Pierre-Yves Beauvais replied to the topic 'Raspberry real time' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi,

Have a look to this thread : www.indilib.org/forum/stellarmate/6494-i...ate-1-5-0.html#49752 .
Maybe it could help. In your case, you should probably have to replace ...ds3231 by ...ds1307

Pierre-Yves

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Other comment:

My feeling is that, generally speaking, 1.5/Raspbian is faster than 1.4.6/Ubuntu, at least on Rpi3B+. Also, the hotspot is established in less than one minute instead of two before.

PY

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@mactech

I am working remotely using VNC. The client is a Linux Mint dell laptop connected to the Pi via its WIFI hotspot.

The buttons were clearly in an inactive state. Only one or two drivers were concerned in a randomly way.

Today, it works perfectly. I have disconnected and reconnected Ekos several times and I couldn't reproduce the problem. I updated this morning some drivers and libraries. Is it linked to that ?

PIerre-Yves

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Hi,

Yesterday, after having installed on my RPi3B+ a new sd card with SM 1.5 in place of 1.4.6, I noticed that the system clock was no longer updated by the ds 3231 RTC. Thanks to Jasem, I could fix the problem.

I had to edit the /boot/config.txt file, go to # Hardware clock section and replace the existing line by "dtoverlay=i2c-rtc,ds3231" and then reboot. Since that, the system clock is updated when booting the Pi.

Jasem told me that this bug is now fixed in SM 1.5.

I found also that sometimes in Ekos/Kstars, some buttons in the INDI driver option tabs were inactive. In particular the save, load, default and purge ones, preventing me to save my new configuration. Today, I cannot reproduce this phenomena...

Apart from that, all seems to be working.

BR, Pierre-Yves

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Pierre-Yves Beauvais replied to the topic 'Bluetooth connection to mount' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hi,
I had a similar problem one month ago trying to connect a joystick in bluetooth to a RPI3 running stellarmate.
Following an advice given by Jasem, I updated BlueZ:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mutlaqja/bluez
sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade.
Since this, BT works reliably.
Maybe it could help :)
Pierre-Yves

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Pierre-Yves Beauvais replied to the topic '1.4.5 Wifi Issues' in the forum. 9 months ago

@ AstroNerd
Thanks for the details.
For the time being, I am happy with my Rpi3. I still wait a bit before moving my setup on a Rpi4.
PY

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Pierre-Yves Beauvais replied to the topic '1.4.5 Wifi Issues' in the forum. 9 months ago

Just for your information, I just installed 1.4.5 instead of 1.4.4 on my rpi3b+ server. I didn't meet with any WIFI problem. The hotspot is available ~ 1 mn after start up and the connection to the client laptop is perfectly stable.
Pierre-Yves

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Pierre-Yves Beauvais replied to the topic 'myFocuserPro or myFocuserPro2 and INDI' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi,

I just tested the myFocuserPro2 with the Jasem fix. The joystick number of steps follows perfectly the relative position setting and, cherry on the cake, the backlash is taken into account. It seems to me that it was not the case with the precedent solution.

Great thanks to Alan and Jasem

Pierre-Yves

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Pierre-Yves Beauvais replied to the topic 'myFocuserPro or myFocuserPro2 and INDI' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi Alan,
I appreciate your efforts to improve the joystick operation.
My feeling is that it should be nice if effectively you could use the set relative step. In that way each user could set a number of steps according to the gear reduction of his focuser system.
But maybe there is some drawbacks to implement this solution...
BR, Pierre-Yves

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Pierre-Yves Beauvais replied to the topic 'myFocuserPro or myFocuserPro2 and INDI' in the forum. 9 months ago

Thanks Alan for your reply.
I do not realize what that represents in terms of coding but the ideal would be to have something like in ekos/focuser, that is buttons with the possibility of choosing the number of steps.
This feature is not essential but could be convenient when observing at the eyepiece.
PY

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Pierre-Yves Beauvais replied to the topic 'myFocuserPro or myFocuserPro2 and INDI' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi Alan,

First, many thanks for the great job you are doing by developing this driver.

I am presently doing tests of a myFocuserPro2 connected to a RPI3B+/stellarmate 1.4.4 as server, the client being Kstars/Ekos on a laptop running Linux Mint (~ Ubuntu). The results are very good. I just would like to report a strange behaviour when playing with the joystick.
As I already use a joystick to manually move my HEQ5Pro mount, I thought to dedicate 3 of the free remaining buttons to also control the focuser. The buttons (in, out and abort) react reliably but the amount of steps when I push them, in or out, is "huge" and not constant, variyng roughly between 60 and 80 (~ 2 times my CFZ !). As it now stands, the joystick feature appears to be not really usable.

If I change from full step to 1/4 step mode, the number of step is multiplied by 4, which makes me to suspect the command sent is a time pulse and not a number of steps. Am I right ?

I didn't find any place in the INDI driver menus or Ekos/focus where to manage this parameter. Maybe the joystick support is a part of the driver development which is not yet finalised.

Thanks for bringing me some light.

Pierre-Yves

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