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TOPIC: Some issues with SBIG driver

Some issues with SBIG driver 4 years 1 month ago #1259

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Hello,
this weekend I started to check out INDI on my Kubuntu 14.04 with up to date INDI packages. First run was with telescope simulator and my SBIG ST402 with internal filter wheel (4 filters). Camera and filter wheel connect well but there are two issues I found so far:

1) On INDI control panel, SBIG CCD, Main Control should be controls to set up the cooling. They are not there and thus I can't control the cooler.
2) I set the filter names but they are not saved either I press the Save button on Options tab. The file ~/.indi/SBIG CCD_config.xml holds the default values only.

Any ideas?
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Some issues with SBIG driver 4 years 1 month ago #1261

Please update indi-sbig and check if these issues are resolved. Enable debug in the options tab and make sure "Driver Debug" is also checked _before_ you connect. Post the INDI control panel output here if there are issues still.

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Some issues with SBIG driver 4 years 1 month ago #1262

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Thank you for your quick response.

The package manager gives
1.5+r40.147~ubuntu14.0.4.1 (trusty)
1.0-0ubuntu5 (trusty)
for indi-sbig. Don't know where I can get newer version.

Debug output is as follows but issues are still there:

2014-06-09T13:19:39: CFW connected.
2014-06-09T13:19:12: Created Primary CCD buffer 780812 bytes.
2014-06-09T13:19:12: Retrieving CCD Parameters...
2014-06-09T13:19:12: SBIG CCD is online. Retrieving basic data.
2014-06-09T13:18:47: Configuration successfully loaded.
2014-06-09T13:18:47: Setting CCD frame buffer size to 390662 bytes.
2014-06-09T13:18:47: The Final CCD image area is (0, 0), (765, 510)
2014-06-09T13:18:47: Configuration successfully saved.
2014-06-09T13:18:27: Toggle Logging Level -- Driver Debug
2014-06-09T13:18:26: Toggle Debug Level -- Driver Debug
2014-06-09T13:18:24: Debug is enabled.

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Some issues with SBIG driver 4 years 1 month ago #1264

Just run an update tomorrow and the new driver should hopefully be in the PPA. Make sure to enable debug _before_ connecting to the CCD. "Driver Debug" should be checked as well.

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Some issues with SBIG driver 4 years 1 month ago #1275

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Ok. Updated the driver.

Storing the filter names works but is not user friendly. You must load the configuration manually before you connect to the filter wheel. It should read the names from config file when I connect to the wheel.

Cooler isn't still there. Output is:

2014-06-10T16:13:22: Configuration successfully saved.
2014-06-10T16:13:02: CFW connected.
2014-06-10T16:12:18: Configuration successfully loaded.
2014-06-10T16:12:18: Configuration successfully saved.
2014-06-10T16:12:18: Created Primary CCD buffer 780812 bytes.
2014-06-10T16:12:18: Retrieving CCD Parameters...
2014-06-10T16:12:18: QueryTemperatureStatus: Enabled (False) qtsr.enabled (0) ccdTemp (29,9584) setpointTemp (29,3146) power (0)
2014-06-10T16:12:18: SBIG CCD is online. Retrieving basic data.
2014-06-10T16:12:03: Toggle Logging Level -- Driver Debug
2014-06-10T16:12:02: Toggle Debug Level -- Driver Debug
2014-06-10T16:12:00: Debug is enabled.

BTW: See file indi_ccd.cpp line 516. Shouldn't it read: if(CFWDisconnect() != CE_NO_ERROR) ...

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Some issues with SBIG driver 4 years 1 month ago #1278

Cooler should be working, you didn't catch the latest update. At any rate, filter names should load now after CFW connection and thanks for noting the CFW disconnect issue! Please update and let me know if you have any further issues.

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Some issues with SBIG driver 4 years 1 month ago #1283

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Well, cooler looks good now, despite the fact that I can switch it ON by clicking the Set button but cannot switch it OFF.

Storing the filter names does not work. Sometimes it is ok but sometimes Filter #1 etc. is written to the config file upon disconnect from the wheel. Currently I have no clear way to reproduce this.

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Some issues with SBIG driver 4 years 1 month ago #1285

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I also get these problems too. And I haven't worked out the pattern for the filter names either.

Plus, the panel doesn't seem to detect the current state of the fan operation. From memory it defaults to off. When I plug in the CCD to the computer, the fan comes on. Fortunately you can still change the fan state by hitting on/off to eventually sort it out.

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Some issues with SBIG driver 4 years 1 month ago #1286

Thank you for reporting these issues, I don't have an SBIG camera now to test, but I'll work on it under simulation and will ask you to test it once I fix these issues.

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Some issues with SBIG driver 4 years 1 month ago #1294

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I'll be glad to help testing as much as I can. I might be away for a few weeks, but if I'm around, then no worries!

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Some issues with SBIG driver 4 years 1 month ago #1301

Ok, so I _think_ I fixed the filter name issue. I also added an option to control the cooler. All these were "tested" under simulation, so please test on SBIG and let me know if it works at all.

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Some issues with SBIG driver 4 years 1 month ago #1303

I can test with our ST2000-XM with CFW-8 filterwheel within the next days. Normally we do not use this ccd due to its heavy weight, so I made some basic (successful) tests with INDI and did not use it anymore :D

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