I’ve been using kStars controlling my Pentax K-70 in MSC mode. For some reason this is not working anymore, kStars/Indi cannot connect.
If I switch to PTP mode, it does connect, but the functionality is way too limited/buggy.
What has been changed? I know karlrees has been working on something, but hopefully this has not been released in the official version? It needs way more testing.
Jasem/Marcus you need people testing various camera models, the I volunteer testing the Pentax K-70 functionalities.
If Stellarmate is to survive, proper testing before releasing is a must.
I installed gphoto2 on the RPi, the camera is detected, executing the auto-detect command tells me that the K-70 is detected. Executing the --list-config command gives an I/O error message "Access denied". I have used the gphoto2 command line without any problems before.
The attached file is the result of running the --list-config command.
Running the DSLR test from the Control Panel fails, it says "connection lost", "DSLR test failed".
So it is a GPhoto2 issue. If you're using StellarMate, try software updater since I updated libgphoto2 just yesterday. Not sure if this will a difference, but at least try on the latest release before we file a bug report with libgphoto2.
My gphoto bug report has not been looked into after I provided some log files (at least I cannot see any activities), it could be due to Marcus being on vacation or the situation we are in right now (COVID-19).
Jasem has some changes which made it possible to connect to a Pentax camera, at least if you use the GPhoto CCD driver.
Just update SM via the Control Panel (using VNC to connect to a RPi), the nrun the package updater (I did that first), restart and voilá