Neddie
Posts: 34
Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:45 am

Motion software not working properly.

Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:20 pm

Hi to all.
I posted this topic on beginners but I got plenty of views and no reply's , so maybe it was the wrong forum.

I've been trying to get the "On_motion_detected" section of motion software to do something , but nothing is working.
I've set motion up and it all seems to be working ok. When motion is detected it creates all the picture(jpg) files and movies
to the correct folder , but the "on_motion_detect" never seems to run. I've tried setting all the permissions I can think of , even
tried "touch nano xxxxx" to create a file, but nothing ever seems to happen. I've done quite a lot of searching on the net , and lots of people have had similar issues , but none seem to be resolved. Am I missing something here , or is there a bug with motion.
My aim is to toggle a pin on motion detect.
Cheers
Neddie

Shea
Posts: 104
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:16 pm
Location: Markham, Canada

Re: Motion software not working properly.

Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:34 pm

can you try "touch /tmp/xxx.out" instead, and make sure you restart motion.
You can also check syslog for more info.

abhi.nuda
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Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:00 pm

Re: Motion software not working properly.

Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:05 pm

can anyone guide me how to install motion properly because i am having problem with it ..
i have raspberry pi 2 with jessie installed in it.
thankyou.

Neddie
Posts: 34
Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:45 am

Re: Motion software not working properly.

Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:19 am

I tried your "touch" option , still nothing. The syslog shows all the picture and video files being written
but nothing else :0(
These options are all set , but nothing happens:
on_event_start sudo touch /tmp/zzzzzzz
on_picture_save sudo /home/pi/C_Programs/ledon.sh
on_motion_detected sudo /home/pi/C_Programs/ledon.sh

Any ideas?

Neddie
Posts: 34
Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:45 am

Re: Motion software not working properly.

Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:20 am

What is the problem you are having with the installation?

Shea
Posts: 104
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:16 pm
Location: Markham, Canada

Re: Motion software not working properly.

Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:47 am

Hi, I did some google search, and a quick test with my motion setup. It turns out that you are right all the time in the sense that the on_event trigger only trigger scripts/program, like two of three of your trigger. Somehow you choose to trigger a program with input, and that seems to be not working. If you put the touch command inside a script , and trigger by on_event_start, then it should work.

Neddie
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Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:45 am

Re: Motion software not working properly.

Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:09 am

I can't get anything working , even a touch command inside a script. The script does not run at all.
Nothing about the scrip appears in the log :0(

Shea
Posts: 104
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:16 pm
Location: Markham, Canada

Re: Motion software not working properly.

Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:19 pm

Well, it works for me. I can not provide any more hint. You may want to post your motion.conf in the code section to see if any one in the forum can spot the issue. Some info regarding your system may help too. Good luck with your pi venture.

Neddie
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Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:45 am

Re: Motion software not working properly.

Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:29 am

This is a copy of my motion file as it now stands. I've been doing some experimenting , but still not working.
Cheers
Neddie

Code: Select all

# Rename this distribution example file to motion.conf
#
# This config file was generated by motion 3.2.12+git20140228


############################################################
# Daemon
############################################################

# Start in daemon (background) mode and release terminal (default: off)
daemon on

# File to store the process ID, also called pid file. (default: not defined)
process_id_file /var/run/motion/motion.pid

############################################################
# Basic Setup Mode
############################################################

# Start in Setup-Mode, daemon disabled. (default: off)
setup_mode off


# Use a file to save logs messages, if not defined stderr and syslog is used. (default: not defined)
;logfile /tmp/motion.log

# Level of log messages [1..9] (EMR, ALR, CRT, ERR, WRN, NTC, INF, DBG, ALL). (default: 6 / NTC)
log_level 6

# Filter to log messages by type (COR, STR, ENC, NET, DBL, EVT, TRK, VID, ALL). (default: ALL)
log_type all

###########################################################
# Capture device options
############################################################

# Videodevice to be used for capturing  (default /dev/video0)
# for FreeBSD default is /dev/bktr0
videodevice /dev/video0

