mugurdi
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I can not start motion as daemon

Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:06 am

Hello,
I have motion installed with a picamera. If I start motion from the console, it's fine. but I can not configure it as a daemon.

I enabled motion to run as a daemon, editing "/etc/default/motion" file and setting

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start_motion_daemon = yes
I enabled motion by the command:

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sudo systemctl enable motiom
And I get an error: "Failed to enable unit: File motion.service: No such file or directory"

I've been with this for several days. What else can I do?

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Re: I can not start motion as daemon

Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:54 am

Why did you type the command?:

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sudo systemctl enable motiom
This command is not necessary.

You should enable the daemon simply by changing this line of the file /etc/default/motion:

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# set to 'yes' to enable the motion daemon
start_motion_daemon=yes
The command systemctl status motion will show the status of motion running as service:

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[email protected]:~ $ systemctl status motion
● motion.service - LSB: Start Motion detection
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/motion; generated; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Thu 2018-07-19 10:24:37 CEST; 28min ago
     Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8)
  Process: 328 ExecStart=/etc/init.d/motion start (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
   CGroup: /system.slice/motion.service
           └─561 /usr/bin/motion

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Re: I can not start motion as daemon

Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:14 pm

Since it's still using the old sysvinit stuff you need to run
sudo update-rc.d motion defaults
sudo update-rc.d motion enable

that should get it running a boot time.
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Re: I can not start motion as daemon

Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:06 am

Thank you very much for your responses.

Imarmisa: in file/etc/default/motion I have written "start_motion_daemon = yes"
But when executing

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systemctl status motion
The answer is

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: Unit motion.service could not be found.
DougieLawson: I executed the following and this has been the answer:

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sudo update-rc.d motion defaults
There's no answer. It seems that everything is fine

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sudo update-rc.d motion enable
update-rc.d: error: can not find a LSB script for motion
How can I solve this error?

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Re: I can not start motion as daemon

Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:50 am

Hello,
I have permission problems. what should I do? Change permissions to the /var/run/ folder? What permissions should I put?

[0:motion] [NTC] [ALL] [Jul 20 16:45:14] become_daemon: Motion going to daemon mode
[0:motion] [ERR] [ALL] [Jul 20 16:45:14] create_path: Problem creating directory /var/run/motion: Permission denied
[0:motion] [EMG] [ALL] [Jul 20 16:45:14] become_daemon: Exit motion, cannot create process id file (pid file) /var/run/motion/motion.pid: Permission denied

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Re: I can not start motion as daemon

Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:52 am

I have checked here that the file /etc/default/motion should not include any blank space character. If motion detects a syntax error (blank space), the daemon is not started.

This is the correct syntax, not yours:

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# set to 'yes' to enable the motion daemon
start_motion_daemon=yes

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Re: I can not start motion as daemon

Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:06 am

Thanks, lmarmisa
the blank spaces are introduced by the Google translator when some text with non-alphanumeric characters is pasted in the source window ... I forgot to correct it. In fact, the syntax is fine in the motion file.
My problem is the permissions. How can I avoid "problem creating directory /var/run/motion: Permission denied" and "can not create process id file (pid file) /var/run/motion/motion.pid: Permission denied"

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Re: I can not start motion as daemon

Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:45 am

If in the console I type

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:~ $ motion
the two errors happen

If I type

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:~ $ sudo motion
the program starts normally.

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Re: I can not start motion as daemon

Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:05 am

mugurdi wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:45 am
If in the console I type

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:~ $ motion
the two errors happen

If I type

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:~ $ sudo motion
the program starts normally.
This behavior is good. The user pi has no privileges for running motion but root is able to run that program.

If the syntax of start_motion_daemon=yes is correct, simply reboot your system and check if motion is really running as daemon. Type the command ps -ef | grep motion:

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[email protected]:~ $ ps -ef | grep motion
motion     608     1  2 09:56 ?        00:00:06 /usr/bin/motion
pi        1219  1193  0 10:00 pts/1    00:00:00 grep --color=auto motion
[email protected]:~ $
In the previous example, /usr/bin/motion is running as user motion and process 608.

