Thanks for the tip, but I already tried that. It is correct there, but just shows the city name and the country on the weather box. It's California - I'm in Arizona.



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David Allmon replied to the topic 'Per driver configurable delay?' in the forum. 6 days ago

Jasem,

That would cover all of my use cases. I'm not familiar enough with the code to say where I think it should live.

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David Allmon replied to the topic 'Per driver configurable delay?' in the forum. 7 days ago

Jasem,

There have been many times that I could use something like that. Like for Arduino based projects, which reset when the port is opened, then haven't finished initializing before the driver sends a software handshake. Twice I've had to modify hardware to compensate for that.

I have an LX600 with a bad GPS. When it boots, it is set to go to the daylight savings prompt and wait for the date and time. That takes 20 to 30 seconds. The lx200autostar knows nothing about this process, so I can't load indi until after I have powered on, and run a program to initialize the date and time on the scope. It would be really nice to have a driver that could power up a device, delay some amount (like the 20-30 second initialization time of an unattended LX600), and run a script to initiailize it correctly before the LX200driver attaches and hogs the port.

I built an 8-port switchable power box that is used for that now, but I have a separate python app that has checkboxes to power on each port. I would much rather have a driver that I could interface the box with that would do what you have suggested.

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Hi,

This is a minor problem, but I thought I would bring it up, to see if anyone has a fix. The weather section of the Stellarmate dashboard says "Glendale, USA", but there are three Glendales I am aware of: Glendale California, Glendale Arizona, and Glendale Pennsylvania. The weather is for Glendale Claifornia. I don't live there. The GPS coordinates are correct for my location.



Is there a place to edit that information to correct it?

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I built a profile having just the telescope simulator, CCD simulator, and the Pegasus Flatmaster. Then I built a sequence using default time and count to take a light frame, and added a sequence to take a dark frame, and one to make a flat field frame. When I clicked the play button the first sequence ran, and as soon as the second started, the program asked me if the simulator had a shutter. I said yes, and Indi Control Panel, Ekos, and Kstars all went away. I looked at the indi server and, although it was running, it had printed the following:

2022-06-06T01:34:25: startup: indiserver indi_simulator_ccd indi_simulator_telescope indi_pegasus_flatmaster 
2022-06-06T01:34:25: Driver indi_simulator_telescope: HaAxis: TrackRate 1, trackingRateDegSec 15.041067 arcsec
2022-06-06T01:42:05: Client 0: XML error: Line 5: Bogus end tag char <
2022-06-06T01:42:05: Client 0: XML read: 
  <oneSwitch name='FLAT_LIGHT_OFF'>
      On
  </oneSwitch>
</newSwitchVector>
<newSwitchVector device='Pegasus FlatMaster' name='FLAT_LIGHT_CONTROL'>
  <oneSwitch name='FLAT_LIGHT_OFF'>
      On
  </oneSwitch>
</newSwitchVector>

It printed the <oneSwitch... part about 100 times, and ended on a partial block. I've seen that kind of thing happen before. indiserver is still running.
It doesn't seem to matter what the frames are - dark light or flat, as long as you go from one with the light off to one with the llight on, or vice versa. It blows up about every time, providing you disconnect from the server between attempts. Occasionally it takes out indiserver as well. The indi logs show as above _or_ "connection reset by peer". I attached the Kstars log. It shows startup to starting the second sequence and then nothing.

File Attachment:

File Name: log_19-23-19.txt
File Size: 30 KB


Also, out of the blue, the flatmaster driver blurted out this message I've never seen before:
2022-06-06T02:24:45: Driver indi_pegasus_flatmaster: indi_pegasus_flatmaster dispatch error: Property FLAT_LIGHT_C is not defined in Pegasus FlatMaster.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Ken,

Its togling the RTS line. I built one a few years back using a USB to serial converter. It was for the shutter release on a Nikon camera. Only the RTS and ground were used. If you have one lying around, you could test it to see if that works. Wouldn't be as much fun as playing with an ATtiny85.

Dave

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Hi,

This is on Stellarmate, but isn't a Stellarmate problem. I'm using KStars 3.5.9 stable on an Ubuntu 20.4 system. Indi 1.9.6 is running on the Raspberry Pi with Stellarmate OS 1.7.1 32-bit. After upgrading to Stellarmate, and when I have these devices running:

indi_sbig_ccd
indi_asi_ccd
indi_asi_focuser
indi_pegasus_focuscube
indi_pegasus_flatmaster
indi_qhycfw2_wheel
indi_lx200autostar
indi_gpsd

and I start a run of flats, Ekos and Kstars and any fits viewer windows I have open go away. Loading KStars again, and starting Ekos, brings me back to where I was when I started the flat process - 1 second exposure time, wrong directory, count of 1, etc. Usually the flatmaster driver on Indi Control Panel is blank. I have to restart Indi on the Raspberry Pi.
I got around it (sort of) by building 2 shell scripts - one to load everything except flatmaster, and one to load these devices:
indi_sbig_ccd
indi_simulator_telescope
indi_qhycfw2_wheel
indi_pegasus_flatmaster

When I do imaging, I run the first script, "indi", and when I do flats, I run the second "flats" script. That resolves it, but won't really do for a solution. I will try to see if there is a combination that won't work together. In the mean time, has anyone seen such an interaction with the FlatMaster driver..?

The attached log shows the problem happening at 2022-06-03T21:17:45.493 (around line 134).

File Attachment:

File Name: log_21-15-59.txt
File Size: 271 KB


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Grimaldi,

I've been searching for two days and that's the first I've heard of that file. I'll give it a shot this evening.

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Hi,

I recently put Stellarmate OS on a Raspberry Pi 4B 8GB. Every time it boots I have to reset the WiFi country. When it boots it can only see 2.4GHz WiFi, so can't connect to my 5GHz WiFi. It times out, and puts up the hotspot, effectively locking me out ot it. Any ideas?

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To get the video problem fixed, I put the display in hdmi_safe_mode and rebooted. When it came up, I went into display preferences and therre were two HDMI ports listed and all of the modes my monitor supports. I picked 1920x1080, applied it and it went to 1920x1080 and KStars loads the correct size. Thanks to all who helped.

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Jasem,

I built and tested the SBIG driver. Everything seems to work perfectly, within my ability to test. I still have 255 bin modes, and judging by the comments and the header file, I believe that should be 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 9x9, and variable x and y, but I can't imagine how that would be accomplished. But it works well, and that's going to get me up and running.

Thanks for taking the time to fix it!

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