BT878 card, installation ok?

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snaptec
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BT878 card, installation ok?

Post by snaptec » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:41 pm

Hey there,
since a week I good Zoneminder and really love it.
Got a athlon 3200+ ubuntu 9.10 2.6.31-14-generic Kernel
Zoneminder v1.24.1
There hooked up two Logitech c200 webcams running nearly perfectly.

Today a bt 878 4 channel dvr card arrived :)
It is nearly the same like this one:
http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index.php/Pico2000
But I got a Fusion 878A 25878-132 (instead of -13 in the picture) chip
After boot dmesg display this:

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[   47.168032] bttv0: tuner absent
[   47.168036] bttv0: the autoload option is obsolete.
[   47.168039] bttv0: use option msp3400, tda7432 or tvaudio to
[   47.168041] bttv0: override which audio module should be used.
[   47.168134] bttv0: registered device video2
[   47.168164] bttv0: registered device vbi0
[   47.168181] bttv0: PLL: 28636363 => 35468950 .. ok
lspci gives me this:

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01:07.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
01:07.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)
I added

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options bttv card=77 tuner=4 radio=0 triton1=0 vsfx=0 autoload=0
to /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf

in Zoneminder
I added 3 new cameras. Device /dev/video2 (video0 and video1 are the webcams) channel 0,1 and 2, mode pal b (I´m german) format is yuyv.
When I click on a cam I get a blue picture. There are no cameras connected. Is everything hooked up fine and working?
Why I am asking:
On thursday I´ve to install this PC in a location where´s no internet at the moment (about 2 weeks later there´ll be) and deadline is friday till it have to work.
The cams are already installed at the location so I can´t take one home to test.

Do you need any further information?
If someone else in Germany is searching a 4 Channel card, here is the link where I bought mine:
http://www.amazon.de/Ãœberwachungskarte ... 23&sr=1-44

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Post by whatboy » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:04 pm

There are no cameras connected
You could try with any device that gives you s-video(need adapter wintv or sumtin) or RCA... like a tape recorder, dvd, some console games... just to check...

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Post by snaptec » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:35 pm

Would the video out of a Panasonic DV cam fit?

is the inner signal on the RCA Jack the same like at the BNC connector?
I don´t have a adapter, but would try to "fizzle" it in (for testing)

thanks in advance
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Post by mastertheknife » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:06 am

Hi,

Yes, the signal of RCA is the same signal as BNC. Its just that RCA cables are made for short distances, but they both carry PAL\NTSC video.
Simply hook your TV video-out to the card to check. Make sure to hook the inner conductor and also the outer one, which is the interference shield.

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Post by snaptec » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:34 am

Hey there,

I played a bit around today and get some errors in /tmp/zmwatch.log:

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03/31/10 09:12:56.781224 zmwatch[1977].INF [Restarting capture daemon for cam3, time since last capture 6 seconds (1270019576-1270019570)]
03/31/10 09:12:58.116306 zmwatch[1977].INF ['zmc -d /dev/video1' stopping at 10/03/31 09:12:56]
03/31/10 09:13:48.124616 zmwatch[1977].INF [Restarting capture daemon for cam3, time since last capture 6 seconds (1270019628-1270019622)]
03/31/10 09:13:54.101981 zmwatch[1977].INF ['zmc -d /dev/video1' stopping at 10/03/31 09:13:48]
03/31/10 09:15:24.116430 zmwatch[1977].INF [Restarting capture daemon for cam3, time since last capture 6 seconds (1270019724-1270019718)]
03/31/10 09:15:28.342108 zmwatch[1977].INF ['zmc -d /dev/video1' stopping at 10/03/31 09:15:24]
03/31/10 09:15:48.345893 zmwatch[1977].INF [Restarting capture daemon for cam3, time since last capture 6 seconds (1270019748-1270019742)]
03/31/10 09:15:50.367949 zmwatch[1977].INF ['zmc -d /dev/video1' stopping at 10/03/31 09:15:48]
03/31/10 09:16:00.370024 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:16:20.373568 zmwatch[1977].INF [Restarting capture daemon for cam3, time since last capture 10 seconds (1270019780-1270019770)]
03/31/10 09:16:22.566170 zmwatch[1977].INF ['zmc -d /dev/video1' stopping at 10/03/31 09:16:20]
03/31/10 09:16:32.568239 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:16:42.570201 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:16:52.572078 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:21:02.617601 zmwatch[1977].INF [Restarting capture daemon for cam3, time since last capture 8 seconds (1270020062-1270020054)]
03/31/10 09:21:07.360589 zmwatch[1977].INF ['zmc -d /dev/video1' stopping at 10/03/31 09:21:02]
03/31/10 09:21:17.362646 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:21:27.364624 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:21:37.366525 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:21:47.368440 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:21:57.370336 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:22:07.372175 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:22:17.373992 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:25:37.405638 zmwatch[1977].INF [Restarting capture daemon for cam3, time since last capture 14 seconds (1270020337-1270020323)]
03/31/10 09:25:38.386720 zmwatch[1977].INF ['zmc -d /dev/video1' stopping at 10/03/31 09:25:37]
03/31/10 09:25:48.388766 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:25:58.390644 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:26:08.392517 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:26:18.394467 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:26:28.396425 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:26:38.398301 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:26:48.400191 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:26:58.402073 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:27:08.403950 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:27:18.405874 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:27:28.407794 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:27:38.409663 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:27:48.411437 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:27:58.413252 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:28:08.415090 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:28:48.421691 zmwatch[1977].INF [Restarting capture daemon for cam3, time since last capture 6 seconds (1270020528-1270020522)]
03/31/10 09:28:49.897300 zmwatch[1977].INF ['zmc -d /dev/video1' stopping at 10/03/31 09:28:48]
03/31/10 09:28:59.899341 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:29:09.901312 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:29:19.903277 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:29:29.905177 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:29:39.907113 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:29:49.909050 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:29:59.913352 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:30:09.915661 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:30:19.917567 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:30:29.919436 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:30:39.921271 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:30:49.923172 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:30:59.925013 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:31:09.926810 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:31:19.928689 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:31:29.930541 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:31:39.932359 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:31:49.934186 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:31:59.936008 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:32:09.937945 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:32:19.939771 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:32:29.941631 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:32:39.943420 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:32:49.945326 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:32:59.947132 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:33:09.948982 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:33:19.950890 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:33:29.952890 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:33:39.954698 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:33:49.956519 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:33:59.958422 zmwatch[1977].ERR [Can't get shared memory id '7a6d0006', 6: No such file or directory]
03/31/10 09:50:50.125501 zmwatch[1977].INF [Restarting capture daemon for cam3, time since last capture 8 seconds (1270021850-1270021842)]
03/31/10 09:50:50.484000 zmwatch[1977].INF ['zmc -d /dev/video1' stopping at 10/03/31 09:50:50]
03/31/10 09:52:10.497542 zmwatch[1977].INF [Restarting capture daemon for cam3, time since last capture 7 seconds (1270021930-1270021923)]
03/31/10 09:52:14.855949 zmwatch[1977].INF ['zmc -d /dev/video1' stopping at 10/03/31 09:52:10]
03/31/10 10:18:45.161790 zmwatch[1977].INF [Restarting capture daemon for cam3, time since last capture 8 seconds (1270023525-1270023517)]
03/31/10 10:18:47.754303 zmwatch[1977].INF ['zmc -d /dev/video1' stopping at 10/03/31 10:18:45]

