Zoneminder Problem please help me

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Zoneminder Problem please help me

Post by meomeoconmeo » Tue May 23, 2017 2:47 am

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So I've been running my headless server for media/file sharing for a few years now and am quite happy with it. Recently I decided to add IP cameras to my house and was hoping to use ZoneMinder, but I can't seem to get the software service to run. I'm pretty confused so I posted in the ZoneMinder forum but no one responded, so I came here hoping someone could help me troubleshoot

I followed the installation directions here: ... e_easy_way..
After installation I can access the web interface without problems, but I noticed at the top of the zoneminder web interface it says 'ZoneMinder Console - Stopped v1.28.1'. I can add a monitor/camera but it stays red and I can stream any video from it

I tried to start zoneminder through the web interface and it doesn't work. On the command line:

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sudo service zoneminder start
Starting ZoneMinder: failure

sudo service zoneminder status
ZoneMinder is running
I'm not sure how it fails to start, but also says it's running??

I also tried to look for a log file in /var/log/zm but there is nothing there. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS GNU/Linux 3.13.0-57-generic x86_64 if that helps.

Where do I start?
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Re: Zoneminder Problem please help me

Post by SteveGilvarry » Tue May 23, 2017 9:34 am

For new install please use a more recent version. ... e_easy_way

Check syslog for errors.
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