Oliver replied to the topic 'Baader Steeldrive II won‘t connect' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi Roman,
thank you very much for chiming into this issue.
My Steeldrive has the latest firmware.

Just curious: Do you have the chance to try the INDI driver on Linux as this could also a MacOS related problem.

All the best,
Oli

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Oliver replied to the topic 'Baader Steeldrive II won‘t connect' in the forum. 3 months ago

I did everything as suggested but after pressing enter still nothing happens. :-(

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Oliver replied to the topic 'Baader Steeldrive II won‘t connect' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thanks you very much!

Ok here we go: after fiddling with minion 2.2 (too old) I managed somehow to get version 2.8 running.
I did what you suggested but I can't get anything back after $BS GET VERSION.
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Oliver replied to the topic 'Baader Steeldrive II won‘t connect' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hans, I‘ve seen your post but I thought it was not necessary as the focuser is working flawlessly with two different apps (TheSkyX and AstroImager) on my Mac with the same serial port driver (cu.usbserial-A907KE80).

And I must admit that I‘ve no clue what to do or 'talk' to my focuser or what to report here.
I‘m not in coding or something. Just a normal user.

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Oliver replied to the topic 'Baader Steeldrive II won‘t connect' in the forum. 3 months ago

If there's anything I could provide to get this focuser to work let me know.

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Oliver replied to the topic 'Baader Steeldrive II won‘t connect' in the forum. 3 months ago

I’m on Mac so I can’t try.

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Oliver replied to the topic 'Baader Steeldrive II won‘t connect' in the forum. 3 months ago

Nah, no success at all :-(
Updated to Ventura, KSTARS 3.6.1stable and my Steeldrive won't connect with EKOS.
No problems with AstroImager and TheSkyX. Both rely on /dev/cu.usbserial-A907KE80.

I was saving the settings of Baader Steel drive II and got this:

[2022-11-07T17:05:05.766 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Baader SteelDriveII : "[DEBUG] Auto search is disabled because /dev/cu.usbserial-A907KE80 is not a system port. "
[2022-11-07T17:05:16.463 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Baader SteelDriveII :  "[INFO] Saving device configuration... "
[2022-11-07T17:05:16.464 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Baader SteelDriveII :  "[INFO] Device configuration saved. "
[2022-11-07T17:05:16.465 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Baader SteelDriveII : "[DEBUG] Configuration successfully saved. "

Here's the log:
[2022-11-07T17:06:41.674 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  ""
[2022-11-07T17:06:41.675 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Baader SteelDriveII : "[DEBUG] Toggle Debug Level -- Driver Debug "
[2022-11-07T17:06:41.890 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "Baader SteelDriveII" is connected and ready.
[2022-11-07T17:06:41.898 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "LX200 10micron" is connected and ready.
[2022-11-07T17:06:41.902 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "ZWO CCD ASI178MM" is connected and ready.
[2022-11-07T17:06:41.906 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "ZWO CCD ASI294MC Pro" is connected and ready.
[2022-11-07T17:06:51.346 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "Failed to connect to \nBaader SteelDriveII\nLX200 10micron\nZWO CCD ASI178MM\nZWO CCD ASI294MC Pro\nPlease ensure each device is connected and powered on."
[2022-11-07T17:06:55.921 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Baader SteelDriveII : "[DEBUG] Connecting to /dev/cu.usbserial-A907KE80 @ 19200 "
[2022-11-07T17:06:55.933 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2022-11-07T16:06:55: Driver indi_steeldrive2_focus: Handshake lines currently set to 6"
[2022-11-07T17:06:55.934 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  ""
[2022-11-07T17:06:55.934 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Baader SteelDriveII : "[DEBUG] Port FD 3 "
[2022-11-07T17:06:55.934 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Baader SteelDriveII : "[DEBUG] Connection successful, attempting handshake... "
[2022-11-07T17:06:55.934 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Baader SteelDriveII : "[DEBUG] CMD <GET VERSION> "
[2022-11-07T17:07:00.098 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Baader SteelDriveII :  "[ERROR] Serial read error: Timeout error. "
[2022-11-07T17:07:00.098 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Baader SteelDriveII : "[DEBUG] Handshake failed. "
[2022-11-07T17:07:13.413 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI: Stopping local drivers...


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Oliver replied to the topic 'Baader Steeldrive II won‘t connect' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thank you very much Jasem.

I've tried all Baud rates available with no success.
However, it works out of the box with TheSkyX and INDOGO AstroImager. :-(

@Hans: I've noticed that there is a new version of the FTDI VCP Drivers for macOS. I will try and report tomorrow.

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Oliver replied to the topic 'Baader Steeldrive II won‘t connect' in the forum. 3 months ago

Jasem, is it possible that there is in fact no Baader Steeldrive II driver for EKOS available?
On the devices site there’s only Baader Steeldrive but not Steeldrive II: www.indilib.org/individuals/devices/focu...ader-steeldrive.html

And Baader also saying it’s only compatible with INDIGO and TheSkyX.
Is there anything I could do to help to bring this driver to EKOS?
www.baader-planetarium.com/en/blog/steel...-theskyx-and-indigo/

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If you follow the link you’ll see that TheSky is using the same USB driver as Ekos. 
indilib.org/forum/focusers-filter-wheels...i-won-t-connect.html

The Baader driver is maintained by Jason.
However, I don’t think that he could help because it is a Mac issue.

I could easily get the USB driver for my device and maybe it’s working.
But I don’t want to install unnecessary external drivers that have to be maintained and probably brake compatibility with one of the next MacOS iterations. 

Oli

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Well, I have similar issues with my Baader Steeldrive II and Ekos. 
However, it’s working out of the box with TheSkyX.

So the big unanswered question is why I need extra drivers for Ekos but not for TheSky?
indilib.org/forum/focusers-filter-wheels...i-won-t-connect.html

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Did you get your focuser connected with 3.5.5?

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