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by Flasheart
Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Thousands of Blue Screen events on remote IP cameras
Replies: 32
Views: 11371

Re: Thousands of Blue Screen events on remote IP cameras

In a shell session from the same server, start pinging one of the problematic cameras and leave it for some time, perhaps a day. Come back, hit ctrl+c and look to see how many dropped packets. Anything other than 0 means there's something wrong with the network, camera or server's connections and th...
by Flasheart
Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: No Images in Browser but everything else works
Replies: 6
Views: 1704

Re: No Images in Browser but everything else works

The usual reason is as you've guessed, apache is looking in the wrong place. Often because the build didn't include the right option. The usual answer is to verify this by checking apache's error_log to see where it's looking for, and using "ln -s" to link the actual dir to the expected dir. There c...
by Flasheart
Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: HELP INSTALLING MY AVERMEdia
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: HELP INSTALLING MY AVERMEdia

Unclear on what you need as this and zm are very different and incompatible things.

Have you installed ubuntu ONTO the avermedia, and just cannot mount any local analogue cameras?
by Flasheart
Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Zoneminder with laptop planning.
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

Re: Zoneminder with laptop planning.

It would work, but in my experience, laptops don't like running flat out for long periods of time. The fans are weak and cooling fins get bunged up quickly. There are people using laptops as low power servers with built-in UPS, but not generally for high load operations, and zm is not a lightweight ...
by Flasheart
Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Start up problem when running 'headless' and no monitor
Replies: 1
Views: 653

Re: Start up problem when running 'headless' and no monitor

Don't know what this is, but I do know what it isn't - zm. Zoneminder has no interest in any monitor in that sense and doesn't check it. It's only output goes via apache. I run numerous zoneminder servers, none with monitors. Might be some oddness in the bios perhaps - if the hdd light doesn't flick...
by Flasheart
Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: DB problem ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1846

Re: DB problem ?

Hi Tim, The symbolic links should work ok (but check the wiki about upgrading zm, at least in debian it will delete the links, recreate the original dir structure and zmaudit will delete all your records!). The obvious suggestion is that the newly created dirs that the symbolic links point to don't ...
by Flasheart
Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: saved filters, there should be a warning
Replies: 6
Views: 8727

Re: saved filters, there should be a warning

Sucks that this nuked your events, but this is probably logical behavior. Entering undefined data and expecting 0 to mean something undocumented isn't sensible - although certainly no harm as a suggestion for a warning in future versions, should there be any. BTW, I've deleted your duplicate post. A...
by Flasheart
Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: Hardware Compatibility List
Topic: Raspberry Pi
Replies: 3
Views: 4314

Re: Raspberry Pi

Actually, a feed off another zoneminder - but it doesn't matter what camera provided it works with zm.
by Flasheart
Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Hardware Compatibility List
Topic: Raspberry Pi
Replies: 3
Views: 4314

Raspberry Pi

I ordered one a couple of months ago, and it finally turned up today. Not really sure what I intended to do with it, but I put the recommended raspbian Debian image on there from the website. A few seconds later and I've got a working linux server. No graphical output (I don't have anything that fit...
by Flasheart
Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Zoneminder keeps stopping
Replies: 3
Views: 2162

Re: Zoneminder keeps stopping

The obvious question - and you've probably checked but don't mention - is has the mysql server gone away? Are there any issues with the tables, does it crash and restart - what are its logs? How do you restart zoneminder when it dies? Not something I've found BTW, although I do recall many years ago...
by Flasheart
Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Large scale Zoneminder
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Re: Large scale Zoneminder

Thanks for following up - that's interesting to know and I would not have guessed it would have made such a big difference. I use XFS on a couple of zoneminder servers because it doesn't have the 64k file-per-dir limit of ext4 and I wasn't using the deep file system setting in zm, and it works ok - ...
by Flasheart
Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Playback quality is quite poor. Any solution to this?
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

Re: Playback quality is quite poor. Any solution to this?

That looks a lot like MPEG artifacting, which will be down to the camera end rather than zoneminder. Several cameras do this occasionally, especially in low light level. If the vivotek will do it, using mjpeg or jpg stills as a feed instead. Higher bandwidth requirements, but you don't get this stuff.
by Flasheart
Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: HTOP LISTS MY CPU AT 100%
Replies: 1
Views: 800

Re: HTOP LISTS MY CPU AT 100%

30fps is very high - fortunately there is a lot you can do, most of it detailed in the wiki.

http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index.ph ... duce_it.3F

and

http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index.php/Managing_Load
by Flasheart
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: PurgeWhenFull deleted need help restoring it (SOLVED)
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Re: PurgeWhenFull deleted need help restoring it

Not sure what deleting a PurgeWhenFull filter has to do with mysql or creating tables, but this is the way to recreate it without reinstalling; To create a PurgeWhenFull filter. Click "Filters" on the main ZM Console and set the following. Archive Status equal to Unarchived Only AND Disk Percent gre...