telescope plug in problem

Asked by Bill Beaton on 2017-01-10

hi

I have Stellarium on both my PC laptop and Mac Desktop, the telescope plug in works fine on my PC and I have full control of the Meade LX200 emc however when I try to add the scope to my mac the plug in refuses to save any details once entered. I have tried going back a version to 14.3 but the same problem occurs.

clicking on add a telescope brings up the dialog box and I can enter the details as required, but when I hit ok I get a spinning beachball and when it clears there is nothing in the list of telescopes, the serial port connection list also does not always appear correctly with sometime most alternatives on the list and other times only one (bluetooth for some reason)

the Mac is a 21" desktop (late 2013) with a 2.9GHZ i5

any help would be appreciated

Bill

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Last query:
2017-01-13
Last reply:
2017-01-14
Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #1

Please check version 0.15.1

Bill Beaton (tritonbill) said : #2

Hi I had upped the version to 0.15.1 initially and that is where the problem occurred, I have 0.15.1 on my PC and it works fine, I installed version 14.3 on the mac as it has a different version of the telescope plug in, I will go back a few more versions if necessary

Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #3

Please show log from Stellarium (available through F1 within planetarium) on the macOS.

Bill Beaton (tritonbill) said : #4

Hi

see below, a couple of points are clear (even to me) the mac os version is not supported on the build and the application support is not in the library

I will see if I can sort this out but would appreciate any suggestions, or any thing else that is apparent with the log info

regards

Bill

2017-01-10T20:17:19
Unsupported Mac version
Compiled using Clang 4.2.0
Qt runtime version: 5.5.1
Qt compilation version: 5.5.1
Addressing mode: 64-bit
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac14,3
Processor Name: Intel Core i5
Processor Speed: 2.9 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Memory: 8 GB
Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
VRAM (Total): 1024 MB
/Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents/MacOS/stellarium
-------------------------------------------------------
[ This is Stellarium 0.14.3 - http://www.stellarium.org ]
[ Copyright (C) 2000-2016 Fabien Chereau et al. ]
-------------------------------------------------------
Writing log file to: "/Users/Bill/Library/Application Support/Stellarium/log.txt"
File search paths:
0 . "/Users/Bill/Library/Application Support/Stellarium"
1 . "/Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents/Resources"
Config file is: "/Users/Bill/Library/Application Support/Stellarium/config.ini"
Driver version string: "2.1 NVIDIA-10.14.20 355.10.05.15f03"
GL vendor is "NVIDIA Corporation"
GL renderer is "NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M OpenGL Engine"
GL Shading Language version is "1.20"
Cache directory is: "/Users/Bill/Library/Caches/stellarium/stellarium"
Sky language is "en_GB"
Application language is "en_GB"
Loading Solar System data ...
Loading star data ...
"Loading \"/Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents/Resources/stars/default/stars_0_0v0_5.cat\": 0_0v0_2; 4963"
"Loading \"/Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents/Resources/stars/default/stars_1_0v0_5.cat\": 1_0v0_2; 21598"
"Loading \"/Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents/Resources/stars/default/stars_2_0v0_5.cat\": 2_0v0_2; 150090"
"Loading \"/Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents/Resources/stars/default/stars_3_1v0_3.cat\": 3_1v0_3; 428466"
Finished loading star catalogue data, max_geodesic_level: 3
navigation/preset_sky_time is a double - treating as jday: "2451514.25001"
Reloading DSO data...
Loaded 10756 DSO records
Loading DSO name data ...
Loaded 221 / 297 DSO name records successfully
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
Loading star names from "/Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents/Resources/skycultures/western/star_names.fab"
Loaded 339 / 339 common star names
Loading star names from "/Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents/Resources/stars/default/name.fab"
Loaded 4506 / 4506 scientific star names
Loading variable stars from "/Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents/Resources/stars/default/gcvs_hip_part.dat"
Loaded 6916 / 6916 variable stars
Loading cross-index data from "/Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents/Resources/stars/default/cross-index.dat"
Loaded 108279 / 108279 cross-index data records
Loaded 88 / 88 constellation records successfully for culture "western"
Loaded 85 / 85 constellation art records successfully for culture "western"
Loaded 88 / 88 constellation names
Loading constellation boundary data ...
Loaded 782 constellation boundary segments
Initializing basic GL shaders...
Creating GUI ...
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
Loaded plugin "CompassMarks"
Loaded plugin "Oculars"
Ocular plugin - press Command-O to toggle eyepiece view mode. Press ALT-o for configuration.
Oculars::validateIniFile ocular.ini exists at: "/Users/Bill/Library/Application Support/Stellarium/modules/Oculars/ocular.ini" . Checking version...
Oculars::validateIniFile found existing ini file version 3.1
Loaded plugin "Satellites"
Satellites: loading catalog file: "/Users/Bill/Library/Application Support/Stellarium/modules/Satellites/satellites.json"
Loaded plugin "SolarSystemEditor"
Using the ssystem.ini file that already exists in the user directory...
Loaded plugin "TelescopeControl"
TelescopeControl: Only embedded telescope servers are available.
TelescopeControl::loadTelescopes(): No telescopes loaded. File is missing: "/Users/Bill/Library/Application Support/Stellarium/modules/TelescopeControl/telescopes.json"
Unable to find module called "TimeZoneConfiguration"
Loaded plugin "TimeZoneConfiguration"
SlewDialog::loadPointsFromFile(): No pointss loaded. File is missing: "/Users/Bill/Library/Application Support/Stellarium/modules/TelescopeControl/points.json"
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile

