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by darkpaw
Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: fastest filesystem?
Replies: 6
Views: 4245

ext2

ext2 is dangerous. There is no journaling, so if there is a crash during a write, your filesystem is toast.

Will ZM 1.22.3 work in FC9 yet? What version of ZM is in the FC9 repo?
by darkpaw
Mon May 26, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: seeing double for ports 4-15 on Kodicom 4400R card
Replies: 1
Views: 1455

bump

Anybody? I tried almost tripling the amount of shared mem on the weekend, to see if that was part of it. But even with more than 2 Gig of shared memory setup now, it still does the same thing. All ports other than 0-3. If I put the camera that is on port 4 (for example) on port 3, it works fine. It ...
by darkpaw
Thu May 22, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: seeing double for ports 4-15 on Kodicom 4400R card
Replies: 1
Views: 1455

seeing double for ports 4-15 on Kodicom 4400R card

The Kodicom 4400R card's inputs for cams 4-15 you need to connect each of the 8-pin sets to the 32-pins at the top of the card. I followed the documentation for this from the Wiki: http://www.linuxtv.org/v4lwiki/index.php/Kodicom_4400R but I'm getting odd results. I have tried with various inputs (r...
by darkpaw
Thu May 22, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: h264 , 8 channel 240fps card.
Replies: 8
Views: 3181

range

I have found picture quality on LED IR cams to be very poor, and range extremely limited. They may work in close proximity for your baby room monitoring (keep the camera no more than 6-10 feet from the crib)...but as any kind of outdoor camera, they are worthless until you are standing right in fron...
by darkpaw
Thu May 22, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Hints & Tips
Topic: electrical question
Replies: 5
Views: 5370

fixed

Well, an interesting turn of events in this one, for a follow-up... Turns out the camera I was using for testing ended up being defective. I tried it with another camera, and it works fine. Without the baluns. Resistance in the cable is less than 5 ohms at 100' under no load, which is comparable to ...
by darkpaw
Wed May 21, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: h264 , 8 channel 240fps card.
Replies: 8
Views: 3181

specs

That should be fine for a computer. Disk size required will depend on many things, like frame rate, size of capture (640x480 vs. 320x200), length required to be kept, desire to keep archived events, ability to backup to tape or offsite, etc.etc. My person opinion on a camera would be something like ...
by darkpaw
Wed May 21, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Hints & Tips
Topic: electrical question
Replies: 5
Views: 5370

electrical question

OK, I've done a fair amount of electrical work in my day, but this one just has me stumped. Why is it that I can run a 75-100' RCA cable and get a perfect picture, yet if I run 75' of Cat5e I get nada? I checked for shorts, and there is none...the cable is in perfect physically. Figuring it was some...
by darkpaw
Wed May 21, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: h264 , 8 channel 240fps card.
Replies: 8
Views: 3181

camera/cards

You don't need a video capture card to use IP cameras. The cameras go onto the LAN in your house/business. The CCTV capture card would be needed for analog cameras. Opinions on cameras will vary. I personally prefer the day/night style with either Sony or Sharp lenses on them, with either 0 or 0.1 l...
by darkpaw
Wed May 21, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: h264 , 8 channel 240fps card.
Replies: 8
Views: 3181

hardware

Hardware compression cards are not supported.

What type of system are you planning on trying to setup? Can you give us more details of what you're trying to do?
by darkpaw
Sat May 17, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: fastest filesystem?
Replies: 6
Views: 4245

speed reasons

My reason for speed is writing, in particular. I want to be able to dump as many jpgs as I can onto the drive without losing frame rate. Not just on personal installs, but on customer installs. Anything to improve performance is always welcome. :) In my personal setup, I am running the following: Pe...
by darkpaw
Fri May 16, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: fastest filesystem?
Replies: 6
Views: 4245

fastest filesystem?

Can anybody suggest a filesystem that has faster read/write than ext3? Settomg noatime is a help slightly, but having higher performance would be nice. Ext3 isn't exactly known for its performance, even though with some tuning it does help (in fact, I think I even suggested this somewhere). But what...
by darkpaw
Fri May 09, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: In PAL format bad image
Replies: 11
Views: 7312

resolution

If it works in low-res but goes green in high-res, maybe shared memory is the issue. This is a very common problem.

What errors are you seeing in /var/log/messages after it goes red?
by darkpaw
Fri May 09, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: universally slow
Replies: 5
Views: 2230

settings

The settings for bandwidth are for the assumption of viewing it from another machine. I'm with Lee...you're RAM is too low to be doing this. It's probably running slow because with X and the daemons running, trying to view it locally on Firefox is likely throwing your box into swap, and that will bo...
by darkpaw
Thu May 08, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Home Security System
Replies: 10
Views: 4147

ZM

I was wondering who would be the first to say it. :)
by darkpaw
Thu May 08, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: universally slow
Replies: 5
Views: 2230

console

Are you viewing it right on the console, or from another machine?

If on another machine, what is your bandwidth configured as? It sounds like you are configured on "low", which if I'm not mistaken, is the default.