Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'PHD2 compiled and running on Raspberry Pi Zero W' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi All , so here are a few pictures of phd2 running.

Im calling this project PiHD2.

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Petar Milevski created a new topic ' PHD2 compiled and running on Raspberry Pi Zero W' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi all,

After getting my Asus Tinker board and RPi3 all up and running with indi/kstars/ekos/phd2 I got bored so decided to buy a Raspberry Pi Zero W and see what could be done.

So after flashing Raspbian Jessie, I pulled down PHD2 from git and compiled it. PHD2 takes about 15 or 20 mins to compile from source on a 4 core 64 bit intel current gen machine.

Well, on the rpi0w (512Mb ram and single core @ 1GHz) it took 5 hours!!!! BUT IT WORKED!!!!

So i now have PHD2 running my ZWO ASI120MC guide camera , and it runs really well. All drawing about 1W of power!!!!

So the next thing I'll try after I get my remote desktop going is to install indiserver and see if that runs, i cant see why it wont.

Ill keep you posted and put some photos up soon.

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'SOLVED: INDI and kstars running on Asus Tinker Board' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi all, thanks for your help. So i finally cracked the bugger. So this is the process I went through.

1. Download the ELARSystem image and install it as usual.
2. From GIT download NAFAbox and go through the process of installing all the astro software and the wifi hot spot.
3. The issue i was having all along was that x11vnc was not booting on startup. So to fix this i did the following:
open a terminal:
sudo x11vnc -storepasswd <<enter your new passowrd>> /etc/x11vnc.pass

Create a Service Unit file for x11vnc by creating the following file:

sudo nano /lib/systemd/system/x11vnc.service

and add the following to the new file and save and exit

[Unit]
Description=Start x11vnc at startup.
After=multi-user.target
[Service]
Type=simple
ExecStart=/usr/bin/x11vnc -auth guess -forever -loop -noxdamage -repeat -rfbauth /etc/x11vnc.pass -rfbport 5900 -shared
[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target


Start the new service via Terminal

sudo systemctl enable x11vnc.service
sudo systemctl daemon-reload

Then restart the tinkerboard and you should be able to VNC into the tinkerbox.

regards

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'INDI and kstars running on Asus Tinker Board' in the forum. 2 months ago

No worries, unfortunately for my sanity, i dont give up.
So the next thing i tried was creating a staticIP to try to RDP to it (which is how i view my desktop on my rpi3). Again no luck.
My laptop could see the hotspot and connect to it, but i could not RDP to the tinker board (even though i went through the exact same process to create the static IP on my rpi3, which runs ubuntu mate 16.04).
regards

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'INDI and kstars running on Asus Tinker Board' in the forum. 2 months ago

hi patdut,
i noticed that some changes have been pushed to NAFABox to GIT. Should i try again?
regards

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'INDI and kstars running on Asus Tinker Board' in the forum. 2 months ago

His patdut.

So I tried all those things in my posted with no luck. I'll wait for your new image and try again. Its very cold here and clear. Perfect for imaging. Have a good weekend.

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'INDI and kstars running on Asus Tinker Board' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi all, i will try this method over the weekend, refer to steps 3 and 8:

ubuntu-mate.community/t/mate-samba-wifi-...ver-altogether/10244

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'INDI and kstars running on Asus Tinker Board' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi kecsap,
Ill check this as soon as i can and post the output of lsusb.

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'INDI and kstars running on Asus Tinker Board' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi Sebriviere, only BT did not work for me on the NAFABox.img and i still have not resolved this.

To change the language, i looked at my rpi3 ubuntu mate install to help me navigate through the French version on NAFABox. I noticed that English was installed on the NAFABox image. So i did this and was able to change the language. Again, all manually.

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'INDI and kstars running on Asus Tinker Board' in the forum. 2 months ago

ok, Ill go through my process:

1. The first thing i tried was your image NAFABox.img. That all worked ok except for BT and I still cant get BT to work.

2. I then flashed the ELARSystem image, downloaded the NAFA confi zip from git and installed it via ./go/sh went through the whole install process fine. I could VNC to the tinkerboard. After a restart, the VNC would not work, so i tried to reconfigure it with the desktop scripts that were create and the scripts would not run, see images below. Doing this on the NAFABox install (point 1 above) the scripts ran ok and I could reconfigure my hotspot. Other than the hotspot issue with this install method, everything else worked, i could connect to the mount and joystick via BT, my CCD worked etc.

3. In both installations what it did notice was that when my mount connected, it would automatically start to slew at about 64X slew rate, so i had to manually Abort the process. Could not work out why.

Anyways, thank you all for your help.

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'INDI and kstars running on Asus Tinker Board' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi everyone, its all working now. The Nafabox config on git works very well.
Thanks for all your help

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'INDI and kstars running on Asus Tinker Board' in the forum. 2 months ago

hi Gilles, patdut and Sebriviere. Thanks for all your suggestions and help.

So i managed to change everything to English. Just looked at the menus on my rpi3 which runs ubuntu mate.

I discovered the the password for the NAFABox flash is nafa. The img flash does not use a qwerty keyboard, so i was typing "nqfq" not "nafa".

I confirgured VNC and could see the NAFABox on my mobile phone and could control the NAFABox desktop (still no luck configuring it on my laptop using remmina, i dont have a tablet).

The only issue i now have with the NAFABox flash is there is no bluetooth. I installed blueman, it opens but all the pull down menus are inactive. I tried bluetoothctl, but it cant find the bluetooth radio on the tinker board. I run a shoestring BT adapter on my HEQ5 and a BT joystick. Funny thing is that the ELARSystem image BT works out of the box.

My initial flash was the ELARSystem image and i managed to manually install kstars.ekos/indi/phd2/ everything and everything works fine (my very first post). But i need to work out how to VNC to control the thing. Still have not managed to do this. I wonder if i can run the hotspot.sh tool from NAFAbox flash on this flash?? to automatically configure the VNC on the ELARSystem flash?? Or the other way i can do it is to create a static IP and wifi direct (as i now do on my rpi3). But the issue with this is i cant connect to the internet via wifi.

So this is where im at. Again thanks for all your help.

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'INDI and kstars running on Asus Tinker Board' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi Giles I have it running on the tinker board. But the Ubuntu desktop is in French. What is the password so I can change the language? Or do I need to ask the French blokes?

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'INDI and kstars running on Asus Tinker Board' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi Gilles, sounds good, I'll give it a try.

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