Motion - Support Question 2006x 05x 13x 092955

Failed to open /dev/video0

Question

when i started motion ,, following error appeared

fyc@fyc:/dev$ motion
[0] Processing thread 0 - config file /usr/local/etc/motion.conf
[0] Motion running in setup mode.
[0] Thread device: /dev/video0 input 8
[0] Thread is from /usr/local/etc/motion.conf
[0] Waiting for threads to finish, pid: 5978
[1] Thread started
[0] motion-httpd/3.2.6 running, accepting connections
[0] motion-httpd: waiting for data on port TCP 8080
[1] Failed to open video device /dev/video0: Function not implemented
[1] Capture error calling vid_start
[1] Thread finishing...

Environment

Motion version: 3.2.6
ffmpeg version: not installed
Libraries:  
Server OS: kubuntu dapper

-- FyChan - 13 May 2006

Answer

It seems that you do not have the driver for your camera properly installed. Or the access rights for the device is not accepting the user that Motion runs as.

-- KennethLavrsen - 13 May 2006
Topic revision: r2 - 13 May 2006, KennethLavrsen
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