Helge replied to the topic 'Indi on the rocks (a Rock64 to be exact)' in the forum. yesterday

Happy to report that all parts now up and running thru the Rock64 (asi071pro, asi120, EQMod, diy Moonlite focuser).

Big thanks once again to Wim for pioneering, and Rob for the script and kind support!

Helge

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Helge replied to the topic 'Indi on the rocks (a Rock64 to be exact)' in the forum. 3 days ago

Thanks, Rob - eventually I got the indiwebmanager running. It was a plain stupid spelling error! :S

I tried the $SUDO_USER approach, but got an error code (217). With „rock64“ all fine.

Tomorrow I will work on the icon...

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Helge replied to the topic 'Indi on the rocks (a Rock64 to be exact)' in the forum. 3 days ago

Dear Rob, dear Wim,

Many thanks once again for supporting!

The script is impressive, thank you for preparing all this!

I compared what I have written into the „indiwebmanager.service“ file to lines 324 to 336 of the script „setupAstro64.sh“. Only difference is that I put „rock64“ where you have „$SUDO_USER“.

Then did all lines from 341 to 357.

When checking the status of indi-web, I get the same message as before. Could you have a look at my other post and let me know if you receive the same message (I.e. is the message I receive indicating a problem, or does it look fine?). Or if you could just post what you receive when checking the status?

Then: from the code between line 347 to 357 I was hoping that after a reboot a new icon would pop up, but nothing came up. Also here I was inputting „rock64“ instead of $SUDO_USER“. Somewhere I am getting it wrong...

SSH is essentially fine, as long as the connection to WLAN is established - which on occasion is not the case. Sometimes I receive a message that eth0 is connected, which does not make sense to me, as I’m not using the Ethernet port.

Best, Helge

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Helge replied to the topic 'Indi on the rocks (a Rock64 to be exact)' in the forum. 3 days ago

Hi Wim,

Can I ask you this:

How are you dealing with the authentication process when you start up the Rock64 - it seems like I cannot ssh into the rock (from my laptop), unless I typed my log in credentials on the Rock64. Or is this something you deactivated?

On the INDI web manager service - were you following the instructions on github to execute the indiwebmanager.service upon booting, or do you start via ssh-commands (indi-web -v)?

Sometimes my WiFi connection is not starting up after rebooting - is this something you also observe?

Sorry for so many questions- your help is appreciated,

Best, Helge

P.S. Looking forward having Rob on our side, once he received his Rock64! ;)

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Helge created a new topic ' INDI Web Manager - Autostart?' in the forum. 3 days ago

Hi,

I somehow got stuck with starting up the INDI webmanager upon boot process (I am using the rock64).

When running the command "sudo systemctl status indiwebmanager.service" this is the message I receive:

● indiwebmanager.service - INDI Web Manager
Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/indiwebmanager.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: inactive (dead)

Since it says "inactive (dead)", I reckon something went wrong.

This is what I saved into the /ect/systemd/system directory:

[Unit]
Description=INDI Web Manager
After=multi.user.target

[Service]
Type=idle
User=rock64
ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/indi-web -v
Restart=always
RestartSec=5

[Install]
WantedBy=multi.user.target

Apparantely, the INDI web manager is not starting up (I believe). Is the anything I need to do concerning AutoStart? On github it says "If you selected any profile as Auto Start" then the INDI web manager shall be automatically started" - is there anything I need to set up?

Many thanks,

Helge

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Helge replied to the topic 'Indi on the rocks (a Rock64 to be exact)' in the forum. 3 days ago

Tried different color schemes and display settings, but it does not seem like the issue can be addressed via the display settings. Issue appears in the same manner for Samsung 38‘‘ tv and 7‘‘ LCD screen.

@ Wim - your description of the issue is more precise, this is exactly what I have been experiencing (thanks for testing - at least now I know that it is nothing I did wrong).

I logged a ticket at the Pine64 homepage, will also do a post on their forum.

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Helge replied to the topic 'Indi on the rocks (a Rock64 to be exact)' in the forum. 4 days ago

Just started again creating fresh image, installing all the components. In my case, python3 is not working, installing indi-web only seem to install with python-dev and related python-setuptool.

