Foscam FI8918W with ZoneMinder 1.24.4

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Caleb G.
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Foscam FI8918W with ZoneMinder 1.24.4

Post by Caleb G. » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:18 am

Please help... I have been trying to get this camera to move in ZoneMinder now for over 2 months. I have tried using 3 different types of Ubuntu and numerious hours of looking for code to get the camera to move.
So here is what I settled on. Ubuntu 11.10 figured why not get the newest one :D and ZoneMinder 1.24.4
After following the setup instructions found here
http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index.php/Foscam_FI8918W
to the letter I am still stumped. :cry:
I have video and I have alarms no problem there but as soon as I try to Pan or Tilt I get an error for example.
Control response was status = undefined
message = /usr/bin/zmcontrol.pl --panspeed= --tiltspeed= --autostop --command=moveConUpRight --id=1=> // Usage: zmcontrol.pl --id <monitor_id> --command=<command> <various options>

What does this mean I ask you?
I have tried reinstalling ZoneMinder and also tried looking over the codes (my eyes started to go every direction :roll: )

Who ever can help me please do I am at wits end with this thing, I have considered having my old record player hold the camera all the time just to get it to move.

Thank You In Advance
Caleb.
Thanks
Caleb

jacknunyo
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Re: Foscam FI8918W with ZoneMinder 1.24.4

Post by jacknunyo » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:04 pm

Don't worry, it's not you, seems there is an issue (my guess) with Ubuntu 11 and ZM. At least me and one other person are having/had the same problem you are.

http://www.zoneminder.com/forums/viewto ... 21&t=18581

http://www.zoneminder.com/forums/viewto ... 21&t=18562

I'm sitting down now to install CentOS and ZM 1.25 to see if I can get everything working the way I want. In the mean time, I've just been using the FI8918s web interface to move the cam.

wildneg
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Re: Foscam FI8918W with ZoneMinder 1.24.4

Post by wildneg » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:22 am

I may have a fix for this...

I'll post soon!

dewsyuff
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Re: Foscam FI8918W with ZoneMinder 1.24.4

Post by dewsyuff » Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:24 pm

Any luck on this yet?

Caleb G.
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Re: Foscam FI8918W with ZoneMinder 1.24.4

Post by Caleb G. » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:22 pm

hey wildneg
any luck?
Thanks
Caleb

mythedoff
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Re: Foscam FI8918W with ZoneMinder 1.24.4

Post by mythedoff » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:40 am

I am successfully using this camera with Ubuntu 10.10 and zoneminder 1.24.2. I made sure that I setup the camera for pt by accessing the camera directly and also set a static ip. I added a user and gave that user a password and the status of operator. If I recall, a pt setting speed of 0 will disable.

Caleb G.
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Re: Foscam FI8918W with ZoneMinder 1.24.4

Post by Caleb G. » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:56 pm

Okay I installed Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop and what would you know I can move the camera but now I have no video.
When I go on the camera's web access it works on there but in ZoneMinder it does not work. The source is red on the ZoneMinder home page. Any ideas?
Thanks
Caleb

mythedoff
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Re: Foscam FI8918W with ZoneMinder 1.24.4

Post by mythedoff » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:23 pm

You don't list you're settings but I'd start with shmmax and shmall

You're setup might need to be different but this works for me:

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$ cat /etc/sysctl.conf | grep -i ^k
kernel.shmall = 134217728
kernel.shmmax = 805011456

deathguppie
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Re: Foscam FI8918W with ZoneMinder 1.24.4

Post by deathguppie » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:10 am

Having the same issue here... trying to figure what cgi commands are supposed to make the camera work. The most difficult part is that I really am lost when it comes to perl.
One thing that is worth mentioning is that the camera I got did not need the firmware upgrade. The other is that the perl script used for this camera has STOP=1 for all movements. Though that may make no difference. I don't know enough about perl to see if the script there matches the calls made here so maybe someone who knows perl better can take a look at it.
The javascript is fairly strait fwd. Heres the code in the foscam camera web site thingy that makes the camera move.

Edit:sry for the bad formatting.. it just wouldn't cut and paste from firebug that well.

