Paul replied to the topic 'New Raspberry pi 4 anounced' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Chris,

Sorry, I missed replying to part of questions.

Backup of the SD card is just a copy using the Raspbian program. As long the card is equal to or larger than the one being copied it works fine.

In terms of getting the images off the card and onto my main computer, I have it wirelessly networked, using Samba, and just copy the images over using the desktop programs.

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'New Raspberry pi 4 anounced' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Chris,

I have never tried it with Windows but I have never had any issues when formatted on a Mac.

Under normal circumstances I have no issues reburning an image on an already used card using the Raspbian program and when I have had issues I have justed reformatted it using the Mac OS formatter.

The symptoms sound like you have corrupted the card.

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'New Raspberry pi 4 anounced' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Chris, it is not clear from your post how you are trying to access the microSD card.
It may be held by another process so you should unmount it first - sudo umount /directory path.
On Raspbian the program that is on the menu used to unmount it automatically but it has stopped doing this so you need to do it yourself.

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Re:New Raspberry pi 4 anounced' in the forum. 2 months ago

I don't know if it is me, but that link did not work. Do you need a Facebook login to use it?

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Re:New Raspberry pi 4 anounced' in the forum. 2 months ago

You have confused me. I don't have any hope of getting a Raspberry Pi 4 for a few months, but I assume that building INDI on it will work just fine. Is this not the case?

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Re:New Raspberry pi 4 anounced' in the forum. 2 months ago

Personally, I prefer it to Ubuntu Mate, but you need to build it yourself.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Widefield Plate Solving' in the forum. 2 months ago

Is there some way to crop the image before getting it plate solved.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Can I combine drivers to use one usb port/arduino twice?' in the forum. 4 months ago

Blueshawk,
The issue is that when you open a serial port and leave it open it locks out other devices.
I suggest you keep them as two separate devices that way a fault with one does not stop both from working.
Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Stellarmate - is it better to run on MacBook or on the Pi ??' in the forum. 5 months ago

Astronerd,
I assume he was seconding my comments as I previously stated I run INDI on a Raspberry Pi 3.
It is more than powerful enough to do this and run PHD2.
I use VNC to initialise everything but can then disconnect and it runs alone.
Whether you need a powered hub is another matter.
I use all four USB ports on the Pi, for the main camera, the Lodestar guide, the focus controller and the Gemini 2, so I have no spare USB ports.
The only one that draws significant USB power is the Lodestar and even that is minimal.
I do not run the Raspberry Pi off a hub, I use a separate power supply.
Paul
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Paul replied to the topic 'A better FITS viewer?' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hy,
You are not alone, I don't play with the FITS viewer much because of its tendency to cause a Kstars/Ekos abort.
Anything unsaved is lost so rather than risk it I only do things I know don't cause an issue.
Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'A better FITS viewer?' in the forum. 5 months ago

Guido,
What makes you believe that changing the view settings changes the raw data?
The only way that the data should change is if you save the changes.
Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Stellarmate - is it better to run on MacBook or on the Pi ??' in the forum. 5 months ago

They will both do the same job, however, I have my Raspberry Pi sitting on the mount exposed to the weather and the Mac inside monitoring things, when required, sitting inside out of the weather.

It is much cheaper to replace the Pi.

INDI can plate solve locally so no need to have an internet connection.
INDI can also assist with Polar alignment.

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'What is the recommended Firefox version?' in the forum. 7 months ago

Chris,

I have stopped running Ubuntu Mate and now use Raspbian so I am a little out of date.
There was an issue which stopped Firefox running and the fix was to downgrade Firefox and to stop automatic updates.
From what I can see via internet searching the issue has been resolved so I assume you would need to turn on automatic updates again.
I cannot recall how to do this but a search should provide an answer.
Paul

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