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by SlovakJoe
Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: ZM administraive problems: Overruns and Crashing Server
Replies: 7
Views: 2646

Lee's right. You need to turn this into a headless server. The viewing should be done on another machine that sits on the same LAN. The ZM documentation itself points out that the same machine used for running ZM should never be used for viewing. Then again, I sympathize with your problem. Maybe the...
by SlovakJoe
Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: Zoneminder and Core2 Duo
Replies: 5
Views: 2355

Here's a detailed write-up of the hardware currently used for a production system I built this summer: http://www.jozefnagy.com/content/christmas_comes_early_geek_new_zoneminder_server_parts It has a Core2Duo and both cores are equally in use. Both the Capture and Analysis daemons run as separate pr...
by SlovakJoe
Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: How to move ZM directories?
Replies: 23
Views: 6024

What I did was setup an LVM just for storing the events. That's the bulk of ZM's data anyways. I have this LVM mounted in /media/zm. To link ZM to it I simply created the following link /var/www/zm/events -> /media/zm Now ZM saves all the events to the LVM. Here's my blog posting about how great LVM...
by SlovakJoe
Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Hints & Tips
Topic: Desktop versus Server
Replies: 7
Views: 6080

The server edition is the ideal way to go. However, if you're a Linux newbie, I'd recommend the GUI enabled desktop version. Unless you're experienced with the command line, a lack of a GUI will make things harder for you starting out. Also, it depends on whether this is for production or for your o...
by SlovakJoe
Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: New to Linux but want to build a CCTV system for Home
Replies: 14
Views: 4960

That distinction took me a while to wrap my head around when I first started w/ ZoneMinder.
by SlovakJoe
Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: New to Linux but want to build a CCTV system for Home
Replies: 14
Views: 4960

Re: New to Linux...but ZM on PCLOS

You have to access all four ports using this method for the PV-143: /dev/video0 Channel 0 = port 1 /dev/video0 Channel 1 = port 2 /dev/video0 Channel 2 = port 3 /dev/video0 Channel 3 = port 4 That's funny, because on my PV-149 it's the following: /dev/video0 Channel 0 /dev/video1 Channel 0 /dev/vid...
by SlovakJoe
Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: New to Linux but want to build a CCTV system for Home
Replies: 14
Views: 4960

Re: New to Linux...but ZM on PCLOS

And in computer terms, this is a clunker, but didn't use any more than 43% CPU, and 17% memory, can't say for certain, but I think a load of 1.7??????? Can you please double check your average load? If the CPU is at 43%, the load can't be 1.7, it should be lot lower. Granted, CPU is only 1 of other...
by SlovakJoe
Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Dialing a phone number in case of alarm
Replies: 3
Views: 1791

coke wrote:Alternately, most cell providers allow you to email a text message to the phone, such as "3145551212@txt.att.net". Address varies by provider, but they're easy to lookup.
That's exactly what I plan on doing. Once you have your mail server setup properly, sending out an SMS is trivial.
by SlovakJoe
Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: What Hardware Is Recommended for ZM?
Replies: 3
Views: 2141

I feel your pain. This business is extremely cloak & dagger when it comes to hardware, chipsets, drivers, etc.

I'd highly recommend that unless you have as much experience as guys like Lee Sharp have, then stick to what's recommended and works.
by SlovakJoe
Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Help before ordering hardware.
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

I like wire. It is solid. It is low maintenance. Keep in mind that I also make a living doing WiFi at hotels, so when I say I hate wireless, I have experience hating it. :twisted: Does that involve setting up open switches? There's nothing more fun than plugging into a wired or wireless network at ...
by SlovakJoe
Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:27 am
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Need help with new ZoneMinder installation. $1,000 budget.
Replies: 8
Views: 3955

I just put together a system for $1,000. Here are all the gory details: jozefnagy.com/content/christmas_comes_early_geek_new_zoneminder_server_parts Camera Setup * 1 usb webcam, 10 FPS, 320x240 * 2 analog B&W cameras, 15 FPS, 640x480 * 1 analog B&W camera, 30 FPS, 640x480 System Specs * CPU: Intel C...
by SlovakJoe
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: ZoneMinder Hints & Tips
Topic: Easy access to Zoneminder through dynamic IP address
Replies: 7
Views: 12279

Looks like a great tool. I'll bookmark it and use it when appropriate.

For now I use DynDns and setup the routers at install sites to auto-update the DynDns account if the IP changes. Works for me.
by SlovakJoe
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: ZoneMinder Hints & Tips
Topic: Help for NON PORT 80 users ....
Replies: 5
Views: 4865

It can be aggravating because in my area Verizon DSL blocks port 80 so you have to run webservers on something else like 8080.
by SlovakJoe
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Zoneminder on Ubuntu
Replies: 14
Views: 12354

Ubuntu 8.04 is great for ZoneMinder

Here are my personal install notes. I started with the Ubuntu 8.04 Server install CD. My blog post w/ pics and full system specs w/ links to newegg and pricing info was just posted today: http://www.jozefnagy.com/content/christmas_comes_early_geek_new_zoneminder_server_parts Ubuntu 8.04 Installed 8/...
by SlovakJoe
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: New to Linux but want to build a CCTV system for Home
Replies: 14
Views: 4960

Know your needs first

I JUST built a production system yesterday. My choice of distro used to be Fedora or CentOS. But for the last few years I've been using Kubuntu for my desktop and Ubuntu on various small servers so that's what I'm most comfortable with. It comes down to things like the package managers that you pref...