If the command does not show /usr/bin/motion, take a look at the file /var/log/syslog:

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tail -n 100 /var/log/syslog

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Re: I can not start motion as daemon

Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:07 am

I rebooted (no motion started)
$ ps -ef | grep motion
pi 1259 1210 0 06:54 pts/1 00:00:00 grep --color=auto motion


$ tail -n 100 /var/log/syslog
Jul 23 06:34:11 raspberrypi bluetoothd[676]: sap-server: Operation not permitted (1)
Jul 23 06:34:11 raspberrypi bluetoothd[676]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.11 path=/A2DP/SBC/Source/1
Jul 23 06:34:11 raspberrypi bluetoothd[676]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.11 path=/A2DP/SBC/Sink/1
Jul 23 06:34:11 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Starting Hostname Service...
Jul 23 06:34:11 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes.
Jul 23 06:34:11 raspberrypi kernel: [ 9.924340] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
Jul 23 06:34:11 raspberrypi kernel: [ 9.924361] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
Jul 23 06:34:11 raspberrypi kernel: [ 9.924386] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
Jul 23 06:34:11 raspberrypi dbus-daemon[582]: Activating via systemd: service name='org.gtk.vfs.Daemon' unit='gvfs-daemon.service'
Jul 23 06:34:11 raspberrypi systemd[504]: Starting Virtual filesystem service...
Jul 23 06:34:11 raspberrypi dbus[323]: [system] Successfully activated service 'org.freedesktop.hostname1'
Jul 23 06:34:11 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Started Hostname Service.
Jul 23 06:34:11 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Startup finished in 1.445s (kernel) + 8.777s (userspace) = 10.223s.
Jul 23 06:34:11 raspberrypi dbus-daemon[582]: Successfully activated service 'org.gtk.vfs.Daemon'
Jul 23 06:34:11 raspberrypi systemd[504]: Started Virtual filesystem service.
Jul 23 06:34:11 raspberrypi kernel: [ 10.409034] fuse init (API version 7.26)
Jul 23 06:34:11 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Mounting FUSE Control File System...
Jul 23 06:34:11 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Mounted FUSE Control File System.
Jul 23 06:34:12 raspberrypi dbus[323]: [system] Activating via systemd: service name='org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1' unit='polkit.service'
Jul 23 06:34:12 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Starting Authorization Manager...
Jul 23 06:34:12 raspberrypi dhcpcd[352]: wlan0: using static address 192.168.1.19/24
Jul 23 06:34:12 raspberrypi avahi-daemon[310]: Joining mDNS multicast group on interface wlan0.IPv4 with address 192.168.1.19.
Jul 23 06:34:12 raspberrypi dhcpcd[352]: wlan0: adding route to 192.168.1.0/24
Jul 23 06:34:12 raspberrypi dhcpcd[352]: wlan0: adding default route via 192.168.1.1
Jul 23 06:34:12 raspberrypi avahi-daemon[310]: New relevant interface wlan0.IPv4 for mDNS.
Jul 23 06:34:12 raspberrypi avahi-daemon[310]: Registering new address record for 192.168.1.19 on wlan0.IPv4.
Jul 23 06:34:12 raspberrypi polkitd[792]: started daemon version 0.105 using authority implementation `local' version `0.105'
Jul 23 06:34:12 raspberrypi dbus[323]: [system] Successfully activated service 'org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1'
Jul 23 06:34:12 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Started Authorization Manager.
Jul 23 06:34:12 raspberrypi dbus-daemon[582]: Activating via systemd: service name='org.gtk.vfs.UDisks2VolumeMonitor' unit='gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor.service'
Jul 23 06:34:12 raspberrypi systemd[504]: Starting Virtual filesystem service - disk device monitor...
Jul 23 06:34:12 raspberrypi dbus[323]: [system] Activating via systemd: service name='org.freedesktop.UDisks2' unit='udisks2.service'
Jul 23 06:34:12 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Starting Disk Manager...
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi udisksd[884]: udisks daemon version 2.1.8 starting
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi dbus[323]: [system] Successfully activated service 'org.freedesktop.UDisks2'
