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CANON DSLR stopped working, incomplete connection

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CANON DSLR stopped working, incomplete connection was created by pepe.enriquez

Hi,

I've been using ekos/indi succesfully for some weeks, using an iOptron CEM25 mount, QHY5 guider and a canon 1100D as main camera.
But suddenly yesterday the canon dslr stopped to connect with the driver as before. It is not that the camera is not connected, but it "half connects", leaving a few options available and a "yellow indicator" for the connection state, i.e.:




Even though ekos does not complain on the camera connection, this configuration does not permit any interaction with the camera.

The only lines I found in the log files from the Canon DSLR driver are these, related to the few parameters shown in the screenshots above:

[2019-01-02T19:16:40.029 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Received new device Canon DSLR EOS 1100D
[2019-01-02T19:16:40.031 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDIListener: New device Canon DSLR EOS 1100D
[2019-01-02T19:16:40.033 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 1100D >: < CONNECTION >
[2019-01-02T19:16:40.035 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 1100D >: < DRIVER_INFO >
[2019-01-02T19:16:40.037 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 1100D >: < POLLING_PERIOD >
[2019-01-02T19:16:40.038 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 1100D >: < DEBUG >
[2019-01-02T19:16:40.038 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 1100D >: < SIMULATION >
[2019-01-02T19:16:40.039 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 1100D >: < CONFIG_PROCESS >
[2019-01-02T19:16:40.039 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 1100D >: < ACTIVE_DEVICES >
[2019-01-02T19:16:40.041 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 1100D >: < DEVICE_PORT >

The system I use to run the indi server is a netbook with Ubuntu 18.04. Funnily enough, I am able to connect the camera to another indi server I use for testing (this one is Linux Mint). So it seems that it is something only present in the ubuntu netbook, that has been changed in the last day, but I am not able to locate it, and have not found useful hints in the forums.

Has anybody found a similar problem? I would appreciate any advice on this.

BTW, many thanks and kudos to the development team for their fantastic job.
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Replied by Ihoujin on topic CANON DSLR stopped working, incomplete connection

Can you connect with the GPhoto Driver?
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Replied by pepe.enriquez on topic CANON DSLR stopped working, incomplete connection

Can you connect with the GPhoto Driver?


I had not thought of that, I had never used gphoto2 ...
Thanks for the suggestion, I will try in both machines, and let you know
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Replied by mlarsson on topic CANON DSLR stopped working, incomplete connection

Hi!

From experience: try another USB-cable.

Magnus

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Replied by pepe.enriquez on topic CANON DSLR stopped working, incomplete connection

From experience: try another USB-cable.

Hi Magnus,
Yes, I tried with 2 m and 25 cm cables, both working in the mint machine, but no connection shows in the ubuntu netbook

Can you connect with the GPhoto Driver?


Yes, I have tested in the two machines, and gphoto2 is working in both of them:
Abilities for camera             : Canon EOS 1100D                             
Serial port support              : no
USB support                      : yes
Capture choices                  :
                                 : Image
                                 : Preview
                                 : Trigger Capture
Configuration support            : yes
Delete selected files on camera  : yes
Delete all files on camera       : no
File preview (thumbnail) support : yes
File upload support              : yes

I can take pictures and previews with gphoto, but still not connection through ekos in the ubuntu netbook.

Is there any other log or test I can try?
Thanks for the help.
Pepe
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Replied by mlarsson on topic CANON DSLR stopped working, incomplete connection

OK, trying more standard problems: Could it be that the Canon is automounted on the netbook? (have no idea if GPhoto would work in that case)

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Replied by pepe.enriquez on topic CANON DSLR stopped working, incomplete connection

Yes, I had disabled automount before.
In fact the canon has been working in the netbook under ekos, but suddendly it has stopped working, and I don't recall having changed anything in the installation (though I certainly must have changed something inadvertently)
I'll keep digging and will report ...

