BUG: Problem with webcam, based on the sn9c102 chip
While trying to run Motion on Genius VideoCam
NB (sn9c102 chip) Motion suddenly quits rigth after start.
The same Genius VideoCam
NB works well with Sonic-snap, sn9c102 webcam application for linux (http://www.stolk.org/sonic-snap/
) but Motion is more powerful software so I think to use it instead of Sonic-snap.
Why so happens?
Here is a text of my terminal when I run Motion in Setup mode.
[root@localhost motion-3.2.7]# motion
 Processing thread 0 - config file /usr/local/etc/motion.conf
 Motion running in setup mode.
 Thread 1 is from /usr/local/etc/motion.conf
 Thread 1 is device: /dev/video0 input 8
 Waiting for threads to finish, pid: 5467
 Thread started
 motion-httpd/3.2.7 running, accepting connections
 motion-httpd: waiting for data on port TCP 8080
 ioctl (VIDIOCGCAP): Invalid argument
 Capture error calling vid_start
 Thread finishing...
 Error removing pid file: No such file or directory
| Motion version:
| ffmpeg version:
| Shared libraries:
|| ffmpeg, postgresql
| Server OS:
|| Fedora Core 5, kernel 2.16.15
- 02 Nov 2006
What kernel driver are you using with this camera ? ( version , modprobe / insmod parameters , dmesg , etc ... )
Anyway seems to me that the driver you are using is only v4l2 compatible and motion still doesn't work with v4l2, the integration is in progress ...
- 05 Nov 2006