After updating to latest version of kstars and Indi 2.0.6 which includes new QHY driver I again can't connect to QHY5III585C guide camera. Unlike previously there isn't a /etc/udev/rules.d/85-qhyccd.riules file and the /lib/udev/rules.d file has a 585 listing

The log states:

Feb 12 19:58:46 plutoniborg kernel: [726813.512402] usb 5-1.4: new SuperSpeed USB device number 3 using xhci_hcd
Feb 12 19:58:46 plutoniborg kernel: [726813.533291] usb 5-1.4: LPM exit latency is zeroed, disabling LPM.
Feb 12 19:58:46 plutoniborg kernel: [726813.534276] usb 5-1.4: New USB device fo
und, idVendor=1618, idProduct=0586, bcdDevice= 0.00
Feb 12 19:58:46 plutoniborg kernel: [726813.534293] usb 5-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
Feb 12 19:58:46 plutoniborg kernel: [726813.534300] usb 5-1.4: Product: QHY585U3G20-20230914
Feb 12 19:58:46 plutoniborg kernel: [726813.534306] usb 5-1.4: Manufacturer: QHYCCD
Feb 12 19:58:46 plutoniborg mtp-probe: checking bus 5, device 3: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:08.1/0000:05:00.3/usb5/5-1/5-1.4"
Feb 12 19:58:46 plutoniborg mtp-probe: bus: 5, device: 3 was not an MTP device
Feb 12 19:58:46 plutoniborg mtp-probe: checking bus 5, device 3: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:08.1/0000:05:00.3/usb5/5-1/5-1.4"
Feb 12 19:58:46 plutoniborg mtp-probe: bus: 5, device: 3 was not an MTP device
Feb 12 19:58:48 plutoniborg ModemManager[921]: <info> [base-manager] couldn't check support for device '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:08.1/0000:05:00.3/usb4/4-1/4-1.1': not supported by any plugin


any ideas?

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Its cloudy tonight so I can't do a full test on adaptive focus but it does look like the temperature is updating more regularly with the change.

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The polling period is 500 ms which is the default I think and consistent with others observations of temperature updates every 5 seconds. In my case it appears the temperature only updates when I do a focus run which means adaptive focus doesn't do anything.

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The serial write issue has never reoccurred but I am having issues with temperature update. I am running the latest Esatto firmware (3.5.13) and kstars 3.6.7. The temperature seems to update sporadically and goes long periods without updating despite varying outdoor temperature.

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Thomas Mason replied to the topic 'QHY filter change hangs' in the forum. 4 months ago

Filter changes have gone wonky on my QHY600 - when I change it hangs - if I change again to same filter it works. kstars 3.6.7

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The serial write error is not reproducible and I have seen the temperature update with the newly modified driver from GitHub. I am now on business travel so can’t do comprehensive testing to confirm it is well and truly fixed but will do so on my return. My other system has a Nitecrawler focuser and the temperature does update there so it isn’t a common issue across different devices although it could be in other drivers I suppose.

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Updated driver doesn't fix it. Now getting a serial write error

2023-10-10T14:22:21: [ERROR] Serial write error: Timeout error

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File Name: log_08-12-09.txt
File Size: 136 KB


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This independent observations seems to confirm a driver problem. I will post a bug report on GitHub.

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There is primaluce software but it’s windows only, I will try and find a way to get it connected and verify it works.

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Polling is set to 500 ms. The Indi control panel for esatto environment tab shows the motor temp and external temp. External temp is stuck on the value when the driver loaded, the motor temp changes. Log file attached with various focus runs all show same temp (19.12).

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File Name: log_17-47-48.txt
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