High Laurent,,
don't be afraid about differencies between your and my config.txt file.

Just add with an editor (use notepad or notepad2 as editor, because it is important that the end-of-line info is written in Linux standard.)

So just run windows notepad and add the lines

#Enable 12v gpio output
gpio=18,12,13,26=op,dh,pu

just ahead of the section [all].

Note that lines beginng with an "#" are commentary lines, so these lines have no effect.

Give it a try, and reboot your Pi4. It will work.

CS,
Helmut
Cologne/Germany

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As already discussed the ASIAIR Pro (which is a Raspberry Pi4) can be operated with the SM OS. Just flash the SM OS to a fresh microSD card and boot
the ASIAIR pro up. However, as mentioned by Laurent.Wolff, in this "normal" Stellarmate configuration the 12 volts power output ports do not operate.

I have an ASIAIR pro in use, the 12v ports are configured "on" or "off" in the ASIAIR app. If you turn on all 12v ports in the App, then the power ports are
immediately available upon booting the ASIAIR with the ASIAIR OS, no need to start the app on the tablet, so the configuration is stored within hardware
configuration.

I had a closer look on the ASIAIR pro microSD card and looked into the file config.txt. The power outlets are configured there, when they have been turned on
previously by the ASIAIR app.

So, I took the Stellarmate OS microSD and edited it's config.txt.

Simply change the config.txt in the [pi4] section and add 2 additional lines in front of the [all] section like this:

[pi4]
# Enable DRM VC4 V3D driver on top of the dispmanx display stack
dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d
max_framebuffers=2

# I2C Bus
dtoverlay=i2c3,pins_4_5

#Enable 12v gpio output <


new line
gpio=18,12,13,26=op,dh,pu <
new line

[all]
#dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d

I have attached the config.txt file for those of you who are not familiar with file editing. Just copy the config.txt to the root directory of the SM microSD card.

When booting up the ASIAIR pro with the edited SM microSD card, the power outlets are available upon bootup.

I have successfully operated both the camera cooler and the electronic focuser using the 12V power ports with Stellarmate.

Hope this helps anybody who wants to operate the ASIAIR Pro with the much more powerful Stellarmate OS!!!!!!!

CS,

Helmut
Cologne/Germany

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Hello Jasem,
How can we get the command set ?
I have the official ASCOM driver of the ESATTO focuser available.

If I can help somehow I would be glad to do so...

Helmut

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I see that INDI supports the PrimaluceLab SESTOSENSO motorfocuser.

Is there a chance for support of the new PrimaluceLab ESATTO 2" motorized focusser ?

Helmut

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Hello All,
I have now created a VM based upon KUbuntu 18.04 LTS.
I installed the full INDI package including KStars/Ekos and all 3rd party drivers (GSC) with no problem
and the VM works flawlessly. So the problem ist really related to KUbuntu 19.10.

Thanks to all for your suggestions!

Clear Skies
Helmut Zimmermann
Cologne/Germany

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Hello,
I did exactly what you suggested:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y && sudo apt dist-upgrade -y && sudo apt-get clean

Then I got the message that all packages were up-to-date and no package was added nor updated.
When trying to install

sudo apt-get install indi-full gsc

I again receive message that package gsc cannot be found...

Helmut Zimmermann
Cologne/Germany

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Hello,
I added this ppa, but I get a warning that THE NIGHTLY LIB IS INTENDED FOR TESTING ONLY AND NOT FOR PRODUCTION USE.

After adding the indinightly repository I get the same error message upon installing gsc:

Package gsc cannot be found....

So adding the indinightly rep does not resolve the issue.

Helmut Zimmermann
Cologne/Germany

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Hello fellow Astronomers,
I just installed a virtual machine under Windows 10 running KUbuntu 19.04 and installed INDI library.
I added the repository with

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mutlaqja/ppa
sudo apt-get update

and did a full install

sudo apt-get install indi-full gsc

However I get message that package gsc cannot be found.

Then i did install of KStars/Ekos package with

sudo apt-get install indi-full kstars-bleeding

Upon opening INDI Web server to configure my INDI environment I have only acouple of CCD cameras available, no ZWO Asi Camera and also
other drivers are missing.

How can I install the gsc package???

Any hint is highly appreciated.


Thanks in advance
Helmut Zimmermann
Cologne/Germany

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Hello Andy,

this is what I did to re-install libgphoto2:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mutlaqja/libgphoto2
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y indi-libgphoto2
sudo apt-get update

Hope this helps you as well.

Clear night skies!

Helmut
Cologne/Germany

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I have resolved the issue by re-installing indi-libgphoto2.
Now my camera is no longer detected as "PTP class camera" but as "Canon EOS 80D" instead.
Now triggering the shutter and capturing images with gphoto2 works flawlessly both in "Bulk" or "Manual" mode.
In KStars/Ekos the camera is now connected and I'm asked for the sensor resolution. After input of sensor resolution
I can trigger liveview and capture and download images.

Works now like a charm !

Thanks to all for your suggestions!

Clear night skies!

Helmut
Cologne/Germany

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Thank you for the info.
But how can I choose a gphoto driver? The INDI server panel at the start of Astroberry offers a drop-downl-list with pre-configured INDILIB drivers.
And the only choice there is the "Canon DSLR driver"...

How can I figure out which driver gphoto2 is using??? When I try to take an image with gphoto2 the shutter is released, but no image is stored and the camera
hangs and displays "busy...".

Helmut

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Hello Fellow Astronomers,
I just have installed Astroberry/Indilib/Kstars/Ekos on my Raspberry Pi and ZWO Asi camera, EQMod mount, guide camera, focuser are working flawlessly.

Now I wanted to setup my Canon EOS 80D DSLR as well. In the INDI server I loaded the Canon DSLR driver, in Ekos I configured the CCD as Canon DSLR.
The DSLR is connected to the Raspi via USB connection. USB connection under Windows works without problems. When I connect Ekos to the DSLR I get
"green light" for th connection, however when I try to take a capture, I get error message that capture is not possible and The DSLR displays a message
on its LCD screen: "Error! Switch off the camera and switch on again".

In a n Ubuntu terminal, when doing a "gphoto2 -a" I get the info:
Abilities for camera: USB PTP class camera
Serial port support: no
USB support: yes
Capture choice: Image, Preview
Configuration support: yes
Delete selected files on camera: yes
Delete all files on camera: no
File preview (thumbnails): yes
File upload: yes

gphoto2 --auto-detect gives:

USB PTP class camera USB port usb:001,005

When I try to take an image ina terminal with "gphoto2 --capture-image" then the shutter is released, an image is taken but then the image is not
stored on the camera SDHC card, the camera says "busy" and in the terminal after a minute I get the error message:

*** Error ***
Canon EOS full press failed (0x2019: PTP device busy)
ERROR: could not capture image
ERROR: could not capture

Has anyone successfully connected Canon DSLRs with Astroberry/Indi ?

I would appreciate any hint on what I can do tho overcome this problem.

Clear night skies !

Helmut Zimmermann
Cologne/Germany

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Today I tried to install indi lib Indi-Bin onm my RaspBerry Pi3 with Raspbian/IndigoSky to add support for SestoSenso focuser, but installation failed with missing library dependancies
as follows:
sudo apt-get -y install indi-bin
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
indi-bin : Depends: libcfitsio2 (>= 3.370) but it is not installable
Depends: libindi1 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libnova-0.14-0 but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

What can I do to resolve this problem?
Any help is highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Helmut
Cologne/Germany

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