Bill replied to the topic 'ZWO AM5 Harmonic Drive Mount' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I did contact ZWO and was told the ASCOM and ASIAIR control works fine, ( not exactly helpful to an Ekos user, right?)
I would encourage you to contact Zwo support, maybe they will help. The engineer did say they would look at the issue.
I am wondering if the log warning “ReferenceError: xi18n is not defined” is related to a lack of GPS data.
I don’t know what you mean by “Mount app” but if on a phone it would provide GPS data and possibly the reason it worked after using it.

I am throwing ideas at the wall right now but hopefully we will get somewhere.

The Astroberry.io docs mention setting up virtual-gps.

Hope this helps

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Bill replied to the topic 'ZWO AM5 Harmonic Drive Mount' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Any updates on your issues, did you get it working?

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Bill created a new topic ' Indilib-drivers on Gentoo' in the forum. 1 month ago

I thought I would update the Gentoo installation instructions. If approved of, could someone replace the Get Indi/Gentoo page ?


0. Open a terminal, use root or sudo.

1. Install `app-eselect/eselect-repository` to manage overlays if don't have this tool already.


emerge -v app-eselect/eselect-repository

2. Add `hamari` overlay. See wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Eselect/Repository for details.

eselect repository enable hamari
emaint sync -r hamari

3. To install indilib drivers


4. Pick your drivers from the list below and

edit/add to:

/etc/portage/make.conf

INDILIB_DRIVERS="celestronaux aagcloudwatcherng gphoto eqmod asi"

This will pull in the drivers you specify when you emerge sci-libs/indilib-drivers. USE flags are no longer used.

Driver List:

aagcloudwatcherng
ahpxc
aok
apogee
armadillo
astrolink4
astromechfoc
asi
asipower
atik
avalon
beefocus
bresserexos2
celestronaux
dreamfocuser
dsi
duino
eqmod
ffmv
fishcamp
fli
gige
gphoto2
gpsd
gpsnmea
inovaplx
limesdr
maxdomeii
mgen
mi
nexdome
nightscape
orion-ssg3
pentax
playerone
qhy
qsi
rtklib
sbig
shelyak
spectracyber
starbook
starbookten
sv305
sx
talon6
toupbase
webcam

If you wish to use ONLY the indilib packages from the hamari repository then
edit /etc/portage/package.mask and add:

*/*::hamari

This will mask all hamari packages, then edit to add in
/etc/portage/package.unmask

sci-libs/indilib::hamari

This will have to be done for all drivers you add if you go this route, vs leaving the hamari repository unmasked.

From the list above the format seems to be:

sci-libs/indilib-driver-<driver-name>

[Example /etc/portage/package.unmask file]

sci-libs/indilib-drivers::hamari
sci-libs/indilib-driver-asi::hamari
sci-libs/indilib-driver-asi-power::hamari
sci-libs/indilib-driver-eqmod::hamari
sci-libs/indilib-driver-celestronaux::hamari
sci-libs/indilib-driver-gphoto::hamari
sci-libs/libasi::hamari

All of the above files, regardless of whether the hamari repository is masked or not, if you have an amd64 stable system (vs ~amd64 unstable) will have to be added to the file

/etc/portage/package.accept_keywords/sci-libs


sci-libs/indilib-drivers::hamari ~amd64
sci-libs/indilib-driver-asi::hamari ~amd64
sci-libs/indilib-driver-asi-power::hamari ~amd64
sci-libs/indilib-driver-eqmod::hamari ~amd64
sci-libs/indilib-driver-celestronaux::hamari ~amd64
sci-libs/indilib-driver-gphoto::hamari ~amd64
sci-libs/libasi::hamari ~amd64

If you do have asi equipment, and maybe some other brands, it will be necessary to accept the license.

An example for ZWO equipment needing the file sci-libs/libasi accepted:


Edit /etc/portage/package.license to add:

sci-libs/libasi zwo-asi


You are now ready to emerge emerge -av sci-libs/indilib-drivers

If you have the correct driver file names, which seem to follow the format

sci-libs/indilib-driver-<driver-name>

then all will proceed. If not make adjustments to the package.unmask and package.accept_keywords/sci-lib files

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Bill replied to the topic 'GSC catalog for simulations' in the forum. 1 month ago

Well I finally got this installed, and it seems the LESS I did is what made it work.
It all came down to trying to specify a src directory and an installation directory. When I did neither and used just "cmake .." it worked and installed with make install just fine.
Sometimes I have two guns to shoot my own foot!

thanks again

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Bill replied to the topic 'Announcing Polar Alignment Changes' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thanks for your reply!

That advice was in this thread:

org/forum/general/11826-nexstar-11-alignment.html#83567

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Bill replied to the topic 'Announcing Polar Alignment Changes' in the forum. 1 month ago

.This is great, thank you for this great upgrade!

As far as blind plate solving, would you uncheck in Scale and Position the RA and DEC vs leaving that and entering 0? (As read in another thread)..

Also would it be proper to leave the corresponding . update check marks in place?

A side question, are nightly builds equivalent to bleeding builds?

Thx

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Bill replied to the topic 'GSC catalog for simulations' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hey thanks for the help. I have not used cmake much.
I tried your instructions, cmake with -S <src directory>.
However, I cannot find where to insert the install directory this error is calling for:

"CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:39 (install):
install FILES given no DESTINATION!"

I had not seen `pwd` /.. as a means to change to root but figured that out and added GSC for /GSC which exists already.
I also tried with no change to the MakeFile but the above error still comes up.

Thanks for the help

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Bill replied to the topic 'GSC catalog for simulations' in the forum. 2 months ago

I tried to get this going but I think the toolchain in Gentoo wont compile the source. It fails looking for the correct software to do so.
I will either just use my Astroberry Pi or spin up an Ubuntu docker image at some point.
Thanks

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Bill replied to the topic 'GSC catalog for simulations' in the forum. 2 months ago

It seems that the .deb installer just places files.
Following that I have the data files with the two regions.xxx files in a bin subdirectory.
Also, decode and gsc executables are in /usr/bin.
From here I can only surmise that I need GSCDAT and GSCBIN environment variables for this to work.
Am I correct or is there some other “configuration “ of Ekos needed?

Thanks

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Bill created a new topic ' GSC catalog for simulations' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi, I was going to ask a general question about simulations but have managed to get a profile in Ekos up and running.

However I don’t know how to get the GSC Catalog installed on a Gentoo system.

Would a flatpak work (never done it) or is there another way?

Thanks

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"Myself I followed a short PDF from Astrorunner who wrote the software..."

Do you have a link for that, or any other similar documentation?
I appreciate the link above though, which was quite helpful, thanks.

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