Can somebody please tell me what distro will compile 1.25?

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Jim March
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Can somebody please tell me what distro will compile 1.25?

Post by Jim March » Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:17 pm

I'm losing my mind here.

I just attempted to install ZM 1.25 on Fedora 13, the last Fedora variant mentioned here:

Those instructions no longer work because the RPM Fusion project no longer supports 13.

I've attempted to compile 1.25 under two different Ubuntu variants, stopped by compile errors.

If possible I need a very late kernel, on the hope that one of the camera cards I have that wasn't supported a couple of years ago (last time I tried) might have V4L support now. has to be possible to compile this thing, right? If so, on what?

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Re: Can somebody please tell me what distro will compile 1.2

Post by monex » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:29 pm


it compiles on many different distributions. Sometimes small fixes are necessary because of changes in the compiler versions. Maybe you want search the forums with your specific compile error or to give more details about you specific problem. As a direct hint I would suggest to apply the patch described in ... 072#p73072

Hope this helps

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Re: Can somebody please tell me what distro will compile 1.2

Post by PowerRanger » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:12 pm

I just built a machine and had very good luck following the instructions in this post: It works fine with my 4 port brooktree card. It compiles 1.25.0 from svn/zm/trunk as of time of this writing. ... 29&t=18479

Skip this section unless you are sure your card isn't detected:

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Install bttv driver:
nano /etc/modprobe.d/bttv.conf

Cut and paste this quote into file:
options i2c-algo-bit bit_test=1
options bttv gbuffers=16 card=102,102,102,102,102,102,102,102 radio=0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 tuner=4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4 chroma_agc=1 combfilter=2 full_luma_range=1 coring=1 autoload=0

This uses ffmpeg from repos- didn't require x264 so I'm not sure to what degree it lacks anything or what specific features it lacks as a result.

I tried following the 10.10 instructions in the wiki, but it failed on missing libararies for x264 and compiling ffmpeg. I've added the instructions from the forum post to the Ubuntu server wiki here: ... _from_.deb

Simple cut & paste stuff.

A note on cut & paste. I've never quite gotten the hang of unix copy & paste using middle mouse. I had issues copying & pasting into a terminal using ctrl -shft- c & v. But triple clicking the lines to be copied and middle clicking to paste worked flawlessly. I wish I'd been using that method years ago...

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