Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'My gentoo overlay with indilib 3rd party drivers' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I've managed to successfully build everything using the live ebuilds. Haven't had the chance to try it yet, but at least there are no build errors now!

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Thanks for the explanation - that makes more sense. I was/am returning from a long break and wasn't familiar with the autosearch feature and how it actually worked.

I'll look into doing the udev rule.

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'Problem with Moonlite Focuser' in the forum. 1 month ago

I tried swapping cables, different ports on the usb hub, direct connecting to the laptop. Nothing worked.

So I tried changing the baud rate since it was a "serial" connection. It was theoretically defaulted to 9600. I switched it to 19200 and still nothing.

I then set it back to 9600, tried again, an lo! Eureka, it works.

So, a bit weird.

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Chris Ryan created a new topic ' Problem with Moonlite Focuser' in the forum. 1 month ago

This is from a test I did just now, stripping out non-Moonlite stuff:

org.kde.kstars.indi: INDIListener: New device MoonLite
org.kde.kstars.ekos: Ekos received a new device:  MoonLite
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < CONNECTION >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < DRIVER_INFO >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < DEBUG >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < CONFIG_PROCESS >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < CONNECTION_MODE >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < DEVICE_PORT >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < DEVICE_BAUD_RATE >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < DEVICE_AUTO_SEARCH >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < DEVICE_PORT_SCAN >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < SYSTEM_PORTS >
...
rg.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updatePostion error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[INFO] Error retreiving data from MoonLite, please ensure MoonLite controller is powered and the port is correct. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[WARNING] Communication with /dev/ttyUSB0 @ 9600 failed. Starting Auto Search... "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updatePostion error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[INFO] Error retreiving data from MoonLite, please ensure MoonLite controller is powered and the port is correct. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[INFO] MoonLite is online. Getting focus parameters... "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[INFO] MoonLite is online. "
org.kde.kstars.ekos: MoonLite is connected.
org.kde.kstars.ekos: 3  devices connected out of  5
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < FOCUS_MOTION >
org.kde.kstars.ekos: "MoonLite focuser is online."
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < FOCUS_SPEED >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < FOCUS_TIMER >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < REL_FOCUS_POSITION >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < ABS_FOCUS_POSITION >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < FOCUS_ABORT_MOTION >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < Presets >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < Goto >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < USEJOYSTICK >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < FOCUS_TEMPERATURE >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < FOCUS_MAXTRAVEL >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < Step Mode >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < Temperature Settings >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < Temperature Compensate >
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < FOCUS_SYNC >
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] Unknown error: focuser position value (- Unk �ϬU) "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updateTemperature error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updateSpeed error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updateStepMode error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[INFO] MoonLite paramaters updated, focuser ready for use. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updatePostion error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updateTemperature error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[INFO] Loading device configuration... "
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < SYSTEM_PORTS >
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[INFO] Device configuration applied. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[INFO] Scan complete. Found 3 port(s). "
org.kde.kstars.indi: < MoonLite >: < SYSTEM_PORTS >
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updatePostion error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updateTemperature error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updatePostion error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updateTemperature error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updatePostion error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updateTemperature error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updatePostion error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updateTemperature error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updatePostion error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updateTemperature error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updatePostion error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updateTemperature error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updatePostion error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updateTemperature error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updatePostion error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updateTemperature error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updatePostion error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updateTemperature error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[INFO] Focuser is moving to position 2000 "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updatePostion error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updateTemperature error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] isMoving error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[INFO] Focuser reached requested position. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updatePostion error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updateTemperature error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updatePostion error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updateTemperature error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updatePostion error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updateTemperature error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updatePostion error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updateTemperature error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updatePostion error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updateTemperature error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updatePostion error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updateTemperature error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updatePostion error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[ERROR] updateTemperature error: Timeout error. "
org.kde.kstars.indi: MoonLite :  "[INFO] MoonLite is offline. "
org.kde.kstars.ekos: MoonLite  is disconnected.
org.kde.kstars.ekos: "MoonLite is disconnected."

I can operate the focuser manually via the controller.

