AstroNerd replied to the topic 'new mode to handle captured images' in the forum. 3 hours 17 minutes ago

You can already save the images to the rpi3, and not the controlling machine...then you just see the preview, which in my case does not slow anything down....
I use a Linux Kubuntu laptop to control an rpi3b+ as my server on the pier, and save all images to the rpi on a 64gb USB drive, I still see the fits previews as they take, but they come up at there own speed, it does not affect the sequence, but I do t use one of these newer CMOS cameras with massive files, mines a Mono SXVR H18 Images are about 4mb... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'broken pipe?' in the forum. 5 hours 16 minutes ago

Yes, just run the desktop updater, that’s all you need to do.. :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Mount Home and Ekos Home not sync'd' in the forum. 5 hours 56 minutes ago

Hi,
Make sure you mount is in home position, pointing at Polaris I assume, Turn it all on and then unpark, now go to Polaris on the Kstars map and right click and slew to, when the mount slews it then wont be pointing at Polaris, that’s fine, ekos think it is at this point, so with it all still powered up, loosen the clutches and put back to home position, then in ekos right click again on Polaris then on the mount, then click “set as park”....that’s it, each time you power on now with scope in home position it will be pointing at Polaris in ekos... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'broken pipe?' in the forum. yesterday

Well, i e has never been an issue, it’s as it was when set up on SD card, all I do is run the updater, and any updates it finds I install, I guess you have messed yours up slightly, I would redo the SD card and then leave well alone part from the usual updates.. :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'broken pipe?' in the forum. yesterday

Ron Kramer wrote: I got it fixed thanks for the heads up. Once I realized this was a OLDER SMALLER OS - and I shouldn't update it - I removed the ubuntu repositories and (WELL ALL) then then just added back in ppa/mutlaq (Jasem's)
ran the -f install update and it removed the offending packages I didn't want to install. All is clean now. (whew)


You still need the Ubuntu repositories I have them, but it only updates the 16.04 version, it does not upgrade to 18.04 not sure how that works, but there are updates for 16.04 that you need sometimes....!!

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'broken pipe?' in the forum. yesterday

Ron Kramer wrote: I got it fixed thanks for the heads up. Once I realized this was a OLDER SMALLER OS - and I shouldn't update it - I removed the ubuntu repositories and (WELL ALL) then then just added back in ppa/mutlaq (Jasem's)
ran the -f install update and it removed the offending packages I didn't want to install. All is clean now. (whew)


I only ever use the SM updater and it DOES NOT update Ubuntu version, it must be set that way, as SM will not run on 18.04 hence why they come with 16.04 on them....
I have never experienced any issues at all when updating, like you have...in 18 months of owning it.. :)

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Ron Kramer thanked AstroNerd in topic broken pipe? yesterday

AstroNerd replied to the topic 'broken pipe?' in the forum. yesterday

Ron Kramer wrote: Package installer is throwing out an error and -f didn't fix it. I hate things untidy. = )


Well uninstall the app, as you don’t need with SM, so why install, there are unmet depenancies, and they may not exist anymore... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'broken pipe?' in the forum. yesterday

wvreeven wrote: Whenever I need or want to update the packages on my Linux machines I use these four commands. The first downloads the updates of the repository and tells the system which packages can be upgraded. The second upgrades packages that don't have new and uninstalled dependencies. The third upgrades the packages that do have those and also installs those new dependencies. The last one, finally, deletes any downloaded .deb files to free up disk space.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade -y
sudo apt dist-upgrade -y
sudo apt clean

Now, I don't use StellarMate so I do not know if these commands can and will break your system. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!


WHATEVER YOU DO DO NOT USE THESE COMMANDS WITH STELLARMATE....YOU WILL BREAK BIGTIME...
the reason being it will try to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 and then nothing will work.... :(

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'broken pipe?' in the forum. 2 days ago

Ron Kramer wrote: I don't know how to fix this. I tried what little I knew.
Do we have a package manager on the stellarmate?
I was gonna sudo su it - but afraid I'll break more pipes ;-)


What are you trying to do......?

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Ekos Win10' in the forum. 2 days ago

Jantje wrote: why do I have to install INDI for windows if it doesn't work ?


Nobody said that, there is no INdI server for windows, please see my last post it explains hopefully.... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Re:Ekos Win10' in the forum. 2 days ago

wvreeven wrote: If I understand correctly, the INDI server is needed on Windows for KStars/Ekos to connect to and it acts as a bridge to connect to the Linux INDI running remotely. In other words, Ekos needs a local INDI server to cnnect to no matter what. But the astronomical hardware cannot be controlled directly from a Windows machine and Linux or macos is needed for that.

HTH, Wouter


No, incorrect....
There is no INdI server for windows.
You only need and can only have Kstars / Ekos on your windows machine, then that connects to an INdI server running remotely on either another Mac, Linux or raspberry PI machine at the mount...
So the comtrol is done with the windows machine, but the remote machine CANT be a windows as it has to have INdI server on it... Hope that explains

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