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Started Disk Manager.
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi udisksd[884]: Acquired the name org.freedesktop.UDisks2 on the system message bus
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi udisksd[884]: Cleaning up mount point /media/pi/SETTINGS (device 179:5 is not mounted)
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi dbus-daemon[582]: Successfully activated service 'org.gtk.vfs.UDisks2VolumeMonitor'
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi systemd[504]: Started Virtual filesystem service - disk device monitor.
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi dbus-daemon[582]: Activating via systemd: service name='org.gtk.vfs.GPhoto2VolumeMonitor' unit='gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor.service'
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi systemd[504]: Starting Virtual filesystem service - digital camera monitor...
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi dbus-daemon[582]: Successfully activated service 'org.gtk.vfs.GPhoto2VolumeMonitor'
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi systemd[504]: Started Virtual filesystem service - digital camera monitor.
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi dbus-daemon[582]: Activating via systemd: service name='org.gtk.vfs.MTPVolumeMonitor' unit='gvfs-mtp-volume-monitor.service'
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi systemd[504]: Starting Virtual filesystem service - Media Transfer Protocol monitor...
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi dbus-daemon[582]: Successfully activated service 'org.gtk.vfs.MTPVolumeMonitor'
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi systemd[504]: Started Virtual filesystem service - Media Transfer Protocol monitor.
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi dbus-daemon[582]: Activating via systemd: service name='org.gtk.vfs.GoaVolumeMonitor' unit='gvfs-goa-volume-monitor.service'
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi systemd[504]: Starting Virtual filesystem service - GNOME Online Accounts monitor...
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi dbus-daemon[582]: Successfully activated service 'org.gtk.vfs.GoaVolumeMonitor'
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi systemd[504]: Started Virtual filesystem service - GNOME Online Accounts monitor.
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi dbus-daemon[582]: Activating via systemd: service name='org.gtk.vfs.AfcVolumeMonitor' unit='gvfs-afc-volume-monitor.service'
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi systemd[504]: Starting Virtual filesystem service - Apple File Conduit monitor...
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi gvfs-afc-volume-monitor[933]: Volume monitor alive
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi dbus-daemon[582]: Successfully activated service 'org.gtk.vfs.AfcVolumeMonitor'
Jul 23 06:34:13 raspberrypi systemd[504]: Started Virtual filesystem service - Apple File Conduit monitor.
Jul 23 06:34:14 raspberrypi kernel: [ 13.318124] random: crng init done
Jul 23 06:34:14 raspberrypi kernel: [ 13.318136] random: 7 urandom warning(s) missed due to ratelimiting
Jul 23 06:34:15 raspberrypi kernel: [ 14.156181] EXT4-fs (mmcblk0p5): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
Jul 23 06:34:15 raspberrypi udisksd[884]: Mounted /dev/mmcblk0p5 at /media/pi/SETTINGS on behalf of uid 1000
Jul 23 06:34:20 raspberrypi dhcpcd[352]: wlan0: no IPv6 Routers available
Jul 23 06:34:58 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Time has been changed
Jul 23 06:34:58 raspberrypi systemd[504]: Time has been changed
Jul 23 06:34:58 raspberrypi systemd-timesyncd[286]: Synchronized to time server 193.145.15.15:123 (2.debian.pool.ntp.org).
Jul 23 06:34:58 raspberrypi systemd[1]: apt-daily.timer: Adding 44min 43.034771s random time.
Jul 23 06:34:58 raspberrypi systemd[1]: apt-daily-upgrade.timer: Adding 18min 5.823990s random time.
Jul 23 06:35:20 raspberrypi kernel: [ 57.045933] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Attaching one wire slave 00.800000000000 crc 8c
