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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Trying to connect PHD2' in the forum. 43 minutes ago

I also talked about using PHD2 in the Ekos documentation here: www.indilib.org/about/ekos/guide-module.html#h8-using-phd2

Is anyone reading the documentation? I didn't write it for myself!! :D

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Bill replied to the topic 'Trying to connect PHD2' in the forum. 59 minutes ago

I responded to this on CN as well. Can you walk us through how you are using PHD2? Do you have Ekos and INDI on the same machine as well?

The basic jist of what you want to do here, as I understand it, is get INDI running, connect, and then open PHD2, connect your devices to PHD2 then allow Ekos to manage everything else in terms of PHD2.

Are you able to open PHD2 and connect your camera and mount to it via the INDI driver, or are you trying to select your camera directly through PHD2? It gives the option to use the INDI Driver, if you installed PHD2 from the same repo.

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Bill replied to the topic 'INDI on Windows Subsystem for Linux' in the forum. 1 hour 5 minutes ago

knro wrote: INDI actually now builds on Cygwin and I was able to run it with the simulators just fine. But I didn't have time to pursue this further. If you have a Cygwin environment, you can build INDI on it. I didn't try it with any hardware, but maybe serial port stuff would work if nothing else.


Yeah once the WSL failed, I pretty much gave up on it. Far easier to just suggest folks go the RPi3 route. Way less hassle.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Trying to connect PHD2' in the forum. 1 hour 13 minutes ago

The INDI control panel makes PHD2 shuts down? If that's the case, then it's a bug in PHD2.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'INDI on Windows Subsystem for Linux' in the forum. 1 hour 20 minutes ago

INDI actually now builds on Cygwin and I was able to run it with the simulators just fine. But I didn't have time to pursue this further. If you have a Cygwin environment, you can build INDI on it. I didn't try it with any hardware, but maybe serial port stuff would work if nothing else.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'ekos DSLR Camera Settings' in the forum. 1 hour 21 minutes ago

Just put 4.68 x 4.68 sine they're square pixels.

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Dana Tousley replied to the topic 'Trying to connect PHD2' in the forum. 1 hour 23 minutes ago

And any time I manage to get to the INDI control panel to show, it will soon kill PHD2 also.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Trying to connect PHD2' in the forum. 1 hour 24 minutes ago

There is nothing wrong in the log. What's the problem in PHD2 exactly?

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Image Autoguiding' in the forum. 1 hour 26 minutes ago

Awesome, sounds great!

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Dana Tousley created a new topic ' Trying to connect PHD2' in the forum. 1 hour 26 minutes ago

I started indiserver through the command line and tried to make a profile in PHD2. PHD2 just can't connect to the camera. I'm using a QHY 5L II M guide camera.

This is what info I get from the terminal:

dana@astrolaptop:~$ indiserver -v indi_qhy_ccd indi_eqmod_telescope indi_joystick
2017-03-25T18:08:37: startup: indiserver -v indi_qhy_ccd indi_eqmod_telescope indi_joystick 
2017-03-25T18:08:37: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: pid=2331 rfd=3 wfd=6 efd=7
2017-03-25T18:08:37: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: pid=2332 rfd=4 wfd=9 efd=10
2017-03-25T18:08:37: Driver indi_joystick: pid=2333 rfd=5 wfd=12 efd=13
2017-03-25T18:08:37: listening to port 7624 on fd 8
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.GEOGRAPHIC_COORD
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.TIME_UTC
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_PARK
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_SHUTTER
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_eqmod_sk.xml
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_align_sk.xml
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_eqmod_simulator_sk.xml
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_eqmod_scope_limits_sk.xml
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: EnumeratePlugins - found plugin SVD Math Plugin
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on .GEOGRAPHIC_COORD
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on .TIME_UTC
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on .DOME_PARK
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on .DOME_SHUTTER
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.TELESCOPE_INFO
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on CCD Simulator.FILTER_SLOT
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on CCD Simulator.FILTER_NAME
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on SQM.SKY_QUALITY
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on indi_eqmod_telescope.EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on indi_eqmod_telescope.TELESCOPE_INFO
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on .FILTER_SLOT
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on .FILTER_NAME
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on .SKY_QUALITY
2017-03-25T18:09:09: Client 0: new arrival from 127.0.0.1:33170 - welcome!
2017-03-25T18:09:14: Client 0: read EOF
2017-03-25T18:09:14: Client 0: shut down complete - bye!

