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INDI Library v1.7.6 Released. (27 Feb 2019)

First release of 2019 comes with quite a few new drivers across the board along with significant performance improvements to INDI camera and live streaming performance. Many drivers received significant updates to improve performance & stability, while a few were re-written from scratch to be in line with INDI standards. Here are some of the highlights:

HELP!!! EQMOD Bluetooth problem

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HELP!!! EQMOD Bluetooth problem was created by yoandresmza

Hi, I'm trying to connect my Synta mount using EQMOD via bluetooth but it´s impossible! I tried with a dondle and the on board bluetooth but still can't connect.
Anyone had has success with this?
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Replied by Kaczorek on topic HELP!!! EQMOD Bluetooth problem

Could you provide some more details? Have you paired devices successfully and cannot connect a mount or you have problems with detecting a BT device and pairing?
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Replied by yoandresmza on topic HELP!!! EQMOD Bluetooth problem

Hi Kaczorek, I'm using a RPi3B+ and yes, I've already paired the devices, but I can't connect to the mount and an error message appears when I check the information of the connected serial port in the bluetooth manager "blueman exception: can't connect rfcomm socket".
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Replied by Kaczorek on topic HELP!!! EQMOD Bluetooth problem

I'm afraid embedded BT does not work on RPi 3B+. At least I was not successful with it. I think that the only solution for now is an USB dongle.
Please take a look at this thread
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Replied by Ihoujin on topic HELP!!! EQMOD Bluetooth problem

For a start, uninstall modemmanager. If you make it to the end of the thread Kaczorek shared, you will see how I came about this conflict.
sudo apt-get remove modemmanager

To set up the BT adapter I have it configured to bind the port during boot with an entry in rc.local
To the file /etc/rc.local add this line of code. *Your Linux version may require alternate configuration
Don't miss the trailing & in this code and sub XX's for adapter MAC address.
rfcomm bind hci0 XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX 1 &
This should make the set the device to /dev/rfcomm0
INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 3B+
Lubuntu 16.04
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.
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Replied by yoandresmza on topic HELP!!! EQMOD Bluetooth problem

Thanks for the tips Ihoujin.
I unistalled modemmanger and then I tried to connect mi BT device and works fine binding to rfcomm0. Thats was great!

To automatize the connection after boot I added the entry in my rc.local file and restart the Astroberry but it doesn't work, the BT doen't connect automatically and I have to bind manualy to a rfcomm to get work it.
Question: The MAC address in the entry is the MAC of my BT adapter (connected via USB to astroberry) or the MAC of the BT device? (connected to mount)

Any sugestion?
Thanks again
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Replied by Ihoujin on topic HELP!!! EQMOD Bluetooth problem

It should be the mac address of the EQ-BT device on your mount. And in my case I don't have to make the connected via bluetooth manager or anything like that, just go right to INDI and the connection is made. The cool thing is the mount and EQ-BT adapter to it don't even have to be powered on until you go to use it, that is to say binding to the MAC address of the device still works at boot time even though the EQ-BT device is not powered on yet.
Edit: One more thing, binding =/= pairing. Make sure you have paired it properly. This is a one time only step when working properly.
Edit2: Please share a screenshot of your rc.local entry
INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 3B+
Lubuntu 16.04
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.
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Replied by yoandresmza on topic HELP!!! EQMOD Bluetooth problem

SUCCESS!!!!
Ihoujin, I changed the MAC Address to my EQ-BT in the rc.local and now everything is running perfectly, even using the on board BT device en my RPi3B+!!!!
I don't have to use a BT dondle.

I think the key is to uninstall modemmanager as you told me.
I'm very happy, my mount can be run wirelessly now, one less cable to worry about.

THANKS THANKS THANKS!!
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Replied by Ihoujin on topic HELP!!! EQMOD Bluetooth problem

You're most welcome. Glad I could help.
INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 3B+
Lubuntu 16.04
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.
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