Category Archives: Linux

OWFS on a Raspberry Pi

I have an old Raspberry in my Stevenson screen and I’d quite like to hook it up to my 1-wire weather sensors rather than running the 1-wire connection into the observatory to my desktop system there. OWFS looks like it … Continue reading

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Geeking out

I’ve put quite a bit of time into oacapture and oalive this year and hopefully they’re the better for it, with a new release coming soon. Github demonstrates the depth of my efforts:

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Missing icons in Kstars and Ekos

After installing Kstars and friends on my Mint 19 desktop from the launchpad PPA, I discovered that none of the buttons in the application had icons. Some were blank, whilst others had text overlaying them. I only actually realised this … Continue reading

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Success with libgphoto2!

Since the last release of oacapture I’ve mostly been working on oalive, an EAA-type application that will share a large amount of code with oacapture. One of the new things I wanted to do with this was to add support … Continue reading

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Linux Mint 19 on an HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Mini

I picked up a couple of these second-hand recently, to use in the observatory. They came with Windows 10 installed, but I don’t care about that. I want to run Linux Mint on them. I tried a couple of times … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 64-bit ARM beta missing package niggles

This week I downloaded the Ubuntu 64-bit ARM beta image to try out (and so I could test building oacapture against the 64-bit ARM environment). It booted neatly, but I got a bit stuck when I tried to install the … Continue reading

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Logitech Marble Mouse on Ubuntu 18.04 and Mint 19

I love my Logitech Marble Mouse. So much in fact that I have several spares in case my current one dies. It’s always been a little niggly to get to work with Linux though. Every few releases something changes and … Continue reading

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Trouble never comes alone

Just as I thought I had a temporary resolution to the previous problem with oaCapture, another one gets thrown in my face 🙁 Inclusion of the cfitsio library causes binary portability problems left, right and centre because the libraries have … Continue reading

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Just when the finishing post is in sight…

I thought I was going to be able to finish off everything for the new release of oaCapture today, but just at the last moment I’ve found a problem with the support for the Starlight Xpress filter wheel. I’ve written … Continue reading

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libudev to the rescue!

Well, on Linux at least, for the moment… Some time ago when I was writing part of oaCapture I wanted to be able to tell whether the currently connected camera was a Philips SPC900. Ideally, given that I knew, say, … Continue reading

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