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by Johnny_quattro
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Motion.conf file for low light
Replies: 13
Views: 21609

Re: Motion.conf file for low light

Thanks for the pointer to the differences on the config file options within motion.conf. I've had to tweak various parameters including the timelapse options, as well as the mmalcam stuff for low-light conditions. All seems to be working well right now but further testing will be required shortly wh...
by Johnny_quattro
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Motion.conf file for low light
Replies: 13
Views: 21609

Re: Motion.conf file for low light

You appear to have written that I wrote that. It was denoted by quotation marks and was taken from the 2nd link, as stated. I also highlighted the quoted part of the text in bold font. I hope that clarifies things for you. With regard to the actual issue at hand, I've already installed motion via ap...
by Johnny_quattro
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Motion.conf file for low light
Replies: 13
Views: 21609

Re: Motion.conf file for low light

Thanks for your post from around 2 years ago. Don't you just love the tinterweb? haha It has certainly clarified a few issues for me. I run 4 separate Raspberry Pi cameras (official Pi camera modules, 1 is NoIR and the other 3 are standard jobs) and moved away from the mmalcam option due to problems...
by Johnny_quattro
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Click here..." is annoying
Replies: 14
Views: 2300

Re: "Click here..." is annoying

Thank you very much! This has bugged me each and every time I've used remote access. Since I have 11 Raspberry Pi units under my control, I've now been able to knock up quick SALT state to farm this change out to all Pi computers. For those interested in further knowledge, salt-master/salt-minion ar...
by Johnny_quattro
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: PIXEL desktop: Large menu folders crash taskbar
Replies: 37
Views: 14492

Re: PIXEL desktop: Large menu folders crash taskbar

My desktop/GUI is now working 100% correctly and it wasn't before.
by Johnny_quattro
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: PIXEL desktop: Large menu folders crash taskbar
Replies: 37
Views: 14492

Re: PIXEL desktop: Large menu folders crash taskbar

I've just encountered this on one of my Raspberry Pi 3 computers and used a quick script to locate the culprits: for a in `locate *.desktop` do echo "Checking file $a" cat $a | grep Icon if [ $? = 0 ]; then sleep .25; echo "Found Icon entry in $a" else echo "****************...
by Johnny_quattro
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Motion - MMAL camera
Replies: 472
Views: 429720

Re: Motion - MMAL camera

You can work around your current issue with the judicious use of crontab, if the config file doesn't understand that command. I tend to grab all the output from the camera shortly after midnight each day when the camera is not active, and dump the contents into a date/time-stamped folder. I remove t...
by Johnny_quattro
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Motion - MMAL camera
Replies: 472
Views: 429720

Re: Motion - MMAL camera

My error, apologies. It's a generic Linux/Unix command.
Perhaps that is something that the config file won't recognise.
I use that command regularly from the shell and also in scripts that I use when managing/sorting out photos produced by the Pi.
by Johnny_quattro
Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Motion - MMAL camera
Replies: 472
Views: 429720

Re: Motion - MMAL camera

You need to do the following in order to achieve your goal. Note use of the so-called back ticks.

/home/pi/`date +%d%m%Y`

Back tick is located in top left hand side of keyboard and is NOT a single quote mark.

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