BJ Ruiterkamp replied to the topic 'Problem connecting to QHYCCD QHY 5L-II-C' in the forum. 7 months ago

After playing around a bit with the disconnect - connect problem, I managed to get the indi_qhy_ccd driver loaded twice again.
In the log I noticed that an INDI server started at port 7625.

Hope this log can help.

regards berendj

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BJ Ruiterkamp replied to the topic 'Problem connecting to QHYCCD QHY 5L-II-C' in the forum. 7 months ago

OK, second test.

Same test setup: A profile with only the telescope simulator and the QHY CCD driver as main CCD (not as guider)
I performed this sequence of events:
• In KStars open the EKOS - Kstars dialog (Tools|Ekos or Ctrl+K)
• Start the profile
• Without any further use of the driver: Disconnect-Connect succeeded
• Using the INDI Control Panel: Expose test with times ranging from 0.0001 till 100 sec. All successful
• Using Preview in Ekos - Kstars CCD & Filter Wheel: Expose test with times ranging from 1 till 100 sec. All successful
• In the INDI Control Panel: Disconnect and Connect
• Using Preview in Ekos - Kstars CCD & Filter Wheel: Preview a picture with 1 sec failed
• I stopped the Preview using the little stop button below the Sequence Queue window
• In the INDI Control Panel the led next to Expose is still yellow, the times are both 0.00

Log attached

regards berendj

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BJ Ruiterkamp replied to the topic 'Problem connecting to QHYCCD QHY 5L-II-C' in the forum. 7 months ago

Connecting and disconnecting looks OK at first sight, but there is still a problem.

My test setup: A profile with only the telescope simulator and the QHY CCD driver as main CCD (not as guider)
Perform this sequence of events:
• In KStars open the EKOS - Kstars dialog (Tools|Ekos or Ctrl+K)
• In CCD & Filter Wheel capture an image via the Preview button. The result is OK
• In the INDI control panel Disconnect and Connect the QHY CCD
• In CCD & Filter Wheel capture an other image via the Preview button. Now the driver hangs, no image. In the INDI Control Panel the led indicator remains yellow Disconnect not working, the led indicator remains yellow
• In the EKOS - Kstars dialog Profile tab press the Disconnect and the Stop INDI buttons
• Press Start INDI button and the INDI Control Panel reappears, but the Connect button remains active in the EKOS - Kstars dialog Profile tab
• In the INDI Control Panel a red error message: [ERROR] Connecting to CCD failed (QHY5LII-C-6177e210b82ca44af)
• De INDI webmanager shows the indi_qhy_ccd loaded twice

I have attached a log of this sequence

Taking images with longer exposure times now seems to work. Exposures direct from the INDI Control Panel ranging from 0.0001 - 100 seconds were OK. But using the Preview button in the CCD & Filter Wheel tab was not always successful. Sometimes no image is received and the display is stuck in a revolving icon and the message Capturing image... I will try to log this sequence as well and post it here.

regards berendj

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BJ Ruiterkamp replied to the topic 'Problem connecting to QHYCCD QHY 5L-II-C' in the forum. 7 months ago

Catch 22 situation here. I run indiserver on an embedded Pi 3 mdel B. I have two options to run KStars/EKOS.
1. Running KStars/EKOS on the Pi and using Remote Desktop to connect to and control the Pi.
2. Running KStars/EKOS on my desktop and connect it to the indiserver on the Pi.

In situation 1 my ASI120MM is not working and produces distorted images like in this post indilib.org/forum/ccds-dslrs/1730-asi-120mc-bug.html#12902
The QHY5L-II-C guider camera is working OK most of the time, although some errors occasionally occur.
In situation 2 my QHY5l-II-C guider camera is not working. It sometimes gives a good image, but intermittent distorted images as mentioned above and regular "Exposure timeout. Restarting exposure..." errors. All leading to loosing the guide function.

w0anm wrote: " I found that would have to keep the exposure times to less then 2.5 seconds or so. ....[snip].... The blocking read call never finishes. and you get a timeout error. I've attempted to abort, disconnect and reconnect, and usb disconnect. The only solution I've found is to restart the Indi server and reconnecting."

