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    Davao, Philippines

    Zoneminder Security Webcam (updated walkthrough)

    ZoneMinder is a free, open source CCTV software application developed for Linux.

    Ubuntu version scope: (Hardy or later)
    Hardware requirement: Compatible webcam. (a4tech and logitech) recommended.


    1.) install zoneminder via ubuntu repo

    sudo apt-get install zoneminder
    1a.) during installation MYSQL prompts for password.

    3.) after the initial installation link this two files.

    sudo ln -s /etc/zm/apache.conf /etc/apache2/conf.d/zoneminder.conf
    3a. reload Apache
    sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload
    4.) next type sudo zmfix -a or zmfix -a will do (fixing problem sa video device)

    4a.) then type also: sudo chown www-data.www-data /usr/share/zoneminder/temp (for export)

    5. access its web interface by going to

    http://localhost , if it says "IT WORKS" then add /zm at the end of the url. the default user and passwordis "admin"

    credit goes to (boyet)
    Last edited by loell; February 9th, 2009 at 07:05 AM.


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