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#401 DoodahMan

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 05:40 PM

Hi,

 

I have been doing active stuff at the telescope with my Win10 Tablet (I hate Win10) and anything at home with Linux.  Long term will use Linux only.

 

Why the warning on the AL 18.04 download page?  18.04 is the latest LTS version of Ubuntu.  Thank you.

 

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WARNING! You can use older "Astronomy Linux 16.04" and newest "Astronomy Linux 19.04".
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This is an open project "Astronomy Linux 18.04" for amateurs.



#402 Oleg Astro

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 01:55 PM

Yes, of course: 18.04 is the latest LTS version of Ubuntu and "Astronomy Linux".



#403 Oleg Astro

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 02:48 AM

astronomy-linux-19.04-amd64-2019.09.17.iso is ready for downloads from page
https://sourceforge....my-linux-19-04/

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 10:53 AM

Hi,

What would be best method to update from Astronomy Linux 18.04.3 LTS to 19.04 and not lose data?

 

Does one need to reformat the partition and install fresh?

 

Thanks



#405 Oleg Astro

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 01:35 PM

Hi,

What would be best method to update from Astronomy Linux 18.04.3 LTS to 19.04 and not lose data?

 

Does one need to reformat the partition and install fresh?

 

Thanks

I like reformat the partition and install fresh...



#406 Xeroid

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 01:51 PM

Oleg Astro,

Thank You for the response!

 

 

I like reformat the partition and install fresh...



#407 Oleg Astro

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 02:54 AM

Who wants to install last github version of Celestia on "Astronomy Linux"?
 

Open the terminal and run these commands:

sudo apt install git libglew-dev libtheora-dev liblua5.3-dev
sudo apt install libeigen3-dev libfmt-dev qtbase5-dev qtbase5-dev-tools libqt5opengl5-dev
git clone https://github.com/CelestiaProject/Celestia
cd Celestia/
mkdir build
cd build/
cmake .. -DENABLE_QT=ON
make
sudo make install

celestia-qt # now you can run it!

Now we can create celestia.desktop file for desktop icon.
Open the terminal and run:

cd
sudo cp Celestia/src/celestia/qt/data/celestia.png /usr/share/pixmaps
rm -rf Celestia

echo "[Desktop Entry]" > celestia.desktop
echo "Name=Celestia" >> celestia.desktop
echo "Comment=Real-time 3D visualization of space" >> celestia.desktop
echo "GenericName=" >> celestia.desktop
echo "Keywords=planetarium;Sun;star;planet" >> celestia.desktop
echo "Exec=/usr/local/bin/celestia-qt" >> celestia.desktop
echo "Terminal=false" >> celestia.desktop
echo "Type=Application" >> celestia.desktop
echo "Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/celestia.png" >> celestia.desktop
echo "Categories=" >> celestia.desktop
echo "Path=" >> celestia.desktop
echo "NoDiplay=false" >> celestia.desktop
chmod a+x celestia.desktop
sudo mv celestia.desktop /usr/share/applications

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#408 Oleg Astro

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 07:50 AM

You can upgrade KStars to version 3.7.7

But it needs libraw19

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#409 Betelgeuze

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 04:38 AM

First, thank you for the nice distro' s.. waytogo.gif

 

I' m using Astronomy Linux version 18.04,and get the following error if I want to update..

 

error-astrolinux.jpg

 

I searched online for a solution, but did not find a proper way to solve this..

 

I' m not that big of a Linux pro.. (yet..?)  wink.gif

 

Can you help me out please ?

 

CS..

 

 



#410 Oleg Astro

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 05:05 AM

Open the terminal and run:

sudo apt-get install -f

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#411 Betelgeuze

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 01:35 PM

Sorry for the late reply, been extremely busy...

 

I ran the command : sudo apt-get install -f

 

And it seems it started up-dating, then I got this message after a longe while: 

 

fm1.png

 

And this one in the therminal :

 

fm2.png

 

Never had any trouble with your distro's before.

 

Sorry for bothering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 11 December 2019 - 09:15 PM

Yeah, I had errors from libasi as well. I think I finally just forced a purge of it, along with maybe an INDI package that was giving errors. I need neither, as far as I know. Seems to be OK now. I looked through /var/log/apt/*, /var/log/dpkg.log, etc., but didn't find much to refresh my memory.


