Monitor black, can't control contrast, brightness, hue ,etc

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gr8bytehuntr
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Monitor black, can't control contrast, brightness, hue ,etc

Post by gr8bytehuntr » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:26 pm

I'm attempting to use ZoneMinder 1.24.1 with Ubuntu 9.10.
My Intel Create & Share works for XawTV and can be added as a monitor thusly;
Function = MoDect
Source = /dev/video0
Pixel = 352x288
Format = NTSC
Palette = YUYV
ZM displays Function and Source in green (satisfied) text.
Selecting the monitor opens a new window which displays a black screen with VCR-like controls.
State: Idle - 0.00 fps
Mode: Live
Zoom -10255180.8x (Blind as a bat?)

Settings for Brightness, Contrast, Hue & Saturation are all -1.
Attempts to alter them as recommended in FAQ fail.
http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index.ph ... _camera.3F

The -1 setting is persistent.
/var/log/messages gives me this, in triplicate!
Mar 24 10:15:23 ubuntu zmu[2677]: WAR [Timed out waiting to get brightness]
Mar 24 10:15:23 ubuntu zma_m4[2326]: WAR [Waiting for capture daemon]
Mar 24 10:15:24 ubuntu zmu[2677]: WAR [Timed out waiting to get contrast]
Mar 24 10:15:24 ubuntu zma_m4[2326]: WAR [Waiting for capture daemon]
Mar 24 10:15:25 ubuntu zmu[2677]: WAR [Timed out waiting to get hue]
Mar 24 10:15:25 ubuntu zma_m4[2326]: WAR [Waiting for capture daemon]
Mar 24 10:15:26 ubuntu zmu[2677]: WAR [Timed out waiting to get colour]


How can I alter Settings and the Zoom?

mastertheknife
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Post by mastertheknife » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:46 pm

Hi, please show us some more log. You can control this with the -n parameter of tail, e.g. tail -n30 /var/log/messages.

gr8bytehuntr
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Post by gr8bytehuntr » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:26 pm

Pls forgive my lack of response. This project has been temporarily shelved in deference to higher priorities.

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