AstroNerd replied to the topic 'INdI with Ubuntu on an intel compute stick...??' in the forum. 1 week ago

Never heard of NoMachine, but looks good may have to give that a try... Thanks.. :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'INdI with Ubuntu on an intel compute stick...??' in the forum. 1 week ago

airscott wrote: Thank you for suggesting NX. Just installed this and it's working well for me too.

I am limited to a 1024x768 display unless I plug in a physical HDMI (either monitor or dummy plug) on the stick.

Have you figured out how to get a higher resolution (e.g., 1920x1080) virtual display in ubuntu/NX?

Thanks for any suggestions.


Why don’t you just use teamviewer to control the stick, I use it all the time, load it on both your stick and laptop so it starts at boot, then connect to stick from laptop and the screen of the stick comes up on your laptop screen, so your laptop acts as a screen and keyboard for the stick....or am I missing something...as I usually do... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'INdI with Ubuntu on an intel compute stick...??' in the forum. 1 week ago

wotalota wrote: This is how mine looks, I just use the default ports.

So you just use the PC name..., also do you not need the web manager box checked, as I have to with the rpi3 as an INdI server..

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'INdI with Ubuntu on an intel compute stick...??' in the forum. 1 week ago

airscott wrote: I'm experimenting with exactly this, and it seems to work great. I'm using the cheap atom-based stick that's powered from micro-USB (5v) like the Pi.

Ubuntu Mate 18.04 LTS plus INDI/KStars/Ekos. Everything installs and runs fine, performance is surprisingly snappy. Installation fits comfortably on the built-in 32 GB storage and leaves more than 20 GB available for image data. You can easily add more storage with micro-SD.

I can control my iOptron mount (wireless via StarFi) and ASI cameras for both imaging and guiding. Connection works well both locally off the stick and remotely from a laptop or desktop. Seems like a nice solution because (a) I can run Kstars on the stick and shut down the laptop once the run is started and go to sleep; and (b) the stick is tiny and can just velcro to the scope.

A few things to watch out for:

1) the newer m3 sticks have to be powered from USB C-PD, which is hard to get to the scope without a bunch of connectors.I want to run off 12v at a dark site, so this doesn't work for me.

2) When there's no monitor attached to the built-in HDMI plug, I'm limited to a small virtual display through VNC. There are workaround for this, but it doesn't really matter. I did my tinkering on a real monitor, but just firing up a run doesn't require a widescreen display anyhow.

3) When I leave peripherals (cameras or a monitor) plugged in but powered down, I can't ping or ssh the stick. Very frustrating! I have to manually unplug the USB and HDMI and restart the stick in order to get back in.


Just a quick question, when you connect to the stick via an external laptop, do you set it to remote in Kstars and then what do you use for the remote name and port number....networking is not my strong point.... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'INdI with Ubuntu on an intel compute stick...??' in the forum. 1 week ago

airscott wrote: I'm experimenting with exactly this, and it seems to work great. I'm using the cheap atom-based stick that's powered from micro-USB (5v) like the Pi.

Ubuntu Mate 18.04 LTS plus INDI/KStars/Ekos. Everything installs and runs fine, performance is surprisingly snappy. Installation fits comfortably on the built-in 32 GB storage and leaves more than 20 GB available for image data. You can easily add more storage with micro-SD.

I can control my iOptron mount (wireless via StarFi) and ASI cameras for both imaging and guiding. Connection works well both locally off the stick and remotely from a laptop or desktop. Seems like a nice solution because (a) I can run Kstars on the stick and shut down the laptop once the run is started and go to sleep; and (b) the stick is tiny and can just velcro to the scope.

A few things to watch out for:

1) the newer m3 sticks have to be powered from USB C-PD, which is hard to get to the scope without a bunch of connectors.I want to run off 12v at a dark site, so this doesn't work for me.

2) When there's no monitor attached to the built-in HDMI plug, I'm limited to a small virtual display through VNC. There are workaround for this, but it doesn't really matter. I did my tinkering on a real monitor, but just firing up a run doesn't require a widescreen display anyhow.

3) When I leave peripherals (cameras or a monitor) plugged in but powered down, I can't ping or ssh the stick. Very frustrating! I have to manually unplug the USB and HDMI and restart the stick in order to get back in.


This is all great to hear, thanks guys...it’s nice to know I am not going to have any real issues, I will be using the quad core Atom version and not the more expensive M3 purely because of the power needed to power that one, as I use a Pegasus hub which has a USB port for powering devices but is limited to 3 amps...:) :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'INdI with Ubuntu on an intel compute stick...??' in the forum. 1 week ago

Just a quick question, when you connect to the stick via an external laptop, do you set it to remote in Kstars and then what do you use for the remote name and port number....networking is not my strong point.... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'INdI with Ubuntu on an intel compute stick...??' in the forum. 1 week ago

This is all great to hear, thanks guys...it’s nice to know I am not going to have any real issues, I will be using the quad core Atom version and not the more expensive M3 purely because of the power needed to power that one, as I use a Pegasus hub which has a USB port for powering devices but is limited to 3 amps...:) :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'NanoPi M4' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

For a cheaper and more powerful option why not use one of these, and install 64 bit Ubuntu...I plan to try it out..
www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-compute-st...EHsj8x4aAltjEALw_wcB

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AstroNerd created a new topic ' INdI with Ubuntu on an intel compute stick...??' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Does anybody use INdI on an intel compute stick, thinking of ditching the rpi for now and using a more powerful intel compute stick...
Any thoughts anyone..?
:)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'INDI driver for Pegasus Ultimate Power hub' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Yes I bought the hub last year, and a few mo the later I changed my set up to Kstars / Ekos, and then realised there was no driver for the hub, so I have to connect with windows to get it all up and running, then disconect the USB cable and connect it to my rpi3 so it works as a USB hub at least...works for now, but really want the driver... :(

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'INDI driver for Pegasus Ultimate Power hub' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Yes they told me that too....11 months ago, and still no further forward.... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'INDI driver for Pegasus Ultimate Power hub' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi,
The short answer is no, I contacted them a week or so ago, and they said they were still working on it...I am waiting for it too and was hoping for it this winter....but don’t look like it’s going to happen... :(

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Horizontal Line on SXVR-H18' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

polakovic wrote: Hi, what system and what processor is it? This is know problem caused by USB transfer chunk size. If it is not large enough, it will create such artefacts in the image. If it is too large, it will fail on ARM machines. That's why the chunk size is set differently for different platforms. Peter


Did this ever get sorted for the SX H18 Camera that had reported issues of this, as I now have that camera and on my i3 machine I get the horizontal line on my images...!!?

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Missing icon/feature in Ekos 2.9.7' in the forum. 2 months ago

I actually find this quite annoying, as I am so used to opening all a certain way.. :(

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Recent INDI 1.7 upgrade, now alignment way out...' in the forum. 6 months ago

Well I wish someone had replied to this topic and told me it was a bug in Kstars, and that it was being worked on, I see in the latest Kstars release the issue has been found and fixed, but I have spent three weeks wrestling with this assuming it was an issue with my kit and or GPS module, as the mount was slewing all over the place yet on the screen in Kstars it was showing correct slews...but time offset kept showing -12, in th end I ditched the GSP module deleted my profile and started again... ☹️☹️

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