Linux and ASCOM
Posted 18 February 2010 - 05:12 PM
1. Open a terminal and run ps ax |grep indi to ensure indi isnt running
2. if indi is not running launch kstars, if it is running do kill -9 <pid of indiserver> or killall -9 indiserver whichever you prefer
3. in kstars go to devices > device manager > telescopes
4. click on celestron_gps
5. click the run service button
you should get an output something similar to this
2010-02-18T22:03:22: listening to port 7264 on fd 4
2010-02-18T22:03:22: Client 5: new arrival from 127.0.0.1:45179 - welcome!
2010-02-18T22:03:22: Driver indi_celestron_gps: initilizaing from Celeston GPS device...
btw ensure when you start the service the Local radio button is selected and NOT server.
if you get the output as above, close device manager, then again goto devices in kstars, now the indi control panel should be available, go into that, and set the device to /dev/ttyUSB0 click set, then connect .. if all goes well you should be connected to your scope now, btw the connection cannot be made until alignment is done, so do a fake solar system align or last align just to get the scope off the alignment setting.
Let me know if this works
Posted 18 February 2010 - 05:17 PM
Posted 18 February 2010 - 05:43 PM
Connection to INDI host at localhost on port 7268 failed. The log data shows it's trying to use celestrongps which I've already found to not work. How do I change it to indi_celestron_gps?
Posted 18 February 2010 - 05:47 PM
Posted 18 February 2010 - 05:58 PM
Posted 18 February 2010 - 06:29 PM
Posted 18 February 2010 - 06:37 PM
Posted 19 February 2010 - 06:31 AM
Out of ideas.
Posted 19 February 2010 - 10:33 AM
Posted 20 February 2010 - 03:33 PM
Posted 20 February 2010 - 03:54 PM
Seems like I had a problem installing Stellarium on one of the laptops, something about OpenGL not supported. Will check that out also.
Posted 20 February 2010 - 05:11 PM
No luck either with Stellarium on either laptop. They install on both but won't run. The older Toshiba shows the program starting but never makes it to the screen. Dmesg shows a segfault.
The program will install on the Acer D150 netbook and start but the first window is an error statement saying that OpenGL not supported.
So it looks like KStars on a normal PCL system is the only way I can go. Fortunately, it runs correctly on both laptops so I can drag the little one out to the scope or run longer cables for the larger one.