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TOPIC: EQ6 with MCU-Upgrade problems with Indi_lx200basic driver

EQ6 with MCU-Upgrade problems with Indi_lx200basic driver 2 months 1 week ago #17223

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hi Guys

I bought an EQ6 about 15 years ago and upgraded with Rajiva's MCU-Upgrade Kit.
If I run the EQ6 with Skychart the internal driver and the control of the mount works without problems.
If I use the Indiserver indi_lx200basic with Kstars then i've got the connection to the driver but more does not happen.

I can still remember a libindi version that worked. But that has been many years ago.
I have run on the server the latest PPA from Jasem and connect with Kstars from the client.

In the "sync" of an object, I see the cross for a second, but immediately disappears. If I want to "slew" on a object, nothing happens.

This is the Kstars Indi-Control output

2017-06-09T08:42:21: Object below the minimum elevation limit.
2017-06-09T08:42:21: Error Slewing to JNow RA 2:44:12 - DEC 3:18:21
2017-06-09T08:42:12: Synchronization successful.
2017-06-09T08:41:56: LX200 Basic is online.


What should I do to run the EQ6 with the Indi_lx200basic driver?
I would like to use ekos, but as long as the assembly does not work it is useless.

I have already read that many EQ6 users with MCU upgrade, have problems with this driver.

Is there a solution for this problem?
If there no driver specifically for the eq6 with mcu-upgrade kit?

If I can help to solve the problem, so let me know how i can help.

Sorry for my bad english but google ist my friend ;)

Best regards
Thomas

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EQ6 with MCU-Upgrade problems with Indi_lx200basic driver 2 months 1 week ago #17227

What command set does it support? Which driver you used in SkyChart to control it?

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EQ6 with MCU-Upgrade problems with Indi_lx200basic driver 2 months 1 week ago #17228

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Hi Knro,

lx200 if you this mean.
See Screenshot. It's the integrated driver.
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EQ6 with MCU-Upgrade problems with Indi_lx200basic driver 2 months 1 week ago #17237

Then please attach logs for communication with the mount.

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EQ6 with MCU-Upgrade problems with Indi_lx200basic driver 2 months 1 week ago #17238

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I have a Skyview Pro with the an MCU Mod and had the same problem.
You can see my post here : indilib.org/forum/mounts/2148-rajiva-mcu-update.html

The best driver is the OnStep, but neither one works correctly. It should. But it does not.
In the meantime I am trying to make a custom driver to the MCU using the correct lx200 commands.
I had some progress but it's not ready yet and got stuck with some commands.
The MCU implementation supports a very small subset of the LX200 standard.
It's quite hard to make a driver for it.

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EQ6 with MCU-Upgrade problems with Indi_lx200basic driver 2 months 1 week ago #17246

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Good Morning,

Please apologize if I can not always answer the same. I have family.

@KNRO
I have made 2 log files.
Indiserver -vv -l / home / thomas / indi_log indi_lx200basic
Indiserver -vvv -l / home / thomas / indi_log indi_lx200basic

"Sync" on Venus at "Slew" on Uranus. 2 times each.
I hope you can do something with it.
If you need other logs please tell it.

@NMAC
I have read your topic. I did not know you were still there. Is already a while ago
I would be glad if someone manages to get the thing to run.

I had already played with Kstars and Indi 15 years ago and it worked with this mount. Then there was a change in the libindi.
After that, nothing happened and I had to go to Skychart.

Somehow I had then Kontact to jasem and he has viewed with SSH the source from libindi. After that, it worked a while. At least until the first update but is certainly 6 years ago.

greeting
Thomas

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EQ6 with MCU-Upgrade problems with Indi_lx200basic driver 2 months 6 days ago #17249

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Hi! Yes I am still trying :-D It's kind of a personal thing. If I can manage to do it, I will post it.

@Knro, I have the original author documentation (pdf) containing the command set but I don't know if I can publish because project had some conflicts and
was shutdown. I can send it to you if it helps.

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