Freebsd & Creative Webcam 3 & freebsd port motion 3.2.5
I ran into problems getting motion running on my freebsd box... i read through wiki and faq and would be very pleased if someone could give me some hints into the right direction...
First: Can i deactivate bktr support when i am only using the Creative Webcam3 (USB)? In my enviromnent its actually turned on - but i would like to deactivate if its unused.
When I launch motion (for testing with -s and -n flags) i get this output in the console:
 Processing thread 0 - config file /usr/local/etc/motion.conf  Motion running in setup mode.
 Thread device: /dev/ugen0 input 8
 Thread is from /usr/local/etc/motion.conf
 Thread started  Capture error calling vid_start
 Thread finishing...
 Waiting for threads to finish, pid: 6931
 motion-httpd/3.2.5 running, accepting connections
 motion-httpd: waiting for data on port TCP 80800
Syslog only shows:
 Capture error calling vid_start
The Webcam seems to be detected correctly:
kernel: ugen0: OmniVision OV511 Camera, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 3
I am using the standart configfile, I only deactivated mysql for first testing... - and i changed the device to /dev/ugen0 and the ports (to 80800 and 80801)...
When launching motion like this - no threads are started... - and the LED on the webcam keeps off. A test with "/usr/local/bin/vid -d /dev/ugen0 --small | /usr/local/bin/pnmtojpeg > image.jpg" turns the light on, but doesnt output any image too (no syslog events)...
Any help is very appreciated...
| Motion version:
| ffmpeg version:
|| ffmpeg, mysql
| Server OS:
|| FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE-p25
- 27 Jan 2006
The Freebsd port only supports bktr and netcam there's not provided any special
interface to access usb cameras , i have not looked if there's a standard way to access to usb ... do you know ?
I saw a solution for linux pwc working cameras , a guy ported the pwc driver of linux to freebsd ( but it needs Freebsd 6 ) simulating bktr calls but that is a driver based solution not a good one for all usb cameras.
- 02 Mar 2006
Motion 3.2.10 , support already pwc using --with-pwcbsd , so it works with any webcam in FreeBSD that support V4L1
/2 style driver.
- 10 May 2008