I had already done that, but ended up getting indiserver running multiple instances of the indi_qhy_ccd driver. See the image attached to my original posting. After several restarts, I have now 5 drivers running. One time the indi_simulator_telescope driver and 4 (four) times the indi_qhy_ccd driver. At restart I also get an error now on the indi_simulator_telescope driver (see attachment).

It seems that the indi_qhy_ccd driver is not properly removed from the driverlist in the indiserver when the server is stopped. Considering the warning on the indi_simulator_telescope driver, that may also still be in the driverlist, but at least is not duplicated.

When I set the exposure time on the QHY5l-II-C camera to 5 seconds or more, the camera stops recording images and is no longer controllable via the INDI Control Panel. WHY? To my knowledge the filesize does not change with exposure time.

I have attached a log file in which I have made a few images with times shorter than 5 seconds, than a longer one where upon the camera stops responding.

An other problem with the driver is the fact that you can not disconnect/connect via the INDI Control Panel. It gives this error: "2018-03-01T13:54:23: [ERROR] Connecting to CCD failed (QHY5LII-C-6177e210b82ca44af)" when trying to reconnect.

Jasem Mutlaq, can you please look into these problems? The few clear nights We had overhere are all lost due to failing equipment.

regards berendj

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BJ Ruiterkamp replied to the topic 'INDI not connecting to ZWO ASI120MM' in the forum. 7 months ago

Problem solved.
Running sudo apt-get install indi-asi again today, installed yet a newer version. This one does connect to the camera.

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BJ Ruiterkamp created a new topic ' INDI not connecting to ZWO ASI120MM' in the forum. 7 months ago

Today I updated KStars and INDI only to find out that suddenly my ZWO ASI120MM camera is not connecting to INDI.. Trying to install the latest driver with sudo apt-get install indi-asi returned that I have already the newest version (0.8~201802191355~ubuntu16.04.1)

Because yesterday my KStars/Ekos was working with the older driver, I must assume that there is a problem with the new version.

Is there any way to install an older version to check this?

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BJ Ruiterkamp created a new topic ' Problem connecting to QHYCCD QHY 5L-II-C' in the forum. 7 months ago

I am planning to use the QHY 5L-II-C camera as guider camera. Problem is that I have difficulty connecting to it.

To keep the log as clean as possible I made a profile containing only the Telescope Simulator and the QHY CCD. It does connect when pressing the "Start INDI" button in Ekos.

- When I try to take an image and solve for WCS I never receive an Image,a message "Capturing Image" and a constantly revolving progress indicator.
- When I try to take an image with the camera set as guider, I get a warning: Exposure timeout. Restarting exposure...
- From the moment I take the first image, the red light on the camera starts flashing and never stops.

When I move over to the INDI Control Panel and click Disconnect on the QHY CCD it either refuses to disconnect or it disconnects but when trying to connect again a red error message appears: [ERROR] Connecting to CCD failed (QHY5LII-C-6177e210b82ca44af)

When unable to disconnect the camera, I can get connected again by stopping and restarting in Ekos. But when I check the indiserver with INDI Web Manager, the indi_qhy_ccd driver is running twice.

I started this new topic because I am not sure if this has any connecting with this topic

Has anyone successfully connected this camera on the raspberry Pi 3?
Any suggestion what my bee the problem?

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BJ Ruiterkamp replied to the topic 'Astroberry Focuser with Adafruit Motor HAT' in the forum. 11 months ago

Thanks for that suggestion Ihoujin.
I moved the file, but it still does not show in the profile editor. (see attachment)
When i open the Web Manager in my browser, the Motor HAT Focuser does show in the drivers select box in the focuser group and is select-able.

I installed KStars/Ekos also on the Raspberry PI itself, but the result is the same.

Lost this battle, but hope to win the war.

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BJ Ruiterkamp replied to the topic 'Astroberry Focuser with Adafruit Motor HAT' in the forum. 11 months ago

I compiled and installed the Adafruit Motor HAT driver. So far so good. I run the Raspberry Pi as remote INDI server. I run the KStars/Ekos client on Windows 10 on my desktop. But the "Motor HAT Focuser" is not showing in the list of focusers in the KStars Profile Editor, so I can not add it to my profile.
I checked that the .xml file is in the /usr/share/indi folder and it is.