What additional information do I need for someone to attempt diagnosis?

Thanks in advance,

Dana

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Nicola created a new topic ' Issues with indi-client install on raspberry' in the forum. 1 hour 32 minutes ago

Hello All,

I am using this link to setup my astro-raspberry: indilib.org/support/tutorials/166-instal...ubuntu-classic-16-04

However when I issue the command below:

pip3 install --user --install-option="--prefix=" pyindi-client

it returns an error, see log:

root@skymonsters-pi3:/home/skymonsters/Desktop# pip3 install --user --install-option="--prefix=" pyindi-client
/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/pip/commands/install.py:198: UserWarning: Disabling all use of wheels due to the use of --build-options / --global-options / --install-options.
cmdoptions.check_install_build_global(options)
Collecting pyindi-client
Using cached pyindi-client-0.2.0.tar.gz
Skipping bdist_wheel for pyindi-client, due to binaries being disabled for it.
Installing collected packages: pyindi-client
Running setup.py install for pyindi-client ... error
Complete output from command /usr/bin/python3 -u -c "import setuptools, tokenize;__file__='/tmp/pip-build-jfpz3iwt/pyindi-client/setup.py';exec(compile(getattr(tokenize, 'open', open)(__file__).read().replace('\r\n', '\n'), __file__, 'exec'))" install --record /tmp/pip-c2cxa_cs-record/install-record.txt --single-version-externally-managed --compile --prefix= --user --prefix=:
running install
running build_ext
building '_PyIndi' extension
swigging indiclientpython.i to indiclientpython_wrap.cpp
swig -python -v -Wall -c++ -threads -I/usr/include -I/usr/include/libindi -o indiclientpython_wrap.cpp indiclientpython.i
Language subdirectory: python
Search paths:
./
/usr/include/
/usr/include/libindi/
./swig_lib/python/
/usr/share/swig3.0/python/
./swig_lib/
/usr/share/swig3.0/
Preprocessing...
Starting language-specific parse...
/usr/include/libindi/baseclient.h:32: Warning 322: Redundant redeclaration of 'MAXRBUF',
/usr/include/libindi/indibase.h:10: Warning 322: previous declaration of 'MAXRBUF'.
/usr/include/libindi/baseclient.h:232: Warning 325: Nested struct not currently supported (BLOBMode ignored)
/usr/include/libindi/basedevice.h:32: Warning 322: Redundant redeclaration of 'MAXRBUF',
/usr/include/libindi/indibase.h:10: Warning 322: previous declaration of 'MAXRBUF'.
/usr/include/libindi/baseclient.h:56: Warning 403: Class 'INDI::BaseClient' might be abstract, no constructors generated,
/usr/include/libindi/indibase.h:81: Warning 403: Method INDI::BaseMediator::newDevice(INDI::BaseDevice *) might not be implemented.
Processing types...
C++ analysis...
Processing nested classes...
Generating wrappers...
creating build
creating build/temp.linux-armv7l-3.5
arm-linux-gnueabihf-gcc -pthread -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O2 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -g -fstack-protector-strong -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wdate-time -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fPIC -I/usr/include -I/usr/include/libindi -I/usr/include/python3.5m -c indiclientpython_wrap.cpp -o build/temp.linux-armv7l-3.5/indiclientpython_wrap.o
cc1plus: warning: command line option ‘-Wstrict-prototypes’ is valid for C/ObjC but not for C++
creating build/lib.linux-armv7l-3.5
arm-linux-gnueabihf-g++ -pthread -shared -Wl,-O1 -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-z,relro -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-z,relro -g -fstack-protector-strong -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wdate-time -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 build/temp.linux-armv7l-3.5/indiclientpython_wrap.o /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libindiclient.a -lz -lcfitsio -lnova -o build/lib.linux-armv7l-3.5/_PyIndi.cpython-35m-arm-linux-gnueabihf.so
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lz
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lcfitsio
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lnova
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
error: command 'arm-linux-gnueabihf-g++' failed with exit status 1


Command "/usr/bin/python3 -u -c "import setuptools, tokenize;__file__='/tmp/pip-build-jfpz3iwt/pyindi-client/setup.py';exec(compile(getattr(tokenize, 'open', open)(__file__).read().replace('\r\n', '\n'), __file__, 'exec'))" install --record /tmp/pip-c2cxa_cs-record/install-record.txt --single-version-externally-managed --compile --prefix= --user --prefix=" failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pip-build-jfpz3iwt/pyindi-client/


It looks like some libraries are missing, is it the root cause of the issue? How come that they are not installed as a pre-requisite? ow may I install them?

