Tom replied to the topic 'Questions about Legacy Polar Alignment tool' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi PK,

Actually I am the same problem with you that can't see the polar region from my location. BTW, now I am stick with PHD2 drift align which it works very well and fast.

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Tom replied to the topic 'Questions about Legacy Polar Alignment tool' in the forum. 3 months ago

It's time to introduce D.A.R.V?

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Tom replied to the topic 'Ekos Polar Alignment Assistant (Beta) is here!' in the forum. 4 months ago

knro wrote: I highly doubt it would do any good near the equator... I mean what folks on the equator use to "polar align"?


Normally we will use D.A.R.V or PHD2 drift align.

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Tom created a new topic ' having issue with update' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hi Guys, I am getting this issue in this morning. Can double check is this new issue?

You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
indi-full : Depends: indi-avalon but it is not installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.

Thanks.
Tom

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Tom replied to the topic 'D.A.R.V 'Drift Alignment by Robert Vice method'' in the forum. 5 months ago

Bump..... Is this method can be accept into Kstars EKOS?

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Tom replied to the topic 'USB hubs - a never ending story' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi all,

I am not expert in linux what so ever. Try this " Adding dwc_otg.speed=1 to /boot/cmdline.txt" then reboot your RPI3. Hope can save the day. :)

Tom

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Tom replied to the topic 'ubuntu 18.04: cannot upgrade indi' in the forum. 5 months ago

wvreeven wrote: Looks like a package was renamed. Please try

sudo dpkg -P indi-altair

and then try again

sudo apt install indi-altaircam

dpkg will probably complain that you are trying to uninstall indi-altair because indi-full depends on it. In that case you can do

sudo dpkg -P indi-altair indi-full

and then

sudo apt install indi-full

which then also should install indi-altaircam automatically.


HTH, Wouter


Thanks a lot and it is well done. Solved!

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Tom replied to the topic 'ubuntu 18.04: cannot upgrade indi' in the forum. 5 months ago

Even a Ubuntu 16.04 also having this indi-altaircam installation issue. What is happening here?

tom_astro@TomAstroPi:~$ sudo apt install indi-altaircam
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
indi-altair libboost-regex1.58.0
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
indi-altaircam
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
30 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/24.5 kB of archives.
After this operation, 71.7 kB of additional disk space will be used.
(Reading database ... 184200 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../indi-altaircam_0.1~201811121139~ubuntu16.04.1_armhf.deb ...
Unpacking indi-altaircam (0.1~201811121139~ubuntu16.04.1) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/indi-altaircam_0.1~201811121139~ubuntu16.04.1_armhf.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/indi_altair_ccd', which is also in package indi-altair 0.1~201811101850~ubuntu16.04.1
Errors were encountered while processing:
/var/cache/apt/archives/indi-altaircam_0.1~201811121139~ubuntu16.04.1_armhf.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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Tom replied to the topic '7 ports powered USB hub issue with EKOS' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi,

There are few scenarios here:

1. After I disconnect everything and only plug in the arduino focuser in the powered USB hub, lsusb shows nothing about ardunio but only this.

tom_astro@TomAstroPi:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 012: ID 2109:2812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
Bus 001 Device 011: ID 2109:2812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMC9514 Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


2. When I unplug the focuser and plug in only mount, it shows this (The mount usb is directly connect to one of the RPI3 USB port. Not going through powered USB hub)

tom_astro@TomAstroPi:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 017: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port
Bus 001 Device 012: ID 2109:2812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
Bus 001 Device 011: ID 2109:2812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMC9514 Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


3. When I plug in both of the focuser (powered usb hub) and mount (RPI3 usb port), it shows this:

tom_astro@TomAstroPi:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 017: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port
Bus 001 Device 012: ID 2109:2812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
Bus 001 Device 011: ID 2109:2812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMC9514 Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


4. But if I plug in both the mount and focuser into RPI3 usb ports, it shows this (Which is never go through the powered usb hub)

tom_astro@TomAstroPi:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 022: ID 2341:8036 Arduino SA Leonardo (CDC ACM, HID)
Bus 001 Device 017: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port
Bus 001 Device 012: ID 2109:2812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
Bus 001 Device 011: ID 2109:2812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMC9514 Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


Is it because the powered usb hub not compatible with rpi3? or anything that I need to do with this usb hub?

Please advice.

Tom

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Tom created a new topic ' 7 ports powered USB hub issue with EKOS' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi all,

I am having a problem setting up my 7 ports powered usb hub with EKOS.

1. I am using AZEQ5GT mount which connect to EKOS with USB cable directly plug in into my RPI3.
2. My powered usb hub also connect directly into my RPI3. But on the usb hub, 3 devices are connected which are arduino Leonardo focuser, qhyccd and ASI120mc guider.

Now the problem occurred when arduino focuser(on usb hub) and my mount are fighting for ttyUSB0. So, my question is how to make sure both of these ports are having different ttyUSBx?

Serial port mapping not working in my case too, I've tried.....

Please help......

Tom



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Tom thanked Radek Kaczorek in topic Astroberry Server 6 months ago

Tom replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi Han.K,
Do you provide a PPA for ASTAP and HNSKY for armhf and also x64 system?
Thanks.

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Tom thanked han in topic Astroberry Server 6 months ago

Tom replied to the topic 'D.A.R.V 'Drift Alignment by Robert Vice method'' in the forum. 6 months ago

Polaris is almost 3deg in my country. So, DARV is my only method. :)

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