# v4l2_palette allows to choose preferable palette to be use by motion
# to capture from those supported by your videodevice. (default: 17)
# E.g. if your videodevice supports both V4L2_PIX_FMT_SBGGR8 and
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_MJPEG then motion will by default use V4L2_PIX_FMT_MJPEG.
# Setting v4l2_palette to 2 forces motion to use V4L2_PIX_FMT_SBGGR8
# instead.
#
# Values :
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_SN9C10X : 0  'S910'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_SBGGR16 : 1  'BYR2'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_SBGGR8  : 2  'BA81'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_SPCA561 : 3  'S561'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_SGBRG8  : 4  'GBRG'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_SGRBG8  : 5  'GRBG'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_PAC207  : 6  'P207'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_PJPG    : 7  'PJPG'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_MJPEG   : 8  'MJPEG'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_JPEG    : 9  'JPEG'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_RGB24   : 10 'RGB3'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_SPCA501 : 11 'S501'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_SPCA505 : 12 'S505'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_SPCA508 : 13 'S508'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_UYVY    : 14 'UYVY'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_YUYV    : 15 'YUYV'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_YUV422P : 16 '422P'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_YUV420  : 17 'YU12'
#
v4l2_palette 17

# Tuner device to be used for capturing using tuner as source (default /dev/tuner0)
# This is ONLY used for FreeBSD. Leave it commented out for Linux
; tunerdevice /dev/tuner0

# The video input to be used (default: -1)
# Should normally be set to 0 or 1 for video/TV cards, and -1 for USB cameras
input -1

# The video norm to use (only for video capture and TV tuner cards)
# Values: 0 (PAL), 1 (NTSC), 2 (SECAM), 3 (PAL NC no colour). Default: 0 (PAL)
norm 0

# The frequency to set the tuner to (kHz) (only for TV tuner cards) (default: 0)
frequency 0

# Rotate image this number of degrees. The rotation affects all saved images as
# well as movies. Valid values: 0 (default = no rotation), 90, 180 and 270.
rotate 0

# Image width (pixels). Valid range: Camera dependent, default: 352
width 640

# Image height (pixels). Valid range: Camera dependent, default: 288
height 480

# Maximum number of frames to be captured per second.
# Valid range: 2-100. Default: 100 (almost no limit).
framerate 100

# Minimum time in seconds between capturing picture frames from the camera.
# Default: 0 = disabled - the capture rate is given by the camera framerate.
# This option is used when you want to capture images at a rate lower than 2 per second.
minimum_frame_time 0

# URL to use if you are using a network camera, size will be autodetected (incl http:// ftp:// mjpg:// rstp:// or file:///)
# Must be a URL that returns single jpeg pictures or a raw mjpeg stream. Default: Not defined
; netcam_url value

# Username and password for network camera (only if required). Default: not defined
# Syntax is user:password
; netcam_userpass value

# The setting for keep-alive of network socket, should improve performance on compatible net cameras.
# off:   The historical implementation using HTTP/1.0, closing the socket after each http request.
# force: Use HTTP/1.0 requests with keep alive header to reuse the same connection.
# on:    Use HTTP/1.1 requests that support keep alive as default.
# Default: off
netcam_keepalive off

# URL to use for a netcam proxy server, if required, e.g. "http://myproxy".
# If a port number other than 80 is needed, use "http://myproxy:1234".
# Default: not defined
; netcam_proxy value

# Set less strict jpeg checks for network cameras with a poor/buggy firmware.
# Default: off
netcam_tolerant_check off

# Let motion regulate the brightness of a video device (default: off).
# The auto_brightness feature uses the brightness option as its target value.
# If brightness is zero auto_brightness will adjust to average brightness value 128.
# Only recommended for cameras without auto brightness
auto_brightness on

# Set the initial brightness of a video device.
# If auto_brightness is enabled, this value defines the average brightness level
# which Motion will try and adjust to.
# Valid range 0-255, default 0 = disabled
brightness 0

