Tarif Santo replied to the topic 'Indi support for Meade LS (Autostar III) series' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hello! I am not expert in Linux. I think if you write a detail procedure of writing serial driver for the kernel (for newbie in linux/raspberry pi) will be helpful for future experimenters. I am now operating it with Cartes du Ciel in windows and it is running nice! I don't want to do experiment with this anymore!

Thank you for your help.

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Tarif Santo replied to the topic 'Indi support for Meade LS (Autostar III) series' in the forum. 2 years ago

Please find the attached screen shots.

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Tarif Santo replied to the topic 'Indi support for Meade LS (Autostar III) series' in the forum. 2 years ago

I open the USBlyzer software. Connected the telescope usb cable. Then it appears into the usb list of the software. I selected ETX LS Telescope at COM4 and select start capturing. Then the software started logging. I opened Cartes de ciel planetarium software, opened the control panel and press connect button to connect the telescope with the software. Then I give the telescope a command to slew to Alpha Aris star. Then stopped capturing and export the log.

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Tarif Santo replied to the topic 'Indi support for Meade LS (Autostar III) series' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hi Jochym!
Many thanks for your help. I really am interested to control this telescope under linux Kstars. I am primarily a Windows user, but have 3-4 months experience of using linux ubuntu. I have Raspberry pi3 loaded ubuntu mate 16.04LTS, installed kstars-bleeding. I have connected the telescope in the windows8.1 machine and ran Cartes de ciel planetarium software and used usb analyzer to monitor the telescope port. Please download the USBlyzer software capture log from this google drive link:

drive.google.com/file/d/0ByntE7ZqdSzoTTZ...WDg/view?usp=sharing

It's a html exported file. download and open it with browser.

Thanks.

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Tarif Santo replied to the topic 'Indi support for Meade LS (Autostar III) series' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hi!
I am not Linux geek. Please see the attached picture. Don't know what to do.

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Tarif Santo replied to the topic 'Indi support for Meade LS (Autostar III) series' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hi Jochym!

I have tested installing windows driver, oracle virtual box and ekos vm. Then piping the COM4 (My windows detects LS8 on COM4) to the virtual box. But failed. However here is the link for the windows driver:

Download Page: www.meade.com/support/auto.html
File Link: www.meade.com/support/auto/Au2ver6.0.0.exe

Thanks!

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Tarif Santo replied to the topic 'Indi support for Meade LS (Autostar III) series' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hi! Thank you for you help. This is not possible to open the telescope to see the chip. I have sent an email to Meade corp. for the details of the cheap. I don't know whether they will tell me or not. In the mean time I have installed Ekos VM on Windows machine and ran it. In the same way Kubuntu detect ST-Ericssion, but not as USB. So I don't know what to do next. May be I should leave it here before someone make a linux driver for this telescope.

Thank you guys for all the help.

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Tarif Santo replied to the topic 'Indi support for Meade LS (Autostar III) series' in the forum. 2 years ago

Thanks.The output of lsmod:

root@bao-desktop:/home/bao# lsmod
Module Size Used by
pl2303 8189 0
usbserial 21779 1 pl2303
rfcomm 33586 14
fuse 80694 3
bnep 10336 2
hci_uart 13533 1
btbcm 4196 1 hci_uart
bluetooth 317981 37 bnep,btbcm,hci_uart,rfcomm
evdev 10278 3
joydev 9024 0
brcmfmac 177635 0
brcmutil 5501 1 brcmfmac
cfg80211 407580 1 brcmfmac
rfkill 16036 7 cfg80211,bluetooth
bcm2835_gpiomem 2860 0
bcm2835_rng 1763 0
uio_pdrv_genirq 2944 0
uio 7753 1 uio_pdrv_genirq
bcm2708_rng 961 0
snd_bcm2835 19802 1
snd_pcm_oss 37389 0
snd_mixer_oss 13919 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 73474 2 snd_bcm2835,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 1105 0
snd_seq_oss 30666 0
snd_seq_midi 4323 0
snd_rawmidi 18300 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 5370 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 52634 6 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_device 3445 4 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_timer 18848 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd 50779 11 snd_bcm2835,snd_pcm_oss,snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_device,snd_mixer_oss
ipv6 338660 46

### I have connected the telescope in Windows8.1. Installed Autostar driver. The telescope is connected in COM3 port. I checked the VID and PID didn't change. That means no dual personality. Please check the attached screenshots.

