Created a new image and updated to the latest. So far so good.
I had issues last night with File dialogs not displaying (it is in another thread), and it seems to have become permanent. So new image and new card it is to rule thing out.
1. Is there any issue with changing user password, language, region (for startup and login screen) and such? I am assuming no. Access point it is clear to use the scripts provided.
2. is there a need for a swapfile to use PHD2 and Ekos on RPI3 for an imaging session?
3. Lost a night last night due to Kstars crashing (PHD2 did not) and Ekos file dialog not display which prevent scheduler use, so I am looking at CCDCeil as a back up on RPI3. Have you consider CCDCeil as part of package?
4. Is it worth to add Lin_guider?
5. Already answered: Is PHD2 installed via the PPA? I have not had time to dig into this. (I just did update and saw the PPA was there.)
1. For desktop mode you can use standard Ubuntu Mate functions to change language, region etc... (System Settings / Language Support). There's no language setting for web interface.
2. No need for swap file for PHD2 or Ekos. Swap file is not recommended on RPi3 at all due to it tears down you microSD very quickly. However with only 1GB of RAM imaging with DSLR might result in not enough memory in RPi3 (convering raw files to fits takes lots of RAM). The solution would be a swap file. But you have been warned
3. There must be some kind of issue outside boundaries of astroberry server. Have you recently done rpi-update? If no, try it first and let me know if the problem persists. I might add CCDCeil in the next upgrade
4. I will add Linguider in the next upgrade
5. PHD2 is from PPA and will be updated with standard system updates.
If you use multiple Astroberry Servers in one LAN just change hostname by editing /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts. Then restart to access them under new hostname. Alternatively you can access each device by IP.
Also when using multiple devices in proximity to each other you need to change their access point names so you can tell which is which. Do it by using sudo aprename command in terminal.
There's no need to do it. Astroberry Server is configured to automatically synchronize time with NTP service (network time protocol). If you have access to the Internet it will set the time based on online time servers, if not it will use GPS time.
It is possible to add button for update raspberry time with GPS time in "GPS Pannel" ?
You may find this script useful
There is a case for NTP not automatically setting system time from GPSD.
Depending on the source of the GPS time, for instance from what I've gathered, if it is an NMEA source, rather than PPS. I found that if the system clock is more than a few seconds off it will not use that source as it believes it is too far off to be accurate.
Running this script will force the system time to sync. And from there NTP should be able to do it's thing.
Don't miss in the thread post by BeJay to add -u to the set string in the script to set system time to local time rather than UTC.
INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 4, 4gb
Raspbian Buster with AstroPi3 script configuration
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG/ASI120mm @280mm Guide Scope
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.