Any hints how to fix this?

cat /proc/sys/kernel/shmmax
and
cat /proc/sys/kernel/shmmin
gives me

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134217728
(already edited this)

both (web)cams are in Modect mode at the moment

edit: give you a bit more logfile ;)
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Post by snaptec » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:21 pm

Hooked everything up today and got one problem:

one camera got the following settings:
/dev/video2
Channel 0
LinuxDriver2
Pal B
Grey (is a black/white camera, yuvy works also, whut is better?)
720x576

and another with the same settings but channel 2

When cam 1 is on monitor and cam 2 is off I can see the picture of cam1
when cam 2 is on monitor and cam 1 is off I can see the picture of cam2
and when cam 1 and 2 is on monitor I can only see the picture of cam 2!

I added

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options bttv card=77 tuner=4 radio=0 triton1=0 vsfx=0 autoload=0
to /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf but the file didn´t exist till I made it. Do I have to enable it somewhere?
or am I to stupid and don´t see the wrong thing?

Hope you can help :)
Greetz
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Post by Flav » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:53 pm

May be you can fix the /dev/videox in /etc/udev/rules.d/83duplicate.rules Like this you can conf one to one cam and fix the problem


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# Liens permanents Video Pour carte Capture Video Surveillance
# Video1 Route /dev/video1 vers /dev/vroute
KERNEL=="video*", ATTRS{device}=="0x036e", ATTRS{vendor}=="0x109e", ATTRS{subsystem_vendor}=="0x804a", ATTRS{subsystem_device}=="0x763c", SYMLINK+="vroute"
# Video2 Cave /dev/video2 vers /dev/vcave
KERNEL=="video*", ATTRS{device}=="0x036e", ATTRS{vendor}=="0x109e", ATTRS{subsystem_vendor}=="0x804b", ATTRS{subsystem_device}=="0x763c", SYMLINK+="vcave"
# Video1 Route /dev/video1 vers /dev/entree
KERNEL=="video*", ATTRS{device}=="0x036e", ATTRS{vendor}=="0x109e", ATTRS{subsystem_vendor}=="0x804c", ATTRS{subsystem_device}=="0x763c", SYMLINK+="ventree"
# Video1 Route /dev/video1 vers /dev/varriere
KERNEL=="video*", ATTRS{device}=="0x036e", ATTRS{vendor}=="0x109e", ATTRS{subsystem_vendor}=="0x804d", ATTRS{subsystem_device}=="0x763c", SYMLINK+="varriere"
# Video0 Webcam /dev/video0 vers /dev/grenier
KERNEL=="video*", ATTRS{idProduct}=="08d9", ATTRS{idVendor}=="046d", SYMLINK+="vgrenier" 
ATTRS{device} and ATTRS{vendor} are thé chanel of your Vidéo card "lspci" 0R "lsusb" fa web cam

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Re: BT878 card, installation ok?

Post by jemmyn » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:07 pm

It took me a long long time to figure out the config for the Fusion 878a card.

create this file /etc/modprobe.d/options

/etc/modprobe.d/options contents:
# Video Capture Card: Fusion 878a CHIPSET
options i2c-algo-bit bit_test=1
options bttv gbuffers=16 card=133,132,133,133

Mine has 4 conexant chips on it. The chips tend to get very hot so I bought some cheap heat syncs which I stuck on each of the chips.

I have also noticed that the more cameras you have setup the slower the frame rate, I am a newb so I am not sure why this is but if I just have one camera hooked up I can capture at over 30fps, If I had more than 4 cameras I think I had to drop the frame rate down to 6fps or something. I am not sure if this was a limitation to the card or my cpu but I am pretty sure the card has a maximum frame capture rate and that gets divided between all the channels?

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