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Users / Re: Snapshot testing
« on: March 22, 2011, 01:43:13 pm »
Great minds think alike :-)

........but so do idiots my wife tells me  :D

Users / Re: Foscam FI8918W has anybody got it working?
« on: March 22, 2011, 12:52:53 am »
Thanks guys,

managed to solve the problem:

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http://192.168.1.XXX/videostream.cgi?user=XXXXX&pwd=XXXXXXWould work in the browser,
Had port 80, had password and user in both the device boxes. Had IP address and MAC address in the boxes as well.

The issue was with the path description as (with my poor understanding of Ruby) the get video command would pull the user/password and IP address from the relevant fields.

After hours of playing around with it in a browser and trying all combinations , snapshot/videostream/video it turns out the problem is with the foward slash. Having it there in the path field, the ruby code must have pulled the path as <IP_Address>//snapshot.cgi and that extra backslash was causing the wrong path and hopefully the reason why the device kept restarting and the orbiter to reload.

So the path has to be:
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I'll run it for a while and see how it all goes and try and make it plug and play too.

Thanks all.

Users / Re: access network share through LMCE KDE desktop
« on: March 21, 2011, 07:58:08 am »

I'm not quite as familiar yet with 810 kubuntu but with ubuntu 1004 the partition is usually picked up as a separate file system.

You may have to:
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cd /mnt
sudo mkdir XXXX
Whatever you want to call the directory
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sudo mount -t NTFS /dev/sdXY mnt/XXXX
sdXY is the drive letter and the partition number, eg sda5

I believe you have to have NTFS-3g which is installed by default on ubuntu 1004 but not sure about the 810.


Users / Re: Foscam FI8918W has anybody got it working?
« on: March 21, 2011, 12:50:21 am »
Hi Barney,

I'll update the wiki to include this camera if I can get it going.

I've tried

Nothing..... Somedays you just feel like dropkicking computers and this was one of them.

Time to take a break.


Users / Re: Foscam FI8918W has anybody got it working?
« on: March 20, 2011, 10:38:38 pm »
Thanks for the help so far.

99.99% certain that the videostream outputs a single jpeg. I believe that is how it pushes through to firefox browser and trying to save the videostream picks it up as jpeg. Everything I can find on google indicates that it is a jpeg stream.

Thom, when you mention the advanced, send command to device? Am I trying to send a command to the device to test?
Am I viewing the device template, editing the camera commands, editing #Get Video Frame #84?

Sorry getting lost here. Is there anything in the wiki that goes through this in more detail as I've spent hours trawling through the wiki trying to learn as much as I can about the system.

Thanks Josh

Users / Re: Foscam FI8918W has anybody got it working?
« on: March 20, 2011, 11:48:00 am »
Ok still some trouble;

In the path box I have.

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/videostream.cgi?TCP port is 80 which is the default of the camera and I've also checked the settings on the camera which show port 80
password and user are setup as well.
It is set to a static address if that makes a difference?

Copied everything else from the panasonic template except for the scripts in the edit ruby codes section which I got from the wiki page for the FI8908W.
   1. 84 Get video frame
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fix_path='/'+fix_path if(fix_path[0]!='/'[0]);

s = "GET "+fix_path+" HTTP/1.0\r\n"
s+= "Accept: */*\r\n"
s+= "\r\n"

  buff=conn_.Recv(16384, 5000)
  if(buff.length() == 0)
   recv = recv +  buff
if (recv=~ /^HTTP[^\r\n]+200\sOK.+?\r\n\r\n(.+)$/m)
  imageFile.print $1
  system("/usr/bin/convert "+fileName+".jpg "+fileName+".png");
  img =;

Unfortunately still no image. I'm finding whenever I click on the foscam tab in the orbiter the padorbiter keeps reloading or the hybrid freezes on that surveillance screen with no image.


Users / Re: Foscam FI8918W has anybody got it working?
« on: March 17, 2011, 12:03:32 am »
Thanks Barney,

I can get it through the browser with the videostream. I'll try updating the device template when I get back home in a few days.

Thanks Josh

Users / Re: Foscam FI8918W has anybody got it working?
« on: March 15, 2011, 09:25:26 pm »
Hi all,

I've tried following the wiki for the settings for a IP camera with PTZ, Foscam FI8918.
 I don't know if it is any different to the FI8908 but I'm not getting any video on the orbiter. It all works through firefox.

Is the get_video for the 8918 different and if so anyone know how I can find it?

Thanks Josh

Installation issues / Re: Failed to Setup X
« on: March 14, 2011, 08:01:46 pm »

Do you have Internet access when you are in Kubuntu, before the
What does  ifconfig  show?

Thanks Josh

Users / Re: Installing padorbiter on webdt
« on: March 12, 2011, 10:39:35 pm »
Thanks J,

To summarise, wlan0 got up and going with the new card no problems, ping worked fine but the webdt wouldn't start loading the orbiter stuff. Couldn't get the Tablet CFG to run manually.

Tried installation on another webdt with the Cisco card and no security, installed fine and orbiter came up.

Changed security to WPA2

Reinstalled again on original webdt, made the interface file changes with DHCP and WPA password, and it all started loading and now orbiter is on there!

Will now try it on the second webdt to get it running on WPA2 but I have no idea what I did.

I thought it may have had to do with the persistent net rules or the cisco card was coming up as eth0 but........

Thanks a lot for the help.


Users / Re: Installing padorbiter on webdt
« on: March 11, 2011, 05:04:47 am »
Hi J,

Doing it locally, I can ping the core from the webdt.

Do you know the command to launch the orbiter and how to disable the padorbiter network config?

I'm going to try and fresh install on the weekend and see if I can get it going without security and then change it from there.


Users / Re: support for nvidia GT 430
« on: March 10, 2011, 06:14:09 am »

I really don't know much at all and can't help much so listen to anyone who knows more that comes along but if you have a read of:
It may get you started. That trac ticket was what they went through to get the nvidia driver for the 260 (I think) not install and to install the 190 instead.
Sorry memory is a bit patchy but I had to apply those changes to get my core to boot.


Users / Re: Installing padorbiter on webdt
« on: March 10, 2011, 03:04:30 am »
Have you disabled the included network configuration application in PadOrbiter?
No, The network configuration app came up and I hit cancel, then went to the terminal to setup the network. Is that all?
Have you 'restarted networking at boot' as is recommended in the 2nd post of the ubuntu thread you referenced?
Do you have a core up and running with an Access Point on lmce's internal network?
Have you set the PadOrbiter for DHCP (on the core's internal network)?
Yes, restarted, The webdt connects up, picks up an IP address which is in the range for non-pluto stuff (mine is 100 to 150)
Ping the core and I get a response.

Thanks Josh

I'll try a reinstall later if I get the chance next week.

Installation issues / Re: Slow internet through core
« on: March 09, 2011, 08:28:45 pm »
Thanks M,

It seems okay at the moment. It's a bit hard to tell as I only have a 3G wireless internet connection which gets overloaded sometimes and slows right down. It looks like it is the wiring issue through the wall. what threw me off was that it would work but really slow. Changing to a different wall socket seems to have helped.

Thanks Josh

Users / [Solved] Installing padorbiter on webdt
« on: March 09, 2011, 07:56:13 am »
Hi all,

Does anyone know what happens with the usb install of the padorbiter onto the webdt?

I've installed, got the flash screen, quit the Wireless setup and went to the terminal to try and setup the WPA2. (Changed the wireless card,

The WPA2 and wireless is setup as ping test seems to work.

When I go back to the splash screen it seems to be stopped there.

Is there an install script I can use to get it going again or maybe something else?

thanks Josh

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