Gary McKenzie replied to the topic 'indi_celestron_aux' in the forum. 1 week ago

Craig,
are you using a CPC mount or a cgx. I have a CPC wedge mounted and would like to use the aux driver, but found that the lack of a home starting position was a pain. Your mods seem to fix it....so wanted to confirm I could use it with my mount..
cheers
Gary

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Gary McKenzie replied to the topic 'Problem compiling a driver' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Martin,
used the new instructions and got perfect compilation first time - thank you so much!

Now to order an add on relay board...

cheers
Gary

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Gary McKenzie replied to the topic 'Problem compiling a driver' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Thank  you Martin,
those instructions are different to the ones I initially tried.

Will give them a go and report back.
cheers
Gary

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Gary McKenzie created a new topic ' Problem compiling a driver' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi,
I've been trying to compile the following driver in an astroberry system:
github.com/wotalota/indi-rolloffino

I don't know Linux so I've just been blindlyfollowing the instructions in the INSTALL file.

I get the following errors:

CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:11 (find_package):
  By not providing "FindINDI.cmake" in CMAKE_MODULE_PATH this project has
  asked CMake to find a package configuration file provided by "INDI", but
  CMake did not find one.

  Could not find a package configuration file provided by "INDI" with any of
  the following names:

    INDIConfig.cmake
    indi-config.cmake

  Add the installation prefix of "INDI" to CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH or set
  "INDI_DIR" to a directory containing one of the above files.  If "INDI"
  provides a separate development package or SDK, be sure it has been
  installed.

The log is attached.

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

TIA
Gary                  
 

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OK, so I deleted config.txt (after backing up) in the boot folder and it now shows correctly both on the monitor and via vnc. Any ideas about what in config.txt is causing the problem? I don't know much about Linux/Raspian.
Gary

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Hi
have been trying Astroberry out via VNC (ie headless). All working fine, however today I attached an external monitor and keyboard directly to my Pi4 and could not get the desktop to come up - got the screen in he attached image. Even when this screen was on the monitor, I could still log in via vnc from my PC.

I reflashed the latest image - same result
I reflashed the latest image and did all the updates - same result
I then flashed Raspian, did its updates - this worked perfectly with my monitor, I then installed Astroberry in to Raspian, the monitor then showed the same pic.
At this point I gave up, has anyone any suggestions?

TIA
Gary

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Hi,
I have just setup my Pi with Astroberry and have the Astroberry Relays in the process of being set up to control power to the items in my small observatory.

I would like to use Kstars Windows as a client to control everything remotely, however there is no option in Kstars to control the Astroberry relays. Is this possible/not possible? Is there any version of Kstars other than the Pi Astroberry that can control the relays (Linux?)

I know I can VNC in, but that sort of defeats the purpose of Indi's client server nature.

TIA
Gary

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Re flashed so card and repeated update and upgrade. All working this time.....
Gary

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Hi
I downloaded and installed the Astroberry image v2.0.3.
Tried out the Astroberry relays using a 4 relay board I had - all worked fine.

I the did an update followed by an upgrade.

Astroberry relays now crashes whenever I start and connect Ekos.

Any ideas?

Thanks
Gary

 

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Gary McKenzie replied to the topic 'indi_celestron_aux' in the forum. 7 months ago

Any idea yet when this may be incorporated in to the official Indi release? Would like to use it but have been unable to compile it. (not that familiar with linux etc)
Gary
 

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Hi,
I've been trying to change my email address under My Details in my account. After I edit it, and save, the email address reverts to my old email.
Anything I'm missing?
cheers
Gary

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Gary McKenzie replied to the topic 'indi_celestron_aux' in the forum. 12 months ago

Fabrizio wrote: Hi Gary,
I am working on the driver and I expect to have a decent version in weeks not months. Then I submit it to indi-lib mantainer (Jasem Mutlaq) for indi-lib merging. This adds some more weeks.
I suppose your scope working in equatorial mode. If debugging does not contradict me, the alignment subsystem does not distinguish between AltAz and Equatorial, if you have at least 2 sync points.
It may be worth to try version 0.7 (indi-1.8.6)(no equatorial mode, no tracking button enabled in mount tab, but tracking can be indirectly controlled from indi main tab, option "On Set").
You can install debian/ubuntu packages of indi-1.8.6 following instructions given here www.indilib.org/download.html .

<code>sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mutlaqja/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indi-full gsc
</code>



Thank you Fabrizio,
I will wait until it goes into the main repository - I am moving house in 6 weeks or so and will have to build a new observatory ( I just finished one at my current home!). I plan to fully automate it with roof motor, AAG Cloudwatcher etc. I was going to do this at my currrent observatory but we bought a new house in a much darker sky. I am happy to wait for completion of the driver.....

Really appreciate your efforts, the driver will convert my equatorial wedge mounted CPC925 into an imaging machine that can run alone..
Gary

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Gary McKenzie replied to the topic 'indi_celestron_aux' in the forum. 12 months ago

Hi,
is there any chance this driver will go in to the standard Kstars/Ekos distribution in the near future? As a linux illiterate I have tried compiling, but as I don't know what I'm doing, can't get things to work properly. This driver seems just what I need for my wedge mounted CPC925.
thanks
Gary

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Thanks for all the replies!

I decided to see how things work using an old laptop, just to make sure that the problems were not potentially software related. With the Latest Mint Cinnamon, Kstars etc, everything works perfectly, connects first time and has no issues I can see. I can connect to this and run everything from a windows pc, and also via a VNC connection to the laptop.

I have upgraded the firmware on the Pi to no avail. A search shows that the problems I have had with USB 3 are not unusual, not common, but by no means unknown. I will try one more option and set up ubuntukstars on the Pi over the weekend and see if that makes any difference.

Thanks all
cheers
Gary

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