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Just to report in this forum that this weekend I could install the INDIserver on the Raspberry PI 3 without any problem. Here is the setup I currently could validate:
- Raspbian "Jessie", latest release from Raspberry Pi site. I started "from zero" with the minimum image
- SD card 8 GB (will expand to 32 GB later
- tightvnc server, latest version
- packages "lightdm" and "lxde" to add Xserver capabilities
- INDIServer 1.2.0 from this site, installed as documented
- lin-guider, installed as documented for the LodeStar X2
At this moment I cannot give all the install details, but if somebody is interested, please let me know.
I use the following devices:
- ATIK 383 L+ BW CCD (INDI)
- EQMod for NEQ6 Pro, cable version (INDI)
- LodeStar X2 guider (INDI or lin-guider, both works)
My observations are that the RPI 3 is faster, both in processing as in communication with WiFi. Download time for a 2x2 binned image from the ATIK 383 L+ is about 40% shorter that for the RPI2 with WiFi USB dongle.
Attention: The RPI3 really uses more than 2 amperes of current, so an ordinary 5V power supply sometimes is not sufficient: you will see the red LED on the board blinking if the power is insufficient.
Furthermore I could even activate the Bluetooth option. Not necessary to install any package, the device is already active at bootup.
One other hint: Attention with the WiFi: By default power saving is active, so after a couple of minutes the connection (ex: ssh or vnc) will be lost. Power saving can be switched off, just like the RPI2 with an USB dongle.
Finally I recommend this new RPI3 for astro work. It is worth it.
I hope that these comments are helpful for you. Please contact me, maybe I can be helpful
All the best and clear skies from Andorra
Birthdate28. 12. 1955
About meLiving in Andorra in the village of Juberri (Sant Julià de Lòria). Clear skies and few light pollution are features in my country. That's why I reactivated an old hobby: Astronomy. I know the difference with other countries, like the Netherlands where I was born.
My interests are especially deep-sky photography. Main equipment: GSO Newton 200 mm / F4 on NEQ6 Pro (belt drive modified) with EQMod, ATIK 383 L+ BW, Starlight XPress Mini USB filter wheel, Lodestar X2 guider in the focus of an Orion mini-guide scope. All the equipment is controlled with a Raspberry Pi 3, running INDI server with EQMod, SX Wheel, ATIK 3xx and Lodestar X2 with lin_guider.
Also I am a big fan of Sony NEX and Alfa cameras. The Sony NEX 5R (unmodified) is a very suitable camera for deep-sky photography with my Newton.