Ken Self replied to the topic 'Polar Alignment with QHY Mini-Guidescope and QHY 5II-M' in the forum. 1 month ago

Try capturing an image with the QHY 5II-M and plate solve that directly to see if that works. It might be just the plate solve settings.

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Ken Self replied to the topic 'TCFS focuser stopped working - driver fails to load' in the forum. 1 month ago

Still getting errors with the "Unrecognized error code"
Not able to disconnect except by closing down Kstars

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Ken Self replied to the topic 'TCFS focuser stopped working - driver fails to load' in the forum. 1 month ago

I built libindi on the VM and TCFS driver no longer crashes. However, it seems to have problems processing commands.
Kstars and Indi logs attached.
BTW - is it possible to change INDI log filenames to change ":" to some other character? Windows can't open the files when it contains ":"

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Ken Self replied to the topic 'TCFS focuser stopped working - driver fails to load' in the forum. 1 month ago

At least now I can reproduce the error at will. Attaching gdb backtrace

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Ken Self replied to the topic 'TCFS focuser stopped working - driver fails to load' in the forum. 1 month ago

Acting on a hunch I renamed the Optec TCFS config file to effectively disable it. After that I renamed it back and the driver failed so the issue is related to reading the config file.
Attaching the offending file (with .txt extension added to keep the forum software happy) just in case it helps

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Ken Self replied to the topic 'TCFS focuser stopped working - driver fails to load' in the forum. 1 month ago

I ran indiserver on my x64 Ubuntu VM.
Like on the RPi3 it runs ok until the config file is saved from Ekos. Then it wont start ever again. Attaching the output from gdb (only marginally more helpful than on the RPi3) plus indi and kstars logs. I can view the indi logs in the VM but attempts to copy them result in a "protocol error" and I cannot extract or view anywhere else.
I cannot connect to the driver because it crashes before the listener starts up.

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Ken Self replied to the topic 'TCFS focuser stopped working - driver fails to load' in the forum. 1 month ago

I'll give that a try and take notes as I go. Ran out of time tonight so will try tomorrow

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Ken Self replied to the topic 'TCFS focuser stopped working - driver fails to load' in the forum. 1 month ago

Not sure if this is very helpful other than that it confirms a segfault. What's odd is that it worked the first time.

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Ken Self created a new topic ' TCFS focuser stopped working - driver fails to load' in the forum. 2 months ago

I just got myself a nice new Optec TCF-Si focuser.
Hooked it all up and tested on windows with no problems.
So next test was to use it with INDI last night.
I was using Kstars on my Windows 8.1 PC connecting to a Raspberry Pi3 running Ubuntu Mate
Got the drivers started on the Raspberry Pi - all good.
Minor issue connectinf to the TCF as I think it was initializing In due course it connected. So far so good.
Saved the config file as per the warning.
It was connected to ttyusb0 as I had forgotten to reconnect the EQ6 cable. So EQMOD at first failed then I got it connected to ttyusb1.

Next I tried the focuser module. Unfortuantely I forgot to turn on Ekos logging for that module.

Anyway it seemd to be working ok until Kstars crashed.

On estarting I could not get the TCFS driver to load. All other drivers loaded ok (EQMOD, ZWO_CCD, ASI_WHEEL)
Tried starting indiserver with just the TCFS driver and no good.
Tried to direct output to a log file but nothing produced.
There is also no INDI driver log for TCFS or even a folder - there are folders and logs for all the other drivers

Attached are the Kstars logs from Windows and the command line output from indiserver trying to start the TCFS driver
Could it be some sort of permissions problem?

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Ken Self replied to the topic 'indi_sx_ccd crashing' in the forum. 2 months ago

I'm guessing its related to the implementation of the Sky Quality Simulator 3 days ago. XML file missing perhaps?

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Ken Self replied to the topic 'indi_sx_ccd crashing' in the forum. 2 months ago

Thats the same error I'm getting with the indi_asi_ccd driver. It also crashes straight after the snoop on SQM SKY QUALITY

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Ken Self created a new topic ' indi_asi_ccd crashing' in the forum. 2 months ago

Tried to start indiserver but it kept failing on loading the indi_asi_ccd driver.. I thought it was working less than a week ago after the upgrade to latest asi driver. I did a sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and sudo apt-get -f install but there was nothing to update. Even tried sudo apt-get --reinstall indi-full to no avail
This is on a Raspberry Pi3 running Ubuntu Mate 16.04
EQMOD and indi_asi_wheel drivers are ok
indiserver -vvv output attached

File Attachment:

File Name: indi_asi_ccderror.txt
File Size: 35 KB


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Ken Self replied to the topic 'Live Preview - ASI1600MM-Cooled via RPi' in the forum. 2 months ago

Is it a bandwidth problem? May need to set the USB limit lower

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Ken Self replied to the topic 'Cone Error Correction assistant.' in the forum. 2 months ago

Cone error is fairly easy to measure with any of the polar alignment tools that work in the polar region. Once you identify the centre of rotation; any cone error is the component of the offset of the centre of rotation fom the centre of the sensor that is orthogonal to the declination direction. It is unaffacted by polar alignment. The Static PA module I just added to PHD2 has the functionality to display cone erro but is disabled. Something similar could possibly be added to Ekos polar alignment

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Greg Beaton thanked Ken Self in topic Polar align with guider? 3 months ago
Ken Self replied to the topic 'Polar align with guider?' in the forum. 3 months ago

Yes it is. Its the mount that is being aligned after all.

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Ken Self replied to the topic 'New version of INDI Web Manager' in the forum. 3 months ago

The web manger needs some tidying up. The profile is created when you click the + button. All other settings are saved automatically after that. If you click the save button it tries to create a new profile with the same name which is not allowed. So avoid clicking the save button and it should work.

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Ken Self replied to the topic 'EQMOD driver causing phd2 to segfault' in the forum. 3 months ago

The continuing segfaulting in PHD2 (without the null property patch) has been bothering me so I've looked more deeply. What is especially odd is that it onlyseems to affect the EQMOD driver. Nevertheless I tracked down the cause to defaultdevice which calls updateProperties on a disconnect even if the device was not connected. I've developed a patch which addresses this but I'm not sure if it is consistent with INDI philosophy and affects all drivers. Raising a Pull Request for your careful consideration.

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