Mo Tabbara replied to the topic 'NiteCrawler recommended settings' in the forum. 2 years ago

Any ideas what the "encoder enabled" setting does and if the "step" settings do anything?

CS, Mo

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Mo Tabbara replied to the topic 'NiteCrawler Issues' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hi Jasem,

I did a few different things to solve the issue: I connected a device with a ch340 chipset and that worked fine. I then added the pi user to tty in addition to having added the user to dialout beforehand and upgraded the kernel. Not sure whether it was the tty group or the kernel that did the trick but it's now working.

Cheers,
Mo

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Mo Tabbara created a new topic ' NiteCrawler Issues' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hi all,

I'm trying to get my NiteCrawler up and running using a self-compiled indi installation from git. This is on a raspberry pi 4 running debian arm64 rather than the stock 32-bit packages. I can see from the dmesg log that the serial port gets created at ttyUSB0 with the ftdi_sio driver but no combo of trickery lets me connect – I always receive a timeout when the driver tries to query the firmware version. The same cable and focuser work fine from Windows through ASCOM but I have to power cycle the focuser or else ASCOM also refuses to the connect to the port. I

Using the the version of indi bundled with Kstars 3.5 on my Mac works just fine. I suspect it's a low-level serial issue related to the FTDI driver. Has anyone else bumped in these problems? For the matter, would someone be so kind as to send me their indi config for the NiteCrawler?

Thanks in advance,
Mo

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Mo Tabbara created a new topic ' NiteCrawler recommended settings' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hi all,

I managed to get this working – besides adding the user to group dialout, you also need to be in the tty group. It would be great to see what others have used for their settings as I can see a lot of options e.g., encoders and step, that are not in the corresponding ASCOM driver. Any tips with how folks use the NiteCrawler in indi would be appreciated.

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