ZoneMinder Review | LAS s28e10

ZoneMinder Review | LAS s28e10

Matt demos his ZoneMinder setup, powered by consumer IP cams running on his Ubuntu home server. We’ll cover the exciting news for ZoneMinder, and how to get up and running quickly.

Plus: We dig into the Steam news of the week, then a fresh look at the interesting future of Gnome…


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ZoneMinder: Linux Powered Video Surveillance


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A puppet module to completely install ZoneMinder 1.26.0-beta.1 from source.
The ZoneMinder source is patched with mastertheknife’s performance patch.
After running this module, you will have a working ZoneMinder 1.26.0-beta.1 install.

Zoneminder install for Raspberry Pi running Raspbian

The budget IP camera with some great features:

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SteamOS combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience built for the big screen.
It will be available soon as a free stand-alone operating system for living room machines.

We’re conducting a beta of the overall Steam living-room experience, so we needed to build prototype hardware on which to run tests. At Valve we always rely on real-world testing as part of our design process. The specific machine we’re testing is designed for users who want the most control possible over their hardware. Other boxes will optimize for size, price, quietness, or other factors.

We realized early on that our goals required a new kind of input technology — one that could bridge the gap from the desk to the living room without compromises. So we spent a year experimenting with new approaches to input and we now believe we’ve arrived at something worth sharing and testing with you.

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5 Responses to “ZoneMinder Review | LAS s28e10”

  1. taxiswork Says:

    Thanks for the info on Gnome

  2. garegin Says:

    honestly the “steam helps the ecosystem” is disingenuous. the original GPL plan and the entire strategy was to hinder proprietary developers from developing for or using open source components. For years commercial devs were crying that the lack of a stable API chopped them at their knees, because of lack of ABI backwards compatibility forced them to open source their libraries.
    now that Steam in onboard everyone is happy that it helps the Linux ecosystem. Yuppie, you could have had this a decade ago if you didn’t make closed source independent software vendors feel like “outsiders” on a FOSS turf.
    I don’t know if you guys remember but years ago it was argued that closed source kernel modules violated the GPL because of them being derivative work (any library linked to GPL code makes you beholden to the original work’s license terms).
    Obviously once Android got underway this was flushed down the memory hole and linking is suddenly permissible.
    Now that Steam has cleared the way, other developers can feel free to develop for Linux without feeling that the community is looking at them like a Samaritan.

  3. Miquel Mayol i Tur Says:

    About managers I wish a GUI to select my Desktop plus Windows plus File managers, and default console app and perhaps the browser.

    XFCE + Kwin – with cube – + Nemo seems a great option for replacing old Gnome 2 + Compiz. The Cup of Linux Youtube video about Manjaro made me like it.

    You can do it with

    killall xfwm4
    kwin –replace

    restarting saving closing the terminal and restarting again saving

  4. win2linconvert Says:

    Really enjoy the show. Look forward to it every week. Keep up the good work. Thanks.

  5. Daniel Sandman Says:

    They need to integrate extension management and discovery better but the things you mention about exporting and upgrading is really not an issue. They are saved to the same location so if you do not use a separate /home you could just backup the folder and copy it back. The upgrade are a little bit more difficult but a simple one-liner with sed can fix that. You just have to put a “3.10” in the metadata.json file.

    I did this for 20 extensions in 3.6 -> 3.8 upgrade and it worked for 16 of 20 extensions. Two I had do manually as the metadata file looked different. One I had to download from git and reimplement as it had some issues which made the developer hesitate to update. Which leaves one that didn’t work and that I had to wait for the developer to fix.
    sed -i ‘/: [/,/],/c “shell-version”: [n “3.8”n ],’ ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/*/metadata.json

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