A question for Nou or other software experts: Does the script have to be run on the device which it will be used on? I have used Nou's script to build KStars 3.6.9 on Raspberry Pi OS 64bit Bookworm on both a Raspberry Pi 5 (8GB) and a Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB). I was surprised to find that the two images do not seem to be interchangable, although I have found that the RPi 4 one does run also on an RPi 4 (8GB) as I expected. Any explanations? Thanks.

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Avocette replied to the topic 'FireCapture INDI connection' in the forum. 4 days ago


Yes - that has prevented me from instantly putting an order in for a second RPi 5!

I have the same arrangement with a USB 3 hub and my flash drive both plugged in to the USB ports on the RPis. I haven't done any further tweaking to try to speed it up. I am conscious that I sometimes have less than perfect cable performances with the USB3 cables, although these tests were all indoors.

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Avocette replied to the topic 'FireCapture INDI connection' in the forum. 4 days ago


I'm running FireCapture 2.7.14 and KStars 3.6.9 on RPi 4 (4GB), 4 (8GB) and 5 (8GB). As Gustav says, the RPi 5 is really snappy,where there is more obvious latency in the GUI on the RPi 4s. I was also curious to see what the influence of the hardware was on the fps rates. I have an ASI585MC, ASI 533MC Pro and an ASI2600MC Pro, used mostly for different applications of course, but interesting to compare. Below are my measurements - I haven't done any for the RPi4 4GB:



I also only disconnect the main camera from KStars/Ekos/Indi when I am using FireCapture, and rely on the rest to drive the mount, focuser, and other periferals.

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I use Raspberry Pi OS 64bit ‘bookworm’ on my RPi4 and RPi5. Just to say I have several microSD cards and USB drives (Samsung Fit Plus 256GB) on which nou’s scripts have worked perfectly, the latest one being yesterday (2024-02-17).

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It’s easy to work out which are the stable versions due to the bi-monthly (every two months) releases. As the banner at the top of this page says ‘Indi 2.0.6 has been released’ and similarly with KStars 3.6.9. Both were released at the beginning of February and Nou updated his scripts within days. We can expect Indi 2.0.7 and KStars 3.6.10 around the beginning of April.

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I'd like to duplicate the various equipment profiles I already use on one Raspberry Pi onto a second one by copying files across. Ideally I would also like Geographical location and GUI settings to be copyable without having to enter the details or set up the selections manually. Could someone please inform me which folders and files are involved?

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First light tonight for the latest KStars build using Nou’s astro-soft-build ‘stable’ script (KStars 3.6.8).
Most features were testing well on my RPi5 with 8GB ram. There was some evidence of the FITs Viewer related memory leakage - at one point it built up to 6GB occupied before I shut KStars down and reopened it, but I see there is a fix for this in the latest beta. However I couldn’t get Autofocus to work and my first impression is that HFR measurements may be erroneous. Anyone else having Autofocus issues?

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