Tried today to connect the ASI071, seems to work, both single shots and live video (with Ekos). To be continued.

@ Wim: could you do me a favor and connect your screen to the Rock64, and try for instance to open LibreOffice and let me know if you get applications windows with proper colors schemes - or same for Ekos? In my case, still distorted.

BTW: you were right, no need to set up /etc/network/interfaces file.

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Helge replied to the topic 'Indi on the rocks (a Rock64 to be exact)' in the forum. 4 days ago

Sorry to hear - I actually received mine about 2-3 days ahead of the initially envisaged timeline. Shipping itself seemed to take very long. Not sure, how it is actually shipped.

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Helge replied to the topic 'Indi on the rocks (a Rock64 to be exact)' in the forum. 5 days ago

Hi Wim,

Few days ago I received the Rock64. Thanks to your instructions, managed to install KStars and indiweb. In addition, I needed to add the followings steps:

sudo apt-get install perl-modules-5.2

sudo apt-get install python-setup tools or same for python3-setuptools

Now I have to issues left that I need to resolve:

1) The /etc/network/interfaces definition - I can somehow access the Rock64 via WiFi, but it is reported as eth0 connection, with a strange IP address (169.254.xx.yyy). Can you share what you wrote into that file - did you also define anything in the wpa_supplicant.conf file?

I found those instructions - do you think those may work for the rock?

learn.adafruit.com/adafruits-raspberry-p...fi-with-occidentalis

2) when opening Ekos or other already installs programs, the color themes are strange, making it impossible to read some of the menus. Did you experiencing anything similar?

Thanks in advance,

Helge

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Helge replied to the topic 'StellarMate Astrophotography Gadget' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi Peter, hi Jasem,

What I am experiencing seems similar: when starting from scratch (i.e after reflashing the SD card), all fine, I connect to my wlan via the StellarMate app, I can thus connect to the internet via the StellarMate app (e.g. using the terminal or the browser). To be more precise, I am using the iPad and chose as wlan the StellarMate hotspot.

Then, if I connect the iPad to my wlan, and later on want to find the StellarMate hotspot, it is not there anymore. So I switch of the router and restart the Raspberry. So the StellarMate hotspot is back, but as soon as I switch on the router, I lose contact to the StellarMate hotspot. That does not seem right.

Not sure if there is anything I need to do differently?

Thanks in advance,

Helge

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Helge replied to the topic 'Indi on the rocks (a Rock64 to be exact)' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi Wim,

In the meantime I have received the usb WiFi stick, and tested on the Rpi3, and it works without installing any drivers (looks like for that chip set it is already equipped). The Rock64 comes in a week or two.

When you started using the usb stick for the Rock64, was there anything you needed to do, to get it up and running?

Thanks in advance,,

Helge

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Helge replied to the topic 'Indi on the rocks (a Rock64 to be exact)' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Many thanks!

If I may ask: Why are you using two indi servers, to have more ports? I am using the EQ6, i.e. eqmod driver. Had some problems to connect, related to the serial protocol / serial port EQ6 uses. The following link helped:

indilib.org/support/tutorials/157-persis...al-port-mapping.html

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Helge replied to the topic 'Indi on the rocks (a Rock64 to be exact)' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Really appreciated!

What USB WiFi dongle do you recommend - would 300mbit be ok? I think my outdoor router (tp link) can only do 150mbit upload anyway.

Best, Helge

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Helge replied to the topic 'installing indiweb on Rock64 fails - SOLVED' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Fantastic - just ordered one....:)

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Helge replied to the topic 'installing indiweb on Rock64 fails' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Thanks Wim for prompt reply. Just one more question: were you considering the Odroid xu4 as an alternative, which has two USB 3.0 ports? I noted that some people in this forum reported connectivity or other issues, possibly Rock64 could improve.

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Helge replied to the topic 'installing indiweb on Rock64 fails' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hi Wim,

Thanks for sharing your work with the Rock64, which sounds very interesting given the board offers USB 3.0!

Unfortunately, I cannot answer your question, but could you let me know which Ubuntu distribution you are using, and whether implementing KStars required anything else / or is it essentially like working with the Raspberry? Would be great to know the steps how you got everything started (did you use the pine64-installer)?

Best, Helge

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