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INDI Library v1.9.8 Released (29 Sep 2022)

Bi-monthly INDI Library released with new drivers and bug fixes.

INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras

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I'm trying to get my SV305M Pro working with an astroberry setup and I'm pulling my hair.
I've tried building and installing the lib and drivers from your repo, running the indiserver seperate and from ekos with no success, the output I get is always2021-12-28T21:53:33: [ERROR] Error, get camera pixel size failed2021-12-28T21:53:27: [INFO] Attempting to find the SVBONY SV305 CCD...

And then nothing more, any pointers on what to try next?

Many thanks!
11 months 6 days ago #78895
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Hi Joakim, have you tried the latest release version of INDI? I have the same camera and with INDI v1.9.3 it is working properly
11 months 6 days ago #78903
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I built the latest from source in effort to get it working, but maybe a fresh install would do it, I'll give that a go after new years. 

The camera works with the raspberry using AstroDMx (and Sharpcap on windows) so the camera seems fine. 
Are you using 32 or 64 bit OS? 
Also I'm using the raspberry pi 4 8GB, what have you tried it on? 
Cheers
11 months 5 days ago #78944
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Hi Joakim,

Your error is a bug from the previous SDK. It as been  fixed since.

It looks like a library/package conflict issue.
I think you have the old broken version (standard package installation ?) and the one working installed side by side.
But sadly, your setup uses the wrong one.

Try to identify the old packages, and to remove it.

Best regards,

Thx8411
 
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11 months 5 days ago #78945
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Hi folks,

"Don't let nerds have some spare time..."

Let me show you my SV305 Pro F (F stands for "Frankenstein"), my cooled SV305 Pro.

 

 

 

It didn't saw the stars yet, still a prototype.

Happy new year !

Thx8411

 
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11 months 5 days ago #78946
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Max delta is 25°C below ambiant temperature.
Stable delta is about 20°C.

"Hot" dark is at 22°C
"Cold" dark is at -1°C

Gain at 360 (half max), 180s.
Amp glow at bottom right.

Best regards,

Thx8411
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11 months 5 days ago #78947
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Pretty sure I tried it before, but now it worked:
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

On the plus side I got the complete dev environment installed in the process 
Many thanks!
11 months 2 days ago #79027
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Well, that happiness was unfortunately short-lived :/
Pulled an update today (sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade) and now the sv305 driver crashes when I try to connect. Pretty sure the sv305 driver didn't change, but it upgraded some indi packages (my Canon DSLR started working)
I've attached the logs, and this line seems worrying 
<code>INDI Server:  "2022-01-05T00:17:03: Driver indi_sv305_ccd: Impossible IPState 1598309187"</code>
Any idea on what to do?
Cheers!

Edit:
I was after these upgrades the sv305 stopped working (I looked in the apt-get history):
Upgrade: indi-bin:armhf (1.9.2-1, 1.9.3), libindi-data:armhf (1.9.2-1, 1.9.3), libindi-dev:armhf (1.9.2-1, 1.9.3), libindi1:armhf (1.9.2-1, 1.9.3), indi-weather-mqtt:armhf (1.1-1, 1.1-2)
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Update from today's effort

I tried with purging all indi and astroberry packages and then reinstalled them (apt-get, purge, autoremove and install) with the same result as previous, the sv305 driver crashed on connection.

What I tried after that was to purge everything again and compile indi (core and drivers) from source (master branches). After that I can connect to the camera, live stream works but it always crashes when I try a capture. Log attached 

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File Name: sv305-2022-01-05.txt
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So close..., anyone with any ideas on what to try next?
11 months 2 hours ago #79092
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Can you use Ekos Debugger to debug the driver? this would give a more valuable trace back.
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10 months 4 weeks ago #79106
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Hi Jasem!

I'm new to this so I don't know all the tools yet.
I built the ekos debugger according to the instructions in this post: indilib.org/forum/ekos/7245-new-tool-eko....html?start=12#75533
and I got the attached logs by running the indiserver from the tool.

I haven't done c/c++ since my school days and I don't know the the project that well yet, so I don't know what to make of the segfault, any ideas?

Thanks!
10 months 4 weeks ago #79112
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Another update,
I flashed a fresh Raspberry buster and used the AstroPI3 script to install everything. All drivers I'm using (incl sv305) worked. What was missing was the ekos part of kstars. That was solved by installing it from the ppa.
So in short I have a setup that works, but I don't know if I'll ever dare to update it...
10 months 3 weeks ago #79232
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