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Tarif Santo replied to the topic 'Indi support for Meade LS (Autostar III) series' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hi! Thank you guys for helping me.

The commands didn't show any positive result. What I did:

1. Pluged in the usb cable. As root I put: blacklist acm in /etc/modprobe.d/acm_driver.conf and /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

2. In terminal: modprobe pl2303 (It shows no error message)

3. I found new_id file in the directory: /sys/bus/usb-serial/drivers/pl2303/new_id

4. In terminal: echo 04cc 0000 > /sys/bus/usb-serial/drivers/pl2303/new_id

5. I checked the VID and PID is written in the new_id file. (Things gone right!)

6. In terminal:
bao@bao-desktop:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 1c4f:0026 SiGma Micro Keyboard
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 09da:c10a A4Tech Co., Ltd.
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 04cc:0000 ST-Ericsson
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMC9514 Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

7. Terminal:
bao@bao-desktop:~$ dmesg | tail -n 20
[ 728.051600] pl2303 ttyUSB0: pl2303_set_line_request - failed: -71
[ 728.051771] pl2303 ttyUSB0: pl2303_set_control_lines - failed: -71
[ 728.051941] pl2303 1-1.2:1.0: pl2303_vendor_write - failed to write [0000]: -71
[ 737.999606] pl2303 ttyUSB0: pl2303_get_line_request - failed: -71
[ 737.999843] pl2303 ttyUSB0: pl2303_set_line_request - failed: -71
[ 738.000016] pl2303 1-1.2:1.0: pl2303_vendor_write - failed to write [0000]: -71
[ 738.253778] pl2303 ttyUSB0: pl2303_set_control_lines - failed: -71
[ 738.253928] pl2303 ttyUSB0: error sending break = -71
[ 738.255226] pl2303 ttyUSB0: pl2303_get_line_request - failed: -71
[ 738.255333] pl2303 ttyUSB0: pl2303_set_line_request - failed: -71
[ 738.255433] pl2303 1-1.2:1.0: pl2303_vendor_write - failed to write [0000]: -71
[ 738.255635] pl2303 ttyUSB0: pl2303_set_control_lines - failed: -71
[ 738.256272] pl2303 ttyUSB0: pl2303_get_line_request - failed: -71
[ 738.257479] pl2303 ttyUSB0: pl2303_set_line_request - failed: -71
[ 738.257665] pl2303 1-1.2:1.0: pl2303_vendor_write - failed to write [0000]: -71
[ 744.999874] pl2303 ttyUSB0: pl2303_get_line_request - failed: -71
[ 745.000100] pl2303 ttyUSB0: pl2303_set_line_request - failed: -71
[ 745.000285] pl2303 1-1.2:1.0: pl2303_vendor_write - failed to write [0000]: -71
[ 745.253391] pl2303 ttyUSB0: pl2303_set_control_lines - failed: -71
[ 745.253552] pl2303 ttyUSB0: error sending break = -71

8. What is the wrong!?
9. Plugged out and plugged in the cable. no result!

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Tarif Santo replied to the topic 'Indi support for Meade LS (Autostar III) series' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hi! I don't have any serial over bluetooth device. I have been using Rpi3. The telescope connects through printer usb connector cable. I have attached a picture of it. This time I have connected a TPlink wifi adapter and the Meade LS8 in USB port. See the results:

