Many times people encounter issues like these when they connect a USB device that isn't really usb. They think it is USB, but it has a USB-Serial adapter built in and has to covert to serial to talk to the device. I would first try to find out what kind of USB Serial device is in the device, and then make sure your Mac has the correct driver installed for that USB Serial device. Note that I am not talking about the INDI driver here, it is a device driver for the USB Serial Adapter. Once you know what device it is, it becomes much easier to select the correct port as well.

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Yes I found the same problem myself. I think the issue is related to a big INDI change from two days ago. I made a comment on the merge request for the author of the change to investigate the issue

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 5 days ago

That looks to me like a bug in the KStars build. I will look into it. There aren't a lot of results when I google that message, so I don't think it is a common issue, but maybe some recent change in KStars caused this.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 5 days ago

Yep, that's a brand new dependency. I will have to update all my scripts for building Kstars to include it.

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Jus to check, did you get it from the nightly builds from KStars and INDI master:

binary-factory.kde.org/view/MacOS/job/KStars_Nightly_macos/

or the release builds from KStars and INDI stable:

binary-factory.kde.org/view/MacOS/job/KStars_Release_macos/

I'm pretty sure the nightly ones should be the latest master, so if the change is in master, it should work.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Kstars 3.5.9 (osx) app name' in the forum. 1 week ago

I believe this is not a difference in naming of KStars, but of a setting on your computer. All the programs have a .app extension. Whether or not you can see it is a factor of whether "hide extension" is enabled for that specific app or system wide. On my system, the same programs you showed in your screenshot show .app at the end of their names. You can right click on the KStars.app bundle, click "get info", and then check "hide extension" Or I think you can also set this systemwide.

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I am not sure yet, but I think it might be related to OS X and its newish protections (I think it started with Mavericks) from programs accessing the camera or screen etc. It is very annoying since I specifically developed INDI Webcam for OS X because there was no V4L2 driver on OS X, so I tried to make a new driver that could do something similar. It might also be that some property hasn't been properly initialized when Ekos tries to access it. As I am entering my summer break now, I should have more time to try to look into it.

But as I was saying before, if I try to start INDI Webcam and then encounter the bug you mentioned, it brings down KStars. But then if I start KStars up again, and then tell it "No" to the question about whether I want it to start up a new INDIserver, it works then. You might also have to say yes if OS X asks you if INDI webcam can access the camera (the aforementioned MacOS issue).

Another thing you might try is to select to NOT have it auto connect the devices, so you have more control of the devices and settings without it crashing right away. And if you saved the profile options for INDI webcam, you can delete the settings file. Note that if you try the IP Webcam feature of INDI webcam, it should not crash at all.

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Sorry I didn’t get a chance to look at it again after he last time we spoke. I would like to figure this out. As far as I can tell it crashes if you start a profile in Ekos with the driver, but if it already crashed and is already running and you just try to connect to it then it works fine. But starting the driver crashes it. Is this right?

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'M1 Mac Apple Silicon' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

So as of the last time we tried, craft was not building everything correctly with silicon. Kstars has a lot of dependencies and they need to all build correctly to build indi and kstars. We should probably try again soon to see if the situation has improved.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Mac Beta 3.5.9, please test' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I think what happened is that the “beta2” build that I did and posted the link to here was moved by Jasem to the download location after I reported to him that it was good to go and the link still pointed to the old location. You can get the same build in the official download link for KStars now. Sorry about the confusion. Thanks for testing!

The stable build on the kde binary server should be very similar except that it will not include the documentation that I include when I build it . Obviously the nightly build will deviate as we get further away from the release date, but the stable build should be almost the same except for the missing documentation. That being said, the main reason that I post a beta is to make sure that the build that I made for release went ok and isn’t missing anything critical or have any incorrect links or anything and testing the one from the binary server, while it is always helpful to test and give feedback, won’t test my actual build of KStars.

Thanks for the help though and sorry about moving the file and breaking the link

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