Any suggestions?

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BJ Ruiterkamp replied to the topic 'Guide Star Catalog with indi_simulator_ccd driver' in the forum. 12 months ago

Sorry knro,

I see that this was the wrong log. I will try to make a new one, but reinstalled from scratch, so the previous log is lost.

Regards, Bert

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BJ Ruiterkamp replied to the topic 'Items from last night's INDI/Ekos/Kstars session' in the forum. 12 months ago

I'm a Linux newbie and got confused by the fact that there seem to be two roots. A linux root and a user root. So when knro wrote: "This is why it is recommended NOT to run the Web Manager as root.", I uninstalled indiweb with sudo and reinstalled it for user, and ended up nowhere.

Then I found this item . So I reversed my actions again and reinstalled as root. Problem remained that the .service scripts were nowhere to be found. So I eventually downloaded the .zip from GitHub, changed the user in indiwebmanager-pi.service to my username, RENAMED the file to indiwebmanager.service before copying it to the /etc/systemd/system folder. Finally I got my logs.

This my all be very clear to Linux savvies, but may I ask to have a little consideration with Linux newbies? But, after all, I'm glad its working now.

Regards, Bert

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BJ Ruiterkamp replied to the topic 'Items from last night's INDI/Ekos/Kstars session' in the forum. 12 months ago

After getting a new micro SD card and loading it with my Raspberry Jessie image, I suddenly had logs!
I saw that on the pi the log is created in /home/pi/.indi, but when I switch to the sd card with Ubuntu Mate the logs are created in /root/.indi, while my root is /home/bert and this must be the reason that the logs are not created.

The question is now, where (in which file) is this root defined?

I hope that with this explanation an answer will come up.

Regards, Bert

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BJ Ruiterkamp replied to the topic 'Guide Star Catalog with indi_simulator_ccd driver' in the forum. 12 months ago

OK, I got myself a new micro sd card and put my Raspberry Jessie backup on it. Then I updated the indi driver. The result is still the same. As soon as I hit the Capture & Solve button, the CCD Simulator log says: "Got no stars, is gsc installed with appropriate environment variables set ??"

I have attached the logs, but am unsure what they will reveal.

That I have logs is a surprise, but that question is further explained in this thread .

Regards, Bert

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BJ Ruiterkamp replied to the topic 'Items from last night's INDI/Ekos/Kstars session' in the forum. 12 months ago

Hi Jasem,

I noticed the absence of log files a few nights ago when working with the real stuff. But due to bad weather I'm using the simulators (remote on the Pi) to reproduce the problem. To keep things simple I only use three drivers Telescope Simulator, CCD Simulator and Astrometry.

In all three drivers I have checked Debug Enabled (without it the Logging Levels are not shown) and Logging Levels set to Errors, Warnings, Messages and Driver Debug. In the telescope also Scope Verbose.

Log output is set to "To Log File". in all three drivers, but the .indi map on the Pi stays empty but for the profiles.db, so no logs folder anf logs.

Regards, Bert

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BJ Ruiterkamp replied to the topic 'Items from last night's INDI/Ekos/Kstars session' in the forum. 12 months ago

Dear Helge,

The hidden files is not my problem. The hidden .indi folder is there, but it contains only the profiles.db.

The other problem is solved. I installed yesterday evening the KStars 2.8.4 on my windows machine and reloaded the latest daily indi release. Remote solving is now working. I have indeed Astronomy under Aux 1 in the profile.

So my problem remains: why is non of the drivers writing its log. The logs folder and the files are not even created. The chmod value of .indi is 775.

Regards, Bert

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BJ Ruiterkamp replied to the topic 'Items from last night's INDI/Ekos/Kstars session' in the forum. 12 months ago

HelgeMK wrote that he could not produce log files, because there aren't any. I have exactly the same problem. My setup is WIndows 10 KStars 2.8.3 and a Raspberry Pi 3 with Ubuntu Mate16.04.
When checking the Pi, there is no logs folder in .indi. In KStars the button "Show Indi Logs" does nothing. KStars session log on the Windows machine is OK.

I have also the problem that Remote solving with Astrometry driver in my profile, does not report back to KStars. If the .fits is resolved I cannot check, because there are no logs.

Any thoughts?

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