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I have 2 instances of EQMOD and I want to delete one

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#1 kevinbreen

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Posted 04 June 2023 - 12:18 PM

Greetings from southeast Ireland where the sun is splitting the stones, for once.

 

Yes, I have 2 instances of EQMOD and I want to delete one. I'm not even sure if I said that correctly - instances, is that what I have? Anyway, I've been using NINA for a year and I must have installed EQMOD twice in my ineptitude in the early days. 

 

I think it's come back to bite me and is causing me problems. For example, I just fired up NINA and connected to EQMOD ASCOM HEQ5/6 (there is also EQMOD-2 ASCOM HEQ5/6, annoyingly). It worked, NINA says telescope connected and the EQMOD HEQ 5/6 control panel pops up as normal. Great. However, at the same time, EQMOD-2 HEQ 5/6 pops up also with the error "Connect error: port not available" (which makes sense as the port is used already, right?).

 

And a couple of days ago, when I connected the telescope successfully, it was very satisfying to not get the EQMOD-2 window upon connection, but then it appeared with the above error (or something similar, sorry, I forget the exact wording) when I disconnected the telescope.

 

It's worrying me that this unpredicatable behavious is actually manifestly changing mutating on a day to day basis without any intervention by me. It's like the machines are taking over and I'm no longer in control (bit of an exaggeration there).

 

I'd like to humanely euthenize the EQMOD_2 driver/thing/whatever-it-is once and for all. Or better still, give it away completely free to a new and loving home. Can you tell me how to go about doing this?

 

Please note, I am very accident prone so pleeeeeeease tellllllllll meeeeeeeee verrrrrryyyyyy slooooooowly using simple words, as if there's a mistake to be made, I will definitely make that mistake. Also, all this intense sunlight is wreaking havoc with my frontal lobe making communication with me all but impossible.

 

Thanks in advance, you very helpful people


Edited by kevinbreen, 04 June 2023 - 12:21 PM.


#2 wizbang396

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Posted 04 June 2023 - 12:35 PM

If it were me: when EQMOD_2 comes up CLICK ON RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON, new window pops up, go down to DELETE, click on it with the LEFT button.  That should delete it from you computer.  If not you will have to go to the file on your computer, and repeat the process again.  Let me know how you do.


Edited by wizbang396, 04 June 2023 - 12:36 PM.


#3 kevinbreen

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Posted 04 June 2023 - 12:56 PM

In the telescope drop down choice menu in NINA, right clicking on EQMOD-2 doesn't do anything.

But I just found the EQMOD_2 folder (dated 18/02/2022) in the AppData > Roaming, after your suggestion 👍. It's there beside the EQMOD folder (dated 03/06/2023).

EQMOD_2 folder contains ALIGN, EQMOD and JOYSTICK files.

Should I just go ahead and delete this folder? Or will my laptop explode?

Thanks

#4 Dante 34:139

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Posted 04 June 2023 - 01:33 PM

Install Green Swamp Server, problem solved.

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Posted 04 June 2023 - 01:33 PM

You could save the settings from the EQMOD instance that works (using screenshots or simply writing them down), and then uninstall all EQMOD apps using Apps & Features. If you are using multiple logins on your computer, login as each and uninstall all EQMOD apps for each user.

 

Then install EQMOD just once (under one login), and restore the settings you saved into that copy.

 

As a last resort, you might consider switching your underlying ASCOM driver from EQMOD to Green Swamp Server. This would require a significant investment in learning and experience since it is very different from EQMOD, but it is a more modern app that is being updated regularly. You can switch from one to another in ASCOM if both are installed.

 

User and developer support for both EQMOD and Green Swamp Server (GSS) are available on Groups.io.




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