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TOPIC: Astroberry Server

Astroberry Server - wlanconfig 3 months 1 week ago #23195

Hi Radek,

Wanted to share this one: for some time I had - from time to time - issues with a „black“ screen when establishing remote connection between laptop and the RPi (astroberry server). Usually fine after reset. Since I have been editing the config file setting for hdmi_ignore_edid, it did not happen again. See also this link:

support.realvnc.com/knowledgebase/articl...-on-the-raspberry-pi

I am not sure if that makes sense, but seems to help.

Best, Helge
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Astroberry Server - wlanconfig 3 months 1 week ago #23228

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Thanks for suggestion Helge. Indeed, an issue with vnc black screen appears from time to time, mostly after restart. I have not found good fix for this. So far in such cases I was removing /home/astroberry/.Xauthority file, restarting novnc service and rebooting. However it is not a solution per se.
I will set hdmi_ignore_edid in /boot/config.txt and we'll see how it goes.

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Astroberry Server - wlanconfig 3 months 1 week ago #23241

For some strange reason I can no longer access the RPi via browser, vnc or ssh. I am actually away from home, i.e. from my WLAN, maybe this is the reason. After powering up the RPi, it takes 5-10 minutes until I can see the astroberry as available network, but connection fails. Only a one or two times, I could see the astroberry desktop, then disappearing.

Help would be greatly appreciated.

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Astroberry Server - wlanconfig 3 months 1 week ago #23257

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It's not enough information to diagnose the issue. It looks like it's all about network connectivity problem not astroberry server per se. Long boot time might also suggest sd card corruption. Review your boot up logs, they might contain important information.
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Astroberry Server - wlanconfig 3 months 1 week ago #23261

Resolved. I have put a # in front of auto wlan0 in the /etc/network/interfaces file. Now the hotspot is coming up, as it used to.

I guess going forward I will rather use the ethernet.

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Astroberry Server - wlanconfig 3 months 1 week ago #23262

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So you have broken it yourself ;-) Anyway, good to know it works again!

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Astroberry Server - HAT 3 months 1 day ago #23412

Dear Radek,

Wanted to share some pictures showing the „Astroberry-HAT“, which hosts the stepper driver (A4988) for the astroberry-focuser and the connection to the gps breakout board, as well as the circuit for the reset / shutdown button / led. The HAT receives the 5v input for the stepper and the Raspberry from a 12v to 5v converter. From the HAT 3,3v go to the gps board. Also the HAT connects the RX/TX pins.

The mount is connected via Bluetooth. Only for the ASI cams I need the RPi USB plug. The focuser / stepper is connected via a 5pol MIDI cable.

If of interest to anyone, I can provide more detail description.

Thank you once again for the astroberry server + drivers!

Helge
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Astroberry Server - HAT 3 months 1 day ago #23428

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Great implementation! I keep my fingers crossed so everything works for you as expected.

BTW. You say "From the HAT 3,3v go to the gps board". Does it mean that you power GPS from original RPi 3,3V rail through the HAT or you power it separately with your own 3,3V supply. Please not that you should never do the latter with RPi. You can back-power RPi from the HAT with 5V and use 3,3V provided by RPi on GPIO 1 and/or 17. Double check this!

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Astroberry Server - HAT 3 months 23 hours ago #23447

Thanks a lot!

This is the prototype HAT. The 3.3v come from the RPi. Looks like the 3.3v line is receiving the 3.3v from RPi pins 1 and 17. From there I am feeding the GPS.

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Astroberry Server 2 months 3 weeks ago #23676

Hi,

I am wondering about the following: If I wanted to access the astroberry server, on the pi, remotely via a Windows laptop (EKOS) via ethernet cable, what do I have to enter as address in the Kstars profileditor? Running "ifconfig" does not score an IP address.

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Astroberry Server 2 months 3 weeks ago #23679

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You need to enter IP address of your raspberry pi running INDI server

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Astroberry Server 2 months 2 weeks ago #23805

Hi Radek,

Firstly, a big thank you for assembling this project, it truly is a real time saver. I've configured my Astroberry to connect to my wireless LAN with a static IP and all is working fine. My only issue is that I'm trying to access the Astroberry from a 10" Android tablet (4:3 aspect ratio). When I connect via VNC, the resolution is always 1920x1080 regardless as to what is set in config.txt. I'm guessing this is somehow coded in X11VNC but I'm not really sure where to look to find it.

I'm using a VNC application on the Android tablet, not a web browser.

Can you help?

Many thanks in advance!

Paul

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