Pepe
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Replied by deeps29 on topic CANON DSLR stopped working, incomplete connection

I am facing exactly same issue, Canon DSLR sort of half connects. I am trying to set up a new machine with Ubuntu 16.04 32-bit and Indi/Ekos latest stable release. I have disabled the automount. I can control the camera using gphoto2 without any problem.
dee@Astro-Linux:~$ gphoto2 --auto-detect 
Model                          Port                                            
----------------------------------------------------------
Canon EOS 80D                  usb:001,002     
deepanshu@Astro-Linux:~$ gphoto2 --capture-image
New file is in location /capt0000.cr2 on the camera                            
dee@Astro-Linux:~$

But when using Ekos, I see exactly same thing as OP shared above. Yellow dot with nothing happening. Log also shows similar thing -
I'm clueless on how to fix this.
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.234 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI: Starting local drivers...
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.235 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Starting INDI Server:  ("-v", "-p", "7624", "-f", "/tmp/indififo58540e46") -f "/tmp/indififo58540e46"
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.238 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server Started?  true
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.238 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI: INDI Server started locally on port  7624
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.238 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Starting INDI Driver  "indi_canon_ccd"
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.238 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Adding managed driver "Canon DSLR"
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.238 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDIListener: Adding a new client manager to INDI listener..
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.238 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI: Connecting to local INDI server on port  7624  ...
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.341 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI: Connecting to local INDI server on port  7624  ...
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.341 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI server connected.
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.341 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Connection to INDI server is successful
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.342 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Received new device Canon DSLR EOS 80D
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.349 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2019-01-10T03:36:40: startup: /usr/bin/indiserver -v -p 7624 -f /tmp/indififo58540e46 "
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.349 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2019-01-10T03:36:40: listening to port 7624 on fd 3"
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.349 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "FIFO: start indi_canon_ccd"
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.349 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "FIFO: Starting driver indi_canon_ccd"
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.349 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2019-01-10T03:36:40: Driver indi_canon_ccd: pid=2330 rfd=4 wfd=7 efd=8"
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.349 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2019-01-10T03:36:40: Driver indi_canon_ccd: Number of cameras detected: 1."
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.349 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2019-01-10T03:36:40: Driver indi_canon_ccd: Detected camera model Canon EOS 80D on port usb:001,002"
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.349 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2019-01-10T03:36:40: Driver indi_canon_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD"
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.349 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2019-01-10T03:36:40: Driver indi_canon_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.TELESCOPE_INFO"
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.349 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2019-01-10T03:36:40: Driver indi_canon_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.GEOGRAPHIC_COORD"
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.350 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2019-01-10T03:36:40: Driver indi_canon_ccd: snooping on Focuser Simulator.ABS_ROTATOR_ANGLE"
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.350 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2019-01-10T03:36:40: Driver indi_canon_ccd: snooping on CCD Simulator.FILTER_SLOT"
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.350 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2019-01-10T03:36:40: Driver indi_canon_ccd: snooping on CCD Simulator.FILTER_NAME"
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.350 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2019-01-10T03:36:40: Driver indi_canon_ccd: snooping on SQM.SKY_QUALITY"
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.350 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2019-01-10T03:36:40: Client 5: new arrival from 127.0.0.1:47258 - welcome!"
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.350 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  ""
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.364 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDIListener: New device Canon DSLR EOS 80D
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.389 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 80D >: < CONNECTION >
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.409 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 80D >: < DRIVER_INFO >
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.412 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 80D >: < POLLING_PERIOD >
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.415 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 80D >: < DEBUG >
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.416 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 80D >: < SIMULATION >
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.418 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 80D >: < CONFIG_PROCESS >
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.418 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 80D >: < ACTIVE_DEVICES >
[2019-01-09T19:36:40.419 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 80D >: < DEVICE_PORT >
[2019-01-09T19:36:47.941 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI: Stopping local drivers...
[2019-01-09T19:36:47.941 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Removing managed driver "Canon DSLR"
[2019-01-09T19:36:47.941 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDIListener: Removing device Canon DSLR EOS 80D with unique label  ""
[2019-01-09T19:36:47.943 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDIListener: Removing client manager for server localhost @ 7624
[2019-01-09T19:36:47.943 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI server disconnected. Exit code: 0
[2019-01-09T19:36:47.943 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI server disconnected. Exit code: 0
[2019-01-09T19:36:47.943 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Stopping INDI Driver  "indi_canon_ccd"
[2019-01-09T19:36:47.944 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Stopping INDI Server  "localhost" @ "7624"
[2019-01-09T19:36:47.944 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2019-01-10T03:36:47: Client 5: read EOF"
[2019-01-09T19:36:47.944 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2019-01-10T03:36:47: Client 5: shut down complete - bye!"
[2019-01-09T19:36:47.944 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "FIFO: stop indi_canon_ccd"
[2019-01-09T19:36:47.944 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "dp->name: indi_canon_ccd - tDriver: indi_canon_ccd"
[2019-01-09T19:36:47.944 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "name:  - dp->dev[0]: Canon DSLR EOS 80D"
[2019-01-09T19:36:47.944 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "FIFO: Shutting down driver: indi_canon_ccd"
[2019-01-09T19:36:47.945 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "<delProperty device=\"Canon DSLR EOS 80D\"/>"
[2019-01-09T19:36:47.945 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "Child process 2330 died"
[2019-01-09T19:36:47.945 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  ""
[2019-01-09T19:36:47.945 PST WARN ][                       default] - QIODevice::write (QTemporaryFile, "/tmp/kstars.El2316"): device not open
[2019-01-09T19:36:47.945 PST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Resetting Ekos Manager...
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Replied by knro on topic CANON DSLR stopped working, incomplete connection

