Fedora zoneminder playback errors, need help

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joshb
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Fedora zoneminder playback errors, need help

Post by joshb » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:21 pm

Fedora 30 zoneminder 1.32.3-3 need help with playback errors.

Linux xxx.local 5.3.7-200.fc30.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Oct 18 20:13:59 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
zoneminder-1.32.3-3.fc30.src.rpm

I followed fedora installation instructions and the README and READE.https instructions as well as zoneminder.readthedocs.io/en/latest/faq.html#why-can-t-i-see-streamed-images-when-i-can-see-stills-in-the-zone-window-etc. I reinstalled several times to make sure I was using default conf files. for test purposes I removed zoneminder authentication, but no change.

I verifed that /cgi-bin-zm and /zm were working in Apache by installing and reading test pl and test php scripts in the cgi and www default directories and executing with /cgi-bin-zm/test.pl and /zm/test.php. My apache aliases are:
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin-zm "/usr/libexec/zoneminder/cgi-bin"
Alias /zm "/usr/share/zoneminder/www"
Alias /zm/cache "/var/cache/zoneminder"

Cameras are running and mariadb is recording (based on pre-existing mariadb zm database updated via zmupdate script)

I can only view cameras in "montage review" everything else produces errors.

errors in log are:
web_php[1033].ERR-/usr/share/zoneminder/www/index.php/107 [Invalid skin css 'flat' setting to base]

web_php[1033].ERR-/usr/share/zoneminder/www/includes/functions.php/2048 [Socket /var/lib/zoneminder/sock/zms-189693s.sock does not exist. This file is created by zms, and since it does not exist, either zms did not run, or zms exited early. Please check your zms logs and ensure that CGI is enabled in apache and check that the PATH_ZMS is set correctly. Make sure that ZM is actually recording. If you are trying to view a live stream and the capture process (zmc) is not running then zms will exit. Please go to http://zoneminder.readthedocs.io/en/lat ... window-etc for more information.]

My apache error log,ss_error show many errors such as:
[Tue Nov 05 10:36:40.687204 2019] [cgid:error] [pid 5016:tid 140272155490048] [client ::1:36870] Unable to connect to zmc process. Please ensure that it is running.: /usr/libexec/zoneminder/cgi-bin/nph-zms, referer: https://localhost/zm/?view=montagereview
[Tue Nov 05 10:36:40.694434 2019] [cgid:error] [pid 5016:tid 140272113526528] [client ::1:36872] Unable to connect to zmc process. Please ensure that it is running.: /usr/libexec/zoneminder/cgi-bin/nph-zms, referer: https://localhost/zm/?view=montagereview

recent error log in pastbin file https://pastebin.com/ptr8Ga6h

Thanks.

joshb
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Re: Fedora zoneminder playback errors, need help

Post by joshb » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:07 am

After reinstalling apache and php, the socket error disappeared, but I am still getting a regular error:
.ERR-/usr/share/zoneminder/www/index.php/107 [Invalid skin css 'flat' setting to base]

AND I still can't view any images in zoneminder, except in montage review.

Does anyone know what I should try next?

joshb
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Re: Fedora zoneminder playback errors, need help

Post by joshb » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:27 pm

Problem solved. I uninstalled and reinstalled a bunch of things and made sure to use the zoneminder install of ffmpeg and the regular error messages disappeared.

I still could not view most images, until I switched from high band width to medium bandwidth. Now all is working. Thanks.

joshb
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Re: Fedora zoneminder playback errors, need help

Post by joshb » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:19 pm

one more note.
To get rid of the css skin error
.ERR-/usr/share/zoneminder/www/index.php/107 [Invalid skin css 'flat' setting to base]
I created a symbolic link from 'classic' to 'flat' in /usr/share/zoneminder/www/skin

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