I want to make my webcam work as security cam. I have a fresh ubuntu 10.10 installed and I have zoneminder installed. How to make it see webcam

Asked by oocevin on 2012-01-31

I can login at www.localhost/mv. It does not see the cam.
Cheese sees it. Zoneminder does not.

This is how I installed zm:
open a terminal window (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)
sudo apt-get install zoneminder (install the package)
sudo ln -s /etc/zm/apache.conf /etc/apache2/conf.d/zoneminder.conf (add a config to apache)
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 force-reload (restarts Apache)
service zoneminder start

This is where I'm getting my info

http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index.php/Ubuntu_10.10_%28Maverick_Meerkat%29_Desktop

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Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; lsusb

Thanks

oocevin (ccct007) said : #2

cevin@security:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; lsusb
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.10
Release: 10.10
Codename: maverick
Linux security 2.6.35-32-generic-pae #64-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jan 3 00:57:30 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0ac8:3420 Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. Venus USB2.0 Camera
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 058f:6364 Alcor Micro Corp.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #3

Zoneminder does not automatically "see" any cameras, you have to "add monitor" yourself, and fill in the info, like "source" (which probably is /dev/video0). Start out a new monitor with function "monitor" just so you can make sure the camera is working, enable it (little checkoff box next to function). Make sure the zoneminder console is running (not stopped, click on the "stopped" to change it. When the console is not running and the camera is enabled, the source will be red in color, when running, the source turns green, and the camera name you choose becomes a link to click on and see the camera stream.

oocevin (ccct007) said : #4

I tried that and installed ubuntu 10.04 to see if that made a dif.

Shows the same thing as in 10.10:
security@security:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; lsusb
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS
Release: 10.04
Codename: lucid
Linux security 2.6.32-38-generic-pae #83-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jan 4 12:11:13 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0ac8:3420 Z-Star Microelectronics Corp.
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 058f:6364 Alcor Micro Corp.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Must have some thing to do with No LSB modules are available.

Thank You....

"No LSB modules are available." is normal.

May help:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11119845

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