This is sort of a rant I understand. I'm just trying to save a headache to others.
This is quite a provocative title I know, but after trying for an entire week. It is what it is.
I know it's a free software, I can understand a tiny team working on it voluntarily, having even the Raspberry OS can't be a large team, I can see this OS receives no love.
The last time this OS was updated is August 20th.
Second, it doesn't work well with Pi4 - 8GB. The regular Raspberry Os is got updates to work with Pi4 but Astroberry OS didn't.
Third - Both the regular Raspberry Pi OS and Astroberry OS doesn't work well with 32GB or larger SD cards. My 250GB is useless.
1. The unit freezes during load, during various stages, never makes it to the splash screen or to the desktop
2. The unit freezes when it's already loaded to the splash screen after certain amount of time
3. Network is glitchy at best, useless at most. I have it frozen up without being able to do anything
The reason I'm not going to re-flash or try another card:
Done it over 10 times already. Tried 2 different -32GB SD cards, 1 250GB SD cards.
There is nothing plugged in beside HDMI and power.
It's not overheating, original power supply used.
I know people gonna come and tell me how wonderful it is and so on and yes I have used it on a Pi2 with 1GB of RAM.
Of course the issue is, with 1GB of RAM I can't even run Kstars to begin with, let alone take pictures and save them at the same time.
Pi4 should run it like a champion, but not without updates. Regular Raspberry OS runs fine. Astroberry OS doesn't. That's just the plain fact.
I'm just warning newbies, don't waste your money on the newest Pi, unless you are an expert in Linux programming and able to work yourself out of all the glitches and hang ups.
It's an astrophotography software and it's aimed to be one, then they need to work out their issues. There should be at least a 64bit version out already and being nearly 1 year behind without any updates, this software is headed into obsoletistan.
Edited by unimatrix0, 23 June 2021 - 07:02 PM.