In answer to the initial question, I run Fedora Linux on my NUC, but I am biased as I also keep a Fedora COPR up to date with packages for anyone that wants them.

One question I do have though, I notice a lot of people are preferring to run VNC or other remote screen options from the scope computer. Why not just run INDI services at the scope and connect up with kstars from your cozy house? You avoid all the remote desktop hassles. Having set up both ways, I much prefer any GUI stuff running locally, but want to hear what people have run into.

Jim

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Jim replied to the topic 'Auto Focus failures' in the forum. 4 months ago

It is almost like there should be 2 algorithms at play. First, run an annular/ring detection, reduce that, then switch to the point/star detection.

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Jim replied to the topic 'Mouse Pointer and Wayland ...' in the forum. 6 months ago

This appear to be a problem with Wayland and proprietary video drivers (at least in my case). If I set the system to use X11 instead of Wayland, the pointer is back, and everything works fine. It also feels faster. I am using proprietary nVidia drivers with a 3070.

Of note, kstars sky map changes the default cursor to an `X`. I do not remember this being the case in older versions of kstars, so it could be something in Wayland doesn't handle the custom hardware cursor?

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Jim replied to the topic 'Mouse Pointer and Wayland ...' in the forum. 6 months ago

I missed this post, but have the same problem. I am looking to see what to do to fix it. The pointer works in every other aspect, except in the main kstars window. The pointer appears when you grab and pan, and when you left-click, but as soon as you move to the main screen, it is gone.

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Jim replied to the topic 'Announcing Polar Alignment Changes' in the forum. 7 months ago

just a thought... If color coding is the direction, allow the user to choose some of the colors to help different contrast settings, color blindness, themes, etc.

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Jim replied to the topic 'New Focus Algorithm in Ekos' in the forum. 9 months ago

Would it be possible to have the system determine what the step size should be in some way each session? The starting step for determining the final step size could even be calculated from the user's equipment configuration. Store this value and use it as the seed for the next time an auto-configure of step size is run.

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eqmod guiding is direct control of the mount, where ST4 is older and slower, and designed to communicate directly from a camera

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