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Marketplace / Zoneminder 1.28.1 and Dianemo X86 for 14.04LTS
« Last post by totallymaxed on May 15, 2015, 11:59:50 am »
Apart from getting access to the 14.04LTS development path, and the overall improvements that will from flow from that, the big news initially for Dianemo X86 after updating to 14.04LTS is the integration of Zoneminder 1.28.1

Zoneminder provides a very substantial upgrade to Dianemo X86's security camera capabilities and also delivers some substantial improvements in Camera support (ONVIF/RTSP), picture quality/frame rates and importantly much lower processor/ram loads on the system than with motion based cameras.

Here is a real world example of the load that a 6x camera configuration (all running at 640x480 res) places on a system with an AMD A10-5700 CPU based processor. This 5700 processor has 4x cores rated at 1.4Ghz. In tests this system saw an average processor load of 26-30% with all cameras in ZM's 'Modect' motion detection mode. This same system with 4x cameras saw a load of 65-72% when managed by motion. So this is an impressive gain whatever way you look at it.

ZM is possibly somewhat more complex to configure than our previous motion based Kmotion configurations, but this is mostly because it offers more options during configuration. Strangely enough we looked at ZM back in the day, but we went with Kmotion because it was simpler to integrate with the original Pluto motion based functionality. We are still working on the code that allows camera events to be sent back into Dianemo/DCErouter and an update to the Athena UI to allow ZM's monitor view (ie cameras) to be displayed. We hope to have an update ready for those in the next few weeks. However even standalone ZM offers some great adavantages and any configuration etc you do now will work tranparently with Dianemo/Athena when the time comes.

If you take all of the improvements ZM offers I think this is a substantial gain and will enable you to get more mileage from your existing system hardware and useful set of poweful new capabilities too. If you are thinking of updating your system get in touch first so we can advise you on how to carry out the update;

Contact me vie DM here or email me at

All the best


Installation issues / Re: LinuxMCE 14.04 on ESXi?
« Last post by brononius on May 14, 2015, 07:25:12 pm »
And I closed it due to the ticket being about changing the internal IP address, which we do not support in any way and is well beyond network config and firewall issues, the IP is hardcoded in a million places throughout the code.  Patches are welcome to start moving away from hardcoded values.

Do I understand it that we're not allow to change our internal network?
Why is this 'change' possible/allowed in the GUI??? Best to write this explicit, and 'grey out' the network settings in the GUI?
Bum, that's a real downside of the whole thing. With the previous LinuxMCE version, i've changed it to my internal network, and everything kept on working.
If this is the case with the new version, I need to change everything (IP-camera's, fixed ip's of routers, switches, wifi, printers, KNX router, ....). And also own scripts for other purposes (power monitoring, gas consumption, water levels, zoneminder, cacti...). Glad that most of those scripts are host/dns based. But nevertheless...

I'll see to create a global grep in the system/db's to find any remains of the 192.168.80.x.  :'(

We've had a few requests for help updating to 14.04LTS and in particular with the transition to Zoneminder. We can also help you test your NC & MD's for PAE compatibility - something the 14.04LTS Kernel requires.

We're happy to help and can do so over Remote Assistance - simply contact me if this is something your interested in.


Dianemo X86 Ubuntu 14.04LTS - Update;

- (NOW FIXED) Diskless Create TBZ; This is needed for MD's. Due to some changes in bash this code was originally broken. Its now fixed and working. Ubuntu 14.04LTS uses a PAE Kernel and this will cause some older machines to cough and not PXE boot (realistically there is no real fix for this other than getting newer hardware)


Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« Last post by golgoj4 on May 14, 2015, 08:06:31 am »
Hi Golgoj4,

It worked perfectly!!!!.  Please, let me know how can I help more.  Really appreciated your dedicated time!.



Just put it through its paces and report back here. floorplans are in the latest build, i have some styling to fix then on to getting mythtv configured to try and get those screens done.

Installation issues / Re: LMCE google chrome and netflix - SOLVED!
« Last post by tompin2 on May 14, 2015, 06:10:19 am »
Thanks Phenigma and Posde for your patients!
I guess I should go more often to the wiki  ;D!...
Phenigma, my apologies of not adding this info: 
Linux version 1204 consistently updated via apt-get update/ upgrade
Core Running on Dell T20, testing MD is a zotac ZBOX
Keep all posted


Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« Last post by tompin2 on May 14, 2015, 05:58:05 am »
Hi Golgoj4,

It worked perfectly!!!!.  Please, let me know how can I help more.  Really appreciated your dedicated time!.


Installation issues / Re: recent 12.04 install
« Last post by phenigma on May 13, 2015, 08:58:56 pm »
I normally install hybrid too, but Sarah normally grabs the first sound card in my core and as a result talks in a different room :)
As plan B I can re-install hybrid - but before I do that, any other files I should check for routing issues?


Sarah will use whatever audio card you configure for the core in avwizard.

Marketplace / Re: Dianemo-Rpi2 - How will Licensing Work After Launch?
« Last post by phenigma on May 13, 2015, 08:56:50 pm »
To be perfectly frank Jason I have far better things to do with my time than respond to you.

Of course you do, answering questions about your 'community' involvement appears to be above you.  Profit is a great motivator and working with the community here seems to be one of the last things you are interested in, in my opinion.

If we make any changes to PPL code then we have always made those changes available to LinuxMCE.

It is quite clear based on the functionality of your system that there are aspects of PPL code that have not been pushed to the svn system, and would be incompatible if you did.  Again I ask you to make this code available as is your responsibility to the OSS community.

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