Motion - Support Question 2006x 01x 27x 123418

Freebsd & Creative Webcam 3 & freebsd port motion 3.2.5

Question

Hello!

I ran into problems getting motion running on my freebsd box... i read through wiki and faq and would be very pleased if someone could give me some hints into the right direction...

First: Can i deactivate bktr support when i am only using the Creative Webcam3 (USB)? In my enviromnent its actually turned on - but i would like to deactivate if its unused.

When I launch motion (for testing with -s and -n flags) i get this output in the console:


[0] Processing thread 0 - config file /usr/local/etc/motion.conf [0] Motion running in setup mode.

[0] Thread device: /dev/ugen0 input 8

[0] Thread is from /usr/local/etc/motion.conf

[1] Thread started [1] Capture error calling vid_start

[1] Thread finishing...

[0] Waiting for threads to finish, pid: 6931

[0] motion-httpd/3.2.5 running, accepting connections

[0] motion-httpd: waiting for data on port TCP 80800

Syslog only shows:


[1] Capture error calling vid_start

The Webcam seems to be detected correctly:


kernel: ugen0: OmniVision OV511 Camera, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 3

I am using the standart configfile, I only deactivated mysql for first testing... - and i changed the device to /dev/ugen0 and the ports (to 80800 and 80801)...

When launching motion like this - no threads are started... - and the LED on the webcam keeps off. A test with "/usr/local/bin/vid -d /dev/ugen0 --small | /usr/local/bin/pnmtojpeg > image.jpg" turns the light on, but doesnt output any image too (no syslog events)...

Any help is very appreciated...

Thx, Licht77

Environment

Motion version: 3.2.5
ffmpeg version: ffmpeg-0.4.9.p1_5
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql
Server OS: FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE-p25

-- TWikiGuest - 27 Jan 2006

Answer

The Freebsd port only supports bktr and netcam there's not provided any special interface to access usb cameras , i have not looked if there's a standard way to access to usb ... do you know ?

I saw a solution for linux pwc working cameras , a guy ported the pwc driver of linux to freebsd ( but it needs Freebsd 6 ) simulating bktr calls but that is a driver based solution not a good one for all usb cameras.

-- AngelCarpintero - 02 Mar 2006

Motion 3.2.10 , support already pwc using --with-pwcbsd , so it works with any webcam in FreeBSD that support V4L1/2 style driver.

-- AngelCarpintero - 10 May 2008
Topic revision: r3 - 10 May 2008, AngelCarpintero
Copyright © 1999-2019 by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Please do not email Kenneth for support questions (read why). Use the Support Requests page or join the Mailing List.
This website only use harmless session cookies. See Cookie Policy for details. By using this website you accept the use of these cookies.