bao@bao-desktop:~$ dmesg | tail -n 20
[ 497.560367] usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 497.560380] usb 1-1.4: Product: 802.11n NIC
[ 497.560392] usb 1-1.4: Manufacturer: Realtek
[ 497.560404] usb 1-1.4: SerialNumber: 00E04C0001
[ 497.564610] Chip Version Info: CHIP_8188E_Normal_Chip_TSMC_D_CUT_1T1R_RomVer(0)
[ 498.716633] r8188eu 1-1.4:1.0 wlxec086b11c324: renamed from wlan1
[ 498.781609] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlxec086b11c324: link is not ready
[ 499.289767] MAC Address = ec:08:6b:11:c3:24
[ 499.291374] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlxec086b11c324: link is not ready
[ 499.302350] R8188EU: ERROR indicate disassoc
[ 499.316207] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlxec086b11c324: link is not ready
[ 499.455753] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlxec086b11c324: link is not ready
[ 500.529539] usb 1-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 10 using dwc_otg
[ 500.630783] usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=04cc, idProduct=0000
[ 500.630805] usb 1-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 500.630818] usb 1-1.2: Product: Meade eFinder Serial Emulator
[ 500.630831] usb 1-1.2: Manufacturer: Meade
[ 500.630843] usb 1-1.2: SerialNumber: 1234567890
[ 500.632393] cdc_acm 1-1.2:1.0: Zero length descriptor references
[ 500.632426] cdc_acm: probe of 1-1.2:1.0 failed with error -22

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Tarif Santo replied to the topic 'Indi support for Meade LS (Autostar III) series' in the forum. 2 years ago

Sorry for my late reply. I could not control the telescope yet. please help! Here is the output:

bao@bao-desktop:~$ dmesg | tail -n 20
[ 11.556640] brcmfmac: brcmf_add_if: ignore IF event
[ 11.565773] brcmfmac: power management disabled
[ 11.785255] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[ 11.785277] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[ 11.785302] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized
[ 12.760774] brcmfmac: brcmf_add_if: ERROR: netdev:wlan0 already exists
[ 12.760798] brcmfmac: brcmf_add_if: ignore IF event
[ 24.407431] fuse init (API version 7.23)
[ 30.436181] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[ 30.436245] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[ 30.436297] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
[ 72.972470] usb 1-1.2: USB disconnect, device number 4
[ 74.744076] usb 1-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 7 using dwc_otg
[ 74.844944] usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=04cc, idProduct=0000
[ 74.844965] usb 1-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 74.844979] usb 1-1.2: Product: Meade eFinder Serial Emulator
[ 74.844991] usb 1-1.2: Manufacturer: Meade
[ 74.845002] usb 1-1.2: SerialNumber: 1234567890
[ 74.846371] cdc_acm 1-1.2:1.0: Zero length descriptor references
[ 74.846397] cdc_acm: probe of 1-1.2:1.0 failed with error -22

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Tarif Santo replied to the topic 'Indi support for Meade LS (Autostar III) series' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hi!
I followed the FAQ but failed to work it out. Dialout user command does work. but ls -l /dev/ttyUSB0 shows: cannot access /dev/ttyUSB0: No such file or directory.
Note that LS8 connects with pc via Print port to USB cable.
Any further suggestion?

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Tarif Santo replied to the topic 'Indi support for Meade LS (Autostar III) series' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hi! Finally I bought the telescope and today I tried it to run by Kstars/indi, but failed. Please see the attached pictures.
I tried LX200 GPS library.
lsusb output: ST-Ericsson is most probably the telescope. because when I plug out the telescope usb it disappears.

Please would anyone explain me why indi is showing such errors? What can I do now to control the telescope using kstars?

Thanks in advance!

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Tarif Santo replied to the topic 'Indi support for Meade LS (Autostar III) series' in the forum. 3 years ago

Ok thanks Knro for the reply. I am going to buy this telescope as soon as possible. The advantage of single switch alignment attracted me most. If all the options can be controlled by the indi it will be superb for me. Do you know anyone used this scope with Indi or do you guess any issue may raise up?

Regards

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Tarif Santo created a new topic ' Indi support for Meade LS (Autostar III) series' in the forum. 3 years ago

Hi,
I would like to control Meade LS 8-Inch ACF (f/10) Advanced Coma-Free Telescope with Indi Ekos. This telescope is based on Autostar III version.

Anyone knows about this?

Thanks in advance!

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