ElphelVision Installation Guide
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.
2.1 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
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:
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Careful: Ubuntu maintained software channel might be outdated (it was the case for some time with 10.04), check: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-ubuntu.html for a guide how to get a recent version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.