# Set the contrast of a video device.
# Valid range 0-255, default 0 = disabled
contrast 0

# Set the saturation of a video device.
# Valid range 0-255, default 0 = disabled
saturation 0

# Set the hue of a video device (NTSC feature).
# Valid range 0-255, default 0 = disabled
hue 0


############################################################
# Round Robin (multiple inputs on same video device name)
############################################################

# Number of frames to capture in each roundrobin step (default: 1)
roundrobin_frames 1

# Number of frames to skip before each roundrobin step (default: 1)
roundrobin_skip 1

# Try to filter out noise generated by roundrobin (default: off)
switchfilter off


############################################################
# Motion Detection Settings:
############################################################

# Threshold for number of changed pixels in an image that
# triggers motion detection (default: 1500)
threshold 10000

# Automatically tune the threshold down if possible (default: off)
threshold_tune off

# Noise threshold for the motion detection (default: 32)
noise_level 32

# Automatically tune the noise threshold (default: on)
noise_tune on

# Despeckle motion image using (e)rode or (d)ilate or (l)abel (Default: not defined)
# Recommended value is EedDl. Any combination (and number of) of E, e, d, and D is valid.
# (l)abeling must only be used once and the 'l' must be the last letter.
# Comment out to disable
despeckle_filter EedDl

# Detect motion in predefined areas (1 - 9). Areas are numbered like that:  1 2 3
# A script (on_area_detected) is started immediately when motion is         4 5 6
# detected in one of the given areas, but only once during an event.        7 8 9
# One or more areas can be specified with this option. Take care: This option
# does NOT restrict detection to these areas! (Default: not defined)
; area_detect value

# PGM file to use as a sensitivity mask.
# Full path name to. (Default: not defined)
; mask_file value

# Dynamically create a mask file during operation (default: 0)
# Adjust speed of mask changes from 0 (off) to 10 (fast)
smart_mask_speed 0

# Ignore sudden massive light intensity changes given as a percentage of the picture
# area that changed intensity. Valid range: 0 - 100 , default: 0 = disabled
lightswitch 0

# Picture frames must contain motion at least the specified number of frames
# in a row before they are detected as true motion. At the default of 1, all
# motion is detected. Valid range: 1 to thousands, recommended 1-5
minimum_motion_frames 5

# Specifies the number of pre-captured (buffered) pictures from before motion
# was detected that will be output at motion detection.
# Recommended range: 0 to 5 (default: 0)
# Do not use large values! Large values will cause Motion to skip video frames and
# cause unsmooth movies. To smooth movies use larger values of post_capture instead.
pre_capture 0

# Number of frames to capture after motion is no longer detected (default: 0)
post_capture 0

# Event Gap is the seconds of no motion detection that triggers the end of an event.
# An event is defined as a series of motion images taken within a short timeframe.
# Recommended value is 60 seconds (Default). The value -1 is allowed and disables
# events causing all Motion to be written to one single movie file and no pre_capture.
# If set to 0, motion is running in gapless mode. Movies don't have gaps anymore. An
# event ends right after no more motion is detected and post_capture is over.
event_gap 0

# Maximum length in seconds of a movie
# When value is exceeded a new movie file is created. (Default: 0 = infinite)
max_movie_time 0

# Always save images even if there was no motion (default: off)
emulate_motion off


############################################################
# Image File Output
############################################################

# Output 'normal' pictures when motion is detected (default: on)
# Valid values: on, off, first, best, center
# When set to 'first', only the first picture of an event is saved.
# Picture with most motion of an event is saved when set to 'best'.
# Picture with motion nearest center of picture is saved when set to 'center'.
# Can be used as preview shot for the corresponding movie.
output_pictures on

# Output pictures with only the pixels moving object (ghost images) (default: off)
output_debug_pictures off

# The quality (in percent) to be used by the jpeg compression (default: 75)
quality 100

# Type of output images
# Valid values: jpeg, ppm (default: jpeg)
picture_type jpeg

############################################################
# FFMPEG related options
# Film (movies) file output, and deinterlacing of the video input
# The options movie_filename and timelapse_filename are also used
# by the ffmpeg feature
############################################################

