1 Overview

This guide explains how to install ElphelVision on your Elphel camera and a computer running Ubuntu (32bit) connected to your camera over Ethernet.

This guide assumes that you have successfully downloaded the required files.

2 Installation

2.1 FTP Transfer

Use an FTP client of choice (eg. Filezilla) and connect to your Elphel camera.

Default IP: 192.168.0.9
User: root / PW: pass

Upload the complete "ElphelVision" directory in "elphel/Apertus/camera www/" to the "/mnt/flash/html/" directory of your Elphel camera

You can test if everything worked properly by opening a browser and going to:

http://192.168.0.9/ElphelVision/elphelvision_interface.php?cmd=status  (replace 192.168.0.9 with your Elphel cameras IP). 

If you get lots of xml output installation was successful.


2.2 Running ElphelVision

Requirements:

2.2.1 Java JRE (Java Runtime Environment)

Careful, OpenJDK produced some drawing artefacts with Text in Buttons, you will get strange color fringes.

Install the Official Java JRE from Sun/Oracle:

first enable the "Canonical Partners" Software Source (Software Sources -> Other Software: enable "Canonical Partners - Software packaged by Canonical for their partners")

then update the software index and run:

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre

You can have both of them installed side-by-side

Just installing new Java flavours does not change the default Java pointed to by /usr/bin/java. You must explicitly set this:

To see the current configuration and possibilities:

sudo update-java-alternatives -l 

To set the XXX java version as default.

sudo update-java-alternatives -s XXXX 

For Sun Java 6 this would be

sudo update-java-alternatives -s java-6-sun

To ensure that the correct version is being called:

java -version

2.2.2 VLC

For ElphelVision you require a VLC version 1.1.4 or higher

sudo apt-get install vlc

Careful: Ubuntu maintained software channel might be outdated (it was the case for some time with 10.04), check: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-ubuntu.html for a guide how to get a recent version


You should now go to this User Guide to continue.