I will check our PhD log viewer. I haven’t used it myself. I use PhD often
Ihoujin wrote: Yes. That was the point, Without PPA, what are the steps necessary to clean/rebuild Kstars from scratch.
Although I ended up just re-running the script, it seems inefficient for rebuilding only KStars. Good news is it resolved the crashing.
That’s good news. Note that rerunning the script actually isn’t that inefficient because it doesn’t do most of the things again once they are already done, it just checks and prints a message saying it’s done already.
I do plan to take the rebuild code out of the main script and put it in a separate subscript so it can be run separately if you want to rebuild the Astro software again. It will still be run by the main script but there would be the option to just run that.
If you want to see the steps just look in the script. I have loads of documentation explaining it.
I’m not done with the Manjaro script yet. I wouldn’t recommend it yet. There were build errors in KStars and INDI. It is related to building certain drivers in 64 bit. I got some of it corrected in the INDI repo now, but I have to do a complete rebuild make some changes so that it can build from scratch to see if it is fixed.
But it would be nice to know what happened
I just tried rebuilding again and tried various ways of connecting, starting INDI, and running KStars. I can't get it to crash like you described. I am testing this on the Raspbian computer after running setupAstroRaspbianPi.sh.
I tried starting KStars and running the Simulators profile. I tried starting the INDI Web Manager App and connecting to that from KStars. I tried connecting from my laptop over wifi with KStars o the laptop and INDI running on the Pi. And I tried it with a direct ethernet cable. I can't get it to fail.
AstroNerd wrote: After running your script again to install these new WiFi upgrades, I just opened Kstars and it’s broken, it opens, then when I click ekos it brings up a window that says:
“An instance of INdI server is already open, do you want to close before opening another”
and no matter if I click yes or no it just shuts Kstars completely down every time...
I have just encountered the same issue. Everything was fine at first. But now when I try to run a profile from EKos, KStars crashes.
I have been configuring various things in the meantime so I am not sure when it broke.
Are both of these on a Raspbian system, or is there another OS involved?
Are you trying to start a profile with the simulators or something else on the same machine or another machine? Any specific drivers ?
I told Jasem, we will look into it
Also, the IP address is now checked when installing Link Local, so you can't end up with a situation like Ihoujin reported.
Perhaps this is a better solution?
I can try to implement that on Wednesday.
The modem manager removal is restored.
Correct, volumes should not mount automatically because that interferes with the ability to connect to a number of cameras. Please see this for details:
Unless there is a better way to solve this problem that I don't know about?
Nope, weird.. it was in my steps that I had listed in 2017, but it is missing from the first iteration of the automated script. I don't remember any reason for why I would have removed that step. I can put it back.
Yes, modem manager being removed used to be a part of the script. I can go check that it is. It certainly should not have been installed during the script run, but some other program may have it as a dependency. I can check.
Birthdate19. 07. 1980
About meEven though I am relatively young, I have been an astrophotographer for about 20 years. Within the last 5 years or so, I have taken my hobby to new heights. I built my own 10 inch telescope including grinding the mirror, bought a wide field newtonian for wider fields, acquired a much better mount to put them on (separately), got an SBIG camera for cooled CCD photos, modified a Canon XSi for better DSLR photos, and got lots of accessories. I have been doing all of my astrophotography with a Mac computer. I have basically made my own portable observatory, everything is carefully organized into boxes that I can load into my car in about 20 minutes. I take these things to dark skies and do lots of imaging at star parties.
I found out about INDI in May 2016 when Pleiades Astrophoto sent me an email about including an INDI client in their software. When I investigated further, I found out about KStars and Ekos. I quickly realized that I could install everything on a Raspberry Pi, velcro that to my scope, and use VLC to configure it from my computer using wifi. I have implemented 2 modes. The first is using the Raspberry Pi as an INDI server and using my Laptop as a wireless client using either the EKOS VM (running KStars and Ekos) or PixInsight as the client software. The second is using KStars and Ekos on the Raspberry Pi and controlling everything through VNC. Both methods have allowed me to cut the cords, move to WIFI control, and make all USB connections shorter. The second method also allows me to put my computer to sleep after I have configured the PI to do all the work. All I have to do is check in once in awhile to make sure it is working properly. So far this experiment is going very well, but I did have to work out quite a few issues along the way. I have been keeping a couple of logs of everything I have done to make it work, however, which is very useful. There are still a few problems, but the system is fully functional. It is a good thing it is summer so I have time to work on this!
The remarkable part is that you can automate your astrophotography setup, make the connection wireless, simplify the software by just running one program (KStars/Ekos) that runs it all, and you can make the connection to the devices separate from that program using INDIServer. (The last item is important because if KStars/Ekos were to crash, the devices would still be running on INDIServer.) And all of this will cost you around $100 including the Pi, a case, a 32 MB microSD card, the software, and a powered USB hub. There was a bit more work involved in setting it up and figuring it all out, but it was worth it.
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Physics and Computer Science Teacher
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