# Use ffmpeg to encode movies in realtime (default: off)
ffmpeg_output_movies on

# Use ffmpeg to make movies with only the pixels moving
# object (ghost images) (default: off)
ffmpeg_output_debug_movies off

# Use ffmpeg to encode a timelapse movie
# Default value 0 = off - else save frame every Nth second
ffmpeg_timelapse 0

# The file rollover mode of the timelapse video
# Valid values: hourly, daily (default), weekly-sunday, weekly-monday, monthly, manual
ffmpeg_timelapse_mode daily

# Bitrate to be used by the ffmpeg encoder (default: 400000)
# This option is ignored if ffmpeg_variable_bitrate is not 0 (disabled)
ffmpeg_bps 500000

# Enables and defines variable bitrate for the ffmpeg encoder.
# ffmpeg_bps is ignored if variable bitrate is enabled.
# Valid values: 0 (default) = fixed bitrate defined by ffmpeg_bps,
# or the range 2 - 31 where 2 means best quality and 31 is worst.
ffmpeg_variable_bitrate 0

# Codec to used by ffmpeg for the video compression.
# Timelapse mpegs are always made in mpeg1 format independent from this option.
# Supported formats are: mpeg1 (ffmpeg-0.4.8 only), mpeg4 (default), and msmpeg4.
# mpeg1 - gives you files with extension .mpg
# mpeg4 or msmpeg4 - gives you files with extension .avi
# msmpeg4 is recommended for use with Windows Media Player because
# it requires no installation of codec on the Windows client.
# swf - gives you a flash film with extension .swf
# flv - gives you a flash video with extension .flv
# ffv1 - FF video codec 1 for Lossless Encoding ( experimental )
# mov - QuickTime ( testing )
# ogg - Ogg/Theora ( testing )
ffmpeg_video_codec mpeg4

# Use ffmpeg to deinterlace video. Necessary if you use an analog camera
# and see horizontal combing on moving objects in video or pictures.
# (default: off)
ffmpeg_deinterlace on

############################################################
# SDL Window
############################################################

# Number of motion thread to show in SDL Window (default: 0 = disabled)
sdl_threadnr 0

############################################################
# External pipe to video encoder
# Replacement for FFMPEG builtin encoder for ffmpeg_output_movies only.
# The options movie_filename and timelapse_filename are also used
# by the ffmpeg feature
#############################################################

# Bool to enable or disable extpipe (default: off)
use_extpipe off

# External program (full path and opts) to pipe raw video to
# Generally, use '-' for STDIN...
;extpipe mencoder -demuxer rawvideo -rawvideo w=320:h=240:i420 -ovc x264 -x264encopts bframes=4:frameref=1:subq=1:scenecut=-1:nob_adapt:threads=1:keyint=1000:8x8dct:vbv_bufsize=4000:crf=24:partitions=i8x8,i4x4:vbv_maxrate=800:no-chroma-me -vf denoise3d=16:12:48:4,pp=lb -of   avi -o %f.avi - -fps %fps



############################################################
# Snapshots (Traditional Periodic Webcam File Output)
############################################################

# Make automated snapshot every N seconds (default: 0 = disabled)
snapshot_interval 0


############################################################
# Text Display
# %Y = year, %m = month, %d = date,
# %H = hour, %M = minute, %S = second, %T = HH:MM:SS,
# %v = event, %q = frame number, %t = thread (camera) number,
# %D = changed pixels, %N = noise level, \n = new line,
# %i and %J = width and height of motion area,
# %K and %L = X and Y coordinates of motion center
# %C = value defined by text_event - do not use with text_event!
# You can put quotation marks around the text to allow
# leading spaces
############################################################

# Locate and draw a box around the moving object.
# Valid values: on, off, preview (default: off)
# Set to 'preview' will only draw a box in preview_shot pictures.
locate_motion_mode off

