?
it has 32-bit or 64-bit?

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Re:MGen driver 1 month 2 days ago #22522

Sorry for not mentioning, the Lubuntu I created for the test was a 64-bit virtual machine.

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Re:MGen driver 1 month 2 days ago #22523

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Re:MGen driver 1 month 2 days ago #22524

oleg wrote: You can try my open project Ubuntu Astronomy.


Hey Oleg. Does the Mgen Driver work there?


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Re:MGen driver 1 month 1 day ago #22538

I confirm the MGen driver is not available on the Ubuntu 16.04 Astronomy neither (nice distribution you have there). I'll file a bug ticket on INDI github directly.

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Re:MGen driver 4 weeks 21 hours ago #22590

Thanks to Jasem, indi-mgen is now provided by the ppa for Ubuntu 16.04, 17.10 and 18.04 for x64 and arm platforms.

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Re:MGen driver 3 weeks 2 days ago #22700

Could you tell me what i have to do to get it, now that it is provided?
Update ppa?
how?
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