Yannic Delisle replied to the topic 'issue with exposure over 1s on DSLR' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Yes. I think the confusion arise from the fact that the error state that it should be set to BULB or AV and conflates manual with AV.

Also, in the DSLR FAQ indilib.org/forum/ccds-dslrs/783-indi-dslrs-faq.html

7. I cannot capture more than 30 seconds

You must set the camera to BULB mode in order for the GPhoto driver to work correctly under INDI.

But if I set to "BULB" in INDI control panel > go to the "capture settings" tab > "autoexposure mode" dropdown then ALL exposure are set to 30"

So in your case, you set your camera dial to "M" but what setting do you use in INDI control panel > "capture settings" tab > "autoexposure mode" ?

By default I had it at AV.

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Yannic Delisle replied to the topic 'issue with exposure over 1s on DSLR' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Here's what I did to solve the issue:

-> on my Canon 1000D > set to M (manual)
-> rotate the front dial to adjust exposure time until I reach "BULB"
-> in INDI control panel > go to the "capture settings" tab > "autoexposure mode" dropdown > select "manual"

I am now able to take picture over 1 second.

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Yannic Delisle replied to the topic 'issue with exposure over 1s on DSLR' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Going through the Canon 1000D user manual I noticed that to have a "Bulb" like behavior you have to put the camera on <M> (manual) So why does it say in the error message to "set to either BULB or MANUAL modes (AV)"

I looked at what AV stand for: <Av> stands for Aperture value. So, the message should read "set to either BULB or manual (M) or (AV) depending or your camera"

I should have paid more attention to the fact that it says MANUAL but the fact that the message mention "AV" confused me. Why is <AV> even mention ? does other model use <AV> for Bulb behavior ?

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Yannic Delisle created a new topic ' issue with exposure over 1s on DSLR' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I use a DSLR Canon 1000D and the DSLR INDI driver

- I made sure that my camera was set to AV, in the driver configuration it is also set to AV
- I can expose up to 1s, if I go beyond that it fails.
- In doubt I changed to "BULB" in the driver setting and it did not work

Here is the extract from the debug log that shows the issue. The complete log is attached. I made multiple attempt increasing the exposeure time and decreasing to validate that it was the fact that I go beyond 1s that causes the issue.

Although I already set to AV on both the camera and the configuration, I still get message below clearly state that I should set to BULB or AV...

