Patrick Chevalley replied to the topic 'QHY5 PHD Guiding Issue' in the forum. 4 days ago

When you select the camera this way you not use Indi but directly the qhy software from PHD2. In this case I suggest you upgrade to the version 2.6.5dev6 because the qhy library as been updated.
But if it work with Indi you can select "INDI camera" instead, then click the "Camera setup" button to select the driver. Please note that the Indi server with the qhy driver must be running before you do that.

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Patrick Chevalley replied to the topic 'New INDI Atik driver - Feedback requested' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Do you try to set the other values of CCD_FRAME all at a time?

With my Atik314 if I do :
indi_setprop "Atik 314L.CCD_FRAME.WIDTH=600"
I get a message: [ERROR] Invalid frame requested (-1,-1) (600 x -1)

But if I do
indi_setprop "Atik 314L.CCD_FRAME.X=100;Y=100;WIDTH=600;HEIGHT=400"
this work as expected

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Patrick Chevalley replied to the topic 'USB hubs - a never ending story' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I agree that some hub work better than other and there is probably a hardware implementation reason for that.
But we must also remember some basic plumbing rules: it is not possible to connect two camera that use 100% of the usb bandwidth and try to put the two flux in one cable.

Personally I always use separate direct cable from the computer to the camera and guide camera. But the hub is OK for the mount, the focuser, the filter wheel and probably other low bandwidth devices.
This meant you need at least 3 usb port on the computer and be sure it not use an internal hub for the two camera ports.

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Patrick Chevalley replied to the topic 'New INDI Atik driver - Feedback requested' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I tested the last change with the mutex. It work fine, no problem with my camera.

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Patrick Chevalley replied to the topic 'New INDI Atik driver - Feedback requested' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Subframe work with the 314L.

I compare the time need to take a bias with a previous session log and it is not slower. From old log 4.6 s, from new log 4.5 s. This is total time from start of exposure until the file is saved by the client.

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Patrick Chevalley replied to the topic 'New INDI Atik driver - Feedback requested' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Jurgen,
We use the same camera, do you also remark a difference in the image size between v1 and v2 driver?
For me with v1 the maximum frame size was 1392x1040, now with v2 it is 1391x1039. With v2 this is now the same size as given by Artemis capture or the Ascom driver on Windows.
Not a big problem but in this case you must be careful to redo your calibration frame with v2.

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Patrick Chevalley replied to the topic 'New INDI Atik driver - Feedback requested' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Thank you Jasem!
I make some test with my 314L+ and EFW2 and it work.
But sometime the client receive strange messages, look like some debug info was printed along with the expected value.
For example this one, received just after starting a 0.1 sec exposure:
<setNumberVector device="Atik 314L" name="CCD_EXPOSURE" state="Busy" timeout="60" timestamp="2018-11-23T17:04:45">
<oneNumber name="CCD_EXPOSURE_VALUE">
ArtemisImageReady Done: False
ArtemisCameraState 101
0.10000000149011611938
ArtemisCameraState Done: 1
</oneNumber>

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Patrick Chevalley created a new topic ' wrong DriverInterface in Temma mount' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi,
We have a report of a user that cannot use is Temma mount with PHD2, it is not listed in the available device list.
Looking at temmadriver.cpp I see it define the guider properties but it not add GUIDER_INTERFACE to the DriverInterface, so it report only TELESCOPE_INTERFACE to PHD2.

The fix is probably just to add setDriverInterface(getDriverInterface() | GUIDER_INTERFACE); in TemmaMount::initProperties() but I don't know this mount more precisely so I prefer to ask here instead of making a PR.

Patrick

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Patrick Chevalley replied to the topic 'Atikccd 1.29' in the forum. 1 month ago

Sorry Peter but I think 100% of Linux users are not happy with your change.

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    Patrick Chevalley replied to the topic 'Atikccd 1.29' in the forum. 1 month ago

    Hi Peter,

    I think you misinterpreted the use of /usr/local , at least in Debian.
    From wiki.debian.org/FilesystemHierarchyStandard :

    /usr/local/bin : locally compiled binaries, local shell script, etc.
    So when you compile the atik driver in your computer you must install in /usr/local, but when you distribute .deb packages this must go to /usr because in this case you are the system distributor for this software, it will never been found in Debian system packages.

    Sure there is other interpretation, FreeBSD is an extreme case but here we speak about deb packages.

    But you are free to make your packages as you intend.

    Here as small script for user like me that prefer /usr:
    #!/bin/bash
    for pkg in $(ls atikccd-*.deb); do
      dpkg-deb -R $pkg tmp
      if [[ $? != 0 ]]; then echo error ; exit; fi
      rm tmp/DEBIAN/md5sums
      mv tmp/usr/local/* tmp/usr/
      rmdir tmp/usr/local
      fakeroot dpkg-deb -Zxz --build tmp .
      rm -rf tmp
    done

    Patrick

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    Patrick Chevalley replied to the topic 'Indiwebserver securisation' in the forum. 1 month ago

    Hi JB,

    You can use standard system tool to secure the access to both indiserver and webmanager so a password in the webmanager is probably not required because it not help to secure the access to indiserver.

    First be sure the two services (port 7624 and 8624) cannot be accessed externally, you can bind the service to 127.0.0.1 or use iptables. You not need more if the client is on the same computer.

    For remote access, create ssh tunnel for this two port from the client computer as indicated by Eric.
    For the webmanager an alternative is to use the Apache reverse proxy and Apache authentication.

    Patrick

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