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    Default kstars and INDI and a Telescope

    Hello people,
    I got a nice Neximage webcam for my Nexstar Telescope for Xmas so I'm trying to get it working with kstars and INDI (Instrument Neutral Distributed Interface).
    I'm using opensuse 11.3 (tried on both 64 bit on PC and 32 bit on my laptop) and Gnome.
    I've installed libindi and kstars and as many dependencies as I could find but it seems that no matter what I do I can't get any telescope drivers to appear in the device manager.
    Can anyone help?
    regards
    Rob

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    Default Re: kstars and INDI and a Telescope

    Fixed: I got the latest libindi and compiled it but all I needed was to replaced the drivers.xml file /usr/share/indi/drivers.xml, the one which comes with libindi version 0.6-2.8 in the repository is wrong.
    It should look like this:
    Code:
     > cat /usr/share/indi/drivers.xml 
    
    <devGroup group="Telescopes">
    	<device label="LX200 Basic" focal_length="" aperture="">
    		<driver name="LX200 Basic">indi_lx200basic</driver>
    		<version>1.0</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="LX200 Autostar" focal_length="" aperture="">
    		<driver name="LX200 Autostar">indi_lx200autostar</driver>
    		<version>2.0</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="LX200 Classic" focal_length="" aperture="">
    		<driver name="LX200 Classic">indi_lx200classic</driver>
    		<version>1.0</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="LX200 GPS" focal_length="" aperture="">
    		<driver name="LX200 GPS">indi_lx200gps</driver>
    		<version>2.0</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="LX200 16" focal_length="4064" aperture="406.4">
    		<driver name="LX200 16">indi_lx200_16</driver>
    		<version>2.0</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="LX90" focal_length="2000" aperture="203.2">
    		<driver name="LX200 Autostar">indi_lx200autostar</driver>
    		<version>2.0</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="ETX125" focal_length="1900" aperture="127">
    		<driver name="LX200 Autostar">indi_lx200autostar</driver>
    		<version>2.0</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="ETX105" focal_length="1470" aperture="105">
    		<driver name="LX200 Autostar">indi_lx200autostar</driver>
    		<version>2.0</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="ETX90"  focal_length="1250" aperture="88.9">
    		<driver name="LX200 Autostar">indi_lx200autostar</driver>
    		<version>2.0</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="LX200 Astro-Physics">
    		<driver name="LX200 Astro-Physics">indi_lx200ap</driver>
    		<version>1.0</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="Celestron GPS" focal_length="" aperture="">
    		<driver name="Celestron GPS">indi_celestron_gps</driver>
    		<version>1.0</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="Celestron NexStar" focal_length="" aperture="">
    		<driver name="Celestron GPS">indi_celestron_gps</driver>
    		<version>1.0</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="Astro-Electronic FS-2" focal_length="" aperture="">
    		<driver name="LX200 Basic">indi_lx200basic</driver>
    		<version>1.0</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="Orion Atlas" focal_length="" aperture="">
    		<driver name="Orion Atlas">indi_orion_atlas</driver>
    		<version>0.1</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="Sky Scan" focal_length="" aperture="">
    		<driver name="Orion Atlas">indi_orion_atlas</driver>
    		<version>0.1</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="Losmandy Gemini" focal_length="" aperture="">
    		<driver name="LX200 Basic">indi_lx200basic</driver>
    		<version>1.0</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="Mel Bartels" focal_length="" aperture="">
    		<driver name="LX200 Basic">indi_lx200basic</driver>
    		<version>1.0</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="Temma Takahashi" focal_length="" aperture="">
    		<driver name="Temma">indi_temma</driver>
    	  	<version>0.1</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="Sky Commander" focal_length="" aperture="">
    		<driver name="Sky Commander">indi_skycommander</driver>
    		<version>0.1</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="Argo Navis" focal_length="" aperture="">
    		<driver name="LX200 Basic">indi_lx200basic</driver>
    		<version>1.0</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="Intelliscope" focal_length="" aperture="">
    		<driver name="Intelliscope">indi_intelliscope</driver>
    		<version>0.2</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="SkyWizard" focal_length="" aperture="">
    		<driver name="Intelliscope">indi_intelliscope</driver>
    		<version>0.2</version>
    	</device>
    </devGroup>
    <devGroup group="CCDs">
    	<device label="FLI CCD">
    		<driver name="FLI CCD">indi_fli_ccd</driver>
    		<version>1.0</version>
    	</device>
    </devGroup>
    <devGroup group="Focusers">
    	<device label="FLI PDF">
    		<driver name="FLI PDF">indi_fli_pdf</driver>
    		<version>0.1</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="Robo Focus">
    		<driver name="Robofocus">indi_robofocus</driver>
    		<version>0.1</version>
    	</device>
    </devGroup>
    <devGroup group="Filter Wheels">
      	<device label="FLI Wheel">
    		<driver name="FLI Wheel">indi_fli_wheel</driver>
        		<version>0.9</version>
        	</device>
    	<device label="TruTech Wheel">
    		<driver name="TruTech Wheel">indi_trutech_wheel</driver>
    		<version>0.1</version>
        	</device>
    </devGroup>
    <devGroup group="Video">
    	<device label="Generic Video4Linux">
    		<driver name="Video4Linux Generic Device">indi_v4l_generic</driver>
    		<version>1.0</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="Philips Webcam">
    		<driver name="Video4Linux Generic Device">indi_v4l_philips</driver>
    		<version>1.0</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="Meade LPI">
    		<driver name="Meade LPI">indi_meade_lpi</driver>
    		<version>0.1</version>
    	</device>
    	<device label="SBIG STV">
    		<driver name="STV Guider">indi_sbig_stv</driver>
    		<version>0.1</version>
    	</device>
    </devGroup>
    The libindi I got from INDI Library is still missing many of the drivers (particulary for my CCD camera indi_fli_ccd) but at least I can move my telescope now
    Thanks to all who read my humble thread and find it useful.
    regards
    Rob

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