Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!' in the forum. 3 days ago

AradoSKYindi wrote: Hello,

Thank you for this reply. No misconception. Before the last PHD2/KSTARS updates, QHY5 worked. Today, it doesn’t work.

Under AB 1.1, I get the INDI QHY5LII device in the PHD2 pick list. PHD2 cannot connect to it, timeout error.

Under AB 2.0, PHD2 presents PHD2 drivers only. QHY5 is the singular option. Yet, I connect the mount to the INDI driver. Why not include all the other CCD resources managed by INDI?

Under AB2.0 and 1.1, the PHD2 promised QHYCCD Camera option is not given. QHY5 is it. To me, Either the program is prejudiced against the QHY5L. The PDF says so. Why? This is analogous to Analog and Digital. QHY5 devices can take video, while the newer ones take digital frames. The ZWO takes frames. The INDI driver can get the ZWO to take video. I will reorder my configuration to meet PHD2 requirements.

Also, PHD2 is very spartan under AB2.0 and Raspbian. One PHD2 window is shown with a option bar. I can use Linguider.


Yes it is misconception.
First of all Astroberry Server is using the latest PHD2 with no customization whatsoever. So any PHD2 functionality should be addressed to PHD2, not Astroberry.
Second, If you use INDI driver in PHD2 you can choose CCDs running on INDI server, that's how it works and it always worked this way.

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!' in the forum. 4 days ago

AradoSKYindi wrote: In fact, I should see three INDI camera offerings in PHD2 to pick from. I get one out of the three possible.
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All of my discussion is under the EKOS to PHD2 link process. The process works as described. The availability of the INDI gear is what I am describing.
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I would be glad to dump the PHD2 QHY5 driver for anything INDI. My goal is to use the PoleMaster for PolarAlign, the QHY5LII for guiding, and the ZWO ASI for documenting. These three camera options should be a available in PHD2. I get QHY5.


I think there is a fundamental misconception here.
PHD2 provides a single INDI driver and it is available on top of the CCD list. You select this driver in PHD2. This lets PHD2 connect to INDI, on which you should run CCD driver for whatever camera is supported by INDI. So PHD2 -> INDI driver -> INDISERVER with CCD DRIVER (e.g. QHY)

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!' in the forum. 5 days ago

AradoSKYindi wrote: Hello,

Yes. I received a replacement from QHY. The device works under INDI and with the stock driver.

To me, the issue is with PHD2. I looked up the error message. I found a link to the source on GIT. Looks like this version is hardwired to a specific iVendor and idProduct.

This error is contained in the source code. To me this indicates no support for QHY5 products. The number of QHY products in the Rules file is extensive. This shows only one.

Yes. LiUSB is a routine. The code does not query for any QHY products. It is hardwired to
#define QHY5_VID 0x16c0
#define QHY5_PID 0x296d.

Looks QHY is not going to be used with PH2 anytime soon. The same problem occurs under AstroBerry 1.1. I will start using the supported ZWO with PHD2.


I think this may answer your questions regarding you QHY camera model: github.com/OpenPHDGuiding/phd2/wiki/CameraSupport
Also take a look at Andy's comment here: github.com/OpenPHDGuiding/phd2/issues/81...suecomment-561358227

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'What is the point of Device manager in Kstars' in the forum. 5 days ago

I know that /usr/share/indi/ is populated with:
- drivers.xml which contains core indi drivers, and
- separate .xml file for each of 3rdparty drivers

I'm not sure about /usr/share/kstars/indidrivers.xml - maybe Jasem aka @knro will be able to comment on that.

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!' in the forum. 6 days ago

Does it mean it used to work in the past and now it doesn't?
The current libqhy package uses QHY libraries v6.0.4 and it includes QHY5.HEX (see content of /lib/firmware/qhy)

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!' in the forum. 6 days ago

If any of apps is not upgraded with standard apt upgrade, you should run apt dist-upgrade. Seeing 1 app not upgraded in astroberry is normal because 1 package is locked i.e. pixflat-icons. If you want to unlock it remove /etc/apt/preferences.d/astroberry-server file. This will probably change start menu icon when pixflat-icons get upgraded.

Regarding QHY I leave it to other users. I do not own one. Is QHY5LII supported on linux at all?

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!' in the forum. 6 days ago

They are actually available on the desktop. Just point your browser to:
- http://localhost/gpspanel/
- http://localhost/astropanel/
- http://localhost/indiwebmanager/

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!' in the forum. 7 days ago

tkottary wrote: Will this work on Tinkerboard (armbian os) & Nvidia Jetson Nano( ubuntu ) ?

If you mean whether virtual gps will work on others hardware, the answer is yes, it should work. Regarding whole Astroberry Server the answer is no, it is designed to work on raspberry only.

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Bluetooth connection to mount' in the forum. 7 days ago

The first thong to check is whether you have modemmanager installed (dpkg -l | grep modemmanager). It tends to mess things around. If so, remove it (sudo apt remove modemmanager)

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