Thanks for the report. Try to do this:

1. Edit your profile and turn off "Auto Connect". Save Profile.
2. Start the Profile.
3. Go to the camera tab in the INDI Control Panel --> Options. Make sure Driver Debug is checked next to Debug Levels.
4. Go back to Main Control Panel and connect the camera.
5. Share the log.
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Replied by deeps29 on topic CANON DSLR stopped working, incomplete connection

I am not seeing Debug Driver in Options tab in INDI control panel as suggested. Please see the picture attached. I disabled Auto Connect and made sure 'Debug' was enabled. Same behavior.

Log is attached.
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Replied by Herrhausen on topic CANON DSLR stopped working, incomplete connection

In case you haven't done it already, go to Indi Logs, activate Verbose. Then check again if the debug options are available in Indi.
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Replied by pepe.enriquez on topic CANON DSLR stopped working, incomplete connection

Hi,

An update from my side.
  1. I tried to test this issue over a clean install on the netbook of ubuntu mate 16.04 32 bits + indi + kstars, with the same result: gphoto is working, and ekos is not able to fully connect the camera, leaving it in a semiconnected, "yellow" state. This make me think that the problem may be related to the HW and not the SW (though the camera connected before to the same configuration)

  2. I have generated a log file, as per Jasem's instructions, it is attached (activated only for "Capture" and "CCD"). The point is, I am not sure whether I am able to activate the debug log properly, since the Debug option in the "Options" tab is also in a "yellow" state, regardless of pushing "enable" or "disable". In any case, the log is the same I attached in my first post. After starting INDI and before connecting:

    <code>[2019-01-10T23:01:56.439 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 1100D >: < CONNECTION >
    [2019-01-10T23:01:56.526 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 1100D >: < DRIVER_INFO >
    [2019-01-10T23:01:56.681 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 1100D >: < POLLING_PERIOD >
    [2019-01-10T23:01:56.721 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 1100D >: < DEBUG >
    [2019-01-10T23:01:56.750 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 1100D >: < SIMULATION >
    [2019-01-10T23:01:56.756 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 1100D >: < CONFIG_PROCESS >
    [2019-01-10T23:01:56.761 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 1100D >: < ACTIVE_DEVICES >
    [2019-01-10T23:01:56.784 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Canon DSLR EOS 1100D >: < DEVICE_PORT >
    </code>

    And only after pressing "Connect" in the Control panel, the following line is added:

    <code>[2019-01-10T23:02:45.971 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Connecting Canon DSLR EOS 1100D
    </code>

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File Name: log_21-17-...0.tar.gz
File Size:1 KB


Nothing else after pushing "Connect" and before disconnecting.


I'm happy to perform any test that you may suggest.

Thaks for the help
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