Davis replied to the topic 'Atlas eq-g problems (eqmod)' in the forum. 7 months ago

Thanks, I will have to borrow a windows pc and I will get back to you.

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Davis replied to the topic 'Forum does not hash passwords - major vulnerability' in the forum. 7 months ago

Thanks Jasem, good to know

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Davis created a new topic ' Forum does not hash passwords - major vulnerability' in the forum. 7 months ago

I just signed up - and my password was sent to my email ... plain text. I can't believe it. Hashing passwords is so easy to do...

Please fix this! The internet doesn't need more stolen information.

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Davis created a new topic ' Atlas eq-g problems (eqmod)' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi, I have been excited to use ekos for a long time and am finally here. My orion atlas eq-g (I bought it used, i've never used it before) seems to not be working properly. I would like some help figuring out my problem.

I first used a usb to db9 and the db9 to rj12 connect my pc to the Synscan v3 hand controller. But I can't connect, theres a timeout error.

I bought an eqdir cable from someone on cloudynights because I thought maybe my handcontroller was bad. But with that cable connected from my pc (usb) to mount (db9), I still get:

EQMod Mount : "[ERROR] Error: Communication failed -> tty read failed, check connection: Timeout error "

in ekos. My two zwo cameras connect just fine and automatically with indi (very nice!).

Here is the device from lsusb:
Bus 001 Device 021: ID 0403:6001 Future Technology Devices International, Ltd FT232 Serial (UART) IC
In my kernel log I can see it being connected to /dev/ttyUSB0, and that's what the driver setting is set to in the indi panel.

I have a multimeter and I can check voltage on pins of the db9 side of the eqdir cable if someone tells me what to check and when, if that'll help me diagnose my problem.

Please let me know if there's ANY more information I can give - I am missing all the clear nights :(

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