try something like Rsync - www.techradar.com/uk/how-to/computing/ap...iles-in-sync-1305698

There are other programs as well :-)

Cant comment of the speed - faster or slower !

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Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'Passwords and Security' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

For Windows and PUTTY use PUTYGEN - creates correct Putty secure key - quick and simple to do

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There is nothing wrong wit DIY cables. Just make sure :-

1. Its a "real" FDTI or CH340G or CP201. The only real advantage of the FDTI chip is hat they are all unique (have a unique serial number) so no problem using more than 1 on the same PC.

2. Voltage - incorrect voltage (3.3 instead or 5v) is bound to cause problems on mounts that require a fixed voltage - e.g. my eq6gt can use both 5v and 3.3v but many are just 3.3v or 5V. Some will still work but bye bye mount board or USB adapter or funnies.

3. Ground - common ground - this is vital for most connection to work as its used as a reference point. This is a common problem and can cause many different problems.

4. Speed - a lot of the cheaper adapters quote speeds that really they can't support - having said that most USB adapters run very happily at 9600 which most mounts are happy with too.

5. Understand the difference between RS232 and TTL - RS232 voltage level are very high and will damage your mount.

6. SW Handsets in "relay mode" (PC Dircet) do not do any translation of software commands just convert RS232 signals from your "PC" to TTL. The latest handset firmware is just better at working this way. You cannot use the same USB TTL adapter between the handset and the mount (it wouldn't work) and it should not work from the PC to the handset port as this is RS232 voltage levels.

7. Clean power supplies - for "home" use I use "ham Radio" power supplies but PC ATX power supplies are just as good. No spikes! Battery power is another subject.

Buying the correct EQDIR adapter for your mount will be just as good as DIY just cost you more :-) (make sure its not he older Prolific chip - most aren't now days)

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Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'Eqmod keyboard or gamepad control using astroberry' in the forum. 2 months ago

I am assuming you are using "bluetooth".

Try one device at a time .

Starting with Gamepad(i use a ipega bluetoothed device) .

1. Make sure Bluetooth switched on and open to discovery (should be needed really)

2. Make sure your Gamepad is "open" (not hidden) and transmitting ok (some shut down afer 20secs)

3. Scan for devices on RPI via Bluetooth icon- should show up your Gamepad if compatible

4. Pair the device.

5. Follow this indilib.org/support/tutorials/135-contro...with-a-joystick.html - suggest you use Telescope simulation first - then your real Telescope driver. I think I am right not all Telescope drivers have the option to use the Gamepad - might be wrong.

6. Depending on your make of Pad you will need to go into Indi Telescope settings Gamepad/Joystick tab and check what Gamepad buttons do what.

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Clive Stachon thanked Jose Corazon in topic Memory Leak 2 months ago

Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'Memory Leak' in the forum. 2 months ago

El Corazon wrote: I strongly suggest booting the Pi4 from an SSD and not from the SD card.
It makes a world of difference. A 120 GB SSD now only costs $20 at Amazon, so there is no reason not to do that.
The improvement in performance is huge.


Have I missed something - but last i looked there is no official way to "Boot from USB" only boot from a SD card and use root on a SSD.

Have you some new news ?????????

love to be able to boot with SD card ON RPI4b :-)

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Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.1 is available now!' in the forum. 2 months ago

With all due respect to Radek (thanks for the new version) - May I suggest people make a back up of your "live" card before updating - just in case there is a problem.

At least then if we ever get any clear skies (In UK at least) you wont miss them due to problems. :-)

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Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'Using a touchscreen with either Stellarmate or Astroberry' in the forum. 2 months ago

Doesn't matter the answer was via Facebook.

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Clive Stachon created a new topic ' Using a touchscreen with either Stellarmate or Astroberry' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi ,

I was asked about using a touch screen ,attached to RPI4,with Astroberry V2 or Stellarmate.

Dont know the model/size etc.

Will be using it to control/see Astroberry/Stellarmate in the field.

Anyone used one ? views/experiences / problems etc appreciated.

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Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'Teamviewer: commercial use detected' in the forum. 2 months ago

wvreeven wrote: stash, the RealVNC Viewer is free and that’s what AstroNerd is referring to. I use the x11vnc server on my Linux machines which is free and works very well. I use the RealVNC Viewer on all my Mac devices and that is free and works very well as well.


Wouter


i wrote "Real VNC,last time I looked, is NOT free (it used to be but sadly no longer - 3yrs) - its only "free" when you use is the following ways:

1. Using RealVNC server on a RPI (never requires internet to work)

2. Using a cloud installed Realvnc server license - note this will ALWAYS require a internet connection to work .

The Realvnc viewer is totally free."

Which states the "Realvnc viewer is free" but just also points out that server part of REALVNC is ,sadly ,now not free (except as stated ). Just in case he was thinking of using the Realvnc server on the Obsys "PC" and the Realvnc viewer on the clients :-) .

I have used both viewer/client made by Realvnc for about 15 yrs and is my preferred product combination.

Of course the user could be referring to a Windows "PC" and also mentioned "remote desktop" - so perhaps we should have asked for more info first (which OS) to give a more precise advice :-)

I don't see what's the fuss is about?

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Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'Teamviewer: commercial use detected' in the forum. 2 months ago

Real VNC,last time I looked, is NOT free (it used to be but sadly no longer - 3yrs) - its only "free" when you use is the following ways:

1. Using RealVNC server on a RPI (never requires internet to work)

2. Using a cloud installed Realvnc server license - note this will ALWAYS require a internet connection to work .

The Realvnc viewer is totally free.

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Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'uploading images to remote (client?)' in the forum. 2 months ago

A non intrusive way to transfer files using Samba and Windows can be provided by any number of Windows "Sync" programs - One such example provided by a Microsoft employee is Robocopy - there are plenty of others too (some not free) . They will not impact on your network is its decent (5ghz 700mb or preferably a wired GB connection.

There is also Synctoy also from Microsoft and Fastcopy - the latter is supposedly very good large files copy but I have no experience of Fastcopy.

its free so you can give it a try and see if it has any effect - seem to remember it had a GUI that also allowed "priority" setting to not effect your network

So long as you can see the directory where your images are stored you can use the above.

Slow network then use a Windows formatted USB3 SSD drive.

I think that is what you were asking for :-)

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Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'Indiserver crash as soon as it tries to connect to canon DSLR' in the forum. 2 months ago

No matter what I tried the same problem occurred :-(

In the end reinstalled Ubuntu/Indi/Kstars and lots of other things I use then it seems to be working now - now that the clear skies have gone and its clouded over. :-(

One advantage of RPI SD cards you can make quick backups of working systems. Takes longer with just 1 real Sata SSD system.

A right pain !

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