Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'How to use smartphone GPS with INDI-GPSD' in the forum. 6 minutes ago

I think a number of users could benefit from this method. However, I think it would be cumbersome out in an observing field at a star party to edit /lib/systemd/system/gpsd.service every time with your iPhone's new IP address. Is there perhaps an easier way to edit this? Maybe we could modify the indi driver to do it as an option?

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'How to use smartphone GPS with INDI-GPSD' in the forum. 9 minutes ago

Thank you maudy, your instructions worked as described!

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Raspberry Pi 3 Setup Script' in the forum. 4 days ago

It most likely could be used. There is only one raspberry specific command and it is commented out. I am using an ubuntu mate operating system, so as long as the commands and setup are not different on your ubuntu system, then it should work fine.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Raspberry Pi 3 Setup Script' in the forum. 5 days ago

Thank you very much, I will check those things out! That was very helpful!

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Raspberry Pi 3 Setup Script' in the forum. 5 days ago

So yes, I have had a problem with creating an ad hoc network on my Raspberry Pi for awhile now. When I did it last year, I came up with a way that worked where I selected hotspot option instead of adhoc. That worked great for months, but now my mac does not want to connect to that network when hosted from the raspberry pi anymore. So the hostapd program is a solution to this I assume. I will need to try that. Do you have any advice or configuration guides for the adhoc network using hostapd? I can easily add it to the script after I learn the series of steps to set it up.

The other program you mentioned, ser2net, what is that used for?

The VNC Server that I install in the script already is RealVNC Server. Are you suggesting a different one?

And the other one you mentioned, oacapture, are you suggesting that we install that too? You mentioned that it is used for PHD2. I haven't used PHD2 in my imaging routines since I use the KStars internal guider, is it needed in order to use PHD2 or does it make it work better?

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Rob Lancaster created a new topic ' Raspberry Pi 3 Setup Script' in the forum. 5 days ago

Greetings,

It has been about a year since I was working with Jasem Mutlaq (knro), James Taylor (u2pilotjt), and several others on trying to create a good Image for using Ekos, KStars, and INDI on a Raspberry Pi 3. At the time, the Forum grew very large including thousands of posts. In the end, I ended up just creating a list of my steps, James Taylor ended up writing the beginners guide to Ekos on Raspberry Pi www.indilib.org/support/tutorials/169-ek...-complete-guide.html , and Jasem ending up developing the awesome StellarMate Astrophotography Tool. www.stellarmate.com

The other day, I was configuring a different Raspberry Pi and I was going back through my steps while revising them and I thought it would be nice to automate the process.

The idea is that you would get a fresh Ubuntu-Mate installation on a microSD card, put it in, set it up, and then run this script.

Please tell me what you think, in particular, if there are any other things that need to be added. Thanks!

github.com/rlancaste/AstroPi3
github.com/rlancaste/AstroPi3/blob/master/setupAstroPi3.sh

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Defect on HIPS display off' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Excellent! Yes, I built the DMG and I think Jasem uploaded it yesterday.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'KStars 2.8.3 "Tommy" is released!' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Poison wrote:

rlancaste wrote: If what you guys are seeing here is that when you zoom in and out the HIPS image stays the same or lags a little, but then later after you zoom in and out and wait for a minute, it seems to now work properly when you zoom, I think that might be just that you don't yet have the HIPS images for that zoom level downloaded yet.


Yes, you're right. Tested it several times.
Is there a way to download the complete HIPS image?


I don't know. Maybe Jasem or someone else involved with making HIPS could answer?

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'KStars 2.8.3 "Tommy" is released!' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Poison wrote: By the way, I can reproduce a graphics glitch.
When I open "What's interesting" for the first time in a kstars session there is nothing but a white screen.
Then close and open again "What's interesting" and all seems working ok.

Now click on the "eye" icon and voila, there is the glitch.
Closing what's interesting will remove the glitch.

HIPS is deactivated.

All the best,
Oliver


Yes, I have seen this too. I am not sure what causes it because it did not do that in the past. As far as I know, nothing changed about the way what's interesting gets opened. I will look into it when I get a chance.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Github and OSX KStars' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

supernov,

Are you planning on editing any code in OS X for KStars, or is your goal just to get the most recent code? If you are interested in coding or tracking down and noting and/or fixing bugs that should be addressed, that could be very helpful particularly if you have the cmake version of the KStars build installed on your computer and can open it in QT Creator to edit things.

thanks,

Rob

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Defect on HIPS display off' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

The HIPS issue was fixed, and I was going to make a new OS X dmg, but Jasem is currently working on a few things that are half done right now including colored logs, improved translations, and backlash reduction in guiding. He said to wait a couple of days to make the dmg until this work is done. I'm sorry about the delay. Hopefully soon.

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