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FireCapture on SM OS

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Replied by Peter Kennett on topic FireCapture on SM OS

Thanks! I went ahead and downloaded the 2.7 beta and it's a .deb file. I launched it, and installed it. It did place it in the education folder - so far so good. But when i try and launch it. it just flashes on the screen for a microsecond and then quits. :(

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Replied by Andrew on topic FireCapture on SM OS

I had recently contacted the Firecapture Devs regarding ARM 64 version of Fire Capture. This is the reply I received. JAVA does appear to be an issue they need to resolve.
[code]*****@hotmail.com schrieb am 22.06.2021 23:56 (GMT +02:00):
 
I am running an INDI setup on a Raspberry Pi running, 64 bit Raspberry OS. Can
you release a ARM 64bit version for it? Thank you kindly.
El 24 jun 2021, a las 23:07, firecapture@wonderplanets.de escribió:
 

Andrew,
 
I put Rafael on CC because we both can thank him for providing the RPi FC distro. AFAIK the reason here so far was finding a working Java 64bit JRE for the RPi. Rafael, please correct if I'm wrong.
 
Regards, Torsten
Yes, this is one of the problems.
 
Rafa
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Replied by Peter Kennett on topic FireCapture on SM OS

I'd like to have both KStars 3.5.3 and Firecapture 2.7 running on a Raspberry Pi4 at the same time.
If the Pi4 is running Ubuntu Mate 20.04 (64 bit version) - will this be a problem?

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Replied by Rafa Barberá on topic FireCapture on SM OS

Yes, the problem is that FC is currently available only on 32bits
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Replied by Peter Kennett on topic FireCapture on SM OS

I got it all working on the latest Stellarmate on a Pi4.  I do not know if the latest StellarMate OS is 32 or 64 bit.
I did a simple deb install.  No need for all the code on page one of this post.  It did require a reboot after installing.
I changed the heap to 1024, and commended out "dtoverlay = vc4-fkms-v3d" as described above.
That's it!  It runs fine.  

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Replied by Rafa Barberá on topic FireCapture on SM OS

Then is a 32bits one ;). So latest Stellarmate and Astroberry both are able to run the latest beta of FireCapture. Nice. I'll change the .deb package to reduce the amount of heap memory, because larger format cameras are having problems on RPi with the current configuration.

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Replied by David Tate on topic FireCapture on SM OS

Thanks for all the work that has gone into getting this running (just writing out the install instructions must have been a pain)! Mine seems to be working in simulator mode. It's one of the reasons I haven't done any planets since getting on SM. Now for a clear night... been a terrible year for it.
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Replied by Andres Rossi on topic FireCapture on SM OS

Hi!
Has anyone had any luck with FC 2.7b 5 BETA and QHY294M Pro?
I can connect my QHY5II-L-M but I had no luck with the 294M.
I tried to install the latest QHY SDK but it still doesn't work: /

Thanks, Andrés

  
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Replied by Axel on topic FireCapture on SM OS

Ladislav Heller wrote on post=62093
To enable Firecapture v2.6 on 64bit Ubuntu Mate we need to run following from command line:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture armhf
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libc6:armhf libncurses5:armhf libstdc++6:armhf libxext6:armhf libxrender1:armhf libxtst6:armhf libusb-1.0:armhf
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/path/to/your/FireCapture/folder


Thanks for this. On the actual Stellarmate 1.7.3 (64 bit !!!) and Firecapture 2.7 I had to do the following additionally:
sudo apt install libfreetype6:armhf openjdk-17-jre:armhf

And for those who don't know: you should put "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/path/to/your/FireCapture/folder" into your /home/username(e.g. stellarmate)/.bashrc.

I don't think it is a wise idea to completely abondon FireCapture on Raspberry or similar devices. They will gain speed, architecture will be developped further. Don't be to simple minded with this. Meanwhile to use other solutions is fine. But I'll give it a try again and again.


Cheers, Axel
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