Hey Ian

Thanks for all the effort you put into the driver!

I face an issue after upgrading to the lastest master. I was on tag v1.8.4 which worked fine for me.
Yesterday I pulled in the lastest master and Kstars crashed with an allocation error as as soon as I 'unpack' the mount. However, the command is send before the crash. The next time I connect, I can see the mount is tracking. When I issue a park command, bam, crash :(

I rolled back to 'd7ac975d0fac3171af62c28a298b15d2e2d4caa7'. Anything later isn't working for me.

tested with 'kstars-bleeding' on Mint Linux and 3.4.1 on macOS.
Any ideas?

best
Niko

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Niko Kivel replied to the topic 'Using 3 cameras at once?' in the forum. 1 year ago

I tried it quite some time ago with two sessions and simulators. But, it wouldn't keep the sessions in sync. Might very much be my fault, though.
I think it would be a great feature to support multiple long exposure cameras. But I guess it could be tricky to fiddle with the exposure pattern, like 1800 s for Ha in Cam 1, but 6x300 s L on Cam 2 and 3x600s R,G,B on Cam 3. The master-sessions would have to wait for respective slave session(s) to complete. Certainly manageable, but not a quick/easy implementation I assume. If one messes up the exposure pattern it might also cause a horrible duty-cycle.
Anyway, INDI/Ekos/KStars has received so many great features over the last few years, I keep my hopes up that the multi-cam feature will find it's way into the code eventually.

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Niko Kivel replied to the topic 'QHY183M not detected' in the forum. 3 years ago

Many Thanks!

Silly question maybe, but is there a way to set Gain and Offset from the 'CCD' tab?

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Niko

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Niko Kivel replied to the topic 'QHY183M not detected' in the forum. 3 years ago

me again,

SDK 2.0.7 is out, supposedly with the greater than one-second exposure fix.

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Niko

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Niko Kivel replied to the topic 'QHY183M not detected' in the forum. 3 years ago

Hey Jasem

SDK 2.0.6 is out.
If you tell me how I can compile the stuff myself, I stop asking you to do it for me :)

The QHY183M has a bug in 2.0.5 that limits the exposure to 1 s, anything higher is just sending a flat image filled with identical numbers. I hope this is the bugfix that addresses this issue.

best
Niko

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Niko Kivel replied to the topic 'QHY183M not detected' in the forum. 3 years ago

Hi guys

I received word from Jan that SDK version 2.0.5 supports the QHY183M. I downloaded the SDK and was able to compile the testapp. It detects the camera fine and isn't complaining at all.
All tests were on a linux PC, there is no ARM SDK to download so far.

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Niko

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Niko Kivel replied to the topic 'SVD_MathPlugin error' in the forum. 3 years ago

Thanks for fixing this in record time.
I wish I could be more of help and fix stuff myself rather than just reporting errors.
best
Niko

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Niko Kivel created a new topic ' SVD_MathPlugin error' in the forum. 3 years ago

Hi all

I just compiled indilib and the eqmod driver on a RPi 3B+.
When starting ` indiserver indi_eqmod_telescope`, I get this error.

Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: EnumeratePlugins - cannot load plugin /libindi_SVD_MathPlugin.so error /libindi_SVD_MathPlugin.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I'm sure it's looking in the wrong place, because the fs-root is an unlikely place to find it :)
By linking the actual file to the fs-root it works fine.

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Niko

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Niko Kivel replied to the topic 'INDI GPhoto Driver v2.0' in the forum. 3 years ago

Hi Jasem

I'm afraid there is still some issue here.
My 7D Mk II is taking couple 100 ms exposures only.

[2018-04-21T21:56:18.106 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Starting exposure (exptime: 5 secs, mirror lock: 0) "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.106 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG]   Mutex locked "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.106 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Setting radio/menu widget iso: 1 (100) "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.154 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Setting new configuration OK. "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.154 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Using internal bulb widget:eosremoterelease "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.154 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Setting radio/menu widget eosremoterelease: 2 (Press Full) "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.305 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Setting new configuration OK. "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.305 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Exposure started "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.305 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Time left: -5000 ms "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.305 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Closing shutter "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.305 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Using widget:eosremoterelease "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.305 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Setting radio/menu widget eosremoterelease: 4 (Release Full) "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.334 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Setting new configuration OK. "
[2018-04-21T21:56:21.963 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Reading exposure... "
[2018-04-21T21:56:21.964 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Exposure complete "
[2018-04-21T21:56:29.178 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] File added event completed. "
[2018-04-21T21:56:29.178 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Downloading image... Name: (capt0000.cr2) Folder: (/) Delete from SD card? (false) "
[2018-04-21T21:56:29.238 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Could not determine image size (Unspecified error) "
[2018-04-21T21:56:29.238 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Capture target is INTERNAL RAM. "
[2018-04-21T21:56:29.241 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Setting radio/menu widget iso: 13 (1600) "
[2018-04-21T21:56:29.293 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Setting new configuration OK. "
[2018-04-21T21:56:29.293 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Setting radio/menu widget shutterspeed: 0 (bulb) "
[2018-04-21T21:56:29.319 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Setting new configuration OK. "
[2018-04-21T21:56:33.090 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] read_libraw: raw_width: 5568 top_margin 38 left_margin 72 first_visible_pixel 211656 "
[2018-04-21T21:56:33.090 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] read_libraw: rawdata.sizes.width: 5496 rawdata.sizes.height 3670 memsize 40340640 bayer_pattern RGGB "
[2018-04-21T21:56:33.152 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] read_libraw: memsize (40340640) naxis (2) w (5496) h (3670) bpp (16) pattern (RGGB) "
[2018-04-21T21:56:33.326 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Uploading file. Ext: fits, Size: 40345920, sendImage? Yes, saveImage? No "
[2018-04-21T21:56:34.980 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Upload complete "

