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by Baylink
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: User Contributions
Topic: HOWTO:Zoneminder recording if your 'iPhone' is out of home
Replies: 18
Views: 12010

Re: HOWTO:Zoneminder recording if your 'iPhone' is out of home

Turn your DHCP lease time down to 15 minutes, and then query the router by name? :-)

That'll require some scraping on the router, probably, unless it's high-end enough to do SNMP.
by Baylink
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Performance tuning time
Replies: 24
Views: 8795

Re: Performance tuning time

D'oh. Yep, was thinking nocord, obviously.
by Baylink
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Hardware Compatibility List
Topic: Wansview IP Cams working nicely
Replies: 3
Views: 2640

Re: Wansview IP Cams working nicely

Thanks much for the positive report; we always like to hear those. A 5 minute load average below 1 *per CPU core* is widely considered best. My experience of current Linuces is that you can get away with 2 per core pretty decently; at 3 per core you should start to worry. I have a Dell SC1430 that's...
by Baylink
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Performance tuning time
Replies: 24
Views: 8795

Re: Performance tuning time

I think I'm also going to do the Maria swap-in.
by Baylink
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Performance tuning time
Replies: 24
Views: 8795

Re: Performance tuning time

Ok, well, sure, bbunge, but MySQL says it's good up over 2GB, IIRC, and I'm peaking it at 500-something MB. Or did I misread the report? I don't particularly mind the exercise, but the bigger the hill it is to climb, the more justification I like to assemble for doing it, and I don't know that I'm t...
by Baylink
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: lines on screen when second cam is added on channel
Replies: 6
Views: 1664

Re: lines on screen when second cam is added on channel

5 is the recommended rate; I can't imagine that's too fast for 2 cameras.

What happens if you have 2 cameras on one chip, and nothing on the other 3?
by Baylink
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Performance tuning time
Replies: 24
Views: 8795

Re: Performance tuning time

I'm using about 60MB of swap atop 6GB of physical RAM; free says 1.8GB or so available. And the other machine, alas, is having disk controller problems, and I haven't been able to get it to boot. That said, I would expect *less* trouble with the 32-bit install, since the binaries are half the size. ...
by Baylink
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Performance tuning time
Replies: 24
Views: 8795

Re: Performance tuning time

Here's a month's worth of tuning on this machine, which is still 12 720p Cams at 6fps modect; I upgraded the ffmpeg to: ffmpeg version 3.3.4-2~16.04.york0 Copyright (c) 2000-2017 the FFmpeg developers built with gcc 5.4.0 (Ubuntu 5.4.0-6ubuntu1~16.04.4) 20160609 configuration: --prefix=/usr --extra-...
by Baylink
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: lines on screen when second cam is added on channel
Replies: 6
Views: 1664

Re: lines on screen when second cam is added on channel

Ah, capture cards. I remember capture cards. :-)

Could your frame rate be too high? It takes a finite amount of time for the video switch in front of the A/D converter to settle. You generally need an entire frame for each switch.

What frame rate are you recording at?
by Baylink
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Camera shows no picture. Socket does not exist
Replies: 16
Views: 4748

Re: Camera shows no picture. Socket does not exist

Check the filesystem permissions all the way along the path to

/usr/lib/zoneminder/cgi-bin/nph-zms

and make sure *the webserver owner user* has permission to search to there and execute. It sounds like your filesystem permissions have gotten ganked somewhere.
by Baylink
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Camera shows no picture. Socket does not exist
Replies: 16
Views: 4748

Re: Camera shows no picture. Socket does not exist

Jannnfe: "/zoneminder/" is an unusual thing to see in that pathname; it's customarily /zm/.

Did you pick /zoneminder/ in your install on purpose?
by Baylink
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: I can't view video stream in Montage and on single monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 1523

Re: I can't view video stream in Montage and on single monitor

bbunge: this comes up *a lot*: do we have a poorly chosen default somewhere?
by Baylink
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Change focus on local (USB) camera
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: Change focus on local (USB) camera

Optical focus?

No, I believe you'll have to do that with external code.
by Baylink
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Website Issues
Topic: Dead link on main forum page
Replies: 3
Views: 3041

Re: Dead link on main forum page

It's actually on every page, I see.

Kniggettt: who are we supposed to poke about such things?
by Baylink
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Camera shows no picture. Socket does not exist
Replies: 16
Views: 4748

Re: Camera shows no picture. Socket does not exist

Not quite. 'Client denied by server config' is the important sentence there, and it means that your Apache configuration is messed up somehow.