Jarno Paananen replied to the topic 'eqmod driver crash on last nightly build' in the forum. 15 hours 46 minutes ago

This is a build issue, there was a renaming of a function in base INDI library (tty_set_skywatcher_udp_format -> tty_set_generic_udp_format) and the nightly eqmod build seems to have been built with the old library version. So it should fix itself in a nightly or two. This is unfortunately a recurring issue when APIs change as there aren't versioned dependencies in place. When compiling yourself it's easy to avoid by always compiling the base INDI library first before 3rd-party drivers.

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Jarno Paananen replied to the topic 'Atik 16200 Camera' in the forum. 4 days ago

There was an issue with download timeout being too short and Ekos thought the download had timed out. I had the same issue with my Atik 383L+ and it was fixed in the repo on the 25th.

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Jarno Paananen replied to the topic 'EQMOD: Cannot turn DEBUG off' in the forum. 1 week ago

If you use KStars, it controls debug logging by forcing it on/off if you try to modify it yourself from INDI control panel, so check there.

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Jarno Paananen replied to the topic 'Re:HEQ5 Mount STOPS Tracking and K-Stars Rendomly shuts down' in the forum. 1 month ago

Communication issues with the mount occasionally cause these spurious out-of-limits issues too if the step count from mount gets corrupted. With this particular mount the power connector is unfortunately flimsy and causes voltage drops and communication issues. I replaced the connector with a screw secured one and didn't have these issues after that.

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Jarno Paananen replied to the topic 'ADU for flat calibration section for my ccd' in the forum. 1 month ago

ASI driver (and most camera drivers) internally scales anything over 8-bit to 16-bit when saving FITS so you should use 65535 as the maximum value. ADU target values are a bit trickier with color cameras as different colors have different sensitivities and flat lights often don't have even spectrum, but with my mono camera I use 30000 as the target and it works well.

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Jarno Paananen replied to the topic 'USB 3.0 ports on Pi4-4GB' in the forum. 1 month ago

One thing to check, especially if the RPI4 is an older one, is that the USB-controller firmware is up to date. There have been significant improvements to power consumption, temperature and device compatibility. Install package rpi-eeprom-update if not already installed and run "sudo rpi-eeprom-update" and it should show something like:

BCM2711 detected
BOOTLOADER: up-to-date
CURRENT: Fri 17 Jan 2020 01:44:13 PM UTC (1579268653)
 LATEST: Tue 10 Sep 2019 10:41:50 AM UTC (1568112110)
VL805: up-to-date
CURRENT: 000137ad
 LATEST: 000137ad
I have beta network-bootloader installed, but the important part is the VL805 version. If the versions aren't up to date "sudo rpi-eeprom-update -a" should update them.

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Jarno Paananen replied to the topic 'Problem with Capture and Slew' in the forum. 2 months ago

One thing to try is to set alignment mode to nearest point instead of N-star in EQMod align tab. There seems to be some issue with N-star alignment which some times causes weird jumps and pier side changes and also prevents converging on target when many sync points are in a small area. With nearest point mode I haven't had these issues either with HEQ5 or EQ8 mounts.

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Jarno Paananen replied to the topic 'Atik 460 not working' in the forum. 2 months ago

That looks like a build error, usually caused by mismatch between base INDI library used to compile the driver and the version installed in the system as the driver crashes on startup before even connecting to device. If you are running on 32-bit x86, there is currently a known issue with libraries in the repository being for 32-bit ARM by accident. I run self compiled head versions of INDI and drivers on Ubuntu 19.10 on 64-bit x64 with 383L+ without problems so the driver itself should work. If you can compile INDI yourself, rebuilding with matching INDI and driver versions usually fixes things and if you run 32-bit x86, you should roll back the indi-3rdparty repo to commit 6b9e9cf478e3a24b939cad1ac66c33763e85f2d8 which is before the wrong libraries were commited and install libatik from that commit. Then you can compile indi-atik from the head for example.

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