# Set the look and style of the locate box if enabled.
# Valid values: box, redbox, cross, redcross (default: box)
# Set to 'box' will draw the traditional box.
# Set to 'redbox' will draw a red box.
# Set to 'cross' will draw a little cross to mark center.
# Set to 'redcross' will draw a little red cross to mark center.
locate_motion_style box

# Draws the timestamp using same options as C function strftime(3)
# Default: %Y-%m-%d\n%T = date in ISO format and time in 24 hour clock
# Text is placed in lower right corner
text_right %Y-%m-%d\n%T-%q

# Draw a user defined text on the images using same options as C function strftime(3)
# Default: Not defined = no text
# Text is placed in lower left corner
; text_left CAMERA %t

# Draw the number of changed pixed on the images (default: off)
# Will normally be set to off except when you setup and adjust the motion settings
# Text is placed in upper right corner
text_changes off

# This option defines the value of the special event conversion specifier %C
# You can use any conversion specifier in this option except %C. Date and time
# values are from the timestamp of the first image in the current event.
# Default: %Y%m%d%H%M%S
# The idea is that %C can be used filenames and text_left/right for creating
# a unique identifier for each event.
text_event %Y%m%d%H%M%S

# Draw characters at twice normal size on images. (default: off)
text_double off


# Text to include in a JPEG EXIF comment
# May be any text, including conversion specifiers.
# The EXIF timestamp is included independent of this text.
;exif_text %i%J/%K%L

############################################################
# Target Directories and filenames For Images And Films
# For the options snapshot_, picture_, movie_ and timelapse_filename
# you can use conversion specifiers
# %Y = year, %m = month, %d = date,
# %H = hour, %M = minute, %S = second,
# %v = event, %q = frame number, %t = thread (camera) number,
# %D = changed pixels, %N = noise level,
# %i and %J = width and height of motion area,
# %K and %L = X and Y coordinates of motion center
# %C = value defined by text_event
# Quotation marks round string are allowed.
############################################################

# Target base directory for pictures and films
# Recommended to use absolute path. (Default: current working directory)
target_dir /home/pi/motion

# File path for snapshots (jpeg or ppm) relative to target_dir
# Default: %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-snapshot
# Default value is equivalent to legacy oldlayout option
# For Motion 3.0 compatible mode choose: %Y/%m/%d/%H/%M/%S-snapshot
# File extension .jpg or .ppm is automatically added so do not include this.
# Note: A symbolic link called lastsnap.jpg created in the target_dir will always
# point to the latest snapshot, unless snapshot_filename is exactly 'lastsnap'
snapshot_filename %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-snapshot

# File path for motion triggered images (jpeg or ppm) relative to target_dir
# Default: %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-%q
# Default value is equivalent to legacy oldlayout option
# For Motion 3.0 compatible mode choose: %Y/%m/%d/%H/%M/%S-%q
# File extension .jpg or .ppm is automatically added so do not include this
# Set to 'preview' together with best-preview feature enables special naming
# convention for preview shots. See motion guide for details
picture_filename %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-%q

# File path for motion triggered ffmpeg films (movies) relative to target_dir
# Default: %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S
# Default value is equivalent to legacy oldlayout option
# For Motion 3.0 compatible mode choose: %Y/%m/%d/%H%M%S
# File extension .mpg or .avi is automatically added so do not include this
# This option was previously called ffmpeg_filename
movie_filename %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S

# File path for timelapse movies relative to target_dir
# Default: %Y%m%d-timelapse
# Default value is near equivalent to legacy oldlayout option
# For Motion 3.0 compatible mode choose: %Y/%m/%d-timelapse
# File extension .mpg is automatically added so do not include this
timelapse_filename %Y%m%d-timelapse

############################################################
# Global Network Options
############################################################
# Enable or disable IPV6 for http control and stream (default: off )
ipv6_enabled off

############################################################
# Live Stream Server
############################################################

# The mini-http server listens to this port for requests (default: 0 = disabled)
stream_port 8081

# Quality of the jpeg (in percent) images produced (default: 50)
stream_quality 50

# Output frames at 1 fps when no motion is detected and increase to the
# rate given by stream_maxrate when motion is detected (default: off)
stream_motion off

