Paul replied to the topic 'Re:New Raspberry pi 4 anounced' in the forum. 37 minutes ago

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

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Paul replied to the topic 'Re:New Raspberry pi 4 anounced' in the forum. 18 hours 51 minutes 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?

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

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 days 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. 2 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. 3 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. 3 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. 3 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.
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Paul replied to the topic 'Stellarmate - is it better to run on MacBook or on the Pi ??' in the forum. 3 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. 5 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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Paul replied to the topic 'What is the recommended Firefox version?' in the forum. 5 months ago

Chris,

What operating system is it running?

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Paul replied to the topic 'Raspberry Pi 3b+ INDI server not installing with Raspbian' in the forum. 5 months ago

There is no Raspberry Pi aggravation, it has been around long enough that it is no longer the issue.
The problem is that is takes a reasonable effort to set up INDI regardless of the operating system.
This is made relatively straightforward if you use the prepared versions - such as the Ubuntu Mate version as the heavy lifting has been done for you.
Even easier would be to use one of the prepared versions that you can obtain.
If you stay on the bleeding edge you will find things occasionally fail but then again you get some new features earlier and other bugs fixed.
I suggest you always have multiple back ups and test thoroghly when you update.
Personally, I find the Raspbian version is really very good, especially running using VNC.
Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Help Required! Polar Alignment Experiment' in the forum. 5 months ago

Sebastian,

The flattener will not alter the image orientation in any way.

Paul

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