Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'Installing INDI/KSTARS-EKOS on a NanoPC-T4' in the forum. 18 hours 3 minutes ago

Looks very different from mine. I will have to dive into this again when I get back home.
Problem is, I solved this issue for my own system half a year ago and have since mostly forgotten what I had to do. That's the problem, when you are not working with these systems every day.

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Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'Installing INDI/KSTARS-EKOS on a NanoPC-T4' in the forum. 18 hours 38 minutes ago

Hi Wouter,

I also tried that, but I recall that I had problems with the new resolution remaining set in Xorg.conf. It would always reset again after shutting down the system. I ended up resorting to the xrandr script solution in the startup items.
Can you post how you changed the xorg.conf file to maintain a stable resolution when running a headless system?

Best

Jo

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Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'Installing INDI/KSTARS-EKOS on a NanoPC-T4' in the forum. yesterday

That's great, Peter! Looks like you are basically there.
One question, though: Why do you need INDI Web Manager? I just run everything on my Pi3 or my Zotac and log in via VNC. In other words, no part of INDI or KStars is running on my Desktop. That way I am completely flexible and can log in seamlessly from any device I want, e.g. from my Desktop until I go under cover, and then during the night from my iPhone, to check on progress and occasionally make adjustments without having to get up.

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Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'Installing INDI/KSTARS-EKOS on a NanoPC-T4' in the forum. yesterday

I solved this by writing a small script, making it executable (set the permissions accordingly) and calling it up during startup.
I need to check the exact syntax I used (once I get back home), but the core element was to use the command

xrandr -s 1440x900

In my case I used a different screen size, but 1440x900 is what you probably want for your Macbook Air.

You can check whether that works by calling up the terminal when you start up your NanoPC and then enter above command. The screen size should then change. If it does, it is simply a matter of calling up the command during startup. In that script you can then include other commands as you wish to be executed at startup (e.g. KStars). Or you can just add KStars to the startup items.

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Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'Re:Installing INDI/KSTARS-EKOS on a NanoPC-T4' in the forum. 3 days ago

Got it. I was just saying that if your nanoPC uses the ARM architecture, then my statement that I installed a non-ARM version of RealVNC on my Pi3 was likely incorrect. I needed to amend that before someone else gets misled.

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Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'Re:Installing INDI/KSTARS-EKOS on a NanoPC-T4' in the forum. 3 days ago

In that case I may have been mistaken. Since I am away from home, I can't check which version I actually have on my Pi3. Sorry if I wrote something misleading here. I do remember that I also went through this by trial and error, but in the end everything worked fine.
Jo

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Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'Re:Installing INDI/KSTARS-EKOS on a NanoPC-T4' in the forum. 3 days ago

I think that only applies if you are using Raspbian as your OS.

Since you are using Lubuntu, the regular *Linux-x*.deb installation file is what you would want.
Regardless, RealVNC may only be compatible with 16.04 LTS+, it does not mention 18.04.

If you can't install it via the .deb file
www.realvnc.com/download/file/vnc.files/...-6.3.1-Linux-x64.deb (64-bit version)
www.realvnc.com/download/file/vnc.files/...-6.3.1-Linux-x86.deb (32-bit version)
that's where the problem likely lies.

Unless...
Did you try those or did you try installing the Raspbian (ARM) version? That won't work.
I am also running RealVNC on my Raspberry Pi3 and since I am using Ubuntu MATE on it, I had to install the Linux-x64.deb version, NOT the Raspbian version, on it.

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Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'Re:Installing INDI/KSTARS-EKOS on a NanoPC-T4' in the forum. 3 days ago

Sorry, Peter, my fault. RealVNC is not (yet) compatible with Ubuntu 18 based systems.
Here the instructions I found for installing VNC on OS 18 systems:
linuxconfig.org/vnc-server-on-ubuntu-18-04-bionic-beaver-linux
Please note, I have not yet tried this. I am holding out until I REALLY have to "upgrade", knowing full well that it will probably take me a couple of hours at least to unbreak my system again.
Greetings from Ubuntu 16.04.....
Jo

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Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'Installing INDI/KSTARS-EKOS on a NanoPC-T4' in the forum. 5 days ago

Peter,
Here are the links to RealVNC for Linux (server) and MacOS (viewer).

www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/vnc/linux/
www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/viewer/macos/

Those work great on my setup.

Jo

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Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'Installing INDI/KSTARS-EKOS on a NanoPC-T4' in the forum. 5 days ago

Try installing RealVNC: www.realvnc.com/en/
That works well on Ubuntu MATE 16.04 (Server) and on my Macbook (Client).

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Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'Questions about equipment when running Ekos' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

kookoo_gr wrote: Corazon if i could kiss you i would for the help you have given me. The ASI works, it took me so many tries the last days with no success. I will give the internal guider a try but i want to have the alternative of phd. Also i would like to know if there is a documentation for ekos or any recent tutorials since all the videos i saw are old.


Dear kookoo,

As happy as I am that things are working out for you with your camera now, I have to nevertheless warn you that you have precipitated a marital crisis in my household. My wife strongly objects to our new-found romantic relationship and the last I saw of her, she was in the kitchen sharpening the knives...

:) :P B)

Anyway, I don't think there are any more recent tutorials than the ones Jasem posted on YouTube a while back, but you may want to ask him. Most of your questions will likely already have been answered somewhere here in the forum, and if not just post the question.

Good luck and clear skies. Indi and KStars are working great and Jasem, Rob, Eric and their colleagues continue to improve it all the time. I only started using it last fall and already there has been dramatic improvement on multiple fronts.

Jo

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Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'Questions about equipment when running Ekos' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

You have to update the driver for the USB 2 cameras using the Firmware Update tool on the ZWO website.
astronomy-imaging-camera.com/software/FWTool.zip
That only runs on Windows, though. So you need to connect your camera to a Windows computer, then run the update tool. Use the -alternate.icc for the 120MC. The other one won't work.

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