I'm going to try some other tests and see if I can get more debug information, but if the above is a clue to anyone, I'd be interested in hearing it.

Building from latest source, last built about 24hrs ago.

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'Issues with ASI1600MM-Cool' in the forum. 1 month ago

Ok, I got it working without changing the cable at all.

I had forgot one thing that tripped me up in the past: when using the laptop on battery power, it does something to the USB ports that reduces their effectiveness. I had to do something special in Windows to stop that happening. I'll search to see if their is something similar for Linux.

Giving the laptop AC power - problem went away - at least with the camera. Will mark as solved.

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'Issues with ASI1600MM-Cool' in the forum. 1 month ago

Will do. I had a thought about that after I finished last night. Although it's fine under Windows, maybe it's a bit more finicky under Linux.

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'My gentoo overlay with indilib 3rd party drivers' in the forum. 1 month ago

Great, thanks. I've added myself to watch that PR. Hopefully it gets through soon.

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'Issues with ASI1600MM-Cool' in the forum. 1 month ago

No, it didn't work, the preview is doing this:

org.kde.kstars.indi: ZWO CCD ASI1600MM-Cool : "[DEBUG] ASIGetExpStatus failed. Restarting exposure... "
org.kde.kstars.indi: ZWO CCD ASI1600MM-Cool : "[DEBUG] StartExposure->setexp : 1.000s "


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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'Issues with ASI1600MM-Cool' in the forum. 1 month ago

I rebuilt the driver and noticed there was some code updates.

It's working better now - I can set the temperature. And I think preview is not giving an error. I can't see the image though so I must have something wrong with the viewer setup.

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'Issues with ASI1600MM-Cool' in the forum. 1 month ago

I will look for something to try to use the camera under linux besides ekos to see what happens. This should be USB3 btw.

(I dual boot with windows, and that captures fine, so the hardware link should be ok, so this is linux specific).

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'My gentoo overlay with indilib 3rd party drivers' in the forum. 1 month ago

Still got the above, but I'm also getting this:

>> Failed to execute postinst for sci-libs/indilib-9999

 * Messages for package sci-libs/indilib-9999:

 * FAILED postinst: 1
 * ERROR: sci-libs/indilib-9999::brancik-overlay failed (postinst phase):
 *   extra arguments no longer supported; please file a bug
 * 
 * Call stack:
 *     ebuild.sh, line  124:  Called pkg_postinst
 *   environment, line 3577:  Called enewuser 'indiserver' '-1' '-1' '-1' 'usb,uucp,video' '-U'
 *   environment, line 1640:  Called die
 * The specific snippet of code:
 *           die "extra arguments no longer supported; please file a bug";
 * 
 * If you need support, post the output of `emerge --info '=sci-libs/indilib-9999::brancik-overlay'`,
 * the complete build log and the output of `emerge -pqv '=sci-libs/indilib-9999::brancik-overlay'`.
 * The complete build log is located at '/var/tmp/portage/sci-libs/indilib-9999/temp/build.log'.
 * The ebuild environment file is located at '/var/tmp/portage/sci-libs/indilib-9999/temp/environment'.
 * Working directory: '/var/tmp/portage/sci-libs/indilib-9999/homedir'
 * S: '/var/tmp/portage/sci-libs/indilib-9999/work/indilib-9999/libindi'


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Chris Ryan created a new topic ' Issues with ASI1600MM-Cool' in the forum. 1 month ago

I've built a new INDI setup based off the git sources (under Gentoo, using the overlay) on my laptop to get things going again.

I had some success tonight getting the Mount (G11), Dome (maxdome), Filter Wheel (Xagyl) and Camera (ASI1600MM-Cool) connected. the first 3 seemed to be working fine as well.

