BUG: Links between Camorama and Motion ?
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
 Processing thread 0 - config file /etc/motion/motion.conf
 Thread is from /etc/motion/motion.conf
 Thread started
 Started stream webcam server in port 8000
 Thread exiting
 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).
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
# 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.
# You may very well need to change this (check with 'dmesg'
# after plugging in your webcam)
# Image size in pixels (valid range is camera dependent)
# Initial brightness, contrast, hue (NTSC), and saturation
# 0 = disabled (valid range 0-255)
# Encode movies in real-time (install ffmpeg before enabling)
# Codec to be used by ffmpeg for the video compression.
# Supported formats: mpeg4, msmpeg4.
# Target base directory for pictures and films
# You should probably change this (create dir beforehand)
# Define a port number (e.g. 8000) to enable the mini-http server
# 0 = disabled
# Set to 'off' to allow anybody (not just localhost) to view the
# webcam via the mini-http server (http://hostname:port)
# TCP/IP port for the http server to listen on (default: 0 = disabled)
# Restrict control connections to localhost only (default: on)
# Output for http server, select off to choose raw text plain (default: on)
# Authentication for the http based control. Syntax username:password
# Default: not defined (Disabled)
; control_authentication username:password
| Motion version:
| ffmpeg version:
| Shared libraries:
|| ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
| Server OS:
|| Ubuntu 6.06
- 28 Aug 2006
Please install a more recent version of motion ( i did the deb and is well tested ).
Anyway the problem seems to be something related to initialize your capture card ( maybe the pll parameter ?! ).
- 06 Sep 2006