Fix STOPPED state after reboot

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TruckerDave
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Fix STOPPED state after reboot

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It took me quite a bit of searching to find the very simple answer to the question ...

My ZoneMinder loads in a STOPPED state.
How do I make ZoneMinder load in a RUNNING state after a power outage or reboot?


Open a terminal and run:

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systemctl enable zoneminder
Yes. It's that simple. So, simple it's probably a given to seasoned Linux users.
mikb
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Re: Fix STOPPED state after reboot

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TruckerDave wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 3:09 pm So, simple it's probably a given to seasoned Linux users.
Seasoned Linux users avoid systemd ... ;) so might well get caught on that when forced to use the thing.

(Slackware and proud!)
dougmccrary
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Re: Fix STOPPED state after reboot

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However, if you use the recommended script, that's in there.
mikb
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Re: Fix STOPPED state after reboot

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dougmccrary wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:02 am However, if you use the recommended script, that's in there.
One of the recurring problems seems to be that there are definitive, tested and we-know-these-work instructions.

Then, there are other sites with out of date, incomplete instructions.

And finally, there are AI systems chomping through all that and creating new approximate instructions, for clicks and advertising revenue.

When people Google for "How do I fix X with ZoneMinder" it's a coin toss which they find first ... :(
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Re: Fix STOPPED state after reboot

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You're right.
We probably ought to have the "right" instructions pinned somewhere, so when the question comes up we can just tell them where to look.

OR, maybe a new "New to Zoneminder? Install tips." or similar would be where to put it.
mikb
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Re: Fix STOPPED state after reboot

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dougmccrary wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 7:19 am You're right.
We probably ought to have the "right" instructions pinned somewhere, so when the question comes up we can just tell them where to look.

OR, maybe a new "New to Zoneminder? Install tips." or similar would be where to put it.
That is the most practical answer ... my thoughts were more along the line of hunt down all the wrong ones and nuke them ;)

The real problem is getting the RIGHT instructions to appear in Google/etc. ahead of all the SEO-optimized wrong ones.
dougmccrary
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Re: Fix STOPPED state after reboot

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This
The real problem is getting the RIGHT instructions to appear in Google/etc. ahead of all the SEO-optimized wrong ones.
Unfortunately there are a few (now or always) wrong instructions on personal sites too.
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