No sorry Wim, I do not have any clue to circumvent this bug.
I hope that it will be fixed soon with a future release.
PYB

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Hi Wim,

I experience the same problem.
The "Switch Application Language" menu doesn't work. Kstars stays locked to French whatever the language I choose.
I would prefer US English but it seems the application set automatically the language according to the registered location.

I already reported this bug few weeks ago on KDE - bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=458412
I have had a question from Jasem that I answered but that's all.

This problem is not new and several similar bug reports were already issued.

PYB

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Hi Mohamed,

Yes, I agree it is easier to play with the micro-stepping.
Taking into account the CFZs you have, 1/4 should fit to both Celestron and WO Z61 with a lot of margin and with backlash numbers < 255.

CS, Pierre-Yves

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Hello Mohamed,
It seems there is several limitations for the maximum possible backlash value. First, the driver software restricts the number of steps you can set to 512. Second, the focuser firmware itself restricts the value to 255.
As a workaround, you have two possibilities:

-As in the case of the Celestron 9.25 the CFZ=220┬Ám, you could reduce the micro-stepping to 1/8 or 1/4 instead of 1/32 and thus reduce the backlash value to set in INDI tabs by a factor 4 or 8.

- Otherwise, you could try to modify the lines 918 and 224 of the firmware 304 as following:
backlash_count = myfocuser.backlashsteps_in -> backlash_count = (myfocuser.backlashsteps_in * 10)
backlash_count = myfocuser.backlashsteps_out -> backlash_count = (myfocuser.backlashsteps_out * 10)
Doing that, the value set in INDI is multiplied by 10.

Clear skies,

Pierre-Yves

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For my case, it's the focuser tube that slips.
For sure it depends on the focuser model. Mine is a rather simple (cheap) Kepler "Crayford style" model.
It is equipped with two knurled screws : one is for blocking, the other plays on the slippage tendency.
PY

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Hello Peter,
It looks a bit like a focuser slippage.
I meet sometimes with a similar behaviour that I fix by playing with the focuser tuning screws.
PY

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Pierre-Yves Beauvais replied to the topic 'Raspberry real time' in the forum. 3 years 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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