Anders Lange replied to the topic 'INDI/Linux driver for the QHY Polemaster, developers needed.' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hi Jasem

I just updated ekos and indi from the PPA, but I can't see any change in the Ekos Mount tap... Any chance that your change in git hasn't gotten into the PPA yet?

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Anders Lange replied to the topic 'StellarMate Astrophotography Gadget' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hi Jasem

I think the Stellarmate project is a great idea!!!

I am however using an Odroid XU4, because this device provides both gigabit ethernet and USB3 ports, all of which is very nice to have, especially because the USB3 enables me to upgrade to the newer astro cameras using USB3 and actually take benefit from the improved speed of the USB3 port...

So I was wondering if you would consider providing a third option/way for people to get and use Stellarmate. I would like to be able to get all the nice tools you provide with the stellarmate system, but I'd like to run them on my Odroid XU4. I'm completely ready to handle the OS part myself (currently running Ubuntu 16.04), I would just like to be able to get all the Stellarmate functionality, and I wouldn't mind paying for them!

Who knows, if it works really well, perhaps you would like to provide an OS image for Odroid with Stellarmate as well...

Best regards
Anders Lange

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Anders Lange replied to the topic 'INDI/Linux driver for the QHY Polemaster, developers needed.' in the forum. 1 year ago

I can see that I can actually make different scope configurations in the EQMod driver, it seems to support up to 6 different (Main + Guide scope) configurations.

It just seems to be important that the equipment profile selection of primary + guide scope matches that of Config#1 else it will be overwritten... when connecting to the equipment.

Would it be possible to add support for switching between these (max 6 scope configs) in the Mount tap in Ekos? It already displays the scope data for the currently selected scope config, and it updates just fine when I switch to another config in the INDI control panel. But it would be much more user friendly to be able to this from the Ekos mount tap directly! Just a suggestion ;)

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Anders Lange replied to the topic 'INDI/Linux driver for the QHY Polemaster, developers needed.' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hi Jasem

Thanks for the quick reply! That's also the procedure I arrived to, but it would be VERY nice if it was possible to configure more than two scopes for a single equipment profile! Would such a feature be hard to add???

A second question regarding equipment profiles and equipment configurations, is it possible to export the profiles and configuration data, so it can be imported again later i.e. after a re-install or on another device e.g. from a PC to a Raspberry Pi? It's OK if I need to do it by hand, but where do I find the correct files? An automatic import/export feature would of course be preferable...

Best regards
Anders Lange

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Anders Lange replied to the topic 'INDI/Linux driver for the QHY Polemaster, developers needed.' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hi Jasem

How should I configure Ekos, in order to use my Polemaster for polar-alignment?

This is my setup:
Skywatcher NEQ-6 Pro
Imaging scope: GSO RC6 with Canon 650D (FOV = 0.93° x 0.62°, FOV with 0.64x reducer = 1.45° x 0.97°)
Guide scope: TSL60D (60mm aperture, 240mm focal length) with ZWO ASI-120MM (FOV = 1.14° x 0.86°)
Polar alignment scope: QHY CCD Polemaster (FOV= 11° x 8°)

Best regards
Anders Lange

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Anders Lange replied to the topic 'INDI/Linux driver for the QHY Polemaster, developers needed.' in the forum. 2 years ago

Fantastic :-)
I will test it tomorrow evening, I'm using the PPA, so I'll have ot wait ;-)

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Anders Lange replied to the topic 'INDI/Linux driver for the QHY Polemaster, developers needed.' in the forum. 2 years ago

Not yet... haven't had the time to do any work on this at all.... Right now I'm hoping somebody else will have the time...

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Anders Lange replied to the topic 'KStars won't start: failed to get the current screen resources' in the forum. 2 years ago

So I've tried installing the x2gomatebindings package, as well as altering my x2go client profile... but is dosn't work... I still get the same error :-(

But luckily I stumbled over Xpra during a google search... and it works really well, it's not as nice as X2Go, but it comes very very close and the performance is great.

So for now I think I will just be using Xpra instead :-)

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Anders Lange replied to the topic 'KStars won't start: failed to get the current screen resources' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hi jpanana

Thanks a lot for your input. I can see that I might be missing the x2gomatebindings package... I only installed the x2goserver and x2goserver-xsession packages on the server (Odroid XU4).

But I can also see that you've configured your X2Go session somewhat differently from me..., so maybe there is a possibility of success if I change my X2Go session confiuration slightly...

I'll give a try as soon as possible :-)

Again, thanks for your input!

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