Andy replied to the topic 'Avalon Driver Setup' in the forum. 8 months ago

I was able to successfully compile and install the driver. I also edited the drivers file too. Then connected the Linear to my laptop. I was able to connect to the mount from Ekos without an issue. I synced to the home position then picked a couple of starts in KStars and slewed to them both without any issues. This was indoors, but I could see the mount moved to the expected position to point at each star. I left the mount tracking for about 10 minutes. That was also fine. Finally I parked the mount and disconnected again no issues. So a successful test :-)

I'll test the guiding next. Is pulse guiding supported or should I use an ST4 cable? Also can I use the internal guider?

P.S I really appreciate the effort that has gone into the driver. I'm so pleased to be able to use the Avalon LInear with KStars and Ekos.

Regards,
Andy.

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Andy replied to the topic 'Avalon Driver Setup' in the forum. 8 months ago

I tried to run the first command from the Readme file:
git clone github.com/sterne-jaeger/indi/tree/stargo_work
But got a 'Repository not found' error. I then saw the 'ken-self-sync' branch in the online repository. I had a look online for how to get that and ran this command:
git clone --single-branch -b ken-self-sync github.com/sterne-jaeger/indi.git
I think that has worked as I have an INDI folder in my home directory and it includes '/3rdparty/indi-avalon/'

So I think I can attempt the compile and install using these commands from the Readme:
cd indi
mkdir -p build/indi-avalon
cd build/indi-avalon
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug ../../3rdparty/indi-avalon
sudo make install

Before I try the compile and install can I just check, have I got the files for the correct version with the 'ken-self-sync' branch?

Also I found the Drivers.xml file in usr/share/INDI/ I think that's the one I need to update with the Driver. I just need to add the below entry. Is that correct?

<device label="Avalon StarGo">
<driver name="LX200 StarGo">indi_lx200stargo</driver>
<version>0.5</version>
</device>

Regards,
Andy.

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Andy created a new topic ' Avalon Driver Setup' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hi everyone,

I'm new to LInux, INDI, KStars and Ekos. I have an Avalon LInear mount with StarGO system. I've read the 'Avalon mzero Stargo with lx200 protocol' thread and would like to try the Avalon INDI driver. I haven't posted in that thread as I didn't want to dilute it with beginner questions.

Can I just check should I follow the README instructions here to compile and install the driver?

github.com/sterne-jaeger/indi/blob/ken-s...y/indi-avalon/README

I currently have the INDI LIbrary with basic drivers installed. Would I need to install anything else before compiling and installing the Avalon driver?

Regards,
Andy.

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