Motion - Support Question 2009x 07x 23x 193504

Images are Grey with "Unable to open Video Device" printed top left - Genius Eye 312

Question

I'm trying to get a Genius Eye 312 webcam running - so far without success. I've got the webcam loading up - I think - and appearing as /dev/video0. When I run "motion" however, it generates a load of images (45 frames or so), the first two are random green snow/noise, and then the rest are a standard mid-grey (#ccc?) with text in the top left that reads:
UNABLE TO OPEN VIDEO DEVICE
SINCE 2009-07-23 20:16:40
(obviously with the time changing each time).

details of what I'm running with are as follows:
# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 008: ID 093a:2622 Pixart Imaging, Inc.

# lsmod |grep gspc
gspca_pac7311          21760  0 
gspca_main             31104  1 gspca_pac7311
videodev               44832  1 gspca_main

# uname -a
Linux <my server name> 2.6.28-13-generic #45-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 30 19:49:51 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

# sudo less /etc/motion/motion.conf
process_id_file /var/run/motion/motion.pid
target_dir /tmp/motion
# sudo motion
[0] Processing thread 0 - config file /etc/motion/motion.conf
[0] Motion 3.2.11 Started
[0] ffmpeg LIBAVCODEC_BUILD 3410688 LIBAVFORMAT_BUILD 3414017
[0] Thread 1 is from /etc/motion/motion.conf
[1] Thread 1 started
[1] cap.driver: "pac7311"
[1] cap.card: "USB Camera (093a:2622)"
[1] cap.bus_info: "usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.4"
[1] cap.capabilities=0x05000001
[1] - VIDEO_CAPTURE
[1] - READWRITE
[1] - STREAMING
[1] Supported palettes:
[1] 0: PJPG (PJPG)
[1] Unable to find a compatible palette format.
[1] Using VIDEO_PALETTE_YUV420P palette
[1] Using V4L1
[1] Resizing pre_capture buffer to 1 items
[1] sync error in proc 23427: Invalid argument
[1] mcapture error in proc 23427: Invalid argument
[1] Video device fatal error - Closing video device
[1] Closing video device /dev/video0
[1] Retrying until successful connection with camera
[1] cap.driver: "pac7311"
[1] cap.card: "USB Camera (093a:2622)"
[1] cap.bus_info: "usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.4"
[1] cap.capabilities=0x05000001
[1] - VIDEO_CAPTURE
[1] - READWRITE
[1] - STREAMING
[1] Supported palettes:
[1] 0: PJPG (PJPG)
[1] Unable to find a compatible palette format.
[1] Using VIDEO_PALETTE_YUV420P palette
[1] Using V4L1
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-00.jpg
[1] sync error in proc 23427: Invalid argument
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-01.jpg
[1] mcapture error in proc 23427: Invalid argument
[1] Video device fatal error - Closing video device
[1] Closing video device /dev/video0
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-02.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-03.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-04.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-05.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-06.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-07.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-08.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-09.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-10.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-11.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-12.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-13.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-14.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-15.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-16.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-17.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-18.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-19.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-20.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-21.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204331-00.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204331-01.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204331-02.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204331-03.jpg
^C
[1] Thread exiting
[0] Motion terminating
# tail /var/log/messages
Jul 23 20:43:30 <my server name> motion: [1] cap.driver: "pac7311"
Jul 23 20:43:30 <my server name> motion: [1] cap.card: "USB Camera (093a:2622)"
Jul 23 20:43:30 <my server name> motion: [1] cap.bus_info: "usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.4"
Jul 23 20:43:30 <my server name> motion: [1] cap.capabilities=0x05000001
Jul 23 20:43:30 <my server name> motion: [1] - VIDEO_CAPTURE
Jul 23 20:43:30 <my server name> motion: [1] - READWRITE
Jul 23 20:43:30 <my server name> motion: [1] - STREAMING
Jul 23 20:43:30 <my server name> motion: [1] Supported palettes:
Jul 23 20:43:30 <my server name> motion: [1] 0: PJPG (PJPG)
Jul 23 20:43:30 <my server name> motion: [1] Closing video device /dev/video0
Jul 23 20:43:34 <my server name> motion: [0] Motion terminating
# ffmpeg --help
FFmpeg version 0.5-svn17737+3:0.svn20090303-1ubuntu6, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
I'm not using the MySQL or PostGreSQL libraries yet.

Any help VERY gratefully received...