> On 11 Jan 2017, at 12:14, Alexander Wolf <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Your question #435605 on Stellarium changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/stellarium/+question/435605
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Alexander Wolf requested more information:
> Please show log from Stellarium (available through F1 within
> planetarium) on the macOS.
>
> --
> To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
> this email or enter your reply at the following page:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/stellarium/+question/435605
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> You received this question notification because you asked the question.

Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #5

Sorry, but seems you are not defined mount of telescope. Why you are waiting of correct work?

Bill Beaton (tritonbill) said : #6

Hi

the problem seems to be that I can't define the mount (Lx200) when I choose that from the menu or the Port choice nothing happens, the beachball spins and there is nothing in the list of telescopes, I have tried all the variations of the without anything appearing on the list of telescopes

regards

Bill

Bill Beaton (tritonbill) said : #7

Hi

some more information from the

install process on terminal

Bills-MacBook-Pro:~ Bill$ /Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents/MacOS/stellarium ; exit;
B: "/Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents"
C: "/Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents"
 -------------------------------------------------------
[ This is Stellarium 0.14.3 - http://www.stellarium.org ]
[ Copyright (C) 2000-2016 Fabien Chereau et al. ]
 -------------------------------------------------------
Writing log file to: "/Users/Bill/Library/Application Support/Stellarium/log.txt"
File search paths:
  0 . "/Users/Bill/Library/Application Support/Stellarium"
  1 . "/Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents/Resources"
Config file is: "/Users/Bill/Library/Application Support/Stellarium/config.ini"
Driver version string: "2.1 NVIDIA-10.14.20 355.10.05.15f03"
GL vendor is "NVIDIA Corporation"
GL renderer is "NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M OpenGL Engine"
GL Shading Language version is "1.20"
Cache directory is: "/Users/Bill/Library/Caches/stellarium/stellarium"
Sky language is "en_GB"
Application language is "en_GB"
Loading Solar System data ...
Loading star data ...
"Loading \"/Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents/Resources/stars/default/stars_0_0v0_5.cat\": 0_0v0_2; 4963"
"Loading \"/Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents/Resources/stars/default/stars_1_0v0_5.cat\": 1_0v0_2; 21598"
"Loading \"/Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents/Resources/stars/default/stars_2_0v0_5.cat\": 2_0v0_2; 150090"
"Loading \"/Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents/Resources/stars/default/stars_3_1v0_3.cat\": 3_1v0_3; 428466"
Finished loading star catalogue data, max_geodesic_level: 3
navigation/preset_sky_time is a double - treating as jday: "2451514.25001"
Reloading DSO data...
Loaded 10756 DSO records
Loading DSO name data ...
Loaded 221 / 297 DSO name records successfully
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
Loading star names from "/Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents/Resources/skycultures/western/star_names.fab"
Loaded 339 / 339 common star names
Loading star names from "/Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents/Resources/stars/default/name.fab"
Loaded 4506 / 4506 scientific star names
Loading variable stars from "/Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents/Resources/stars/default/gcvs_hip_part.dat"