# Maximum framerate for stream streams (default: 1)
stream_maxrate 5

# Restrict stream connections to localhost only (default: on)
stream_localhost off

# Limits the number of images per connection (default: 0 = unlimited)
# Number can be defined by multiplying actual stream rate by desired number of seconds
# Actual stream rate is the smallest of the numbers framerate and stream_maxrate
stream_limit 0

# Set the authentication method (default: 0)
# 0 = disabled
# 1 = Basic authentication
# 2 = MD5 digest (the safer authentication)
stream_auth_method 0

# Authentication for the stream. Syntax username:password
# Default: not defined (Disabled)
stream_authentication robin:robin


############################################################
# HTTP Based Control
############################################################

# TCP/IP port for the http server to listen on (default: 0 = disabled)
webcontrol_port 8080

# Restrict control connections to localhost only (default: on)
webcontrol_localhost off

# Output for http server, select off to choose raw text plain (default: on)
webcontrol_html_output on

# Authentication for the http based control. Syntax username:password
# Default: not defined (Disabled)
webcontrol_authentication robin:robin


############################################################
# Tracking (Pan/Tilt)
#############################################################

# Type of tracker (0=none (default), 1=stepper, 2=iomojo, 3=pwc, 4=generic, 5=uvcvideo, 6=servo)
# The generic type enables the definition of motion center and motion size to
# be used with the conversion specifiers for options like on_motion_detected
track_type 0

# Enable auto tracking (default: off)
track_auto off

# Serial port of motor (default: none)
;track_port /dev/ttyS0

# Motor number for x-axis (default: 0)
;track_motorx 0

# Set motorx reverse (default: 0)
;track_motorx_reverse 0

# Motor number for y-axis (default: 0)
;track_motory 1

# Set motory reverse (default: 0)
;track_motory_reverse 0

# Maximum value on x-axis (default: 0)
;track_maxx 200

# Minimum value on x-axis (default: 0)
;track_minx 50

# Maximum value on y-axis (default: 0)
;track_maxy 200

# Minimum value on y-axis (default: 0)
;track_miny 50

# Center value on x-axis (default: 0)
;track_homex 128

# Center value on y-axis (default: 0)
;track_homey 128

# ID of an iomojo camera if used (default: 0)
track_iomojo_id 0

# Angle in degrees the camera moves per step on the X-axis
# with auto-track (default: 10)
# Currently only used with pwc type cameras
track_step_angle_x 10

# Angle in degrees the camera moves per step on the Y-axis
# with auto-track (default: 10)
# Currently only used with pwc type cameras
track_step_angle_y 10

# Delay to wait for after tracking movement as number
# of picture frames (default: 10)
track_move_wait 10

# Speed to set the motor to (stepper motor option) (default: 255)
track_speed 255

# Number of steps to make (stepper motor option) (default: 40)
track_stepsize 40


############################################################
# External Commands, Warnings and Logging:
# You can use conversion specifiers for the on_xxxx commands
# %Y = year, %m = month, %d = date,
# %H = hour, %M = minute, %S = second,
# %v = event, %q = frame number, %t = thread (camera) number,
# %D = changed pixels, %N = noise level,
# %i and %J = width and height of motion area,
# %K and %L = X and Y coordinates of motion center
# %C = value defined by text_event
# %f = filename with full path
# %n = number indicating filetype
# Both %f and %n are only defined for on_picture_save,
# on_movie_start and on_movie_end
# Quotation marks round string are allowed.
############################################################

# Do not sound beeps when detecting motion (default: on)
# Note: Motion never beeps when running in daemon mode.
quiet on

# Command to be executed when an event starts. (default: none)
# An event starts at first motion detected after a period of no motion defined by event_gap
on_event_start sudo /home/pi/C_Programs/ledon.sh 

 Command to be executed when an event ends after a period of no motion
# (default: none). The period of no motion is defined by option event_gap.
; on_event_end value

