Restart KStars? That's about all I can think of, if the file is there, perms are OK, and it has Kevin's content, it ought to work. It's unlikely that the XML files live in a different folder, but you could try picking one of the other drivers that's in the Ekos distribution and searching for it everywhere in the file system with:

sudo find / -name name-of-file.xml

where "name-of-file" is the other driver filename, like indi_wmh_focuser.xml.

If you find the file in another place besides /usr/share/indi, you could copy indi_wmh_focuser.xml there too and see what you get. Beyond those two ideas...I got nothin', I'm afraid.

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Check the permissions on the file.

Re why it isn't in the library, I have no idea. It's a terrific DIY solution, the driver Just Works and so does the Waveshare board. Heck, the board is cheaper than buying the parts to solder together a myFocuserPro, and you can be running 15 seconds after you open the package.

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Hey all,

I  used to have my old Ekos set up so that the Telescope and CCD Simulator could get images that the plate solver can chew on, and I can neither remember how nor remember how to find the instructions for that. Refresh my ancient memory, would you please?

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Well, of course it was something stupid. I forgot to do "sudo apt-get update" first.

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Yeah, I mistyped it in the header. Definitely does not work as "build-essential". I'm sure it's a missing repo but I've no idea where that lives, and Google has so far failed me.

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Do I need to add a repo or something? Worked without fuss on previous versions.

Thanks,

rw

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You can use the Syn control to set the driver's notion of its position to an arbitrary value. So if you know that you finish up one session at position 450, and don't touch the focus, next time you fire up your system you can Sync to 450 and go from there.

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BTW Kevin I almost had to beg you for help -- my working Beverly Hillbillies focuser suddenly began to act bizarrely. The motor would buzz but not move, or move a little bit slowly and then back the other way, or refuse to do anything at all. I thought it was a loose pulley, then maybe a wrecked gearbox in the motor, then a software problem. I even ordered a second motor to check (I needed one anyway). Then I thought to eliminate all the intermediate cabling and connectors and wire the motor straight onto the HAT terminals. Worked like a charm. Must've been a loose connection, I have an RJ-11 breakout board with screw-clamp terminals at either end and a phone cord between them. One of the wires in the clamps must have come a bit loose.

Noting here just in case somebody else runs into a similar problem.

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The StellarMate Control Panel (on port 3000) gave me some options for switching screen resolution, I tried one and decided I didn't like it, but now I don't see that option on control panel anymore, and the standard Raspberry Pi OS screen-res switcher doesn't have options to go as high as I used to have it. This is 1.5.4. Any suggestions?

Thanks.

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Well, now I feel pretty stupid -- I have been running it with the native driver for YEARS and occasionally dealing with issues that felt like Ekos and PHD2 were fighting over the camera. I redid the profile and the currently-connected mount came up as a choice in the dialog when I connected it. Appears to be working perfectly now, though I won't know for sure until I can try it under stars. Thanks Keng!

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Well, slap my fanny and hand me to my mommy, I think you may have figured it. When I chose "INDI Camera" instead of "ZWO" for the camera, it appears to work better. I can't set up the mount right now for some reason -- my only choice for driver is my old mount -- but this is big progress.

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I'll see if I can scrape up thee log. Everything is connected through INDI; I checked that PHD was connected to the correct camera (my imaging cam is a ZWO). Everything is running on one computer, though the Ekos profile uses "remote" mode to localhost.

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So I'm working up to imaging with my BRAND! NEW! CEM70! MOUNT!. Between the clouds and the cold, it's been hard to even get stars to look at, much less capture targets.

One peculiar thing I noticed that last time I tried is that while INDI seems to see my ASI120MC-S guide camera, but PHD2 keeps losing the connection after a few frames. This happens whether I connect through the USB in the mount or directly. The weird thing is that it had been working fine previously. Also pretty weirdly, the internal Ekos guider seems to pull frames just fine.

Any ideas? I'd like to use PHD2 if I can, since that gives me pretty granular control over parameters and the Guiding Assistant to help me set them.

Thanks!

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