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Glad to announce of release of INDI Library v1.7.5 on 2018-11-14. A few drivers were added in this release as we continue to improve & stabilize existing drivers.
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TOPIC: Help /Advise to connect FS2 to RASP and what to install on RASP

Help /Advise to connect FS2 to RASP and what to install on RASP 7 months 1 week ago #25831

Can some one advise me how i can connect mijn fs2 to the rasp han what to install on the RASP
I think i needed usb to serial adapter. Can i buy any or are there special requirements

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Chris

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Help /Advise to connect FS2 to RASP and what to install on RASP 7 months 1 week ago #25854

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The astronomy club of which I am a member has a 0.5 m scope on a mount that is driven by an FS2. My own system is an LX-90 (20 cm) with a RPI3 running Ubuntu MATE and the INDI server and the LX-200 (LX-90) driver. With the FS2, the laptop is used to run the INDI server in localhost mode. I have the INDI Web Manager configured with a profile for the FS2. The Astro-Electronic FS2 driver is selected. The FS-2 software version is not the most recent (see www.astro-electronic.de/version.htm ). A LogiLink AU0002E USB to RS232 converter is used to connect to the FS2 via a 3 m long serial cable. Select the localhost-INDI client in KStars and connect .......

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Help /Advise to connect FS2 to RASP and what to install on RASP 7 months 6 days ago #25936

Hoi thanks for your answer doe it matter which USB <-> RS232 is used, Having This adapter how to configure this on the RPI3 any help in the appreciated
Thanks for your response.

Chris

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Help /Advise to connect FS2 to RASP and what to install on RASP 7 months 6 days ago #25939

Chris,

I do not have a PI but I do run an FS2 via USB-serial converter. I have several and they all work but I've been recommended one incorporating a Prolific PL2303 Chip. I use one of these for years and it gets the job done reliably.

Regarding drivers I know others run the indi_lx200fs2 driver successfully. Unfortunately it doesn't work here. It appears to me it all depends on what version of the FS2 you're using. Should you run into problems using the lx200fs2 (the mount won't slew or slews once and never again), try the lx200basic driver instead.

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Help /Advise to connect FS2 to RASP and what to install on RASP 7 months 5 days ago #25950

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You will have lowest risk with a RS232 to USB converter which uses an FTDI chip. As I mentioned I use a LogiLink converter which has such a chip for the Linux laptop to FS2 connection. For my LX-90 the RPI3 also running Ubuntu MATE 16.04 in headless mode is connected via a StarTech.com ICUSB2321F which also has the FTDI chip.

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