Issue with Pegasus port conflict in INDI

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PaulInNorthMichigan
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Issue with Pegasus port conflict in INDI

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I 1st purchased the Pegasus Pocket box Advanced in which I had no INDI issues.

I later picked up the Pegasus Focus Cube 2 which has created a port conflict in INDI.

Rarely do these devices both connect together.

When looking in the Raspberry Pi terminal window I can see that the Pocket Box occupies USB0 and the Focus Cube occupies USB1, yet together they most of the time cancel each other out.

Below shows that they reside on different USB port assignments.

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Yet when I try to connect them most of the time they show a port conflict as below.
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I've struggled with this issue now for over a month and it is getting very frustrating.

Can you assist me in any way in identifying the issue and the possible solution?

These are both serial devices.

The error messages make me think that something about them might be too similar and it creates confusion with a port search that locks both devices up from being connected.
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Re: Issue with Pegasus port conflict in INDI

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After communication with Jasem from indilib we have found the cause of the issue.
Please upgrade to latest indilib.
This issue has been fixed.

https://indilib.org/forum/focusers-filt ... cuser.html
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Re: Issue with Pegasus port conflict in INDI

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Evans: My INDI drivers were all up to date prior to my posting.

This may have helped some people who own the combination of Pegasus Focus Cube 2 and Pegasus Pocket Box Advanced.

I can tell you however that unfortunately this has not solved my connection issue. The best I can say is that every once in a while I can get both devices to connect together without completely scrambling the serial port connections, but that is a very frustrating process.

It may that I am looking at a specific setup combination that is feeding the failure.

What I do know is this. Once I do get connected the connection does not drop. That at least is good as the alternative would be an indication of unstable power.

What I am very curious about is whether there might be a connection timing issue that might be solved. Right now I have the PPBA set at USB0 (Within the Ekos software). Perhaps the Focus Cube gets it's signal prior to the PPBA being ready. The Focus Cube is set at USB1.

If anyone would have any helpful information to shed in this regards it would be appreciated.

I do wish I was among those who don't have an issue with the combination of the 2 Pegasus serial devices.
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Re: Issue with Pegasus port conflict in INDI

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Hi Paul,
The issue was fixed after your post.
Please check with latest INDI drivers.
It had to do with how INDI was discovering these device.
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Re: Issue with Pegasus port conflict in INDI

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I wish there might be a update that I am missing.

I use the StellarMate OS which is a more user friendly interface than standard Ekos.

On the StellarMate website I am matched with their 1.5.8 release

This would be the equivalent to Ekos at 3.5.2 version.

When I check for updates nothing is available.

Every thing that I have stated in this thread still should be true, even though some people may have found a solution.
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Re: Issue with Pegasus port conflict in INDI

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Please mention this issue to the below indilib thread
https://indilib.org/forum/focusers-filt ... cuser.html

Is probably has to do with Stellarmate,
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Re: Issue with Pegasus port conflict in INDI

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The thread was locked a day after this was deemed a solution.

I have started a thread that immediately follows the other "solved" thread.

I am hoping that someone who has no issues might help me in picking out what is different between my situation and theirs.

I don't see this as a StellarMate Issue per se, as I believe the change went out 1st with that software. Otherwise I would be entitled to believe that StellarMate software would be a match of the official Ekos release.
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Re: Issue with Pegasus port conflict in INDI

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Yesterday I was directed to the solution to the INDI driver. The update icon did not show that I needed any update, but my software did not update the needed driver.

By typing in the following script in the terminal it performed the update.

sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade
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