Patrick replied to the topic 'rock64 - astroberry focuser' in the forum. 1 week ago

You have done the right thing I guess: installed the wiringPi-Pine64 lib. This is what is suggested in the pine64 forum.
You have to compile and install it. But maybe this is what you have done.
On my side after compilation and installation "gpio readall" worked fine.
I can't suggest anything more.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'rock64 - astroberry focuser' in the forum. 1 week ago

I don't know if it exists for all devices (I guess it does for RPi compatibility) but for Tinkerboard it is available on the Asus site. I have done all the modifs needed to replace bcm2835 lib by wiringPi functions. I can't test it by now because I don't have the parts under hand. Maybe I will test it before end of week.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'rock64 - astroberry focuser' in the forum. 1 week ago

There is a way to modify the focus code using wiringPI lib. This one exists for the Tinkerboard. Maybe it exists for the rock64. I will try it in the next days I hope.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'rock64 - astroberry focuser' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hello Radek ,
I have seen that there was a specific lib that was used. You confirm it. I am afraid it will be difficult but not impossible to adapt the astroberry focuser to our devices.
There is some wrapping libraries whose name is wiringPi. Why didn't you used it in astroberry ?
Best regards
Patrick

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Patrick replied to the topic 'INDI-ASI-CCD driver keeps crashing' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

After a git pull, I rebuilt all for intel an arm and all work fine now.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'rock64 - astroberry focuser' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I have similar problem with the Tinkerboard. All compile well and all looks to work fine, means no specific errors when starting indiserver but I can't connect the focuser from Ekos. Still searching where the problem occurs.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'INDI-ASI-CCD driver keeps crashing' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hello same problem here on Tinkerboard. Seems to be a ARM cpu problem :

nafa@tinkerboard:~$ indiserver -vvv indi_asi_ccd
2017-11-30T16:31:36: startup: indiserver -vvv indi_asi_ccd
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: pid=2252 rfd=3 wfd=6 efd=7
2017-11-30T16:31:36: listening to port 7624 on fd 4
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: sending msg copy 1 nq 1:
<getProperties version='1.7'/>

2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: indi_asi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_asi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI3CCD16ExposureCompleteEP7CCDChip
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: stderr EOF
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: restart #1
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: pid=2253 rfd=0 wfd=6 efd=7
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: sending msg copy 1 nq 1:
<getProperties version='1.7'/>

Child process 2252 died
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: indi_asi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_asi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI3CCD16ExposureCompleteEP7CCDChip
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: stderr EOF
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: restart #2
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: pid=2254 rfd=0 wfd=6 efd=7
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: sending msg copy 1 nq 1:
<getProperties version='1.7'/>

Child process 2253 died
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: indi_asi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_asi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI3CCD16ExposureCompleteEP7CCDChip
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: stderr EOF
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: restart #3
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: pid=2255 rfd=0 wfd=6 efd=7
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: sending msg copy 1 nq 1:
<getProperties version='1.7'/>

Child process 2254 died
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: indi_asi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_asi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI3CCD16ExposureCompleteEP7CCDChip
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 2255 died
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: restart #4
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: pid=2256 rfd=0 wfd=6 efd=7
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: sending msg copy 1 nq 1:
<getProperties version='1.7'/>

2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: indi_asi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_asi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI3CCD16ExposureCompleteEP7CCDChip
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: stderr EOF
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: restart #5
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: pid=2257 rfd=0 wfd=6 efd=7
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: sending msg copy 1 nq 1:
<getProperties version='1.7'/>

Child process 2256 died
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: indi_asi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_asi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI3CCD16ExposureCompleteEP7CCDChip
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: stderr EOF
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: restart #6
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: pid=2258 rfd=0 wfd=6 efd=7
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: sending msg copy 1 nq 1:
<getProperties version='1.7'/>

Child process 2257 died
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: indi_asi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_asi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI3CCD16ExposureCompleteEP7CCDChip
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 2258 died
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: restart #7
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: pid=2259 rfd=0 wfd=6 efd=7
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: sending msg copy 1 nq 1:
<getProperties version='1.7'/>

2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: indi_asi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_asi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI3CCD16ExposureCompleteEP7CCDChip
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: stderr EOF
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: restart #8
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: pid=2260 rfd=0 wfd=6 efd=7
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: sending msg copy 1 nq 1:
<getProperties version='1.7'/>

Child process 2259 died
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: indi_asi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_asi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI3CCD16ExposureCompleteEP7CCDChip
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 2260 died
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: restart #9
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: pid=2261 rfd=0 wfd=6 efd=7
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: sending msg copy 1 nq 1:
<getProperties version='1.7'/>

