Motion - Bug Report 2013x 03x 31x 063416
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BUG: Motion can't start X Display Applications ("on_event_start") in Daemon mode

I want to use on_event_start future of Motion. But it can't run X applications when run in daemon mode!!!
I want to use my monitor to show the webcam stream when event starts. My motion.cfg has a line like this: 

on_event_start vlc

When event starts, Motion can take photos, can build mpeg of event BUT can not run my command.

If i use to run Motion in non daemon mode from command line with "-n" option, it works!

I tried to adding "export DISPLAY=localhost:0.0" before the command, like this:

on_event_start export DISPLAY=localhost:0.0 | vlc

and give permission my X to accepting connection requests from localhost. (using "xhost localhost" command)

And it didn't work!

I tried to edit /etc/init.d/motion script to adding display there, then i edited the line like this:

DAEMON=export DISPLAY=localhost:0.0 && /usr/bin/motion

But it didn't work too!

I am waiting your helps, thanks.


Motion version: 3.2.12
ffmpeg version:  
Shared libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
Server OS: Ubuntu 12.10, kernel 3.2.0-29 x86_x64 GNU/Linux
-- YusufGungor - 31 Mar 2013

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TopicTitle Motion can't start X Display Applications ("on_event_start") in Daemon mode
BugStatus New
SubmittedBy Main.Yusuf
Topic revision: r1 - 31 Mar 2013, YusufGungor
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