Motion - Support Question 2007x 11x 20x 085735

One camera fails on 2 camera system after first couple snapshots


Great software! I have a 2 camera setup, thread1 controls an old handheld video camera connected to a pc via a Hauppage-TV card input thread2 a USB logitech quickcam express

the video camera is streaming and uploading ftp pics every 15mins and the usb camera ftping snapshots every 5mins

the system works OK if I open a terminal and run-motion from the terminal

however, my automated system is to have motion start on boot-up, as one of the selected sessions to run when this happens the video camera streams OKand ftp pictures on time BUT the usb camera takes 1 or 2 snapshots then fails to run for the rest of the session (ftp upload script is still working)

strange that it works OK when run in a terminal, but not when run as a startup session

so problem is only with the USB camera and only when run as a startup session

SORTED !!!! many thanks for the reply, I have put a sleep 300 in the start motion script and works perfectly now, looks like it was some USB conflict

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Motion version: 3.2.9
ffmpeg version:  
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
Server OS: ubuntu gutsy

-- AndrewCook - 20 Nov 2007


My best guess is that Motion starts before the USB camera is fully installed by the udev system or whatever.

Maybe you need to put in a delay so Motion starts after you are sure all devices and their drivers are stable.

-- KennethLavrsen - 21 Nov 2007
Topic revision: r3 - 22 Nov 2007, AndrewCook
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