2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: indi_asi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_asi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI3CCD16ExposureCompleteEP7CCDChip
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 2261 died
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: restart #10
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: pid=2262 rfd=0 wfd=6 efd=7
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: sending msg copy 1 nq 1:
<getProperties version='1.7'/>

2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: indi_asi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_asi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI3CCD16ExposureCompleteEP7CCDChip
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: stderr EOF
2017-11-30T16:31:36: Driver indi_asi_ccd: Terminated after #10 restarts.
2017-11-30T16:31:36: good bye
nafa@tinkerboard:~$

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Patrick replied to the topic 'Summary of a night session' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hello Jasem,
I guess this is what is done in PHD2. would it be linked to backlash ?

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Jasem Mutlaq thanked Patrick in topic Summary of a night session 3 months ago
Patrick created a new topic ' Summary of a night session' in the forum. 3 months ago

I want to make a summary of my last night.
After waiting a long time for a driver for my QHY165C all my setup yesterday was completely functional.
Despite a very average sky quality I decided to point 3 targets: M13, M31 and M33.
After a quick polar align with the polar finder I started the setup. I set the cooling to -5C for the QHY165C after having get one exposure. Necessary condition to make the cooler works. I set the Gain to 1500 and offset to 256.
Despite some small malfunctions at start (crash of camera drivers) all went to works fine.
I targeted Mizar to make a first sync. Astrometry worked perfectly. Focused on Mizar, all worked fine. Control with Bahtinov mask confirmed the good focus.
Then targeted M13 (west) with another astrometry the object was in the field center.
I did the AZ-EQ6 calibration without any problems then started autoguiding.
I took 30 exposures of 120s.
I changed the target to M31 (east). As previously all worked well until I wanted to execute the mount calibration that always failed.
Never mind, goto M33. Same result, calibration failed. Sometimes on RA drifting froward after reaching the max number of iterations or on DEC drifting reverse on not enough drift. And nothing to do. I don't know if some experienced such problem. If yes, does they have solutions ?
Never mind I continue without autoguiding with shortest but more exposures for not too loose time.
That was a good test despite some little problems and one that I have not been able to solve: the mount calibration.
Mount has been revised. I did accurate balance of the setup. It worked fine when targeting west. I don't really know what is wrong.
Patrick

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moustickk thanked Patrick in topic Moonlite focuser protocol 3 months ago
Patrick replied to the topic 'KStars 2.8.1 "Hipster" release is out!' in the forum. 4 months ago

Just updated to 2.8.1 and exploring menus for news in Kstars I browsed the settings. Trying to use the Geographic turned in a crash without nothing in log about it.
There is still an issue with the options in the Alignment panel in which under insufficient resolution the buttons to Cancel or Accept options are unreachable. A slider on the right and a more appropriate dimension, compatible with limited resolutions, would be nice.

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Ilia thanked Patrick in topic Inova CCD 5 months ago
Patrick replied to the topic 'Inova CCD' in the forum. 5 months ago

I tested it from command line and from Kstars without success.

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Patrick thanked Ilia in topic Inova CCD 5 months ago
Patrick replied to the topic 'Inova CCD' in the forum. 5 months ago

I do not have the camera at my disposal.
Maybe I can test the camera on next Thursday. I will get the log from indiserver.
Regards

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Patrick replied to the topic 'Inova CCD' in the forum. 5 months ago

I re-up this topic. I have tried yesterday to drive a setup including an Inova CCD using the drivers provided by M42.
Unfortunately none worked on Ubuntu 16.04 PC nor on Arm device under Ubuntu 16.04.
Does anybody succeeded using those drivers ?
Otherwise, a SDK looks to be available. Unfortunately I am not strong enough to develop a specific driver on this SDK (if it is available for Linux).
But I will ask to M42 if the SDK exists and may be available for Linux. Hope to be more lucky and have an answer from them.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'INDI and kstars running on Asus Tinker Board' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hello petarm,
Yes I have updated the scripts in the github. I am pleased to know that you succeed installing all the app with them upon an ELAR system image.
I have done it two days ago but I give up with it because I can't change easily the owner name and home by script to customize it as f NAFABox. But if you don't mind about customizing user the scripts work too.
For the x11vnc, I choose to put a start script in the .config/autostart folder. I guess that for some reason the home structure differ lightly from xfce and lxde desktops and maybe that can be an explanation. At first I had created a service to run x11vnc at boot but get back to a simplest and more controllable solution.
There is a new image available. There is now a shortcut on the desktop that help to change language from English to French.
Regards

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