Ian created a new topic ' Firefox issue' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi

Firefox keeps crashing and wont start - I think I have come across this before somewhere as a generic issue so apologies if it is covered elsewhere !

However I can't find where the solution is documented - so I would appreciate if someone can point me in the right direction........

Thanks

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Ian replied to the topic 'Firefox issue' in the forum. 1 week ago

sorry meant to post this in the Astroberry section which I will do now !

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Ian created a new topic ' Firefox issue' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi

Firefox keeps crashing - I think I have come across this before somewhere as a generic issue so apologies if it is covered elsewhere !

However I can't find where the solution is documented - so I would appreciate if someone can point me in the right direction........

Thanks

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Ian replied to the topic 'Virtual Access Point' in the forum. 1 week ago

Thanks for the clarification Radek

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Ian replied to the topic 'Virtual Access Point' in the forum. 1 week ago

Thanks for your reply Radek - appreciated.
I have a Pi 3B+ so it may be the effect that you mention .
Not sure what AC mode is but I am assuming its the nature of the WiFi it uses on boot up perhaps 5 instead of 2.4 Ghz ?
I guess when you start the VAP using the script it uses the standard mode and thats why I can see it ?
The reconfiguration specified in the FAQ ensures that it starts the wifi in the normal mode when it boots up ?
Sorry about the amount of questions but just need to confirm my understanding before I do anything !
Thanks again

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Ian created a new topic ' Virtual Access Point' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi

I am finding Astroberry very useful and am almost there with using it to control fully my imaging rig using a Raspberry Pi.

However, I find that on start up the Astroberry VAP is not present. I need always to run the VAP script using sudo astroberry_vap start to make it visible in order to connect to the Pi via the VAP. Sometimes when I request the status of the VAP it reports that it is started but I cannot see it until I stop it and start it again.

The problem with this is that if I am in the field without access to my home network I cannot use VNC to run the script and the only other way is to connect a mouse , keyboard and screen to the Pi locally to do it . Obviously this is highly inconvenient.

Am I missing something ? Should the VAP be visible at start up without using the script ? or is there something wrong with my system ?

Thanks for any help with this.

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Ian replied to the topic 'ATIK EFW not in Kstars/Ekos for Windows' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Thanks Jasem - downloaded the latest version and I can now see the Atik wheel - phew I was beginning to think there were gremlins in my machine !

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Ian created a new topic ' ATIK EFW not in Kstars/Ekos for Windows' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi

Just downloaded Kstars v 3.0.0 for Windows to use on my desktop as a Client for a remote Raspberry Pi and have found that for some reason the device for the ATIK filter wheel ATIK EFW is not listed under the Ekos profile page.

Don't understand this as the Linux version of Kstars/Ekos I am using on the Pi has it and it works fine ! Anyone know why this could be missing and Is there any way I can install the ATIK EFW driver into Kstars ?

Cheers

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Ian replied to the topic 'Remote connectivity from Astroberry using a LAN' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your response Radek
Apologies the double post occurred because I thought the first one had gone astray !
Anyhow I will do some further investigation into your questions about the IP layer and post back with the answers
However I presume that provided all is well with the IP connection to the router I should be able to connect in the same way as with Wifi ie by typing astroberry.local into my browser address bar ?
Cheers

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Ian created a new topic ' Remote connectivity from Astroberry using a LAN' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi

I currently use some powerline terminals to connect my laptop which controls my imaging kit using Windows and Ascom over Ethernet to my home router.

I am a new user of Astroberry on a Raspberry Pi and would like to connect the Pi in the same way ie Ethernet to my home router (the Wifi has insufficient range)

I can connect the Astroberry image to my home wireless network and it works fine using VNC. However I cannot get it to connect using wired Ethernet to my router even without my powerline terminals using a simple Ethernet cable

Can anyone help me set this up please ? - I am new to Linux.

Thanks

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Ian created a new topic ' Remote connectivity over a LAN' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi

My current imaging rig depends on a connection to my home network using some powerline terminals using Ethernet operating over the mains connection I use to power the kit. I use a laptop running windows connected to control my kit via Ascom drivers and its Ethernet port for the powerline connection to my home router.

I now have a Raspberry Pi with an Astroberry image and as the Pi's wifi's range is limited I want to use the same method of connection ie using the Pi's Ethernet port connected to the powerline terminals to get a good network connection which is really important.

Astroberry connects fine when using my home wifi and the out of the box VNC connetion. However I cant seem to get the Astroberry image to communicate over a dedicated LAN connection to my router even without the powerline terminals. I would have thought this would have been straightforward but cant seem to get it to work ! I am a Linux novice !

Can anyone help with how to set up such a wired VNC connection to replace the WiFI please ?

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