Motion - Support Question 2015x 07x 19x 165037

motion_init: Error capturing first image

Question

Hi,

I have a Philips SPC220NC USB webcam. The kernel driver is pac207. I can grab pictures from the camera e.g. with vgrabbj, but motion returns a "Error capturing first image". I don't know if the "v4l2_select_input: Device doesn't support VIDIOC_G_STD" has any meaning for my problem. Thank you for your help!

Christoph
daemon on
process_id_file /var/run/motion/motion.pid
setup_mode on
log_level 6
log_type all
videodevice /dev/video0
v4l2_palette 6
input -1
norm 0
frequency 0
rotate 0
width 352
height 288
framerate 2
minimum_frame_time 0
netcam_keepalive off
netcam_tolerant_check off
auto_brightness off
brightness 0
contrast 0
saturation 0
hue 0
roundrobin_frames 1
roundrobin_skip 1
switchfilter off
threshold 1500
threshold_tune off
noise_level 32
noise_tune on
despeckle_filter EedDl
smart_mask_speed 0
lightswitch 0
minimum_motion_frames 1
pre_capture 0
post_capture 0
event_gap 60
max_movie_time 0
emulate_motion off
output_pictures on
output_debug_pictures off
quality 75
picture_type jpeg
ffmpeg_output_movies off
ffmpeg_output_debug_movies off
ffmpeg_timelapse 0
ffmpeg_timelapse_mode daily
ffmpeg_bps 400000
ffmpeg_variable_bitrate 0
ffmpeg_video_codec mpeg4
ffmpeg_deinterlace off
sdl_threadnr 0
use_extpipe off
snapshot_interval 0
locate_motion_mode off
locate_motion_style box
text_right %Y-%m-%d\n%T-%q
text_changes off
text_event %Y%m%d%H%M%S
text_double off
target_dir /var/lib/motion
snapshot_filename %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-snapshot
picture_filename %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-%q
movie_filename %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S
timelapse_filename %Y%m%d-timelapse
ipv6_enabled off
stream_port 8081
stream_quality 50
stream_motion on
stream_maxrate 1
stream_localhost off
stream_limit 0
stream_auth_method 0
webcontrol_port 8080
webcontrol_localhost on
webcontrol_html_output on
track_type 0
track_auto off
track_iomojo_id 0
track_step_angle_x 10
track_step_angle_y 10
track_move_wait 10
track_speed 255
track_stepsize 40
quiet on

root@gamma:/etc/motion# motion -m       
[0] [NTC] [ALL] conf_load: Processing thread 0 - config file /etc/motion/motion.conf
[0] [ALR] [ALL] conf_cmdparse: Unknown config option "sdl_threadnr"
[0] [NTC] [ALL] motion_startup: Motion 3.2.12+git20140228 Started
[0] [NTC] [ALL] motion_startup: Logging to syslog
[0] [NTC] [ALL] motion_startup: Using log type (ALL) log level (NTC)
[0] [NTC] [ENC] ffmpeg_init: ffmpeg LIBAVCODEC_BUILD 3670272 LIBAVFORMAT_BUILD 3670272
[0] [NTC] [ALL] main: Motion running in setup mode.
[0] [NTC] [ALL] main: Thread 1 is from /etc/motion/motion.conf
[0] [NTC] [ALL] main: Thread 1 is device: /dev/video0 input -1
[0] [NTC] [ALL] main: Stream port 8081
[0] [NTC] [ALL] main: Waiting for threads to finish, pid: 7464
[1] [NTC] [ALL] motion_init: Thread 1 started , motion detection Disabled
[1] [NTC] [VID] vid_v4lx_start: Using videodevice /dev/video0 and input -1
[1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_get_capability: 
------------------------
cap.driver: "pac207"
cap.card: "CIF Single Chip     "
cap.bus_info: "usb-0000:00:1d.2-2"
cap.capabilities=0x85000001
------------------------
[1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_get_capability: - VIDEO_CAPTURE
[1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_get_capability: - READWRITE
[1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_get_capability: - STREAMING
[1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_select_input: name = "pac207", type 0x00000002, status 00000000
[1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_select_input: - CAMERA
[1] [WRN] [VID] v4l2_select_input: Device doesn't support VIDIOC_G_STD
[1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_do_set_pix_format: Testing palette P207 (352x288)
[1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_do_set_pix_format: Using palette P207 (352x288) bytesperlines 352 sizeimage 101952 colorspace 00000008
[1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_scan_controls: found control 0x00980900, "Brightness", range 0,255 
[0] [NTC] [STR] httpd_run: motion-httpd testing : IPV4 addr: 127.0.0.1 port: 8080
[1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_scan_controls:     "Brightness", default 46, current 46
[0] [NTC] [STR] httpd_run: motion-httpd Bound : IPV4 addr: 127.0.0.1 port: 8080
[1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_scan_controls: found control 0x00980911, "Exposure", range 3,90 
[0] [NTC] [STR] httpd_run: motion-httpd/3.2.12+git20140228 running, accepting connections
[1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_scan_controls:     "Exposure", default 5, current 47
[0] [NTC] [STR] httpd_run: motion-httpd: waiting for data on 127.0.0.1 port TCP 8080
[1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_scan_controls: found control 0x00980912, "Gain, Automatic", range 0,1 
[1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_scan_controls:     "Gain, Automatic", default 1, current 1
[1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_scan_controls: found control 0x00980913, "Gain", range 0,31 
[1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_scan_controls:     "Gain", default 7, current 24
[1] [NTC] [VID] vid_v4lx_start: Using V4L2
[1] [NTC] [ALL] image_ring_resize: Resizing pre_capture buffer to 1 items
[1] [ERR] [ALL] motion_init: Error capturing first image
[1] [NTC] [STR] http_bindsock: motion-stream testing : IPV4 addr: 0.0.0.0 port: 8081
[1] [NTC] [STR] http_bindsock: motion-stream Bound : IPV4 addr: 0.0.0.0 port: 8081
[1] [NTC] [ALL] motion_init: Started motion-stream server in port 8081 auth Disabled
[1] [NTC] [ALL] motion_loop: Video signal lost - Adding grey image

Environment

Motion version: 3.2.12
ffmpeg version: 2.7.1
Libraries: ffmpeg
Server OS: Debian (curent testing), kernel 3.14
-- KlingC - 19 Jul 2015

Answer

Topic revision: r1 - 19 Jul 2015, KlingC
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