I've been running Astroberry with my Nexdome for about a year and has been working perfectly with a Pi4 (with 4 gigs),
I figured I would swap out with my new 8Gig Pi4 and make another try at Stellarmate OS.
I worked on that a while and couldn't get the dome rotating.
I swapped SD cards and tried my old (and working) Astroberry in the 8G Pi. Had trouble booting so I put it back in my original Pi4 (4Gig) hoping to just get back to what worked before.
The dome stopped responding. It was an older copy of Astorberry so I figured I'd just to a full fresh install and try again.
Still having the same problem with the dome not rotating. What does work....
- Shutter works fine and open/closes with no problem.
- When doing the [find home] button, the dome will rotate and finds the magnet just fine.
- I connect to the Arduino in the rotator using Ardino IDE. I send the '@GAR,180' command fore example and dome does rotate to 180 degrees. So it is working, but some problem with Kstars / INDI not sending the proper command maybe?
- I do see the "slewing dome to..." and other commands in the bottom of the windows as normal but no movement.
Here is a chunk of the log file. I can get the full or more tries if needed.
I'm just really stumped on this. It's worked so well, but not sure what I changed that screwed it up!
Tim Long told me over on the Facebook side that I should try to clear the setting in the firmware on the Arudino. I used the commands
Rotator: @ZDR @ZWR
and then cycled the power totally (power off on the Pi and unplugging the power supply).
Reboot, check settings and try again. Same things. Only thing that works in INDI / Kstars is the 'find home' and open/close shutter.
The status window at the bottom does show things like "slewing dome 10 degrees" or whatever command is sent, but nothing happens.
I did try Stellarmate also, and same thing. In fact, I've never gotten Stellarmate working at all, but Astroberry has worked great for about a year. I did do a full reinstall and have the latest software on there. Not sure if there is and issue with Kstars 3.4.3?
I've attached a log file for the dome movements. I powered up, did the home finding (worked) then tried a CW, CCW slew and nothing. So that should be shown in the file. As I think I mentioned, manual commands to the Rotator such as
(or similar) ended up with a perfect dome slew to 100 degrees. Just not in Kstars now.
It all started when I hoped I could just swap a SD card from my 4 GB Pi to my new 8 GB Pi and do a simple upgrade! *sigh* If it wasn't broke I shouldn't have fixed it.