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stash_old

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  1. stash_old

    migration windows to linux

    Hi Ken , Looks interesting and other models too - including sata interface . Mouser is the "nearest" LOL outlet in UK I could find questions 1. Did you install the Ubunto or did it come on the Emmc ? 2. Have you had much dealings with support ? 3. On the Forum I could only find 1 topic and that was a complaint that it ran very very slow and was asking for help but had no replies - Topic dec 2017 - no replies. Have you used the Forum much ?? 4. It says it users 5v @ 4amp so does it run hot ????? Would be interested in any timings for your camera'a - FPS etc Many thanks for the Info
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    migration windows to linux

    Which Atom processor James - Had been looking at these as an alternative. I have had a £25 Android TV box which has worked for 2 yrs,runs Syn Scan Pro and I can RDP to other machines - so maybe some of he Atom based m/c's will work and all the media about Linux doesn't work (easily without bios installs) are over inflated. Did you have install a new Bios/UEFI ?
  3. stash_old

    migration windows to linux

    I said the other when I couldn't remember the other ATM maker - it was NCR - Used Unix/Sco on their "Towers" - another one gone - nothing stands still
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    migration windows to linux

    For me once I get a working set up(Windows,Linux,IBM OS,Dec LOL) there will a complete lock down but fair comment - but it was really for people wary of setting up a Linux "trial" from Windows PC - it doesn't get much more simple using the Fedora Media program- for the linux side anyway
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    migration windows to linux

    a bit "Geeky" but a reasonable summary/overview on how Linux boots - which may help - hopefully some https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/linux/LinuxBootOverview?
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    migration windows to linux

    www.zotac.com seems to make a good set of Mini Pc's and although made in China (LOL) they have a support telephone number - IN THE UK - Unfortunately their support board is members only (WHY!). Anyone used them ! Plus read the problems (Bios etc) but has anyone ran Linux on any of the Intel Atom or later powered boards - they might be rubbish but at £100 and that includes 2gb/32gb EMMC and Windows 10 - a lot say they run Linux mostly Ubuntu. Anyone comments ??? I might get told off for this but the ZWO ASIair does seem to be aimed at running ZWO products only (not surprised) and no EQMOD (daft omission IMHO) - Nice knowing you all i will login incognito next time LOL
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    migration windows to linux

    I am not pointing at or getting at anyone (Honest Dave ) but I think its fair to say,IMO, most here are looking for a small PC dedicated to the Astro control of the Mount and its auxiliaries with the least amount of wires and a reasonable speed for their camera'a(DSLR or CCD) - and most not break the bank (else I would go I7 mini PC) and affordable to replace if the weather gets at it. Not a Gaming machine or even Post processing PC - use a "real" beast for that Perhaps I am wrong - peoples thoughts Dave FYI - I use/control my Canon 100d wirelessly on a RPI3 B (shooting Native CR2 or Fits)- using INDILIB/Kstars - but true it wasn't always so - it didn't work before 1.7.4 for me anyway.
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    migration windows to linux

    Had the same on previous attempts but latest version (1.7.4) runs my Canon 100d no problem(nearly 100%) - check your cable the RPI to Canon is very fragile when used with a "run of the mill" cable - I changed to a Lindy Chromo and the problems went away and speed improved.
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    migration windows to linux

    If rumours are to be believed RPI Charity is NOT going to be producing new boards and is going to concentrate on "Software" - sad if that is true - will wait and see. Yep there are plenty of Chinese boards all with rubbish support. I always look at the Forum (if they have one) first to get an idea what they are like - its a pain.
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    migration windows to linux

    Fedora 28 (comes from Red Hat) is no any better than over flavours BUT 1. It has a very nice installation (for USB or DVD ISO) program you can download - if you run it under Windows it will even suggest a version of Fedora to try - https://docs.pagure.org/docs-fedora/how-to-create-and-use-live-usb.html 2. It has a 64bit version for Arm8 which I will try out on a RPI 3b+ 3. The 64bit version of Fedora 28 runs Indilib/Kstars well - if you follow the installation notes for Fedora on IndiLib.org site. 4. Use Xrdp is you want to run remotely - I had problems getting any other VNC/RDP to work - most connected but should a black screen and a white cursor - tried every suggestion but none improved Gnome. Note on Xrdp dont login on Fedora and then try and connect - it requires the Fedora user to be logged out. 5. There is not a lot of rubbish installed but the "Activities" route is quite nice - IMHO. Which ever version you use Good Luck - and ask if you get stuck - I do and I should know what I am doing LOL
  11. I do something similar only using Canon DSLR , DSS via Astrotoaster , ISO down 800 and 30-60secs exposures - works for me. Bottom line I see the objects in fairly good detail (ok not as good as 240 days of data Ha Ha LOL ) within 2 - 3 stacked images without moving a finger. Its still EAA or a version of !!
  12. stash_old

    migration windows to linux

    RPI3 B+ doesn't they changed it - if what I read is true. As for Camera speeds what is your camera and what sort of speed do you achieve with your RPI3 ??
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    migration windows to linux

    That's just security - just like Windows ACL. It too can be switched off. But the software guys all have a " bee in their bonnets" because users moan about being secure - I feel sorry for them they are between "a rock and a hard place"
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    migration windows to linux

    Sorry thats not correct - I use Sandisk Ultra and it out perform the mechanical 160gb Samsung sata 3 disc - it flies. Anyway its a case of putting "fast" files in the appropriate place and "slow/infrequently " files on the slowest part of the system. After all once booted a lot of boot files are not used again. Yes a pain but if I wanted a supercomputer I would buy a Cray (google it people). Mount driving is very light on CPU/Disk usage and are Focuser's. OK image files are heavy but they come down relatively slow routes compared to SSD fast Sata channels (yes it depends on architecture). Post processing ,IMHO, is not what most want from the "MOUNT COMPUTER" (well I don't) I want less wires !!!!!!!! - there are plenty of real time file copying apps on Linux (even Windows) that will transfer in background to the "Supercomputer". But if that is what you want then it will cost you and a RPI3/Rock64 are no comparison o an I7,16gB ram,2 x 512ssd all in a small factor - £500 approx - that's £500 quid that could go bang. I except time lags myself - but thats me and my opinion . Update on my Grab and Go Indi style - after a great start it went down hill all because the SkywatcherALTAZ indi driver is very poor at ,what IMHO is something simple, Mount Parking or the lack of - No matter what this driver insists on starting from the S not N and PARK doesn't work. So I had to stick in the old handset(using v3.94) and use the Synscan Indi driver - it all went great and even Platesolving (ok via Internet - asking RPI3 to do this offline is a step too far) sync,aligment etc went great. Note the Synscan Handset doesn't do anything (or I should say you dont) except I use it to PARK as even the Synscan Indi driver has problems "Parking" - Bug I believe. After the changed to the Synscan Indi driver / Handset I had 1.5-2hrs of carefree running using RPI3 wireless connected,Synscan Handset,Canon DSLR with std lens plus a car battery. All controlled remotely using Realvnc server on the PI and Vncviewer on an Old Vista laptop. Its getting there and this time next year I hope to have my Obsys converted to Indi of all the small glitches are ironed out. Clear Skies
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    migration windows to linux

    Yep - but a lot here wont to get away from M/S - far away. Plus you can not use W10 on a RPI3 B (not full w10) . But for esting you are 100% correct and maybe a way for some LOL
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