Motion - Bug Report 2006x 08x 28x 233510

BUG: Links between Camorama and Motion ?

Hello, I have a Logitech Quickcam Communicate STX, I have an Ubuntu 6.06. Motion will not start if I type it's name in a terminal, nothing has been recorded once I terminate it

[0] Processing thread 0 - config file /etc/motion/motion.conf
[1] Thread is from /etc/motion/motion.conf
[1] Thread started
[1] Started stream webcam server in port 8000
[1] Thread exiting
[1] Motion terminating

Most surprisingly, Motion WILL start if I start and stop camorama just before! Is there a way I can start Motion without having to play with camorama? Thank you for your time.

I am using the Motion version 3.2.3 (the one in ubuntu synaptic).

Andrew

Here is my motion.conf

# Minimal motion example config file provided by the
# Debian motion package - for basic webcam operation.
#
# You most certainly want to investigate
# /usr/share/doc/motion/examples/motion-dist.conf.gz
# for further configuration options. Also, refer to the
# motion man page and /usr/share/doc/motion/motion_guide.html
# for detailed information on configuration options.

daemon off
quiet on

# You may very well need to change this (check with 'dmesg'
# after plugging in your webcam)
videodevice /dev/video0

# Image size in pixels (valid range is camera dependent)
width 320
height 240

framerate 25
quality 85
auto_brightness off

# Initial brightness, contrast, hue (NTSC), and saturation
# 0 = disabled (valid range 0-255)
brightness 0
contrast 0
saturation 0
hue 0

# Encode movies in real-time (install ffmpeg before enabling)
ffmpeg_cap_new off

# Codec to be used by ffmpeg for the video compression.
# Supported formats: mpeg4, msmpeg4.
ffmpeg_video_codec msmpeg4

# Target base directory for pictures and films
# You should probably change this (create dir beforehand)
target_dir /home/andrew/motion

# Define a port number (e.g. 8000) to enable the mini-http server
# 0 = disabled
webcam_port 8000

# Set to 'off' to allow anybody (not just localhost) to view the
# webcam via the mini-http server (http://hostname:port)
webcam_localhost on

webcam_quality 50
webcam_maxrate 8

# TCP/IP port for the http server to listen on (default: 0 = disabled)
control_port 0

# Restrict control connections to localhost only (default: on)
control_localhost on

# Output for http server, select off to choose raw text plain (default: on)
control_html_output on

# Authentication for the http based control. Syntax username:password
# Default: not defined (Disabled)
; control_authentication username:password

Environment

Motion version: 3.2.3
ffmpeg version:  
Shared libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
Server OS: Ubuntu 6.06

-- AndrewKraknovic - 28 Aug 2006

Follow up

Please install a more recent version of motion ( i did the deb and is well tested ).

motion_3.2.6-0.ubuntu.dapper_i386.deb

Anyway the problem seems to be something related to initialize your capture card ( maybe the pll parameter ?! ).

-- AngelCarpintero - 06 Sep 2006

Fix record

Topic revision: r2 - 06 Sep 2006, AngelCarpintero
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