Can't get Zoneminder service to start in console

I've installed Zoneminder on Fedora 12 and it looks like everything is working ok (httpd starts, mysqld starts, zoneminder starts).  But when I log into the console, the screen says "ZoneMinder Console - Stopped."  I click on the Stopped and try to start it and the little window says, "Applying state change" and then clears out but the console still says, "stopped."

From what I've read, it leans towards a permissions issue or runlevel issue, but I can't figure it out.  I'm going to try to install Zoneminder onto a Gentoo server to compare....
chrisvz94Asked:
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georgekrajCommented:

Hi,
     Could you try out the below steps and reply

1) Edit the file /etc/php.ini
2) Change the value for short_open_tag from 'Off' to 'On' on line 229
3) Save the changes
4) Restart Apache HTTPD: /etc/init.d/httpd restart
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My name is MudSystems EngineerCommented:
Check the logs... Always... did you change the memory parameters??? in the wiki on zoneminder.com they tell you how to set the memory up... there's a formula... width x height x colorbit x numberofcameras x ringbuffer and sumtin else, just search the faqs or the wiki on zoneminder.com and the max memory is in pages nor bytes...

/var/log/messages
/var/log/zm/zm.log <- or it could be /var/log/zoneminder/zoneminder.log or sumtin...
/var/log/httpd/error_log
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chrisvz94Author Commented:
I was able to install a Gentoo kernel and get Zoneminder running.  I appreciate the help with Fedora...I just got frustrated when it wouldn't work.
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