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by rpdrewes
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: File source not working anymore
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: File source not working anymore

After way too much effort, I believe I found a bug with the file source (and also the curl source) that has made these two sources completely nonfunctional for a long time.

I tested fix and submitted a pull request on github.

Rich
by rpdrewes
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: File source not working anymore
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: File source not working anymore

I am still trying to figure out why file Source is not working. ( BTW, does file Source work for anyone else on this version of Zoneminder? ) Here is my latest attempt to figure this out: When I try to view a monitor (#7) that has a file Source, a nph-zms process starts as it should. With strace, I ...
by rpdrewes
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: File source not working anymore
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: File source not working anymore

BTW, when I log into the machine as two different users, they can see the same files in /tmp. I think the per-user temporary directory is in /run/user and /tmp is still shared as it always was.

In any case, I tried other directories and that did not work.

Rich
by rpdrewes
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: File source not working anymore
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: File source not working anymore

Your idea initially sounded promising, knight-of-ni though from the strace it did appear that zmc was able to read the file data. I changed the path for the file Source to /dev/shm/sj1.jpg (and later also /var/www/sj1.jpg) and of course put the image file in those locations, and the behavior didn't ...
by rpdrewes
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: File source not working anymore
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: File source not working anymore

A little more information: Though I don't see any Zoneminder shared memory segments with ipcs -m, there are some files in /dev/shm. I'm guessing the implementation changed to a different shared memory mechanism but the FAQ that suggested using ipcs to look at shared memory still references the old m...
by rpdrewes
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: File source not working anymore
Replies: 6
Views: 301

File source not working anymore

I am not able to get file source monitors to work anymore. They used to work. My http monitors still work. I am on Ubuntu 16.04.5. I was on Zoneminder 1.32.2-xenial from iconnor ppa. I updated to 1.32.3 to try to fix this problem and that did not help. Here is what I see. I put a jpeg file in /tmp a...
by rpdrewes
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: capturing fails, zoneminder does not restart zmc
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: capturing fails, zoneminder does not restart zmc

So far in testing it seems that 1.32 is much better at recovering from transient problems. I have observed situations in 1.32 where the monitor turns red for a short time and no images are visible in Zoneminder, and then a few seconds later it comes back online. I am fairly confident that in the pas...
by rpdrewes
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: capturing fails, zoneminder does not restart zmc
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: capturing fails, zoneminder does not restart zmc

Thanks for your replies, snake and iconnor. iconnor: I just upgraded from 1.30 to 1.32 (using your ppa--thanks for your work!) so I should have some data soon on whether the issue is fixed. So far my attempts to artificially induce the error have not caused the problem. The system recovers nicely. B...
by rpdrewes
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: capturing fails, zoneminder does not restart zmc
Replies: 4
Views: 589

capturing fails, zoneminder does not restart zmc

Hello, For years I have had situations where a monitor will stop capturing in Zoneminder: when I click on the monitor, I get a white area where the image should be. For reliability and other reasons, all of my monitors are configured to capture individual still images via url to the camara (somethin...
by rpdrewes
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: how to really disable a monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Re: how to really disable a monitor

That does it, thanks.

Rich
by rpdrewes
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: how to really disable a monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 862

how to really disable a monitor

I can "disable" a monitor in the web interface and via command line, but the Zoneminder system still insists on repeatedly trying to restart the capture daemon: Jul 20 12:48:30 main zmc_m6[28594]: INF [Starting Capture version 1.30.0] Jul 20 12:48:33 main zmc_m6[28594]: WAR [Can't connect to remote ...