Motion - Support Question 2015x 02x 26x 122951

Deasturated image with color shifted


Hi all , excuse me but I am total noob in unix system so I follow a tutorial for installing motion . this one from a fresh noob installation on raspberry B+ , I only installed an apache server no other things installed Can someone have any idea how to solve this problem? I checked the web cam on a windows machine and it works fine this is a sample image of my stream.

Please excuse me if I am unable to give more details but I am unable to find the error log file , My motion config is almost the default , I only switched on daemon and local host , I checked more frame rate and resolution and also all image format without success. The cam is a microsoft HD 3000

thank you for your patinece


I can obtain a good stream with V4L2 , with fswebcam I obtain black image and low quality with stripes at 640x480

Paste in your error messages, config settings, terminal window output etc in this text field.


Motion version: 3.2.12
ffmpeg version:  
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
Server OS:  
-- AndreaScosso - 26 Feb 2015


Hi Andrea. Would it be possible for you to run motion from the command line but not as a service/daemon so that we can capture the logs? Also can you enable more verbose logs?

Change the log level by modifying the /etc/motion/motion.conf file, searching for the line with "log_level" and changing it to something like

log_level 9

Then stop the motion service if it's still running by logging in as root and running "service motion stop" then run motion from the command line and capture the terminal logs. I'm guessing you can just run motion on the Pi with the "motion" command, otherwise it probably can be run with something like "/usr/local/bin/motion" or something.

Is the video camera the only thing plugged in to the USB port? Can we see the output of an "lsusb" and "lsmod" commands with the camera plugged in?
Topic revision: r4 - 12 Apr 2015, TosiaraT
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