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<script>
var R320_240=8;
var R640_480=32;
var ptz_type=0;
var PTZ_STOP=1;
var TILT_UP=0;
var TILT_UP_STOP=1;
var TILT_DOWN=2;
var TILT_DOWN_STOP=3;
var PAN_LEFT=6;
var PAN_LEFT_STOP=5;
var PAN_RIGHT=4;
var PAN_RIGHT_STOP=7;
var PTZ_LEFT_UP=91;
var PTZ_RIGHT_UP=90;
var PTZ_LEFT_DOWN=93;
var PTZ_RIGHT_DOWN=92;
var PTZ_CENTER=25;
var PTZ_VPATROL=26;
var PTZ_VPATROL_STOP=27;
var PTZ_HPATROL=28;
var PTZ_HPATROL_STOP=29;
var PTZ_PELCO_D_HPATROL=20;
var PTZ_PELCO_D_HPATROL_STOP=21;
var IO_ON=95;
var IO_OFF=94;
function decoder_control(command)
{
action_zone.location='decoder_control.cgi?command='+command;
}
function camera_control(param,value)
{
action_zone.location='camera_control.cgi?param='+param+'&value='+value;
}
function set_flip()
{
if (image_reversal.checked)
flip|=1;
else
flip&=2;
if (image_mirror.checked)
flip|=2;
else
flip&=1;
camera_control(5,flip);
}
function up_onmousedown()
{
(flip&0x01)?decoder_control(TILT_DOWN):decoder_control(TILT_UP);
}
function up_onmouseup()
{
if (!ptz_type)
decoder_control(PTZ_STOP);
else if (flip&0x01)
decoder_control(TILT_DOWN_STOP);
else
decoder_control(TILT_UP_STOP);
}
function down_onmousedown()
{
(flip&0x01)?decoder_control(TILT_UP):decoder_control(TILT_DOWN);
}
function down_onmouseup()
{
if (!ptz_type)
decoder_control(PTZ_STOP);
else if (flip&0x01)
decoder_control(TILT_UP_STOP);
else
decoder_control(TILT_DOWN_STOP);
}
function left_onmousedown()
{
(flip&0x02)?decoder_control(PAN_RIGHT):decoder_control(PAN_LEFT);
}
function left_onmouseup()
{
if (!ptz_type)
decoder_control(PTZ_STOP);
else if (flip&0x02)
decoder_control(PAN_RIGHT_STOP);
else
decoder_control(PAN_LEFT_STOP);
}
function right_onmousedown()
{
(flip&0x02)?decoder_control(PAN_LEFT):decoder_control(PAN_RIGHT);
}
function right_onmouseup()
{
if (!ptz_type)
decoder_control(PTZ_STOP);
else if (flip&0x02)
decoder_control(PAN_LEFT_STOP);
else
decoder_control(PAN_RIGHT_STOP);
}
function leftup_onmousedown()
{
if (ptz_type)
return;
if ((flip&0x03)==0x03)
decoder_control(PTZ_RIGHT_DOWN);
else if (flip&0x02)
decoder_control(PTZ_RIGHT_UP);
else if (flip&0x01)
decoder_control(PTZ_LEFT_DOWN);
else
decoder_control(PTZ_LEFT_UP);
}
function leftup_onmouseup()
{
if (!ptz_type) decoder_control(PTZ_STOP);
}
function rightup_onmousedown()
{
if (ptz_type)
return;
if ((flip&0x03)==0x03)
decoder_control(PTZ_LEFT_DOWN);
else if (flip&0x02)
decoder_control(PTZ_LEFT_UP);
else if (flip&0x01)
decoder_control(PTZ_RIGHT_DOWN);
else
decoder_control(PTZ_RIGHT_UP);
}
function rightup_onmouseup()
{
if (!ptz_type) decoder_control(PTZ_STOP);
}
function leftdown_onmousedown()
{
if (ptz_type)
return;
if ((flip&0x03)==0x03)
decoder_control(PTZ_RIGHT_UP);
else if (flip&0x02)
decoder_control(PTZ_RIGHT_DOWN);
else if (flip&0x01)
decoder_control(PTZ_LEFT_UP);
else
decoder_control(PTZ_LEFT_DOWN);
}
function leftdown_onmouseup()
{
if (!ptz_type) decoder_control(PTZ_STOP);
}
function rightdown_onmousedown()
{
if (ptz_type)
return;
if ((flip&0x03)==0x03)
decoder_control(PTZ_LEFT_UP);
else if (flip&0x02)
decoder_control(PTZ_LEFT_DOWN);
else if (flip&0x01)
decoder_control(PTZ_RIGHT_UP);
else
decoder_control(PTZ_RIGHT_DOWN);
}
function rightdown_onmouseup()
{
if (!ptz_type) decoder_control(PTZ_STOP);
}
function center_onclick()
{
if (!ptz_type) decoder_control(PTZ_CENTER);
}
function vpatrol_onclick()
{
if (!ptz_type) decoder_control(PTZ_VPATROL);
}
function vpatrolstop_onclick()
{
if (!ptz_type) decoder_control(PTZ_VPATROL_STOP);
}
function hpatrol_onclick()
{
ptz_type?decoder_control(PTZ_PELCO_D_HPATROL):decoder_control(PTZ_HPATROL);
}
function hpatrolstop_onclick()
{
ptz_type?decoder_control(PTZ_PELCO_D_HPATROL_STOP):decoder_control(PTZ_HPATROL_STOP);
}
function set_resolution()
{
camera_control(0,resolution_sel.value);
setTimeout('parent.parent.main.location.reload()',2000);
}
function plus_brightness()
{
val=brightness_input.value;
if (val++<15)
{
brightness_input.value=val;
camera_control(1,val*16);
}
}
function minus_brightness()
{
val=brightness_input.value;
if (val-->0)
{
brightness_input.value=val;
camera_control(1,val*16);
}
}
function plus_contrast()
{
val=contrast_input.value;
if (val++<6)
{
contrast_input.value=val;
camera_control(2,val);
}
}
function minus_contrast()
{
val=contrast_input.value;
if (val-->0)
{
contrast_input.value=val;
camera_control(2,val);
}
}
function setpreset()
{
decoder_control(parseInt(preset.value));
}
function gopreset()
{
decoder_control(parseInt(preset.value)+1);
}
function body_onload()
{
gocenter.title=top.str_center;
vpatrol.title=top.str_vertical_patrol;
vpatrolstop.title=top.str_stop_vertical_patrol;
hpatrol.title=top.str_horizon_patrol;
hpatrolstop.title=top.str_stop_horizon_patrol;
switchon.title=top.str_switchon;
switchoff.title=top.str_switchoff;
resolution_sel.value=resolution;
mode_sel.value=mode;
brightness_input.value=Math.round(brightness / 16);
contrast_input.value=contrast;
image_reversal.checked=(flip&0x01)?true:false;
image_mirror.checked=(flip&0x02)?true:false;
}
</script>

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