Paul replied to the topic 'Ubuntu Mate customized image for Raspberry PI 3?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, I installed the oxygen icon theme but that did not work for me.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Ubuntu Mate customized image for Raspberry PI 3?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I wasn't aware there was an icon issue so I have been trying everything I can think of for the last week. I built everything from source on the current Raspbian but only get text in the menu bar.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Setting tracking mode with Losmandy Gemini 2' in the forum. 2 months ago

Jasem,

I have tried everything I can think of to get the logging working.
The 'Open Logs Directory' button does nothing.
I cannot find any directory created with the name '2017-12-30' and this is probably related.
I assume that whatever determines the log file location is either missing or has been corrupted.

Paul

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Paul created a new topic ' Setting tracking mode with Losmandy Gemini 2' in the forum. 2 months ago

When I use the hand controller and slew to the Sun or Moon the tracking automatically switches to the respective rates.

When I do the same thing with Ekos it still shows 'Siderial'.

If I manually set 'Solar' it shows an error.

Am I doing something wrong?

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Paul replied to the topic 'Focuser made available by the Losmandy driver but there is none' in the forum. 2 months ago

Florian,

For you this is not the issue, but for me it is.

Because the Losmandy Gemini 2 shows up as a focuser and so does the Microtouch, when starting up, if only one has been loaded, at that moment, it is selected.
Since the order of startup appears to be random sometimes the real focuser is selected and sometimes the "fictional" Losmandy Gemini focuser is selected and when that happens the autofocus routine fails.

Regards

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Can anyone share Pictures of a RasPi astro setup' in the forum. 2 months ago

I run my Losmandy Gemini 2, QSI camera, Lodestar x2 and Microtouch focuser from the four USB ports and if away from Home a Web Router from the Ethernet port.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Flat Calibration failing to find a valid exposure time' in the forum. 2 months ago

Unfortunately for me I am no longer able to use the Flats calibration option as kstars aborts after finding a reasonable exposure duration and taking the first flat.

Up until about 4 weeks ago everything worked fine, but something broke it.

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Paul created a new topic ' Losmandy Gemini is available as a focuser' in the forum. 2 months ago

I have two issues with this.

Why is the Losmandy Gemini showing as a focuser and why does it always get defaulted to instead of my actual Microtouch focuser?

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Paul replied to the topic 'Getting Started' in the forum. 2 months ago

I built INDI first and the Kstars.

In the Kstars configure option under FITS, it shows Xplanet? but no INDI or Ekos. Settings, Toolbars Shown shows INDI and Telescope Toolbars are both ticked but nothing appears in the toolbar.

It is definately running the correct version.

I have not tried to unistall any previous version but I did rename the original executable and it is not running.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Getting Started' in the forum. 3 months ago

All is now okay, I wasn't thinking clearly - I bet you hear that all the time :)

I needed to build kstars and not just indi.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Getting Started' in the forum. 3 months ago

Jasem,

I've tried again but it still isn't adding an executable to that directory and I cannot find any other occurance.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Getting Started' in the forum. 3 months ago

Jasem,

Thanks, I can now see that there must be an issue with the install not overwriting the older copy.

I'll rename it and try again.

Regards

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Getting Started' in the forum. 3 months ago

The problem is not with the build.

I just don't know how to run kstars after the build.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Getting Started' in the forum. 3 months ago

Jasem,
I have built INDI from source, as per instructions (ARMHF Linux).
There is no instruction I can find on how to run kstars.
As a much older version of kstars came with the OS, typing 'kstars' runs the old version.
Installing PHD2 you run ./phd2 from the directory but what is the equivalent for INDI.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Losmandy Gemini 2 stops responding to slew commands' in the forum. 3 months ago

The mount software has limits set. That is not a problem when slewing.

The problem is that I had the flag set in Ekos and it appeares to have issued a flip command to the mount but nothing happened and it just sat there waiting for the remainder of the night.

I was wondering where the issue might be.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Losmandy Gemini 2 stops responding to slew commands' in the forum. 3 months ago

The updates have made a significant improvement to the Gemini reliability.

I am still having some issues - after hanging I found the following
Dispatch command error(-1): INDI: Could not find property EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD in Losmandy Gemini
<setNumberVector device="Losmandy Gemini" name="EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD" state="Ok" timeout="60" timestamp="2017-11-19T10:41:18">
<oneNumber name="RA">5.693333333333333357</oneNumber>
<oneNumber name="DEC">-69.271111111111110858</oneNumber>
</setNumberVector>

Also, a question - does the Gemini software handle a merian flip, I found imaging stopped last night when hitting the meridian. A message similar to flipping was the last command.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Losmandy Gemini 2 stops responding to slew commands' in the forum. 3 months ago

I am connecting to the Gemini using USB.
I have previously tried Ethernet but had no success at all.
All is running ona Raspberry Pi 3 on Ubuntu Mate.

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Paul created a new topic ' Losmandy Gemini 2 stops responding to slew commands' in the forum. 3 months ago

I have been having some issues after commanding the mount to park, I frequently find that it stops responding to slew commands. I can change the park position and disconnect / reconnect and it parks fine. I unpark and then slew bit it responds with '[WARNING] Please unpark the mount before issuing any motion/sync commands.'
I try reconnecting with cold/warm and restart options but nothing seems to make any difference.
Park command shows [INFO] mount is parked [INFO] mount is sleeping...
Unpark command shows [INFO] mount is awake...
I set RA and Dec co-ordinates and [set] and the warning above shows but no motion.
Selecting [Unpark] shows [INFO] Telescope already unparked.

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