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Old 03-02-2010, 10:20 PM   #1
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Setting up ZoneMinder


Hello all!
So I have Zoneminder installed and mostly setup but I'm stuck. The problem is that I have No picture on the feed page and the source "/dev/video0" is red.

Ask any questions you need and I will answer

Thanks!!
 
Old 03-03-2010, 10:39 AM   #2
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Depends on your camera really. What is the output format from the camera ?
http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index.php/Contents
http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index.php/FAQ

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Old 03-03-2010, 05:46 PM   #3
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Video Capabilities
Name: Webcam-101
Type: 1
Can capture
Video Channels: 1
Audio Channels: 0
Maximum Width: 640
Maximum Height: 480
Minimum Width: 48
Minimum Height: 32
Window Attributes
X Offset: 0
Y Offset: 0
Width: 640
Height: 480
Picture Attributes
Palette: 8 - YUYV
Colour Depth: 16
Brightness: 32768
Hue: 32768
Colour :32768
Contrast: 32768
Whiteness: 4287
Channel 0 Attributes
Name: Camera 1
Channel: 0
Flags: 0
Type: 2 - Camera
Format: 0 - PAL



I know I need to make a modprobe for it.....but how should I make it? I cant find any data on webcam-101....
 
Old 03-03-2010, 05:58 PM   #4
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Where did you get that spec list from ?
 
Old 03-03-2010, 06:00 PM   #5
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That was the output of:
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$ sudo zmu -d /dev/video0 -q -v -U admin -P admin
 
Old 03-03-2010, 06:11 PM   #6
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Any other software you can try the camera on ?
camorama, gideo ?
 
Old 03-03-2010, 06:12 PM   #7
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Yea the camera works in cheese and xawtv

When viewing from the zm console all i see is white with a broken image icon in the middle
 
Old 03-03-2010, 06:20 PM   #8
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OK a little progress....I think.

I ran the command:
Code:
sudo usermod -a -G video www-data
and
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sudo /etc/init.d/zoneminder restart
and now I have a black screen. But its solid black. Meaning even when I hold a lighter up to it, It shows nothing. Also....my webcam light doesnt turn on....does that mean anything?
 
Old 03-03-2010, 06:31 PM   #9
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You have to play with the ZM settings. You should test it from another computer with firefox and see if you get an image through.
I take it you've set the monitor function and the url for accessing it remotely ?
http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index..._in_ZM_Console
 
Old 03-03-2010, 06:34 PM   #10
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I tried it with firefox. Same thing. Is there a way to diagnose where the problem actually lies?
 
Old 03-03-2010, 06:47 PM   #11
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You can do this faster if you read the ZM forums and readme's.
Did you try everything in that link I posted ?

Its your ZM config that's probably to blame. You have to fiddle with the ZM monitor settings
 
Old 03-03-2010, 06:52 PM   #12
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Yea, I actually do read the manuals lol. I've been researching this for days and only came here as a last resort. I guess I can ask elsewhere if necessary...
 
Old 03-03-2010, 06:55 PM   #13
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Well if it works in xawtv then there is a good chance it should work with ZM. But there are lots of settings.
 
  


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