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by jstars
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: vnc viewer shows a small screen
Replies: 14
Views: 16224

Re: vnc viewer shows a small screen

I found this to be my solution. https://youtu.be/LlXx9yVfQ0k

Again, as above, the solution is a modification to /boot/config.txt
by jstars
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Motion image is too bright
Replies: 5
Views: 1562

Re: Motion image is too bright

Thanks for this. Mine was doing the same thing. I thought it was the driver. I had mine set at 1280x960 (because we all want the highest res possible right?). I changed it to 1024x640 and it seemed to work.
by jstars
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: MMAL vs V4L2
Replies: 4
Views: 5070

Re: MMAL vs V4L2

Thanks. That's useful info - not only for me but other forum users.
by jstars
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: MMAL vs V4L2
Replies: 4
Views: 5070

MMAL vs V4L2

I am experimenting with a Raspberry Pi camera model V2. I am using motion with the v4l2 driver (I installed motion from the standard repositories, not from Github). I notice that the camera has a lot of problems with low light and bright (outdoors) conditions. I have tried enabling auto brightness i...
by jstars
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Unable to Open Video Device (Motion)
Replies: 2
Views: 10230

Re: Unable to Open Video Device (Motion)

Thanks so much. It was that problem. After checking this I found that I had "bcm2835-v412" listed in /etc/modules instead of "bcm2835-v4l2". After changing this typo it works now.
by jstars
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Unable to Open Video Device (Motion)
Replies: 2
Views: 10230

Unable to Open Video Device (Motion)

I am running Raspbian Stretch on my RPi 3. I installed motion from the standard repos. I am using the Raspberry Pi Camera v2. I start motion and get the grey screen with the embedded text "Unable to open video device since" and the time the motion service was started. The camera works fine otherwise...

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