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FireCapture on SM OS

2 months 4 weeks ago
freiform
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FireCapture on SM OS #53289
Hi,

I want to use FireCapture for Planetary/Lunar imaging on StellarMate OS. It runs, but slows the whole system to a crawl. After an action I have to wait a couple of seconds before the GUI becomes responsve again (whole System, not just FC). With AstroBerry, this works fine.

Has anyone tried that and can report?

Thanks
Sven

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2 months 2 weeks ago 2 months 2 weeks ago by stefanr.
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FireCapture on SM OS #54281
Yes, I use FireCapture 2.6 on StellarMate OS both on Raspberry Pi3 and Raspberry Pi 4.
Below, I will write the installation steps that worked for me on both Pi's.

Guide: FireCapture on SM OS
1. In order to install FireCapture, download the Raspberry Pi version from:
www.firecapture.de/
2. Unpack the file:
sudo tar -xzf ~/Downloads/FireCapture_v2.6_armhf.tar.gz --directory /usr/share/
3. Set permissions on the folder:
sudo chmod 777 -R /usr/share/FireCapture_v2.6_armhf/
4. Edit the start.sh script:
sudo nano /usr/share/FireCapture_v2.6_armhf/start.sh
5. Change heap to
heap=1024
6. Hit CTRL + X to exit and Y (when prompted to save) then Enter to confirm your change.
7. Afterwards FireCapture can be started with these commands:
cd /usr/share/FireCapture_v2.6_armhf/
. ./start.sh

Pi4: Create desktop shortcut to launch FireCapture
1. Create a new desktop shortcut
sudo nano /home/stellarmate/Desktop/FireCapture.desktop
2. Add these lines to the file:
[Desktop Entry]
Name=FireCapture
Version=2.6
Comment=FireCapture
Exec=/usr/share/FireCapture_v2.6_armhf/start.sh
Icon=/usr/share/FireCapture_v2.6_armhf/icon.png
Terminal=true
Type=Application
Categories=Education
3. Hit CTRL + X to exit and Y (when prompted to save) then Enter to confirm your change.
4. Make the script executable:
sudo chmod +x /usr/share/FireCapture_v2.6_armhf/start.sh
5. Edit the script:
sudo nano /usr/share/FireCapture_v2.6_armhf/start.sh
6. add this line in the beginning of the script:
cd /usr/share/FireCapture_v2.6_armhf
7. Hit CTRL + X to exit and Y (when prompted to save) then Enter to confirm your change.
8. Now you can double click the new FireCature shortcut on the desktop to start the program

Pi3: Create desktop shortcut to launch FireCapture
1. Find the /usr/share/FireCapture_v2.6_armhf/start.sh file in a file explorer
2. Right click and select Make Link
3. Copy link to desktop
4. Change icon of link to the /usr/share/FireCapture_v2.6_armhf/icon.png file
5. Edit the script:
sudo nano /usr/share/FireCapture_v2.6_armhf/start.sh
6. add this line in the beginning of the script:
cd /usr/share/FireCapture_v2.6_armhf
7. Hit CTRL + X to exit and Y (when prompted to save) then Enter to confirm your change.
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2 months 2 weeks ago
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FireCapture on SM OS #54282

freiform wrote: Hi,

I want to use FireCapture for Planetary/Lunar imaging on StellarMate OS. It runs, but slows the whole system to a crawl. After an action I have to wait a couple of seconds before the GUI becomes responsve again (whole System, not just FC). With AstroBerry, this works fine.

Has anyone tried that and can report?

Thanks
Sven


BTW: I forgot to mention but your issue could be because maybe you did not adjust the heap?

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1 week 4 days ago
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FireCapture on SM OS #57323
HI,

When I run the ./start.dh, I always get this error message:

./start.sh: line 33: ./jre/bin/java: No such file or directory

I check it and it's there
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