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by curtishall
Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: multiple video cards in one PC - what works?
Replies: 4
Views: 2512

basically the pci bus is what will limit you. 2 4chip pci cards I believe is the max however you can also use pci-e cards mixed with the pci. I've heard of customers stacking four cards without too many issues. Besides the PCI bus limit, you might also encounter issues with the kernel (bttv) driver...
by curtishall
Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Pre Configured ZM box
Replies: 4
Views: 2960

We tried... Zoneminder needs quite a bit of babysitting. 1) Table Frames is corrupted... This happens every reboot, it seams. All the time anyway, and it needs intervention to fix. 2) Config is non-trivial. 3) There is no automatic screen. Customers want to turn it on and see pictures without doing...
by curtishall
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:34 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Ebay Camera Zavio F731E
Replies: 4
Views: 2901

Woh, thanks for the heads up on that. What would be a recommendation for a PoE camera, outdoor, night viewing min 25m for a decent price? This is probably going to be for my home so I don't want to spend gobs of money but I still want to be able to make out faces in from the data. Thanks. The OD-32...
by curtishall
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Ebay Camera Zavio F731E
Replies: 4
Views: 2901

Re: Ebay Camera Zavio F731E

Beware of Zavio cameras. They are horrible and probably one of the most dishonest companies we've ever dealt with. We _used_ to carry Zavio cameras and after picking up a couple thousand dollars in inventory we were told by a customer that the POE was not functioning in their IR outdoor bullet camer...
by curtishall
Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: how to solve it?
Replies: 7
Views: 3914

Re: how to solve it?

The mysql user you are using does not have the privileges to select, and probably create the database structure.

Install phpmyadmin, or research mysql users. Remember to flush privileges when you are done.
by curtishall
Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: How do I allocate Hard Disk space
Replies: 11
Views: 9429

I assign a whole partition using the /var mount point as the storage location. The location of /var is the key. I don't know if I agree with _all_ of /var instead of just the directory that Zoneminder is storing files. If you create a new partition for /var you _will_ want to boot into single user ...
by curtishall
Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: PV-155 / Ubuntu 9.10 only seeing channel /dev/video0 0
Replies: 7
Views: 4286

Hi there, Thanks for posting the topic hopefully we can solve this. I have recently installed ubuntu 9.10 server also, x64 version with 4x 500GB HDDs in RAID format. 80GB OS drive. It also has a PV capture card 16port in it. I am unsure of the exact model number. The card in the picture is not a PV...
by curtishall
Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: PTZ control customization
Replies: 3
Views: 1774

Good place to start. http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index.php/Documentation#Camera_Control Yes...I was reading that....but still I'm not able to understand where to put the commands of my ptz cam, to map the zoneminder controls :( [/quote] http://www.zoneminder.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=15230 That...
by curtishall
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Website Issues
Topic: Donate without PayPal?
Replies: 5
Views: 6382

coke wrote:This may seem like an odd suggestion, but you might want to check paypal.com for that information.
Don't feed the trolls or the spam bots! :)
by curtishall
Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: MegaPixel Cameras
Replies: 11
Views: 5381

I also want to do motion,record, etc with ZM and megapixel cameras in full resolution Why ZM has not a workarround to do that? How we can improve ZM to process Mpix. ? How we can to do that in Linux or at least record? Thanks. J. There's not much you can do to optimize the way that Zoneminder handl...
by curtishall
Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: ZoneMinder and Ubuntu Server.
Replies: 2
Views: 1525

Re: ZoneMinder and Ubuntu Server.

I am new to ZoneMinder and am just researching using ZM for a video installation. I have been reading the OS specific installs, I like and am very familiar with Ubuntu but am confused by the note in the Ubuntu install notes. It says: "Using an Ubuntu Server distro, you will not be able to watch ZM ...
by curtishall
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Camera Set Up Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 2693

i tired to edit the sysctl.config file but it won't let me save it after editing it. I did run this command after doing some reading and this is what i got. mike@mike-desktop:~$ sysctl -a | grep shmmax error: permission denied on key 'kernel.cad_pid' kernel.shmmax = 33554432 error: permission denie...
by curtishall
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: capture card vs ip cameras
Replies: 5
Views: 2948

curtis. Really? That is interesting. Is it ready? The driver currently has working V4L2 for display (MJPEG) and video output. The MPEG4 part should be soon - but I don't believe Zoneminder will be able to make much use of the MPEG4 support. With that I'll close, since I was really using the capture...
by curtishall
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: ZoneMinder Hints & Tips
Topic: Are IP Cameras really ready for prime time?
Replies: 10
Views: 6526

http://i46.tinypic.com/kdskeg.jpg LEFT: ACti ACM-3401, RIGHT 1.3MP CISCO WEBCAM Curtis, All the cameras have the newest firmware and the newest profile. To really compare you would want to set both cameras from the same angle / location. IP cameras, especially *cheap* one, will never outperform an ...
by curtishall
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Hints & Tips
Topic: Are IP Cameras really ready for prime time?
Replies: 10
Views: 6526

It would help if you posted some images, 'noise' is pretty generic.

Did you try new firmware? Did you adjust the video settings on the camera itself? Does the image look fine in VLC player?