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#413 Oleg Astro

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 06:17 PM

Run the command in terminal:

sudo apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-overwrite" -f install

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#414 Betelgeuze

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 04:48 AM

Thank you !

 

That seems to be the solution. waytogo.gif


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#415 catalogman

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 10:11 AM

 

Run the command in terminal:

sudo apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-overwrite" -f install

 

That's the (dangerous!) solution recommended on the INDI forum:

 

https://www.indilib....lease-help.html

 

Could the problem be caused by installing both asi-common and libasi in the same distro?

 

http://vega.ap-i.net...n/a/asi-common/
(libasi in Post #411 above) 

 

In the most recent version of the indi-3rdparty package, libasi replaces asi-common,
so the two are not in the same package:

 

https://github.com/i...dparty/releases

 

--catalogman


Edited by catalogman, 16 December 2019 - 10:13 AM.


#416 Oleg Astro

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Posted 25 December 2019 - 01:33 PM

New astronomy-18.04.3-2019.12.25_amd64.iso is ready for downloads from page
https://sourceforge....my-linux-18-04/


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#417 Oleg Astro

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 05:56 AM

Who needs Startrail plugin for GIMP?

Open the terminal and run:

sudo apt install gimp-python

wget https://github.com/themaninthesuitcase/gimp-startrail-compositor/blob/master/startrail.py
sudo cp startrail.py /usr/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/
sudo chmod +x /usr/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/startrail.py
rm startrail.py

Now you can open GIMP and run it in menu File -> Create -> Startrail
 

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#418 Oleg Astro

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 06:08 AM

Other news!
We have new astronomy-linux-19.04.0-amd64-2019.12.25.iso

https://sourceforge....les/ISO_images/


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#419 Der_Pit

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 01:18 PM

Who needs Startrail plugin for GIMP?

Open the terminal and run:

wget https://github.com/themaninthesuitcase/gimp-startrail-compositor/blob/master/startrail.py

Have you actually tried the wget?  At least here it will download the HTML page, not a python script tongue2.gif


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#420 brave_ulysses

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 02:31 PM

i get html also

 

this gets the python file, for me anyway :0

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/themaninthesuitcase/gimp-startrail-compositor/master/startrail.py

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#421 Oleg Astro

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 03:18 PM

Oops...

You are wright!

 

It works correct for this case:

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/themaninthesuitcase/gimp-startrail-compositor/master/startrail.py | tee startrail.py
mv startrail.py.1 startrail.py

 



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Posted 15 January 2020 - 12:55 PM

I've tried installing this distro on my Macbook pro mid 2010 using VMware Fusion. I have three other distros installed as separate virtual machines and all work perfectly. (Mint Cinnamon, Mate, XFCE). When I do the install for this distro each time I have arrived at the screen for selecting other software support for bluetooth and wifi as well as updates and I have selected both. It goes into an install mode and after a time freezes yet the cursor progress/working thingamabobber continues to spin indicating that the system is still working on the install but, the time clock stops and so does the progress of the install and I get no further in the process. 

 

I'm a relatively new Linux uses although somewhat familiar with navigating anywhere I need to go but I have no experience at the Terminal. Can anyone assist me please? tnx


Edited by Teach, 16 January 2020 - 11:28 AM.


#423 Oleg Astro

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 05:38 PM

I've tried installing this distro on my Macbook pro mid 2010 using VMware Fusion. I have three other distros installed as separate virtual machines and all work perfectly. (Mint Cinnamon, Mate, XFCE). When I do the install for this distro each time I have arrived at the screen for selecting other software support for bluetooth and wifi as well as updates and I have selected both. It goes into an install mode and after a time freezes yet the cursor progress/working thingamabobber continues to spin indicating that the system is still working on the install but, the time clock stops and so does the progress of the install and I get no further in the process. 

 

I'm a relatively new Linux uses although somewhat familiar with navigating anywhere I need to go but I have no experience at the Terminal. Can anyone assist me please? tnx

What "Astronomy Linux" version do you use?



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Posted 30 January 2020 - 11:46 AM

What "Astronomy Linux" version do you use?

astronomy-linux-19.04.0-amd64-2019.12.25.iso



#425 Oleg Astro

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 09:17 AM

Try this version
https://sourceforge....stronomy-16-04/




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