Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Frustration !!!!' in the forum. 2 hours 49 minutes ago

That's what I thought, thanks for confirming.

I did some test tonight and I am a little skeptical on how power is controlled. I had a USB LED light connected to one of the USB 3 ports. Turning off power individually or globally using uhubctl did not turn off the LEDs. On the other hand, I had a USB key connected to another port and it disconnected and re-connected when the port was turned off and on.

Will do some more tests tomorrow morning with an Arduino running 'blink' and/or a phone charger to try to figure things out. To be continued...

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Frustration !!!!' in the forum. 8 hours 42 minutes ago

I will look into that tonight or tomorrow morning (UTC-5) as I have a few other things to look into first.

I assume that you want to confirm that 'uhubctl' cuts power to the N2 USB ports. Any ways to easily confirm that it does it correctly so that I provide you with the info you want?

Thanks.

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Stephane thanked Gilles Gagnon in topic Frustration !!!! 13 hours 8 minutes ago

Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Frustration !!!!' in the forum. 14 hours 39 minutes ago

Just to let you know, I run my setup with a ODroid N2 with ZWO ASI1600MM Pro (USB 3). No problems here.

Good luck with your decision.

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Frustration !!!!' in the forum. 2 days ago

Oops! From the info below the Lights_070,fits image, I understand that the image is zoomed-in. My estimate of the interference frequency will be off then. If only 46% is seen that means that the interference would be closer to 200KHz. I would be surprised that dew heaters and switching power supplies go that high.

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Frustration !!!!' in the forum. 2 days ago

The middle image (Light_070.fits, vertical stripes) makes me think that there could be some interference from either a faulty or leaky part of equipment (switching power supply or PWM dew heaters maybe) into the camera signal. From the ATIK 314L camera specs and what I can see, "Horizontal drive frequency: 28.64 MHz", "Total number of pixels: 1434 (H)..." and 5 cycles of 'interference' horizontally, the interference pattern would have a frequency of roughly 100KHz. If you know of or can find the source of such signal that may lead you to a solution (replace/repair faulty part).

As far as the blank images (Light_075.fits), I can't help much as they don't fit in my interference hypothesis.

Hope any of this helps.

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Indiduino MeteoStation (legacy and SQM) buttons non responsive' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the tip!

I also found out that if I deleted the "Arduino MeteoStation SQM_config.xml" in ~/.indi, it partially solved the problem. I could set the Baud Rate and other configuration settings, but the problem came back after some time. The log files are not quite clear on what happens so I will continue looking at a solution, unfortunately its not as easy as I would have hoped for :-( .

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Indiduino MeteoStation (legacy and SQM) buttons non responsive' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I made some progress toward a solution/fix for that problem.

I modified the Arduino MeteoStation SQM skeleton file to move what was in the "Main Control" group into a "Weather Data" group and move what was in the "Connection" group into the "Main Control" group, as is done in the other indi_duino related skeleton files. I can now connect again to the meteo station but the "Connection" tab seems to be where the problem comes from. The buttons in that group (Baud Rate, Connection Mode...) seem to be read-only so I cannot click on a button to depress it.

I will look at the connection part of the indi_duino driver just in case I find something obvious but not having much driver experience, no promises.

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Gilles Gagnon created a new topic ' Indiduino MeteoStation (legacy and SQM) buttons non responsive' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Since KStars release 3.4.0 (Ubuntu 18.04LTS, Stellarmate and other ARM), the connection buttons (Connect, baud rate...) for the indi_duino MeteoStation driver are non responsive (won't depress). I noticed that there were minor changes to the skeleton files but nothing that would explain this behavior. The problem does not occur on my MAC running KStars 3.3.9. Were there any changes done to the indi_duino driver that could explain that as there is no useful log info relative to what's happening.

Thanks for any insight.

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Teamviewer: commercial use detected' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

You can look at NoMachine. There is a free version for personal use and, from the few times I used it, it seems to be more responsive that VNC.

www.nomachine.com

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Collimation assistance' in the forum. 1 month ago

Good idea

I also think this would be a nice feature where one could select the collimation star, EKOS/Indi would move the mount to center it, collimation adjustments would be performed and EKOS/Indi would be told to re-center it and the procedure would be performed again until collimation is done. As this way to collimate would require a camera (re-centering and collimation evaluation), I wonder if a camera is adequate for this task, compared to the human eye/brain. The nice thing about this though is that collimation could be performed at the collimating screws end of the telescope, with the aid of a display (tablet...).

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Indiduino MeteoStation (updated hardware and firmware)' in the forum. 2 months ago

Good to read that all is OK now. Note that if you are using the BME280 (not BMP280), you do not need the DHT22 sensor as the BME provides the humidity value.

As the Holidays are behind us now, I will be able to look into updating the documentation to reflect the recent changes.

Regards.

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