Thanks
Nicola

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Nicola created a new topic ' Compilation of example indi-client does return error' in the forum. 1 hour 33 minutes ago

Hello Everyone,

I am moving my first steps into Raspberry to control my remote Observatory and I am following the instructions here: indilib.org/support/tutorials/166-instal...ubuntu-classic-16-04

However, when I issue the command

pip3 install --user --install-option="--prefix=" pyindi-client

I get the following error:

root@skymonsters-pi3:/home/skymonsters/Desktop# pip3 install --user --install-option="--prefix=" pyindi-client
/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/pip/commands/install.py:198: UserWarning: Disabling all use of wheels due to the use of --build-options / --global-options / --install-options.
cmdoptions.check_install_build_global(options)
Collecting pyindi-client
Using cached pyindi-client-0.2.0.tar.gz
Skipping bdist_wheel for pyindi-client, due to binaries being disabled for it.
Installing collected packages: pyindi-client
Running setup.py install for pyindi-client ... error
Complete output from command /usr/bin/python3 -u -c "import setuptools, tokenize;__file__='/tmp/pip-build-jfpz3iwt/pyindi-client/setup.py';exec(compile(getattr(tokenize, 'open', open)(__file__).read().replace('\r\n', '\n'), __file__, 'exec'))" install --record /tmp/pip-c2cxa_cs-record/install-record.txt --single-version-externally-managed --compile --prefix= --user --prefix=:
running install
running build_ext
building '_PyIndi' extension
swigging indiclientpython.i to indiclientpython_wrap.cpp
swig -python -v -Wall -c++ -threads -I/usr/include -I/usr/include/libindi -o indiclientpython_wrap.cpp indiclientpython.i
Language subdirectory: python
Search paths:
./
/usr/include/
/usr/include/libindi/
./swig_lib/python/
/usr/share/swig3.0/python/
./swig_lib/
/usr/share/swig3.0/
Preprocessing...
Starting language-specific parse...
/usr/include/libindi/baseclient.h:32: Warning 322: Redundant redeclaration of 'MAXRBUF',
/usr/include/libindi/indibase.h:10: Warning 322: previous declaration of 'MAXRBUF'.
/usr/include/libindi/baseclient.h:232: Warning 325: Nested struct not currently supported (BLOBMode ignored)
/usr/include/libindi/basedevice.h:32: Warning 322: Redundant redeclaration of 'MAXRBUF',
/usr/include/libindi/indibase.h:10: Warning 322: previous declaration of 'MAXRBUF'.
/usr/include/libindi/baseclient.h:56: Warning 403: Class 'INDI::BaseClient' might be abstract, no constructors generated,
/usr/include/libindi/indibase.h:81: Warning 403: Method INDI::BaseMediator::newDevice(INDI::BaseDevice *) might not be implemented.
Processing types...
C++ analysis...
Processing nested classes...
Generating wrappers...
creating build
creating build/temp.linux-armv7l-3.5
arm-linux-gnueabihf-gcc -pthread -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O2 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -g -fstack-protector-strong -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wdate-time -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fPIC -I/usr/include -I/usr/include/libindi -I/usr/include/python3.5m -c indiclientpython_wrap.cpp -o build/temp.linux-armv7l-3.5/indiclientpython_wrap.o
cc1plus: warning: command line option ‘-Wstrict-prototypes’ is valid for C/ObjC but not for C++
creating build/lib.linux-armv7l-3.5
arm-linux-gnueabihf-g++ -pthread -shared -Wl,-O1 -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-z,relro -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-z,relro -g -fstack-protector-strong -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wdate-time -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 build/temp.linux-armv7l-3.5/indiclientpython_wrap.o /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libindiclient.a -lz -lcfitsio -lnova -o build/lib.linux-armv7l-3.5/_PyIndi.cpython-35m-arm-linux-gnueabihf.so
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lz
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lcfitsio
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lnova
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
error: command 'arm-linux-gnueabihf-g++' failed with exit status 1


Command "/usr/bin/python3 -u -c "import setuptools, tokenize;__file__='/tmp/pip-build-jfpz3iwt/pyindi-client/setup.py';exec(compile(getattr(tokenize, 'open', open)(__file__).read().replace('\r\n', '\n'), __file__, 'exec'))" install --record /tmp/pip-c2cxa_cs-record/install-record.txt --single-version-externally-managed --compile --prefix= --user --prefix=" failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pip-build-jfpz3iwt/pyindi-client/

Looking at this log it would seem that the reason is because it does not find the libraries: libz, libcfitsio and libnova, but I don't know if this is the only reason and why it is complaining about that, guessing that the commands before should have installed all the pre-requisites.

