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INDI Library v1.9.6 Released (21 May 2022)

Bi-monthly INDI Library released with new drivers and bug fixes.

Pentak K30 anyone have any luck getting it working?

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Hi Folks,
Thanks for the replies, I have updated the nightly builds there, and it is still not showing up. Is there something else needed?

I'm not sure if its relevant but I updated to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 2 nights previous.

Lenny
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I have Pentax K-70. When Pentax native driver will be avaiable in Stellarmate OS ?
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There's still something wrong with the build. It's outside of my direct control (I think), but I just submitted a bug report with the details. The fix should be pretty simple, so hopefully it will be updated soon.


Not sure. I think that's Jasem's call.
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Thanks for the update Karl.
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Lenny,

It should install now with the nightlies on Ubuntu Mate 32 bit. If by chance you were on a 64 bit, there was a problem with the 64 bit build, so maybe tomorrow for that.

FYI, as I was afraid of, the driver isn't working with PTP mode the way it was compiled, so stick with MSC mode for now. The main advantage of PTP mode so far appears to be live view, anyway. I'll have to see again if I can figure out what's different in the way it gets compiled on Raspbian versus Ubuntu Mate.

Let me know how it goes.

Karl
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Thanks Karl, I will give it a go later on tonight and let you know how it went.
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Hey Karl,
I tested the driver but unfortunately it kept crashing, it looks like its missing a file
"Driver indi_pentax: indi_pentax: error while loading shared libraries: libRicohCameraSDKCpp.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

I have attached the complete log.
Thanks,
Lenny.

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File Name: Pentax-test.txt
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There is a missing dependency. All you should have to do to get it going is install the libricohcamerasdk library:
sudo apt install libricohcamerasdk

I've updated the package, but I'm not sure how long it will take for the fix to get into the nightlies.
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Thanks Karl,
I was able to get the camera to connect successfully once i installed the SDK, however i was not able to take any pictures successfully. I tried 1 second and 31 second images in bulb mode each time the shutter opened and closed immediately, and finished exposure prior to the end of the 31 second limit. When i tried in manual mode the shutter would fire but then would not close and failed to download. I tried a 3rd attempt in Bulb mode at 60 seconds and noticed that the countdown timer did not go above 30. Its like it does not recognize that the camera is in bulb mode.

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File Name: Pentaxtest1.txt
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I have attached the log file from the test. For the heck of it i tried to connect in PTP mode but it didnt find any device.

Thanks,
Lenny.
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Thanks for testing it out, Lenny. It looks to me like it never recognized you were in bulb mode. And then the camera looks like it got into a weird state. I think we had a similar problem on K3II. I wish I had something besides the K-70 to test with.

I'm not sure how much additional testing you're up for, but if you have some time, it'd help to know:

1) Can you check to see if it downloaded any images to your device? The log seemed to indicate it did, but of course that doesn't necessarily mean anything.
2) If you start the driver in M mode, and never switch to another mode, what are the results?
3) If you haven't already, could you by chance download pktriggermode by itself and let me know how that works with your camera? The driver is just wrapping the code for pktriggermode, so if you've used pktriggermode before and it worked, then we're having a driver problem. Otherwise, there's a fundamental problem with pktriggermode, and there may not be much I can do.

If you can respond to those questions, I can spend some time this weekend updating the driver a bit so it can spit out more helpful debug information.

Thanks,
Karl
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I should mention that when the camera gets into a weird state, sometimes you have to pull all power (i.e. take out the battery) before it will behave normal again--turning it off is not enough. So for #2, what I'm looking to find out is what happens if you start totally clean with both the driver and the camera in M mode.
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Hi Karl ,
I will test that out later on, I should note I had tried Pktriggercord back in the day but always had trouble with Bulb mode, but let me complete the tests again and see what happens.

I should have also said yes it did download images on some of the tests

Thanks,
Lenny.
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