Environment

Motion version: 3.2.11
ffmpeg version: 0.5-svn17737+3:0.svn20090303-1ubuntu6
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql
Server OS: Ubuntu 9.04

-- PhilTanner - 05 Aug 2009

Answer

Images are Grey with "Unable to open Video Device" printed top left - Genius Eye 312

Question

I'm trying to get a Genius Eye 312 webcam running - so far without success. I've got the webcam loading up - I think - and appearing as /dev/video0. When I run "motion" however, it generates a load of images (45 frames or so), the first two are random green snow/noise, and then the rest are a standard mid-grey (#ccc?) with text in the top left that reads:
UNABLE TO OPEN VIDEO DEVICE
SINCE 2009-07-23 20:16:40
(obviously with the time changing each time).

details of what I'm running with are as follows:
# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 008: ID 093a:2622 Pixart Imaging, Inc.

# lsmod |grep gspc
gspca_pac7311          21760  0 
gspca_main             31104  1 gspca_pac7311
videodev               44832  1 gspca_main

# uname -a
Linux <my server name> 2.6.28-13-generic #45-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 30 19:49:51 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

# sudo less /etc/motion/motion.conf
process_id_file /var/run/motion/motion.pid
target_dir /tmp/motion
# sudo motion
[0] Processing thread 0 - config file /etc/motion/motion.conf
[0] Motion 3.2.11 Started
[0] ffmpeg LIBAVCODEC_BUILD 3410688 LIBAVFORMAT_BUILD 3414017
[0] Thread 1 is from /etc/motion/motion.conf
[1] Thread 1 started
[1] cap.driver: "pac7311"
[1] cap.card: "USB Camera (093a:2622)"
[1] cap.bus_info: "usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.4"
[1] cap.capabilities=0x05000001
[1] - VIDEO_CAPTURE
[1] - READWRITE
[1] - STREAMING
[1] Supported palettes:
[1] 0: PJPG (PJPG)
[1] Unable to find a compatible palette format.
[1] Using VIDEO_PALETTE_YUV420P palette
[1] Using V4L1
[1] Resizing pre_capture buffer to 1 items
[1] sync error in proc 23427: Invalid argument
[1] mcapture error in proc 23427: Invalid argument
[1] Video device fatal error - Closing video device
[1] Closing video device /dev/video0
[1] Retrying until successful connection with camera
[1] cap.driver: "pac7311"
[1] cap.card: "USB Camera (093a:2622)"
[1] cap.bus_info: "usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.4"
[1] cap.capabilities=0x05000001
[1] - VIDEO_CAPTURE
[1] - READWRITE
[1] - STREAMING
[1] Supported palettes:
[1] 0: PJPG (PJPG)
[1] Unable to find a compatible palette format.
[1] Using VIDEO_PALETTE_YUV420P palette
[1] Using V4L1
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-00.jpg
[1] sync error in proc 23427: Invalid argument
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-01.jpg
[1] mcapture error in proc 23427: Invalid argument
[1] Video device fatal error - Closing video device
[1] Closing video device /dev/video0
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-02.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-03.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-04.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-05.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-06.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-07.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-08.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-09.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-10.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-11.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-12.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-13.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-14.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-15.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-16.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-17.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-18.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-19.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-20.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204330-21.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204331-00.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204331-01.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204331-02.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20090723204331-03.jpg
^C
[1] Thread exiting
[0] Motion terminating
# tail /var/log/messages
Jul 23 20:43:30 <my server name> motion: [1] cap.driver: "pac7311"
Jul 23 20:43:30 <my server name> motion: [1] cap.card: "USB Camera (093a:2622)"
Jul 23 20:43:30 <my server name> motion: [1] cap.bus_info: "usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.4"
Jul 23 20:43:30 <my server name> motion: [1] cap.capabilities=0x05000001
Jul 23 20:43:30 <my server name> motion: [1] - VIDEO_CAPTURE
Jul 23 20:43:30 <my server name> motion: [1] - READWRITE
Jul 23 20:43:30 <my server name> motion: [1] - STREAMING
Jul 23 20:43:30 <my server name> motion: [1] Supported palettes:
Jul 23 20:43:30 <my server name> motion: [1] 0: PJPG (PJPG)
Jul 23 20:43:30 <my server name> motion: [1] Closing video device /dev/video0
Jul 23 20:43:34 <my server name> motion: [0] Motion terminating
# ffmpeg --help
FFmpeg version 0.5-svn17737+3:0.svn20090303-1ubuntu6, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
I'm not using the MySQL or PostGreSQL libraries yet.

Any help VERY gratefully received...

Environment

Motion version: 3.2.11
ffmpeg version: 0.5-svn17737+3:0.svn20090303-1ubuntu6
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql
Server OS: Ubuntu 9.04

-- PhilTanner - 05 Aug 2009

Answer

Not supported in motion yet , you have to use libv4l as it's explained here :

http://www.lavrsen.dk/twiki/bin/view/Motion/SupportQuestion2009x01x20x183230

-- AngelCarpintero - 06 Aug 2009

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TopicTitle Images are Grey with "Unable to open Video Device" printed top left - Genius Eye 312
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Topic revision: r2 - 06 Aug 2009, AngelCarpintero
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