Secure watch and recording with ZoneMinder

This is a short How-to for installing ZoneMinder on blackPanther OS with RPMs Currently RPMS are available for v11.1. Requires  installed:

blackPanther OS v11.1 , Apache webserver  , MySQL-server, ZoneMinder

and compatible cameras or a USB webcam.

After the blackPanther OS installed need you run the system repository update!

Manual Update command:

updating repo Update

Manual installation through rpm command

Download your choosen RPM from the listed repositories. Start console and run:

installing zoneminder

The installer will automatically select and install the dependencies: MySQL-, Apache-server and some packages. After you successfully installed all RPMs in the console. Run the following commands to start Apache and MySQL:

services httpd start

if you want check Apache running:type the broser addresbar: http://127.0.0.1

Note for systemd users: all output is redirected to /var/log/messages instead of printing them on stdout and stderr which means if something goes wring you should have a look at /var/log/httpd/error_log

When you plan to start ZoneMinder at boot, you can now add Apache and MySQL for automatic start by typing:

services httpd on

services mysqld on

Initializing ZoneMinder

Log in into root console and run:

services zm start

And follow the messages on screen. If this first start or upgrade need you run zminit in root console and enter the requires informations:

/usr/lib/zm/bin/zminit

and follow the steps on the screen. This script will setup the ZoneMinder database, creating the zm_admin user for database access and update the /etc/zm.conf

To enable the start of ZoneMinder at boot enter:

service zm on

After this ZoneMinder will start at boot after apache2 and mysql were started.

After successfully installation the ZoneMinder web interface can be reached at http://127.0.0.1/zm Login with ‘admin’ username and password

If you want monitoring the installed cameras without browser then a good solution the ZMviewer Qt based client. This application also available in repositories.

installing zmviewer

And run from menu :

admin

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