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INDI DBUS Error: Service Unknown

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Hi,

I have a Starlight Xpress all sky camera which is running with a python script right now on a windows computer. So, at the moment I am using ASCOM protocol in python to control the camera. However, INDI Dbus scripting seems like a good way to have it run on my stellarmate. I started with the example script indibus.py and it should run without errors when I dont change anything, right? However when I run it this error shows:
runfile('/home/stellarmate/Downloads/indidbus.py', wdir='/home/stellarmate/Downloads')
/home/stellarmate/Downloads/indidbus.py:12: DeprecationWarning: Importing dbus.glib to use the GLib main loop with dbus-python is deprecated.
Instead, use this sequence:
 
    from dbus.mainloop.glib import DBusGMainLoop
 
    DBusGMainLoop(set_as_default=True)
 
  from dbus import glib
Traceback (most recent call last):
 
  File "<ipython-input-1-857853e33ddf>", line 1, in <module>
    runfile('/home/stellarmate/Downloads/indidbus.py', wdir='/home/stellarmate/Downloads')
 
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/spyder_kernels/customize/spydercustomize.py", line 678, in runfile
    execfile(filename, namespace)
 
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/spyder_kernels/customize/spydercustomize.py", line 98, in execfile
    builtins.execfile(filename, *where)
 
  File "/home/stellarmate/Downloads/indidbus.py", line 21, in <module>
    "/KStars/INDI" # Object's path
 
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/bus.py", line 241, in get_object
    follow_name_owner_changes=follow_name_owner_changes)
 
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/proxies.py", line 248, in __init__
    self._named_service = conn.activate_name_owner(bus_name)
 
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/bus.py", line 180, in activate_name_owner
    self.start_service_by_name(bus_name)
 
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/bus.py", line 278, in start_service_by_name
    'su', (bus_name, flags)))
 
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/connection.py", line 651, in call_blocking
    message, timeout)
 
DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.kde.kstars was not provided by any .service files

Is there anything I still have to change in the example script or anything else I do wrong possibly?

Thanks in advance for your time and help,

Matti
3 months 1 week ago #82789

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DBus is used when KStars is already running, I presume it was not running with this driver when you executed the script above?
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Yes thanks a lot! I seemed to have missed this somewhere.
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