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DEBUG 41.148998 sec : Starting exposure (exptime: 1 secs, mirror lock: 0)
DEBUG 41.149076 sec : Mutex locked
DEBUG 41.149107 sec : Setting radio/menu widget iso: 5 (1600)
DEBUG 41.154796 sec : Setting new configuration OK.
DEBUG 41.154863 sec : Setting radio/menu widget imageformat: 7 (RAW)
DEBUG 41.161232 sec : Setting new configuration OK.
DEBUG 41.161344 sec : Using camera predefined exposure ranges.
DEBUG 41.161378 sec : Finding optimal exposure setting for 1 seconds in shutterspeed (count=1)...
DEBUG 41.161405 sec : Best match: -2 seconds Index: 0
DEBUG 41.161436 sec : Setting radio/menu widget shutterspeed: 0 (auto)
DEBUG 41.167446 sec : Setting new configuration OK.
DEBUG 41.167591 sec : Using predefined exposure time: -2 seconds
DEBUG 41.167659 sec : Exposure started
INFO 41.167681 sec : Starting 1 sec exposure
DEBUG 42.168077 sec : Reading exposure...
DEBUG 42.448578 sec : Exposure complete
DEBUG 42.448666 sec : gp_file_new_from_fd result: 0
DEBUG 42.448698 sec : Downloading //capt0000.cr2
DEBUG 42.465276 sec : Downloading result: 0
DEBUG 42.465356 sec : Downloaded 0x0 (preview 0x0)
DEBUG 42.465392 sec : Capture target is INTERNAL RAM.
DEBUG 42.465422 sec : Deleting.
DEBUG 42.465449 sec : Retval: 0
DEBUG 42.465481 sec : Setting radio/menu widget iso: 5 (1600)
DEBUG 42.477933 sec : Setting new configuration OK.
DEBUG 42.478017 sec : Setting radio/menu widget imageformat: 7 (RAW)
DEBUG 42.484059 sec : Setting new configuration OK.
DEBUG 42.484111 sec : Setting radio/menu widget shutterspeed: 0 (auto)
DEBUG 42.490504 sec : Setting new configuration OK.
INFO 42.490585 sec : Exposure done, downloading image...
DEBUG 43.039491 sec : read_libraw: raw_width: 3948 top_margin 18 left_margin 42 first_visible_pixel 71106
DEBUG 43.039568 sec : read_libraw: rawdata.sizes.width: 3906 rawdata.sizes.height 2602 memsize 20326824 bayer_pattern RGGB
DEBUG 43.049785 sec : read_libraw: memsize (20326824) naxis (2) w (3906) h (2602) bpp (16) pattern (RGGB)
DEBUG 43.069839 sec : Uploading file. Ext: fits, Size: 20329920, sendImage? Yes, saveImage? No
DEBUG 43.122346 sec : Upload complete
DEBUG 47.685122 sec : Requested CCD Frame is ( 0, 0) (3888 x 2592)
DEBUG 47.685848 sec : Starting exposure (exptime: 1.1 secs, mirror lock: 0)
DEBUG 47.685917 sec : Mutex locked
DEBUG 47.685947 sec : Setting radio/menu widget iso: 5 (1600)
DEBUG 47.698065 sec : Setting new configuration OK.
DEBUG 47.698166 sec : Setting radio/menu widget imageformat: 7 (RAW)
DEBUG 47.704261 sec : Setting new configuration OK.
WARNING 47.704354 sec : Camera auto exposure mode is not set to either BULB or MANUAL modes (AV). Please set mode to BULB for long exposures.
DEBUG 47.704381 sec : Using internal bulb widget:bulb
DEBUG 47.704400 sec : Setting toggle widget bulb: 1
DEBUG 47.713482 sec : Failed to set new configuration value (GP result: -1)
DEBUG 47.713571 sec : Exposure started
DEBUG 47.713593 sec : Time left: 1099
D713611 sec : Starting 1.1 sec exposure
DEBUG 48.714516 sec : Reading exposure...
DEBUG 48.813697 sec : Time left: 0
DEBUG 48.813817 sec : Closing shutter
DEBUG 48.813842 sec : Using widget:bulb
DEBUG 48.813866 sec : Setting toggle widget bulb: 0
DEBUG 48.842417 sec : Setting new configuration OK.
DEBUG 48.842568 sec : Exposure complete
DEBUG 48.857934 sec : Unknown event.
DEBUG 48.867358 sec : Unknown event.
DEBUG 49.875248 sec : Event timed out #1, retrying...
DEBUG 50.884041 sec : Event timed out #2, retrying...
DEBUG 51.893057 sec : Event timed out #3, retrying...
DEBUG 52.901125 sec : Event timed out #4, retrying...
DEBUG 53.927759 sec : Event timed out #5, retrying...
DEBUG 54.944055 sec : Event timed out #6, retrying...
DEBUG 55.947453 sec : Event timed out #7, retrying...
DEBUG 56.948434 sec : Event timed out #8, retrying...
DEBUG 57.949454 sec : Event timed out #9, retrying...
DEBUG 58.950418 sec : Event timed out #10, retrying...
ERROR 58.950619 sec : Exposure failed to save image... Unspecified error
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Yannic Delisle replied to the topic 'bug with saving configuration in HitecAstro DC focuser' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hello Jasem,

I was able to test it and it works. Thank you !

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Yannic Delisle replied to the topic 'Ekos Control Panel Tab relocation' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I agree that since there is a workaround, this issue is not urgent but for the sake of having a polished product this should be adressed at some point :)

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Yannic Delisle created a new topic ' CTR+J does not show Jupiter's satellites information' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

In the "tip of the day" box it is stated that Ctrl+J activates the "Jupiter Moons Tool"

Ctrl+J does not activate this tool, the "configure shortcut menu" does not contain an action for Ctrl+J

Is this tool still availlable as I could not find it in Kstars menu ?

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Yannic Delisle replied to the topic 'Ekos Control Panel Tab relocation' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Ok after looking carefully at your screenshots I noticed that you also removed the border of ekos (checked "no border" in More Action)

After fiddling a bit I noticed this behavior:

(1) screen is fine BEFORE clicking on "start INDI", I can see the whole screen and Options/Clear button show up



(2) once INDI is started, the Options/Clear button are hidden



(3) I click on the losange to shrink the window



(4) when I expand the window then the "Options" button is visible and the "clear" button is half visible



so it seems that even at that resolution we should be able to see the screen as we see it before clicking on the 'start INDI' button... Hopefully this can be fixed.

