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Users / Security Breach Event, triggered by IP Cams
« on: April 23, 2009, 10:40:57 pm »
Anyone here using ip cameras for secruity purposes to detect movement ?

On my 0710 setup, the only way i can get the security breach event to trigger is to set the "Disarmed" mode in the active sensors list to "Security". If i set this to "Do Nothing" but set the other modes i.e. Armed Away, Armed At Home, Sleeping etc to "security" the event is never triggered.

Obviously what i would wish to do is to set the Disarmed mode to do nothing, and set the other modes to Security and have the security breach event only trigger when the house is you would with a real alarm system.

I found the following thread that seemed to imply the same problem but doesnt reach a conclusion (

Given the lack of posts on this topic, i can only assume the same problem is not being encountered by many either its a local problem to me or not too many people appear to be using this feature....anyone got any ideas as to what the problem could be ?

Developers / VIdeo from IP Cameras
« on: March 30, 2009, 10:33:51 pm »
Hi, one of the tasks that i am interested in looking at is updating the functionality of the ip camera support from static refreshed jpegs to full streaming video ( ideally up to 30fps if supported by the camera ).

I am a complete newbie to the codebase but am a software engineer by trade,  although its been a long while since i did anything in c++.

I have no idea as to whats involved in achieved this functionality and no understanding as to why it hasnt been implemented to date....i guess there are very good reasons for it though.

That said i do think it is the type of task that would help me get my teeth into the code.

So i guess i am trying to start a conversation on this task and asking for for any pointers as to the areas of the codebase i should be looking at, have there been any attempts at this in the there a deal breaker that simply makes this unachieveable etc etc. 

Any thoughts would be appreciated.


Developers / New GSD Device Template for Linksys IP Cams
« on: March 26, 2009, 09:40:18 pm »
I have put a GSD device template together for linksys ip cameras, i have tested it with my own WVC200 model and it all works great, plug n play etc.  Not tested on any other models.

A friend is using lmce and also has a linksys cam, whats the best way to export/import...i have tried Posde php script as listed here

But it generates errors during the export, although the sql it generates does look in order i cannot be certain until i test it ( which i dont want to do on my own db right now ).  Are there any other means to do this effectively ?

If someone can also let me know how i can get it integrated into the sqlCVS i can have a look at that.  I will also put a wiki page together for the cam model.


Developers / Error compiling 0810 - Zaptel source
« on: March 25, 2009, 05:24:57 pm »
Finally got a new machine put together for 0810 and followed these instructions:

When running scripts/ i get the following error

Preparing to replace zaptel-source 1:1.4.11~dfsg-2 (using .../zaptel-source_1%3a1.4.11~dfsg-2_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement zaptel-source ...
Setting up zaptel-source (1:1.4.11~dfsg-2) ...
Bad luck, the kernel headers for the target kernel version could not be found
and you did not specify other valid kernel headers to use.

Updated infos about 1 packages

However, you can install the header files for your kernel which are provided by
the linux-headers-2.6.27-11-generic package. For most modules packages, these
files are perfectly sufficient without having the original kernel source.

To install the package, run:

module-assistant prepare


apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.27-11-generic

Is the current svn version broke and so should i revert to an earlier release or have i missed something ?


Users / Fujitsu Flepia - Possible orbiter
« on: March 18, 2009, 11:04:12 am »
Looks nice, can run windows CE

Potential for an orbiter, ignoring the refresh rate...Perhaps a longshot.....but one can imagine.

Developers / Compiling Media_Plugin 0710
« on: March 17, 2009, 02:36:10 pm »

I have setup a development environment on my 0710 core as i would like to get to know the codebase and hopefully proceed to contributing something. I followed the instructions as listed here


and also followed Bulek's procedure as used in recompiling the climate and lighting plugin as described here

The source i downloaded is from

In my case i am attempting to compile the media plugin, so i followed Bulek's procedure as described in the above link but substitute his Climate and Lighting plugins with the Meda Plugin.

All appears to build correctly, the is created. 

Please note i have made no source changes at this stage, i am simply trying to get the media plugin to build and then check to see it works within the system.

After copying the newly created to /usr/pluto/bin/ and forcing a reload of the router, the launch manage reports the following :

Connecting to router at
initialise_LMdevice: Connect Failed
initialise_LMdevice: Not retrying
will retry later

It then continues to loop through the above.

If i copy the original back in again, all loads correctly.  So obviously i am missing something in my build procedure that is creating a dud library. 

Anyone got any ideas as to what i am doing wrong ?

Thanks in advance.

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