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INDI Library v1.9.3 Released (11 Nov 2021)

Bimonthly Stable INDI Library release introduces new drivers and fixes for existing ones. Some highlights:

Canon 600D T3i "Failed to expose" error

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I checked, and the verbose was checked. I did another try with the canon driver as Jassem did, but again the same results. Also, I attached a picture of my camera configuration screen that I currently use. Maybe it is one of the camera settings.

Do you know what event the ekos driver was waiting for before it shows "failed to expose"?

<code>DEBUG 1098.756064 sec : Setting new configuration OK.
DEBUG 1098.756253 sec : Exposure complete.
DEBUG 1102.227454 sec : Event timed out #1, retrying...
DEBUG 1103.229937 sec : Event timed out #2, retrying...
DEBUG 1104.234158 sec : Event timed out #3, retrying...
DEBUG 1105.236747 sec : Event timed out #4, retrying...
DEBUG 1106.239718 sec : Event timed out #5, retrying...
DEBUG 1107.243640 sec : Event timed out #6, retrying...
DEBUG 1108.276378 sec : Event timed out #7, retrying...
DEBUG 1109.279210 sec : Event timed out #8, retrying...
DEBUG 1110.282752 sec : Event timed out #9, retrying...
DEBUG 1111.286127 sec : Event timed out #10, retrying...
ERROR 1111.286266 sec : Failed to expose.</code>


File Attachment:

File Name: canon_indi_ccd.log
File Size:36 KB
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Mohamed

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Thank you rdricks. I think the driver configuration was the issue. I was able to take 30 shots 300 seconds each in one session without a single error. Here is what I've done and configured (for future reference of similar problems)

1. Upgraded my camera firmware from 1.0.2 to 1.0.3 from Canon website
2. Used the Canon DSLR driver
3. Main control -> Mirror lock = 1 sec
4. Options -> Force bulb = OFF
5. Image settings:
- Image format = RAW
- Transfer format = NATIVE
- Capture target = SD CARD
- SD Image = DELETE


As I changed many parameters, I really don't know which one was essential to fix the problem, but I'm glad it worked.

One last thing, when I configure the driver and press save for the configuration, it gives me a message that it saved, but when I reopen ekos/indi again, I only see the defaults. Is there is a way to keep my settings?


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Mohamed
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I’m glad you got it working. It can be finicky, but once it is going it is worth it.

On the older version I never did get it to save those settings. I needed to go in each session and make sure they were set appropriately.
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