Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'SOLVED: INDI and kstars running on Asus Tinker Board' in the forum. 5 days 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. 5 days 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. 5 days 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. 1 week 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. 1 week 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. 1 week 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. 1 week 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. 1 week 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. 1 week 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. 1 week 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. 1 week 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. 1 week ago

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

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Petar Milevski created a new topic ' INDI and kstars running on Asus Tinker Board' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi everyone, I recently purchased an Asus Tinker Board. I'm sure everyone on this forum knows what they are, but here is a link

www.asus.com/au/Motherboards/Tinker-Board/

Essentially it is a raspberry pi 3 on steroids. Its a single board computer with 2GB Dual Channel DDR3, Rockchip Quad-Core RK3288 processor clocked at 1.8GHz and 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth V4.0 + EDR, and its exactly the same size as a RPi (it actually fits in the RPi case!!). It even has all the GPIO headers, USB and Ethernet ports and so on in the same place as the pi.

And its fast.

So i downloaded and installed this OS image:

plus.google.com/+ELARSystems/posts/AtFHv2xGNuX

Installed kstars/ekos and hey presto i can run everything from this board like on a proper PC running desktop Ubuntu.

This device should be able to be used as a power efficient observatory control all computer (you just remote to it). To keep buy a real time clock module for it.

I'll keep playing with it and let you know of any issues.

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'Connecting indi via Bluetooth to a computer' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi tseckler, I just checked to make sure the service for enabled, it was. Still the same issue. The port auto binds but when i try connecting to it in ekos, the port is unresponsive. I checked on my server to make sure the bt was connected and the bt manager shows a perfect connection??? Very weird.

Could it have anything to do with my auto indi server startup? Could it be an issue with the order in which things start up? To start up my indiserver automatically i did this:

Set up Rpi3 to Automatically Start indiserver

Connect all equipment to the rpi3 (heq5, guider, ccd, focuser etc etc) and power up rpi3. You will notice that the BT adapter’s red LED flashes which means it is NOT connected to the rpi3 yet.

To start indiserver automatically, open a terminal and type:

sudo pluma /lib/systemd/system/indi.service

and add the following to the file:

[Unit]
Description=Start INDI server at startup.
[Service]
User=username
Group=usergroup
Type=simple
Restart=always
ExecStart=/usr/bin/indiserver indi_eqmod_telescope indi_asci_ccd indi_gphoto_ccd indi_joystick
[Install]
WantedBy=graphical.target
WantedBy=multi-user.target

and save the file and then activate is via

sudo systemctl enable indi.service

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'Connecting indi via Bluetooth to a compuer' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi tseckler thanks for your response regarding auto binding a shoestring bt adapter.

I tried your solution on my rpi3. But when I then start kstars and do the connection with ekos I get the same error as I was initially getting (see my post #16099).

The only difference this time is the red led on the shoestring adapter now stays on (its not flashing) which means it is still connected.

I'll keep tinkering to see if I can cracking it.

Regards

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'Issues with Bluetooth Joystick' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi knro have you considered software for GE mounts that detects which side of Meridian you are and re-allocates drive buttons so that up/down is always up/down and left/right is always left/right. I Never get the buttons right when trying to align or manually target !!! It should be possible because the GE mount/HC sends RA/Dec position back to kstars and autoguide software. 

Has this been considered? Just a question. 

Regards petarm 

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