Loaded 6916 / 6916 variable stars
Loading cross-index data from "/Applications/Stellarium.app/Contents/Resources/stars/default/cross-index.dat"
Loaded 108279 / 108279 cross-index data records
Loaded 88 / 88 constellation records successfully for culture "western"
Loaded 85 / 85 constellation art records successfully for culture "western"
Loaded 88 / 88 constellation names
Loading constellation boundary data ...
Loaded 782 constellation boundary segments
Initializing basic GL shaders...
Creating GUI ...
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
Loaded plugin "CompassMarks"
Loaded plugin "Oculars"
Ocular plugin - press Command-O to toggle eyepiece view mode. Press ALT-o for configuration.
Oculars::validateIniFile ocular.ini exists at: "/Users/Bill/Library/Application Support/Stellarium/modules/Oculars/ocular.ini" . Checking version...
Oculars::validateIniFile found existing ini file version 3.1
Loaded plugin "Satellites"
Satellites: loading catalog file: "/Users/Bill/Library/Application Support/Stellarium/modules/Satellites/satellites.json"
Loaded plugin "SolarSystemEditor"
Using the ssystem.ini file that already exists in the user directory...
Loaded plugin "TelescopeControl"
TelescopeControl: Only embedded telescope servers are available.
TelescopeControl::loadTelescopes(): No telescopes loaded. File is missing: "/Users/Bill/Library/Application Support/Stellarium/modules/TelescopeControl/telescopes.json"
Unable to find module called "TimeZoneConfiguration"
Loaded plugin "TimeZoneConfiguration"
SlewDialog::loadPointsFromFile(): No pointss loaded. File is missing: "/Users/Bill/Library/Application Support/Stellarium/modules/TelescopeControl/points.json"
PING localhost (127.0.0.1): 56 data bytes

--- localhost ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100.0% packet loss
PING localhost (127.0.0.1): 56 data bytes

--- localhost ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100.0% packet loss
Unloaded plugin "TimeZoneConfiguration"
Unloaded plugin "TelescopeControl"
Unloaded plugin "SolarSystemEditor"
Unloaded plugin "Satellites"
Unloaded plugin "Oculars"
Unloaded plugin "CompassMarks"
Downloaded 0 files (0 kbytes) in a session of 90.648 sec (average of 0 kB/s + 0 files from cache (0 kB)).
logout
Saving session...
...copying shared history...
...saving history...truncating history files...
...completed.
Deleting expired sessions...3 completed.

[Process completed]

Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #8

Are you tried read the help in Telescope Control plugin?

Bill Beaton (tritonbill) said : #9

Yes. It didn't help

As I have mentioned I have this set up on a pc as well and it works without any problem, it is a straight forward procedure, when I try to add a telescope on my mac, nothing happens, I have checked the info in application support and my input has been recorded , but no telescopes appear on the list and hence I have no way to control my Lx200.

Regards

Bill

Sent from my iPad

> On 13 Jan 2017, at 05:33, Alexander Wolf <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Your question #435605 on Stellarium changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/stellarium/+question/435605
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Alexander Wolf requested more information:
> Are you tried read the help in Telescope Control plugin?
>
> --
> To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
> this email or enter your reply at the following page:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/stellarium/+question/435605
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.

Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #10

Please read 'Device settings' section in Help window in Telescope Control plugin.

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