The camera however, had problems. It would not set a temperature, and would not take a preview image:

org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture: "Capturing image..."
org.kde.kstars.indi: ZWO CCD ASI1600MM-Cool :  "[ERROR] Exposure failed after 3 attempts. "
org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture: "Capture failed. Check INDI Control Panel for details."
org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture: "Restarting capture attempt #1"
org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture: "Capturing image..."
org.kde.kstars.indi: ZWO CCD ASI1600MM-Cool :  "[ERROR] Exposure failed after 3 attempts. "
org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture: "Capture failed. Check INDI Control Panel for details."
org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture: "Restarting capture attempt #2"
org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture: "Capturing image..."
org.kde.kstars.indi: ZWO CCD ASI1600MM-Cool :  "[ERROR] Exposure failed after 3 attempts. "
org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture: "Capture failed. Check INDI Control Panel for details."

I tried to enable debugging for the driver, but when I hit the button it would flick to enable and then flick back to disable immediately - you could see the options/checkboxes appear briefly lower on the panel during this time. I tried another device, but its debug worked fine.

So, to be able to give better information on the other problems, I need to get a fix for this debug problem. Any ideas?

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'My gentoo overlay with indilib 3rd party drivers' in the forum. 1 month ago

I'm trying to build the live drivers for my system - most have built and installed fine, but I have got stuck on the sbig build:

>>> Emerging (1 of 1) sci-libs/libsbig-9999::brancik-overlay
>>> Unpacking source...
 * Fetching https://github.com/indilib/indi.git ...
git fetch https://github.com/indilib/indi.git +HEAD:refs/git-r3/HEAD
git symbolic-ref refs/git-r3/sci-libs/libsbig/0/__main__ refs/git-r3/HEAD
 * Checking out https://github.com/indilib/indi.git to /var/tmp/portage/sci-libs/libsbig-9999/work/libsbig-9999 ...
git checkout --quiet refs/git-r3/HEAD
GIT update -->
   repository:               https://github.com/indilib/indi.git
   at the commit:            7849fc0c6f7a6359bad6812a813f477df2455ee0
>>> Source unpacked in /var/tmp/portage/sci-libs/libsbig-9999/work
>>> Preparing source in /var/tmp/portage/sci-libs/libsbig-9999/work/libsbig-9999/3rdparty/libsbig ...
 * Applying libsbig-9999_fix_cmake_symlinks.patch ...

 * Failed Patch: libsbig-9999_fix_cmake_symlinks.patch !
 *  ( /var/tmp/portage/sci-libs/libsbig-9999/files/libsbig-9999_fix_cmake_symlinks.patch )
 * 
 * Include in your bugreport the contents of:
 * 
 *   /var/tmp/portage/sci-libs/libsbig-9999/temp/libsbig-9999_fix_cmake_symlinks.patch.out

 * ERROR: sci-libs/libsbig-9999::brancik-overlay failed (prepare phase):
 *   Failed Patch: libsbig-9999_fix_cmake_symlinks.patch!
 * 
 * Call stack:
 *     ebuild.sh, line  124:  Called src_prepare
 *   environment, line 3427:  Called cmake-utils_src_prepare
 *   environment, line 1098:  Called epatch '/var/tmp/portage/sci-libs/libsbig-9999/files/libsbig-9999_fix_cmake_symlinks.patch'
 *   environment, line 1535:  Called die
 * The specific snippet of code:
 *               die "Failed Patch: ${patchname}!";

I tried removing the patch, and it got further, but the failures indicated that the fix/patch is probably required.

I've attached the file request in the error above, with the ".out" changed to ".txt" to allow the upload to work.

Any ideas what's wrong?

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'My gentoo overlay with indilib 3rd party drivers' in the forum. 1 month ago

That's great - I really meant this page here: indilib.org/download/gentoo.html since that's going to be the starting point for most people.

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'My gentoo overlay with indilib 3rd party drivers' in the forum. 1 month ago

Should the download documentation page be updated for the changes you've made? I think it's still refers to 1.0.0 and doesn't list all the drivers.

Just for completeness, etc. :)

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'Sharpsky Pro Focuser Driver' in the forum. 11 months ago

Well that certainly slams the brakes on it.

I was looking at the moonlite and robofocus code trying to understand it and it looks relatively easy. I couldn't relate the data I saw from wireshark at all.

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