# Command to be executed when a picture (.ppm|.jpg) is saved (default: none)
# To give the filename as an argument to a command append it with %f
;on_picture_save sudo /home/pi/C_Programs/ledon.sh

# Command to be executed when a motion frame is detected (default: none)
;on_motion_detected "sudo /home/pi/C_Programs/ledon.sh"

# Command to be executed when motion in a predefined area is detected
# Check option 'area_detect'.   (default: none)
; on_area_detected value

# Command to be executed when a movie file (.mpg|.avi) is created. (default: none)
# To give the filename as an argument to a command append it with %f
; on_movie_start value

# Command to be executed when a movie file (.mpg|.avi) is closed. (default: none)
# To give the filename as an argument to a command append it with %f
; on_movie_end value

# Command to be executed when a camera can't be opened or if it is lost
# NOTE: There is situations when motion don't detect a lost camera!
# It depends on the driver, some drivers dosn't detect a lost camera at all
# Some hangs the motion thread. Some even hangs the PC! (default: none)
; on_camera_lost value

#####################################################################
# Common Options for database features.
# Options require database options to be active also.
#####################################################################

# Log to the database when creating motion triggered picture file  (default: on)
; sql_log_picture on

# Log to the database when creating a snapshot image file (default: on)
; sql_log_snapshot on

# Log to the database when creating motion triggered movie file (default: off)
; sql_log_movie off

# Log to the database when creating timelapse movies file (default: off)
; sql_log_timelapse off

# SQL query string that is sent to the database
# Use same conversion specifiers has for text features
# Additional special conversion specifiers are
# %n = the number representing the file_type
# %f = filename with full path
# Default value:
# Create tables :
## 
# Mysql
# CREATE TABLE security (camera int, filename char(80) not null, frame int, file_type int, time_stamp timestamp(14), event_time_stamp timestamp(14));
#
# Postgresql
# CREATE TABLE security (camera int, filename char(80) not null, frame int, file_type int, time_stamp timestamp without time zone, event_time_stamp timestamp without time zone);
#
# insert into security(camera, filename, frame, file_type, time_stamp, text_event) values('%t', '%f', '%q', '%n', '%Y-%m-%d %T', '%C')
; sql_query insert into security(camera, filename, frame, file_type, time_stamp, event_time_stamp) values('%t', '%f', '%q', '%n', '%Y-%m-%d %T', '%C')


############################################################
# Database Options
############################################################

# database type : mysql, postgresql, sqlite3 (default : not defined)
; database_type value

# database to log to (default: not defined)
; database_dbname value

# The host on which the database is located (default: localhost)
; database_host value

# User account name for database (default: not defined)
; database_user value

# User password for database (default: not defined)
; database_password value

# Port on which the database is located
#  mysql 3306 , postgresql 5432 (default: not defined)
; database_port value

############################################################
# Database Options For SQLite3
############################################################

# SQLite3 database (file path) (default: not defined)
; sqlite3_db value



############################################################
# Video Loopback Device (vloopback project)
############################################################

# Output images to a video4linux loopback device
# The value '-' means next available (default: not defined)
; video_pipe value

# Output motion images to a video4linux loopback device
# The value '-' means next available (default: not defined)
; motion_video_pipe value


##############################################################
# Thread config files - One for each camera.
# Except if only one camera - You only need this config file.
# If you have more than one camera you MUST define one thread
# config file for each camera in addition to this config file.
##############################################################

# Remember: If you have more than one camera you must have one
# thread file for each camera. E.g. 2 cameras requires 3 files:
# This motion.conf file AND thread1.conf and thread2.conf.
# Only put the options that are unique to each camera in the
# thread config files.
; thread /etc/motion/thread1.conf
; thread /etc/motion/thread2.conf
; thread /etc/motion/thread3.conf
; thread /etc/motion/thread4.conf


shuckle
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Location: Finland

Re: Motion software not working properly.

Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:37 am

Try removing the sudo. Motion apparently expects just a script name.

Build a simple test script which just does
echo hello >> /tmp/motion_hello.txt

Neddie
Posts: 34
Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:45 am

Re: Motion software not working properly.

Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:46 am

I've tried that , still not working.
My script now only has one thing in it :0)

#!/bin/bash
touch /home/pi/cccc.tmp


If I manually run the script , the cccc.tmp file is created , but it never gets created via the motion software.
Even the syslog shows that the script was never run. All the picture files and video's are saved , but the script never runs :0(
Copy of relevant part below:

Apr 11 10:40:03 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_new_video FPS 27
Apr 11 10:40:03 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 8 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104003.avi
Apr 11 10:40:03 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [ALL] motion_detected: Motion detected - starting event 5
Apr 11 10:40:03 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104003-08.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:03 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104003-09.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:03 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104003-10.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:03 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104003-11.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:03 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104003-12.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:04 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104003-13.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:04 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104003-14.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:04 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104004-00.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:04 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104004-01.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:04 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104004-02.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:04 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104004-03.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:04 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104004-04.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:04 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104004-05.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:05 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104004-06.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:05 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104004-07.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:05 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104005-00.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:06 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104005-01.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:06 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104005-02.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:06 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104006-00.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:07 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104006-01.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:07 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104007-00.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:08 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 1 saved to: /home/pi/motion/05-20160411104007-01.jpg
Apr 11 10:40:08 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [ALL] motion_loop: End of event 5
Apr 11 10:40:35 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_new_video FPS 30
Apr 11 10:40:35 raspberrypi motion: [1] [NTC] [EVT] event_newfile: File of type 8 saved to: /home/pi/motion/06-20160411104035.avi

Neddie
Posts: 34
Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:45 am

Re: Motion software not working properly.

Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:24 am

Thanks Shuckle , you were correct.
I forgot to restart the motion service after I removed the sudo in the
config file. Face plant......
The code to turn on the led is still not working, but that must be some other issue.
Cheers
Neddie

Neddie
Posts: 34
Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:45 am

Re: Motion software not working properly.

Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:07 am

Now that I have the csript running , the C program still won't run :0(
I've attached the code of my script.
The xxxx.tmp and zzzzz.tmp files are created.
The directory information is sent to qwerty.txt , which is correct , so I know I'm in the correct directory.
The ledon program DOES NOT RUN.
The ledonisit.tmp file IS created in the correct directory.

I've tried sudo ./ledon and also ./ledon
Any ideas. I'm sure I've missed something obvious :0(
If I run the script outside of motion , the led comes on!!

Code: Select all

#!/bin/bash

touch /home/pi/xxxx.tmp
touch /home/pi/zzzzz.tmp
cd /home/pi/C_Programs/
dir > qwerty.txt
./ledon
touch /home/pi/ledonisit.tmp

Neddie
Posts: 34
Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:45 am

Re: Motion software not working properly.

Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:02 am

Think I'll have to give up on this. No matter what I do , I can't get the led to turn on.
The script(s) I've tried all run on their own and will also run via crontab with no problems
but via motion the led will not turn on. All the "touch" stuff always works , but the C-program
won't work under motion.
:0(
Neddie

shuckle
Posts: 565
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:49 am
Location: Finland

Re: Motion software not working properly.

Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:23 am

You apparently run into some kind of protection issue.

One (easy) possibility is to change your ledon program to read one of those files you can modify from motion and just wait for the correct code to set the led on/off.

Neddie
Posts: 34
Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:45 am

Re: Motion software not working properly.

Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:37 am

I was starting to think along those lines.
Just write a python script that monitors a directory for a file. If it appears , turn on the led :0)
Not exactly elegant , but should work.
Cheers
Neddie

Gerbrand
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:29 pm

Re: Motion software not working properly.

Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:38 am

This worked for my version of a LedOn program, which is python using gpio.

Motion activated by RPi_Cam_Web_Interface is running as user www-data.

This user must have been granted access to using the gpio hardware, by adding it to the gpio group:

sudo adduser www-data gpio

of course the ledon program must be readable&executable for www-data also.


When using a relais with usb connection I tried usbrelay, which I did not get working. The script uses commands with sudo. Things go beyond my level of knowledge.

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