Motion - Support Question 2010x 10x 23x 081245

USB Video device permissions need changing before motion can connect


When I restart, or plug in my USB webcam, a new /dev/video file is produced. I always have to chmod 666 to allow motion to get access to the webcam. Once the file permissions are set, it all works.

Is there a way of allowing motion access the webcam without having to manually change video file permissions?

I don't know a lot about Linux so I hope this is a reasonable question.

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: Ubuntu server 10.10
-- DazzConway - 23 Oct 2010


Topic revision: r1 - 23 Oct 2010, DazzConway
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