Stephane replied to the topic 'Astrometry Solver crashed on 3.2.0 OSX' in the forum. 5 hours 39 minutes ago

Same solve-field works fine my Macbook air running Mojave 10.14.4

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Stephane replied to the topic '"failed to write to wheel"' in the forum. 6 hours 1 minute ago

What the ....

I've just restarted my observatory system, and indi... and it now works. Go figure !!!!

2019-04-19T20:44:15: [INFO] Setting current filter to slot 3
2019-04-19T20:44:11: [INFO] Setting current filter to slot 2
2019-04-19T20:43:46: [INFO] Device configuration applied.
2019-04-19T20:43:46: [INFO] Setting current filter to slot 1
2019-04-19T20:43:46: [INFO] Session log file /home/heidenrod/.indi/logs/2019-04-19/indi_sx_wheel/indi_sx_wheel_20:43:32.log
2019-04-19T20:43:46: [INFO] Loading device configuration...



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Stephane created a new topic ' Astrometry Solver crashed on 3.2.0 OSX' in the forum. 6 hours 4 minutes ago

2019-04-19T21:11:53 Solver failed. Try again.
2019-04-19T21:11:53 Error starting solver: Process crashed
2019-04-19T21:11:53 Reading input file 1 of 1: "/private/var/folders/8w/llv5rfl91cl04r30wn6r1ffc0000gp/T/fitsLhZkxF.fits"...
2019-04-19T21:11:53 /Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/bin/solve-field -O --no-plots --no-verify --resort --downsample 2 --config /Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/bin/astrometry.cfg -W /private/var/folders/8w/llv5rfl91cl04r30wn6r1ffc0000gp/T/solution.wcs /private/var/folders/8w/llv5rfl91cl04r30wn6r1ffc0000gp/T/fitsLhZkxF.fits
2019-04-19T21:11:53 Starting solver...
2019-04-19T21:11:53 export PYTHONPATH=/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/python/bin/site-packages
2019-04-19T21:11:53 export PATH=/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/netpbm/bin:/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/python/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin
2019-04-19T21:11:52 Image received.
2019-04-19T21:11:51 Capturing image...





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Stephane created a new topic ' "failed to write to wheel"' in the forum. 6 hours 6 minutes ago

right, a new issue... filter wheel (SX wheel).
Getting the following problem now


I have enable debug, I cannot find the log file on my MAC at all.

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Stephane created a new topic ' What's wrong with my guiding?' in the forum. 6 hours 17 minutes ago

Last night I attempted guiding and it was OK, tonight a cloud less night I'm trying another session..
The guiding is going bonkers and I do not understand what's going on.

Only thing changed, I've upgraded to 1.7.7




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Stephane replied to the topic 'Exoplanet hunting project...' in the forum. 6 days ago

thanks.
I'm at the planning stage, not going to buy any expensive equipment yet before I research...

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Stephane replied to the topic 'Exoplanet hunting project...' in the forum. 6 days ago
Stephane replied to the topic 'Exoplanet hunting project...' in the forum. 6 days ago

I guess I'll be spending some time over on the aavso forum to gather info...
www.aavso.org/zwo-asi178mm-cooled-cmos-camera
it looks like the ASI174MM works well.

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Stephane replied to the topic 'Exoplanet hunting project...' in the forum. 6 days ago

Thanks for the heads up on the 12bit.
Over on Cloudynight forum, they do have quite some technical posts about it, a very quick search www.cloudynights.com/topic/560533-photometry-ccd-vs-cmos/

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Stephane replied to the topic 'vappasswd' in the forum. 6 days ago
Stephane replied to the topic 'vappasswd' in the forum. 6 days ago

you can run :
stat /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
it will show you if the file has been modified really.

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Stephane replied to the topic 'Exoplanet hunting project...' in the forum. 6 days ago

thanks, yes I read about this tool, a must have. There is also a command line option for it imagej.nih.gov/ij/docs/guide/146-18.html which is excellent for what I'm planning to do.

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Stephane replied to the topic 'vappasswd' in the forum. 6 days ago

I can't help you as to why it's not working, but having just looked at the code for vappasswd I must say that any modifications of a config files should have a proper change control.
This is to allow reverting back quickly to the last good known version.

so something like as an example:

if [ -f /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf ]; then
    OLDPSK=$(grep wpa_passphrase /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf|awk -F= '{print $2}')
    if [ -z "$OLDPSK" ]; then
       echo "Error changing Virtual Access Point password!"
       exit 1
    else
       cp  /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf{,"_$(date +"%d-%m-%y_%H-%M-%S")"}
       sed -i -e "s/wpa_passphrase=$OLDPSK/wpa_passphrase=$NEWPSK/g" /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
       echo "Virtual Access Point password changed successfully. You need to reboot to activate changes."
       exit 0
    fi


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