Motion - Support Question 2009x 10x 22x 192609

smart_mask_speed silently kills motion

Question

This has been resolved. The config file seems to need daemon on even if started from init.d. Sorry H

I am trying to run motion with smart_mask_speed 5 set. I start it with /etc/init.d/motion restart but after a while (minutes - 1/2 hour) the process silently disappears without any mail or other message. I havent been able to see any red pixels either. If I run motion without smart_mask_speed it works excellently but - depending on weather - gives far to many events and conditions are such that mask_file is a poor option. What can I do? Any suggestions for an otherwise superb program are appreciated.

Thanks in advance and congratulation to a great piece of software.

Ps process_id_file doesn't work either.

Motion.conf:

process_id_file /home/he/motion/pid
target_dir /home/he/motion/webcam
jpeg_filename %t-e%v-f%q-d%Y%m%d%H%M%S
on_event_start /home/he/hep/obj/tohemma
threshold 1500
smart_mask_speed 5
framerate 5
#webcam_motion on
#locate on
width 640
height 480
#output_all on
thread /home/he/motion/thread1.conf
thread /home/he/motion/thread2.conf

thread1.conf:

#mask_file /home/he/motion/mask1.pgm
output_motion on
videodevice /dev/video0


thread2.conf:

#mask_file /home/he/motion/mask2.pgm
output_motion on
videodevice /dev/video1


Environment

Motion version: 3.2.9
ffmpeg version: r11872+debian_0.svn20080206-18
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql
Server OS: Linux version 2.6.26-2-amd64 (Debian 2.6.26-19)

-- HaakanElmqvist - 22 Oct 2009

Answer

Please try to reproduce those issues in latest stable , please upgrade to 3.2.11.1 and reopen if not fixed yet.

Cheers,

-- AngelCarpintero - 15 Nov 2009
Topic revision: r3 - 15 Nov 2009, AngelCarpintero
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