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by jamescollings
Sat Dec 23, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Distributions
Topic: Kernel Panic
Replies: 5
Views: 2354

Kernel Panic

Just suffered my first kernel panic.. Hunting around has led me to the /var/log/kernel/errors Dec 22 04:08:11 zm kernel: Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address fdffffff Dec 22 04:08:11 zm kernel: printing eip: Dec 22 04:08:11 zm kernel: *pde = 00000000 Dec 22 04:08:11 zm kernel: O...
by jamescollings
Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Alternative way for a donation
Replies: 8
Views: 3276

zoneminder wrote:If you want to donate to a particular person then just do it direct to them, or tell me and I will factor it.
Hmmm... I could put you in touch with someone who wants to get $25m out of Nigeria... all he needs is your bank account details! :lol: :lol:
by jamescollings
Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: system camera to check people
Replies: 13
Views: 6531

Just ordered (using the Zoneminder coupon)...

The next stage in my zoneminder set-up is a courier visit away :lol:
by jamescollings
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: system camera to check people
Replies: 13
Views: 6531

Does anyone know where I can get the PV-xxx range of cards in the UK.. or do BlueCherry ship across the "Pond".

I looked on their website, but couldn't see a "feedback" form where I could ask them.
by jamescollings
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:29 am
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: Fine Tune Zone
Replies: 4
Views: 2705

Just to close off my own thread.. I extracted everything from the Stats and Events tables, and loaded them into Excel. Then I noted the Event-Ids of all of the "true" events (10) and "falsies" (200), and set about "Tuning". First the PixelDiff Threshold, at least half of the "falsies" were cleared b...
by jamescollings
Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: Fine Tune Zone
Replies: 4
Views: 2705

:shock: gulp :shock:

I'll see if I can improve ANYTHING about my zones :?
by jamescollings
Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: Fine Tune Zone
Replies: 4
Views: 2705

Fine Tune Zone

I have zone stats on, but I just wonder "how" to fine tune my zones. I could use "trial and error", but since my zones are very sensative I have at least 200 events to help me work out the right settings. I can see that a zone might be defined thus: Alarm Check Method [Blobs] Min/Max Pixel Threshold...
by jamescollings
Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: Backup all the essential stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

Cool 8)

Since I am running that release of the LiveCD, it looks like I already have everything I need.

I'll give it a go tonight. Thanks
by jamescollings
Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: Backup all the essential stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

I do have a prototype system backup and restore script somewhere that never quite got finished. Do you fancy sending it to me (in it's current state) and I'll finish it up for you? Only guessing, but we'd want to read the location of the events and images directories from the database, and take the...
by jamescollings
Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: Backup all the essential stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

Backup all the essential stuff

I have looked through the wiki and FAQ but can't see the answer (can't believe no-one else has asked). Does anyone have a script (or defined process) that will back up all of the essential data to a single file? I am guessing that the "essential" information would be the camera configuration informa...
by jamescollings
Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:26 am
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: ZoneMinder System Requirements
Replies: 2
Views: 7206

I have a simple system running on the following hardware: PII 233Mhz, 256Mb Ram, 80GB Hard disk. Ancient WinTV card from Hauppauge. I initially tested this with the LiveCD, and it worked without any configuration at all... so I chose the "install" option from the CD and That was all I had to do. It ...
by jamescollings
Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Email when a camera fails
Replies: 7
Views: 5026

Email when a camera fails

I am slowly building my Zoneminder setup, and currently have a single camera running. (When someone answers my request about 4 port cards I'll have 3). Since this is a residential installation, I am not going to be checking the event logs EVERY day (it isn't really that exciting to watch me and my f...
by jamescollings
Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: 4 Port Card in the UK
Replies: 0
Views: 1065

4 Port Card in the UK

I have searched for this answer, but while I have found LOADS of people asking the question, I haven't found an actual response (maybe I am searching for the wrong thing). Anyway. I have just installed my first Zoneminder system (as a replacement for a SWANN 4Ch DVR-Net), and it rocks! Now that I ha...
by jamescollings
Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: how to prevent alarm when the monitored area is dark
Replies: 6
Views: 2598

Maybe you could have a "night time" and "Day time" run states? Change the % of pixels that trigger an alarm for the "Night time" state, so that it will still trigger if someone turns "on" the light at night??? Of course, if this is a "dark room" which doesn't follow the light/dark phases of the sun....