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Kstars/Ekos Crashing Multiple Times Every Night

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Hi,

I have been having an issue for the past few weeks. I was unable to post it because I was not recieving any logs. However, that has now been solved and here are the logs for the issues.

I cant say why it has been crashing. It seems as if it is after the meridian flip and pretty random as well.

I want to add that I am using the scheduler for everything now. I upload my sequence and press go.

I have attached both ".txt" files in thr attachments section below. I wil also include the final part fo the Logs here in this text area.

Text in log 02_42_57:
[2020-11-09T06:48:42.538 UTC DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - Received guide frame.
[2020-11-09T06:48:42.538 UTC DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - Multistar: findTopStars 15
[2020-11-09T06:48:42.663 UTC DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.fits] - SEP detected  141  stars.
[2020-11-09T06:48:42.748 UTC WARN ][                       default] - QObject::startTimer: Timers can only be used with threads started with QThread
[2020-11-09T06:48:42.765 UTC WARN ][                       default] - QtDBus: cannot relay signals from parent Phonon::AbstractAudioOutput(0x488cbb8 "") unless they are emitted in the object's thread QThread(0x1f2c258 ""). Current thread is QThread(0xaed90758 "").
[2020-11-09T06:48:42.766 UTC WARN ][                       default] - QtDBus: cannot relay signals from parent QObject(0x488cbb8 "") unless they are emitted in the object's thread QThread(0x1f2c258 ""). Current thread is QThread(0xaed90758 "").
[2020-11-09T06:48:42.774 UTC WARN ][                       default] - QObject::~QObject: Timers cannot be stopped from another thread

Test Log 11_34_14:
[2020-11-09T22:34:59.441 UTC DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j1\", 4 bytes written "
[2020-11-09T22:34:59.462 UTC DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=000080\", 8 bytes read "
[2020-11-09T22:34:59.463 UTC DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j2\", 4 bytes written "
[2020-11-09T22:34:59.480 UTC DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=806CA2\", 8 bytes read "
[2020-11-09T22:34:59.480 UTC DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Current encoders RA=8388608 DE=10644608 "
[2020-11-09T22:34:59.480 UTC DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f1\", 4 bytes written "
[2020-11-09T22:34:59.494 UTC DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=101\", 5 bytes read "
[2020-11-09T22:34:59.495 UTC DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f2\", 4 bytes written "
[2020-11-09T22:34:59.510 UTC DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=101\", 5 bytes read "

Log 23_39_22:
Pro : "[DEBUG] Upload complete "
[2020-11-09T02:41:58.234 UTC DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Compute local time: lst=0.99721950 ( 0:59:49.99) - julian date=2459162.61247238 "
[2020-11-09T02:41:58.235 UTC DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j1\", 4 bytes written "
[2020-11-09T02:41:58.248 UTC WARN ][                       default] - QObject::startTimer: Timers can only be used with threads started with QThread
[2020-11-09T02:41:58.252 UTC WARN ][                       default] - QtDBus: cannot relay signals from parent Phonon::AbstractAudioOutput(0x6f30828 "") unless they are emitted in the object's thread QThread(0x2c0c258 ""). Current thread is QThread(0xa2d1a330 "").
[2020-11-09T02:41:58.252 UTC WARN ][                       default] - QtDBus: cannot relay signals from parent QObject(0x6f30828 "") unless they are emitted in the object's thread QThread(0x2c0c258 ""). Current thread is QThread(0xa2d1a330 "").
[2020-11-09T02:41:58.256 UTC DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=8B585E\", 8 bytes read "
[2020-11-09T02:41:58.257 UTC DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] GetRAEncoder() = 6183051 "
[2020-11-09T02:41:58.257 UTC DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j2\", 4 bytes written "
[2020-11-09T02:41:58.261 UTC WARN ][                       default] - QObject::~QObject: Timers cannot be stopped from another thread

Logs ".txt" Files:

File Attachment:

File Name: log_11-34-13.txt
File Size:966 KB


Here is a google drive link since the file was to big for log 02_42_57
drive.google.com/file/d/1UaBISYUZ_p-T8MG...xwb/view?usp=sharing


Here is the link for 23_39_22 as well
drive.google.com/file/d/1GLRcK69lkaZklyQ...j-W/view?usp=sharing
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro | Main Scope: William Optics GT81 | Guide Scope: ZWO OAG | Imaging Camera: ZWO ASI183MM Pro | Guiding Camera: ASI120MM-Mini | Accessories: ZWO EAF, ZWO EFW 8 x 1.25", Pegasus Pocket Powerbox advance, RPi4

