AstroNerd thanked Andrew in topic Re:New Raspberry pi 4 anounced 5 hours 26 minutes ago

AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Re:New Raspberry pi 4 anounced' in the forum. 17 hours 58 minutes ago

phomer60 wrote: You have confused me. I don't have any hope of getting a Raspberry Pi 4 for a few months, but I assume that building INDI on it will work just fine. Is this not the case?

Paul

Sorry Paul, I missed your post, I read it as you said “I prefer Ubuntu mate but you have to build yourself” I missed the “it to”
Please accept My apologies.....my mistake..
Yes it all works well on buster, INdI and Kstars / Ekos..
sorry again :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Re:New Raspberry pi 4 anounced' in the forum. 19 hours 26 minutes ago

phomer60 wrote: Personally, I prefer it to Ubuntu Mate, but you need to build it yourself.


Lol....we all do but it does not work on the rpi4 yet, that’s what we are all waiting for...
Have you read the rest of the thread.. :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Re:New Raspberry pi 4 anounced' in the forum. yesterday

kaydubbed wrote: So what are my limitations now to using Raspbian with the Pi4 for dedicated Astro? The Pi4 4gig is sitting on my desk and I sort of just realized that the normal astro distro platforms like MATE won't be ready for awhile.

No limitations it does work very well....
It’s just updating that’s a bit more long winded....
:)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Raspberry rpi4 issues with 4K over VNC' in the forum. yesterday

CAS wrote: Hi,

thank you again :)

Any "Gotchas" you can think of ?

Regards,

cas

No, not really, just make sure with the PI4 you keep it as cool as possible while compiling, you need at ,east a heatsink and a fan, I had to put a desk fan over the top also...as it’s runs extremely hot, do the firmware update first, as it will reduce the temp by about 5-7 degrees.. :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Raspberry rpi4 issues with 4K over VNC' in the forum. 2 days ago

CAS wrote: Hi,

thanks for the reply. Sorry, more questions.......

Did you have to compile from source ?
Are you Plate-Solving on the Pi ?
Is buster easy to get hold of ? (Not Pi savvy) Been doing stuff on Arduino.

Grateful if you have time to reply.

Regards,

cas


Yes had to compile from Source..
Yes platesolving all on the pi have downloaded all the index files I need..
Buster is the latest version of raspbian and easy to download

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Raspberry rpi4 issues with 4K over VNC' in the forum. 2 days ago

han.k wrote: Unfortunally, I can't work higher the 1920x1080. It is a small package and installing is as simple as sudo apt-get install xrdp. For me it works very well. If your laptop is Windows, you can use the Microsoft remote desktop directly without any additional installation.


Ok I have found a Remote Desktop software for Ubuntu that works really well with XRDP on the pi, it’s called Remmina, and runs a treat.... :) as good if not better than windows Remote Desktop....

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Raspberry rpi4 issues with 4K over VNC' in the forum. 2 days ago

CAS wrote: Hello,

hope you're well.

May I ask - are you attempting to get Stars/Ekos/INDI running on the Pi 4 using the Stellarmate image? I ask because I'm very interested in doing this too.

Any information you can share about this I would be very glad to see.

Clear Skies (Someone has to get them :-) )

cas


Hi,
Yes I have latest Kstars and INdI running on the PI4, but not Stellarmate, that will take a while, but runs well on raspbian buster, also runs now in 4K using XRDP on the pi and Remmina Remote Desktop software on Ubuntu laptop...works really well.. :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'New Raspberry pi 4 anounced' in the forum. 2 days ago

rlancaste wrote: I would say Martin Wimpress is a pretty important cog in the wheel. He is one of the co founders of Ubuntu MATE and now leads the project. More significantly for us, Wimpress is pretty much the only one working on Ubuntu MATE's Pi support and he can only work on that when Canonical doesnt have him doing all sorts of other things. It was a lack of his time as well as some technical issues that made the Pi3b+ ubuntu mate image take so long to get out. I am sure he would love some help. . .

wiki.ubuntu.com/MartinWimpress


Look here at the last comment...
ubuntu-mate.community/t/support-for-raspberry-pi-4/19757/8

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'New Raspberry pi 4 anounced' in the forum. 2 days ago

han.k wrote: What are the arguments against using Raspbian Buster a Debian flavor.? It 's ready, it works, has a large community of active developers and users and has the LDXE environment. For me it's great.


No arguments here...
I am using it now with full INdI and Kstars running nicely, headless using XRDP to control from windows laptop, this is the only way to get the full 4K video over Remote Desktop, it won’t k over any VNC versions, the max with those Is HD... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'New Raspberry pi 4 anounced' in the forum. 3 days ago

giorgio_ne wrote:

AstroNerd wrote:

Ihoujin wrote: It was confirmed on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/ubuntu_mate/status/1145003787427504128
https://twitter.com/m_wimpress/status/1143834803986403328


Hmmm, I don’t think so, that Wimpress guy, can’t do anything until there is Ubuntu support, which he has no control over, he can’t start until that support is in place....

Read this and look at the last post...
ubuntu-mate.community/t/support-for-raspberry-pi-4/19757/8


But that Wimpress guy is THE creator of Ubuntu Mate. This was also picked up by Forbes Magazine:
www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019...y-pi-4/#6affba7b9b4d
Also, by looking at the Ubuntu Core thread referenced in the Ubuntu Mate community forum, I see that an experimental Ubuntu Core 18 image for the Pi4 is now out (albeit only for dev purposes). Things are moving fast!!


Lol.... :) I do t think so, Wimpress is just a cog in a very big wheel.. :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Raspberry rpi4 issues with 4K over VNC' in the forum. 3 days ago

Superb.....that works perfectly thanks very much.....

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'KStars Windows client problems - reporting/asking again' in the forum. 3 days ago

maxthebuilder wrote: Hello,
I reported these several times before. Still not resolved (for me).
Let me emphasize - this is only for Windows client (not Linux, not Mac) connected to RPI server running Stellarmate.

Everything works except for:
-- Polar Alignment Assistant doesn't go through. It rotates, takes pictures but when I hit "Refresh" to perform actual alignment, it doesn't refresh saying "cannot capture while CCD exposure is in progress. retry in 10 sec".
(works fine on RPI client. only doesn't work on windows client)
-- I cannot install/uninstall KStars properly. (I kill dbus-daemon.exe and kstars.exe if present). Still, if I try to install/uninstall KStars I get "Access denied" error messages. At the same time I can actually delete the whole KStars folder (in Program Files) and then installation goes through.

I just want to understand if it's my problem or a general problem/bug.

I am running Windows 7 64bit

People who use Windows client please confirm if you can
-- successfully Polar Align with Refresh working
-- install/uninstall KStars

Thanks!


Can’t help with polar align issue, but have installed and uninstalled Kstars from windows without errors...but when you update it, you just install over the top, then any errors should be repaired during the new install.. HTH

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Raspberry rpi4 issues with 4K over VNC' in the forum. 3 days ago

han.k wrote: Unfortunally, I can't work higher the 1920x1080. It is a small package and installing is as simple as sudo apt-get install xrdp. For me it works very well. If your laptop is Windows, you can use the Microsoft remote desktop directly without any additional installation.


Had a look into this and will give it a try later...
I normally use a Linux laptop, but if I can get it to work on my windows machine, then that’s a great start and at least I can use on there for now...thanks.. :)

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