[mythtv-users] Zoneminder + Myth 0.27

Michelle Dupuis mdupuis at ocg.ca
Sun Mar 2 15:15:33 UTC 2014

And here is the log from the mythfrontend side:

2014-03-02 10:13:45.572939 I  Connecting to zm server: (try 1
 of 10)                                                                         
2014-03-02 10:13:46.077493 I  Using protocol version 10                         
2014-03-02 10:13:55.258519 I  ScreenSaverX11Private: DPMS Deactivated 1         
2014-03-02 10:13:55.262411 N  Monitor: Driveway (3) is using 3 bytes per pixel  
2014-03-02 10:13:55.262521 N  Monitor: Front_Door (4) is using 3 bytes per pixel
2014-03-02 10:13:55.262556 N  Monitor: Back_Yard (5) is using 3 bytes per pixel 
2014-03-02 10:13:55.318056 E  Theme is missing a critical theme element ('name4-

The above is what is logged when I click view cameras live.  The last line of the log is interesting...
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org <mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org> on behalf of Paul Harrison <mythtv at sky.com>
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Zoneminder + Myth 0.27

On 02/03/14 07:03, Michelle Dupuis wrote:
> I had ZM running great with Myth 0.25 - it had run for years just
> fine.  Well I upgraded Myth to 0.27 and now it can't connect to ZM
> anymore.
> It's been too long since I've had to play with this...can someone
> point me to the steps I need to take to make ZM play nicely with Myth
> 0.27?
> Thanks!

It's difficult to say without more information but here's a few things
to check.

- 0.27 will only work with ZoneMinder 1.24.0 or later

- I've heard there is a problem with either some distro or a version of
ZM that doesn't update the version number in /etc/zm.conf
   If the version in here doesn't match the installed version then
myhzmserver can have problems.

- The version of mythzmserver  and the version of the frontend plugin
must match.
   If you have one system with ZoneMinder and Myth on and another with
just Myth on they must be using the same Myth version.

- There are a few things that could stop mythzmserver from running but
I'd need to see the log from it to be sure.

Both the frontend log and the mythzmserver log will likely tell you what
the problem is.

Paul H.
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