Last edit: 1 year 7 months ago by Daniel DeSclafani.
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It just happened again as it was aligning just after the Meridian flip. I will try to pull this log tomorrow as well.
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro | Main Scope: William Optics GT81 | Guide Scope: ZWO OAG | Imaging Camera: ZWO ASI183MM Pro | Guiding Camera: ASI120MM-Mini | Accessories: ZWO EAF, ZWO EFW 8 x 1.25", Pegasus Pocket Powerbox advance, RPi4

Last edit: 1 year 7 months ago by Daniel DeSclafani.
1 year 7 months ago #62652

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Ekos Debugger was designed for this. So please run KStars from within the Ekos Debugger and send in the crash report.
sudo apt-get -y install ekos-debugger

To run it, just type ekosdebugger
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Thank you. So this will be able to just send the logs right to the forums here in an easier way?
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro | Main Scope: William Optics GT81 | Guide Scope: ZWO OAG | Imaging Camera: ZWO ASI183MM Pro | Guiding Camera: ASI120MM-Mini | Accessories: ZWO EAF, ZWO EFW 8 x 1.25", Pegasus Pocket Powerbox advance, RPi4

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I have ekos debugger running now. What exactly do I need to do? Will it automatically save a file somewhere? How is it any different than saving the log and attaching it?
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro | Main Scope: William Optics GT81 | Guide Scope: ZWO OAG | Imaging Camera: ZWO ASI183MM Pro | Guiding Camera: ASI120MM-Mini | Accessories: ZWO EAF, ZWO EFW 8 x 1.25", Pegasus Pocket Powerbox advance, RPi4

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Yeah, there is crash log and app log. Attach both when the crash happens.
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Is the Ekos-Debugger still available, I tried to install it and got nothing.
Malcolm
Telskop Service TS80 480mm APO FL53 Glass
Canon 450D DSLR
ASI120MM Guide camera.
HEQ5 Pro
TIC Focuser NG
Raspberry Pi 4 8GB with Astroberry
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As I've been experiencing random crashes almos every night, I've tried to install the debugger on Astroberry, but is not available. Could it be built from sources?

Thanks!
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Hello All - I'm dusting off this thread because I'm running into the same issue/problem of ekos crashing in the middle of a session. I get these same errors:

<code>QObject::startTimer: Timers can only be used with threads started with QThread
QtDBus: cannot relay signals from parent Phonon::AbstractAudioOutput(0x5f44dd8 "") unless they are emitted in the object's thread QThread(0x1ddf270 ""). Current thread is QThread(0x89ffda08 "").
QtDBus: cannot relay signals from parent QObject(0x5f44dd8 "") unless they are emitted in the object's thread QThread(0x1ddf270 ""). Current thread is QThread(0x89ffda08 "").
QObject::~QObject: Timers cannot be stopped from another thread
</code>

I saw mention of the ekos-debugger but I also am running the latest astroberry 2.0.3 image (update/upgrade) and that's not in the default repos.

my hardware:
eq6-r pro mount connected via USB
ZWO ASI294mm pro
ZWO ASI290mm mini (on OAG)
ZWO EAF (new 5V) 
ZWO EFW
RPI4 w/ 8GB RAM and 64GB class10 SD
powered 7port usb3 hub
meade 130mm refractor

The guide camera and filter-wheel plug into the 294mm's hub.  The 294's USB3 connects directly to the usb3 port on my rpi4.  The second rpi4 usb3 port connects to a powered USB hub where the auto focus is connected/powered.

my routine is this:
# startup ekos with everything powered on (all devices green/seen)
# tripod control tab search for target, goto target
# plate solve (local database) for accuracy 
# start auto-guiding (in-build, not phd2, yet)
# run autofocus for the filter I'm using
# camera tab, setup 10 (for example) subs on a given filter and other necessary camera settings and hit go (play button)

at this point the camera is taking crisp clear subs, tracking is solid and dithers between subs.  I will get 2-3 subs in and ekos crashes.  I will note that I connect the rpi4 to my wireless network and use a laptop with a VNC client to connect to the ekos desktop and run my sessions.

I turned on logging/verbose and that's the last entry (above) in the most recent crashes.

is there a safe place to grab a rpi4 binary of the ekos-debugger package?  it could be easily scp'd and dpkg installed, correct?  Is there anything else I can provide as clues?  

Thanks in advance for any help/pointers.  I love this project (just need more time to spend on it).
Last edit: 1 year 2 months ago by Hank.
1 year 2 months ago #70684

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Settings --> Configure Notifications --> Disable all sounds and restart.
Jasem Mutlaq
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thanks Jasem! I have disabled all sounds - and of course clouds the rest of the week. More time to explore the app suite.

One thing to note is that it was very non-deterministic in that I could get 1 sub one time and 4-5 another time - perhaps it was one of the less frequent notifications triggering this that I never noticed. I'm glad to see the use of .ogg for notifications, the hallmark of a great OSS project.
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did disabling sounds fix your issues?
just curious as i see similar erros to yours at random crashes
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