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Yannic Delisle replied to the topic 'bug with saving configuration in HitecAstro DC focuser' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I'd like to open a bug for this but I am not sure if this is more a bug with the driver OR INDI or Ekos ?

Which part is responsible for saving the configuration of the device ?

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Yannic Delisle replied to the topic 'Ekos Control Panel Tab relocation' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I had the exact same issue and I am glad that Jasem added that button. It is better now but I still have part of the screen not showing. Beside the "button to the left" configuration did you change anything else ? I am also on a 1366 x 768 laptop screen.

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Yannic Delisle replied to the topic 'Ekos has no minimize button' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Thank you Jasem.

I ran into an issue with my USB PCIexpress card that stoped working on ubuntu 17.04 (Kbuntu and Mate, same result) so I had to chose the best of both world: Kubuntu 16.10 which solves my USB3 problem and the window button one.

For future reference is there a way to move all the configuration of Kstar/Ekos from one machine to another or for backup purpose ? It will come handy if I ever have to move to another distrib later on ;)

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Yannic Delisle replied to the topic 'Ekos has no minimize button' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

So I installed Kubuntu and the problem was solved. I then noticed that Kubuntu runs on the same version (17.04) as Ubuntu Mate. I used to run version 16.10 of Mate so I installed Ubuntu Mate 17.04 because I prefer Mate of Kubuntu. The issue is still present in that version.

I would like to know what is the current recomended version used by the dev here (Jasem in particular) so I can align myself and make it easier to report issues ?

I also read here (but can't remember where) that these lib could be useful : sudo apt-get install kdelibs-bin kdelibs5-data kdelibs5-plugins is this still the case ?

But it generated another issue with my USB 3 addon card. I then noticed that

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Yannic Delisle created a new topic ' Ekos has no minimize button' in the forum. 1 month ago

I chose Ubuntu Mate as my OS and I am on the latest patches system wide, I noticed that the Ekos windows does not have minimize/maximize buttons, only the X close window button is present.

I tried different theme (I read something about oxygen having issues) and desktop (openSuSE, Mate, etc) without any luck. See picture attached. I've downloaded the VM based on Kubuntu and the issue is not present. So I suspect that it has to do with KDE/Gnome (?) Any idea ?



Should I go for kbuntu or is there a way to change my Ubuntun Mate desktop to KDE and not lose what I've already configured on Gnome ?

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Yannic Delisle created a new topic ' bug with saving configuration in HitecAstro DC focuser' in the forum. 1 month ago

Step to reproduce:

1. I go to INDI Contro Panel
2. Select HitecAstro DC tab
3. check the 'reverse direction' box
4. click on the 'save' button next to 'configuration'

I disconnect and stop INDI. When I go back the configuration has been loaded but the 'reverse direction' box is not checked anymore. If I click on 'load' the configuration, the check box is still not checked.

Anyone could look into this ? Is this code related to INDI or the driver itself ?

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Yannic Delisle replied to the topic 'Feature request: location per profile' in the forum. 1 month ago

That is a good advice :) I'll look into this.
If you have a prefered GPS device that you know is good value for the money I'd be interested to hear from you :)

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Yannic Delisle created a new topic ' Feature request: location per profile' in the forum. 1 month ago

As a nomad astronomer I would like to be able to create profiles that also include a preset geographic location. By defining preset locations in Kstars and be able to choose from them in Ekos when creating a profile.

When at location A (city) I do planetary imaging so the devices attached are different than at location B where I do deep sky imaging. It is a bit of pain to have to modify my location each time and if I forget it makes a big difference in pointing accuracy

Thank you.

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Yannic Delisle created a new topic ' HitecAstro DC funny behavior' in the forum. 1 month ago

I have an HitecAstro DC focuser and while testing it I ran into a funny behavior:

1. In Focuser panel I click on "Focus In" and Then "Focus out" and the focuser behaves accordingly
2. I click multiple time on "Focus Out" and the focuser perform one step then wait 10 seconds, performs a second step, wait 10 seconds and so on.
3. if I wait 1 second between clicking, then the focuser reacts accordingly

I would expect that no matter how fast I click, if I am clicking 5 times this would move the focuser 5 steps in a row without any time out in between. The 10 seconds time out is quite upsetting :)

It took me a while to realize what was happening has I had clicked multiple time in, in, in, out, in, out, in, in, out, out, in ... and then had to wait a 100 seconds or so for my focuser to calm down ;)

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