I am up-to-date as of about a day ago with 64Bit Raspberry Pi OS.

I have noticed that I used to be able to go to the guiding tab (which has been rearranged significantly) and I can no longer connect or disconnect and start the guiding because the buttons are deactivated and greyed out. I need to go to PHD2 to do this and this is working fine. Is this a deliberate change of functionality?

Another thing I have found is the manual buttons to control the mount are producing random movements. I found this when tried to centre the Moon and could not end up doing so.

Another thing is that the applications are now using significantly more RAM. I am finding that immediately after starting about 1.3GB is used (which is still a lot) but the next morning it is around 1.7GB.

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Missing stored files' in the forum. 2 months ago

I think it is likely that it started the run by overwriting the same file and then after midnight the sequence started incrementing correctly.

Some additional clues that might help track this down.

I am unable to duplicate it with the simulators.
I have not seen it happen with darks or flats and they never start a sequence with 000 only 001.
I cannot be certain that it has anything to do with the 000 numbering, but it started at the same time, back early last year.
It happens with and without using the scheduler.
It seems to correct itself when midnight occurs.
If it is happening and you stop and start the capture sequence it seems to fix it for the current run.

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Ekos keeps saving same image file' in the forum. 2 months ago

Jasem,

It appears randomly, however, it most often occurs when I have taken some images using the capture page and then remove an existing line or two and put some more lines in.
My original work around was to add a single capture and another line with the number I needed. It seems to reset the counter after doing this, although it would sometimes not work.
I have since added the time stamp, and last night it did the same thing again, where it started with a count of 010 and got stuck there until midnight local time when it started incrementing.
This started at the same time, just over a year ago, when the original count started at 000 instead of 001.
So, when I start a new capture run it begins at 000, but if it changes filters or starts a new capture run it always starts at 001, assuming there are not already images in the directory.

If I could reproduce this consistently, it would be easier.

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Missing stored files' in the forum. 2 months ago

Peter,

I can guarantee it is happening with a version I built arounf 3 weeks ago, which is running 64 bit Buster.

I haven't yet got a fully working version on Bullseye, but believe I am close to succeeding.

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Missing stored files' in the forum. 2 months ago

Yes, I do hope they resolve this soon, it has been over 12 months since I first reported it and it continues to be a major source of frustration.

indilib.org/forum/ekos/9913-image-counte...ages-to-be-lost.html

Paul

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Kurt,

It all depends on how you configure everything.
If you go to an object that is close to but East of the meridian the mount can determine whether to approach it from the East or West and therefore whether a flip is required.

You really need to understand how it all works together to understand how it will work.

Paul

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Unfortunately I spoke to soon, because under Bullseye I cannot get my QSI camera to operate, Kstars aborts as reported in the kstars bug reporting.
So, stuck using an older version for the moment.

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'indi build cmake is producing an error' in the forum. 2 months ago

Kstars is now compiling under Bullseye so happy to start testing it.

Paul

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Jasem,

I was using Buster because previously INDI did not compile under Bullseye, but I can confirm that Bulleeye is now working so I will forget about Buster.

Bullseye seems to perform noticebly better that Buster so I am eager to move to it.

Paul

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Would anyone please assist with getting around this error, on Raspberry Pi OS 64bit Buster.

pi@HOM-DEV-BU64:~/Projects/build/kstars $ cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=RelWithDebInfo ~/Projects/kstars
CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:70 (find_package):
Could not find a configuration file for package "ECM" that is compatible
with requested version "5.68.0".

The following configuration files were considered but not accepted:

/usr/share/ECM/cmake/ECMConfig.cmake, version: 5.54.0

-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
See also "/home/pi/Projects/build/kstars/CMakeFiles/CMakeOutput.log".
See also "/home/pi/Projects/build/kstars/CMakeFiles/CMakeError.log".

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Ekos keeps saving same image file' in the forum. 2 months ago

This not a new issue, it started just over twelve months ago and I have been using various workarounds since, but they often fail.

indilib.org/forum/ekos/9913-image-counte...ages-to-be-lost.html

Paul

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Tomm,

All the driver settings screens should have a save option under one of the tabs, have you used that?

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Unavailable telescope properties' in the forum. 3 months ago

Jamie,

I am using the latest general release firmware for the Gemini 2 controller and if the error message is accurate then it seems to timeout when a non recognised command is received.

You may not be aware that they are currently testing a significant rewrite of the firmware that may have additional functionality.

I am wondering if there is a way to query the controller for a version so that you can implement functions based on the version.

Paul

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Jamie,

Thanks, I wasn't aware any changes were being made and it had me stumped.

Paul

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