Good news, the Kstars team has fixed the build failure and EqMod driver is available now with apt get update. I won't be able to test it with my mount in the next days but it should work now.
Give a try now and tell us if it is fixed

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I am also lucky not having updated yet my pc I use for astrophoto.

And in fact, the eqmod driver latest build have failed for the 4 ubuntu distributions available in the ppa.
ubuntu 22.10.1 Kinetic
ubuntu 20.04.1 Focal
ubuntu 22.04.1 Jammy
ubuntu 23.04.1 Lunar

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On the launchpad.net/~mutlaqja/+archive/ubuntu/....series_filter=jammy it seems the latest build of Eqmod driver has failed for jammy-based distributions.



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So it is odd, because the Indi EqMod driver update is not in my list with a "apt list --upgradable", but it is actually available on the ppa . You can find it by sorting the published packages by date.

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Hi,

I have also updated my desktop pc to see tr new version, but have not tried yet with real gears. Anyway, it seems the EqMod driver update is not available in the ppa repository. I found out the INDI drivers version has been changed into 2.0.0, and old drivers might be incompatible.

Just have to wait for this update, should not be very long as it is a major issue for EqMod users.

Valentin

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John,

have you ordered this kind of Skywatcher Synscan USB adapter ? Because it is not what I meant. In my setup, I don't need the Hand Controller. The EqMod cable is directly linked from the computer (or your Raspberry) with USB to the mount via the Hand controller socket of the HEQ5 pro. It is this cable .

Valentin

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Hi,

I have the same mount and I never use the handcontroller with Stellarmate or Kstars/Ekos. What you need is a EqMod cable (specific for your mount HEQ5 pro), one plug into the HC socket of the mount and the USB plug into the Pi or whatever you have.
And of course, you will use the driver Eqmod instead of Synscan or Synscan legacy.

Valentin

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Hi,

I have also noted the indi-web-manager package is not available for Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS (64-bit).

Valentin

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Thanks,

I'm glad to help for the development of this incredible software

Valentin

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Hi,

I had a crash of this driver after several hours. I join the GDB log. One more thing, after the crash, the INDI panel tab for Openweather got greyed out and got named Eqmod too. There were 2 tabs named EqMod (1 which is the regular EqMod tab and the other that used to be OpenWeather), you can see the picture.

It was of course not a real issue as my session was not impacted by this crash.

Valentin

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Val Chevalier replied to the topic 'apt error 3.6.2 beta ?' in the forum. 3 months ago

not a Raspi, it's a 86-64 architecture,

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Val Chevalier replied to the topic 'apt error 3.6.2 beta ?' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi,

for my side, this beta version runs perfectly with my setup. I have run it all the night like a charm. It solved an issue with the altitude limit field disabled in the Mount module.

Only one thing, at the end of my session, In Guiding module,I tried the new feature "intra-frame dark guiding". The first time I enabled it, Kstars freezed and eventually crashed. After restart Kstars and Ekos with the same profile, this guiding mode could be enabled without crash, and seems to be pretty efficient for my guiding. This happens at my session end, and I have spent only 10 minutes of guiding.

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About why not using a INDI server on RasPi and having Kstars remotly, I have tried but I need to add another long LAN cable, it's not very conviniant to me. Or I could use WIFI, but not very reliable. And, as James, i don't want some latency caused by the network. Third point, to do planetary imaging, remote control is not a option as I use EKOS to control the mount and plate solving with a profile with only eqmod and my guide camera. The other camera is controled by another software.

All these reasons make me prefer the local solution.

And I still love staring the sky with my dobson tube during my DSO imaging sessions, so it's not really a pain to stick to my setup as I am already close to it. And during the cold nights to come, I can monitor everything from the warm house.

Valentin

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