Thanks for your help
Nicola

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Paolo created a new topic ' ekos DSLR Camera Settings' in the forum. 1 hour 50 minutes ago

Hi All,
I would like to use my DSLR camera to take photo with my primary scope.
My DSLR camera is an old Canon 50D.

When I go under ekos --> CCD & Filter and select GPhoto CCD a new "DSLR CAmera Settings" appear where I need to put Sensor Resolution and Pixel Pitch informations.

As suggested I opened the "Digital Camera Database" link where I found this informations... but...
Sensor Resolution is 4760 x 3173 and this is ok....
While the Pixel Pitch is 4.68 µm
On "DSLR Camerra Settings" window ask me for Pixel Pitch two value (0,00 x 0,00) but from previous link I have only one value for that: 4.68 µm

How we need to fill this two field for Pixel Pitch ?

Thanks in advance
Paolo

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Paweł replied to the topic 'Image Autoguiding' in the forum. 3 hours 9 minutes ago

If we would use my quick and dirty test procedure in single-core interpreted language it would ;) But we are not going to. This test was rather to check my understanding of the algorithm and to approximate the *upper* bound of the processing time. I thing that the lower bound is around 50ms/frame (or 20fps) on RPi2 using GPUFFT. This would be a desperate measure since it needs root access and is not very portable. My plan is to use FFTW3 which is a well-optimized, portable FFT library. With this approach I hope for 2-5 fps on RPi2 and much better on regular PC.

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Bill replied to the topic 'INDI on Windows Subsystem for Linux' in the forum. 3 hours 37 minutes ago

Quick follow up - new build installed, same problem. Doesn't seem to have access to any devices. Oh well maybe later.

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Paweł replied to the topic 'Image Autoguiding' in the forum. 3 hours 45 minutes ago

I just tested 2d GPU FFT on my RPi2 and it ran at 6ms/(256x256)block. We need 6 such blocks + some additions/divisions that is below 50ms per frame or 20fps. This is close to live video frame rate. We do not need anything like this. The performance is limited by the INDI protocol not by the processing stage. INDI can hardly do few FPS just displaying the frames. This will not be the bottleneck of the pipeline.

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Vincent Groenewold replied to the topic 'Image Autoguiding' in the forum. 4 hours 24 minutes ago

I'm guessing it's not going to use 100% of the CPU for 2 sec, so that wouldn't affect the rest too much. This method, as far as I read, is also not meant for the Pi perse, if it would work it would be nice, but it's not the goal I believe. And why would you want to guide much faster than 2 seconds? I always guide at 3, lower and I'm just chasing the seeing.

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Bill created a new topic ' INDI on Windows Subsystem for Linux' in the forum. 4 hours 55 minutes ago

Hello all,

I have been playing around with the Windows Subsystem for Linux the last few days, and decided to see if INDI would install and run on it. For those unaware, the WSL is a Windows feature that allows you to run a Ubuntu image directly on Windows. No VM or any of that magic needed. The current live version of the WSL only allows for Ubuntu 14, however with some keen usage of the interwebs I was able to get it upgraded to 16.04.

Once upgraded I was able to download and run the INDI package fine, however it seems that the WSL doesn't allow for hardware, other than disk drives and minor networking to be available to the Ubuntu image. So, while INDI would load and run, and my local installation of KStars could connect to the INDI Server -- no devices could load at all. Not even the simulators.

The Windows box I was testing this on was not on the latest 15063 build of Windows 10, but I added it to the insider fast ring, and the build finally appeared this morning. I am going to get this build of Windows installed, which has a WSL that uses Ubuntu 16.04 out of the box, and see if there are any improvements that would allow INDI to work better.

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Bill thanked Paweł in topic Image Autoguiding 5 hours 6 minutes ago

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