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Problem with the integrated iGuider in the CEM70G

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Hi,

does indi support the integrated iGuider in the CEM70G? The camera isn't recognised as such.
I found the other similar Topic indilib.org/forum/mounts/8031-iguider-su...-cem70g.html?start=0 but the suggestions there didn't help me.
I tested the mount with windows desktop pc and everything worked. The iGuider worked only after the installation of the ASCOM drivers.
Also the USB hubs don't work. Only the iPolar works and the mount slewing.
I did just yesterday an apt update and upgrade, so the system is up to date.

The iPolar and the iGuider seem to be different


It's this specific CEM70G. It doesn't have the USB3 connection in the RA axis.


Here are the logs from my fruitless attempts

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Is there more to do than installing (and using) the indi_webcam drivers?
3 months 1 week ago #85402
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Sadly, iGuider is not currently supported.
Jasem was experimenting with it recently and said that it might never be supported.
As far as I understand, iOptron never released an INDI driver for it.
Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6, Nikon D5500 full spectrum (with IDAS D1 clip-in filter).
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi
SW HEQ5
RST-135
iOptron CEM40G
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too bad

however i tried to be smart today and swapped the cameras and made some discoveries:
* only the connection for the iPolar works
** but only if both connections have cameras connected to them
* both cameras work without any problems on the iPolar connection
-> conclusion: it has nothing to do with the cameras but with the silly USB3 hub iOptron has put into the mount

I can't believe that iOptron has created their own very custom microchip for this usbhub.
Pretty sure they used an off the shelf system. There must be somewhere drivers for it.
Or i rewire the mount and put the iPolar connection into the saddle

EDIT:
Some additional observations:
* RPi usb 2.0 connection to mount: Thumbdrives and webcams are working in the saddle
* RPi usb 3.0 connection to mount: nothing is working in the saddle
* Desktop Linux usb 3.0 connection to mount: Thumbdrives and webcams are working in the saddle (same as RPi usb 2.0 connection to mount)
* My Tracer CCD webcam is working on RPi usb 2.0 and RPi usb 3.0 connection
Last edit: 3 months 1 week ago by sef.
3 months 1 week ago #85443

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So, what is your conclusion?

IFAIK, both iPolar and IGuider do work under ASCOM.
iPolar works under INDI. iGuider doesn't work under INDI.

My CEM40G doesn't have USB3 hub. Only USB2.
iPolar and iGuider connect to it internally.
There's one USB external input which works.

INDI/Ekos do recognize both cameras but iGuider doesn't work properly.
iPolar works.

My two cents.
Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6, Nikon D5500 full spectrum (with IDAS D1 clip-in filter).
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi
SW HEQ5
RST-135
iOptron CEM40G
3 months 1 week ago #85464

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