I did go back to commit #32eed05d833694a56973280a67fbf1bee5967136 to make the cam work again.

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Niko

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Niko Kivel replied to the topic 'QHY183M not detected' in the forum. 3 years ago

Oops, didn't know that, thanks for adding it! :woohoo:
Jan promised me to keep me posted on the development.
anyway, I can't make it run :(
dmesg:

[ 2107.126221] usb 1-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci-pci
[ 2107.235675] usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=1618, idProduct=c183
[ 2107.235680] usb 1-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 2107.235684] usb 1-1.2: Product: WestBridge 
[ 2107.235687] usb 1-1.2: Manufacturer: Cypress
[ 2107.235689] usb 1-1.2: SerialNumber: 0000000004BE
[ 2107.458147] usb 1-1.2: USB disconnect, device number 5
[ 2107.682218] usb 1-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 6 using ehci-pci
[ 2107.792222] usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=1618, idProduct=c184
[ 2107.792227] usb 1-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[ 2107.792230] usb 1-1.2: Product: Q183-Cool
[ 2107.792233] usb 1-1.2: Manufacturer: QHYCCD
so, there is a camera detected by the OS ...

indiserver startup:
bigblue@odroid:~$ indiserver -vvv indi_qhy_ccd 
2018-04-01T18:01:54: startup: indiserver -vvv indi_qhy_ccd 
2018-04-01T18:01:54: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: pid=805 rfd=3 wfd=6 efd=7
2018-04-01T18:01:54: listening to port 7624 on fd 4
2018-04-01T18:01:54: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: sending msg copy 1 nq 1:
<getProperties version='1.7'/>

2018-04-01T18:01:54: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 805 died
Well, that repeats itself for another 9 times, but fails

and finally qhy_ccd_test:
bigblue@odroid:~$ qhy_ccd_test 
-----------------------------------
2018-04-01 18:03:00:480: qhyccd: cons() start...
-----------------------------------
2018-04-01 18:03:00:493: qhyccd: pthread_mutexattr_init success.
2018-04-01 18:03:00:493: qhyccd: pthread_mutexattr_settype success.
2018-04-01 18:03:00:493: qhyccd: pthread_mutex_init success.
-----------------------------------
2018-04-01 18:03:00:493: qhyccd: cons end...
-----------------------------------
QHY Test CCD using SingleFrameMode, Version: 1.00
SDK resources initialized.
2018-04-01 18:03:00:494: qhyccd: ScanQHYCCD start...
2018-04-01 18:03:00:494: qhyccd: ScanQHYCCD - Total number of USB devices : 10
2018-04-01 18:03:00:494: qhyccd: ScanQHYCCD - New number of QHYCCD devices: 1
2018-04-01 18:03:00:494: qhyccd: ScanQHYCCD - Old number of QHYCCD devices: -1
2018-04-01 18:03:00:494: qhyccd: QHYCCDSeriesMatch: idx 0, pHandle 0x4da768, cydev[0].pid = c184
2018-04-01 18:03:00:494: qhyccd: QHY5IIISeriesMatch(handle: 0x4da768, mainseries: 4044) start...
2018-04-01 18:03:00:496: qhyccd: QHY5IIISeriesMatch retVal: 0, end...
2018-04-01 18:03:00:496: qhyccd: InitQHYCCDClass camtype = 0 idx = 0
2018-04-01 18:03:00:496: Unknown camera type: 0

indilib, git:
bigblue@odroid:~/indi$ git log --pretty=format:"%h - %an, %ar : %s"
1b9b311 - Jasem Mutlaq, 11 hours ago : Do not open shutter in bias frames

hardware, Odroid XU4 with Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS,
compiled with: gcc version 7.2.0 (Ubuntu/Linaro 7.2.0-1ubuntu1~16.04)

If you guys need any more info, let me know.
Thanks again for the effort
Niko

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