Jul 23 06:35:20 raspberrypi kernel: [ 57.049169] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Family 0 for 00.800000000000.8c is not registered.
Jul 23 06:36:23 raspberrypi kernel: [ 120.635296] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Attaching one wire slave 00.400000000000 crc 46
Jul 23 06:36:23 raspberrypi kernel: [ 120.638132] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Family 0 for 00.400000000000.46 is not registered.
Jul 23 06:37:14 raspberrypi kernel: [ 171.394523] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Attaching one wire slave 00.c00000000000 crc ca
Jul 23 06:37:14 raspberrypi kernel: [ 171.397314] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Family 0 for 00.c00000000000.ca is not registered.
Jul 23 06:38:31 raspberrypi kernel: [ 247.832927] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Attaching one wire slave 00.200000000000 crc 23
Jul 23 06:38:31 raspberrypi kernel: [ 247.835754] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Family 0 for 00.200000000000.23 is not registered.
Jul 23 06:39:34 raspberrypi kernel: [ 311.432382] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Attaching one wire slave 00.a00000000000 crc af
Jul 23 06:39:34 raspberrypi kernel: [ 311.435274] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Family 0 for 00.a00000000000.af is not registered.
Jul 23 06:40:12 raspberrypi kernel: [ 349.352580] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Attaching one wire slave 00.600000000000 crc 65
Jul 23 06:40:12 raspberrypi kernel: [ 349.357523] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Family 0 for 00.600000000000.65 is not registered.
Jul 23 06:40:53 raspberrypi kernel: [ 389.842322] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Attaching one wire slave 00.e00000000000 crc e9
Jul 23 06:40:53 raspberrypi kernel: [ 389.847090] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Family 0 for 00.e00000000000.e9 is not registered.
Jul 23 06:41:56 raspberrypi kernel: [ 452.831429] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Attaching one wire slave 00.100000000000 crc 9d
Jul 23 06:41:56 raspberrypi kernel: [ 452.834190] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Family 0 for 00.100000000000.9d is not registered.
Jul 23 06:42:35 raspberrypi kernel: [ 491.951167] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Attaching one wire slave 00.900000000000 crc 11
Jul 23 06:42:35 raspberrypi kernel: [ 491.953911] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Family 0 for 00.900000000000.11 is not registered.
Jul 23 06:43:50 raspberrypi kernel: [ 567.193298] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Attaching one wire slave 00.500000000000 crc db
Jul 23 06:43:50 raspberrypi kernel: [ 567.196256] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Family 0 for 00.500000000000.db is not registered.
Jul 23 06:44:42 raspberrypi kernel: [ 619.155313] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Attaching one wire slave 00.d00000000000 crc 57
Jul 23 06:44:42 raspberrypi kernel: [ 619.160102] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Family 0 for 00.d00000000000.57 is not registered.
Jul 23 06:45:08 raspberrypi kernel: [ 645.595450] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Attaching one wire slave 00.300000000000 crc be
Jul 23 06:45:08 raspberrypi kernel: [ 645.598333] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Family 0 for 00.300000000000.be is not registered.
Jul 23 06:45:08 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Reached target Network is Online.
Jul 23 06:45:08 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Starting Daily apt download activities...
Jul 23 06:45:11 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Started Daily apt download activities.
Jul 23 06:45:11 raspberrypi systemd[1]: apt-daily.timer: Adding 9h 54min 56.907510s random time.
Jul 23 06:45:11 raspberrypi systemd[1]: apt-daily.timer: Adding 9h 53min 4.350699s random time.
Jul 23 06:45:58 raspberrypi kernel: [ 694.996280] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Attaching one wire slave 00.b00000000000 crc 32
Jul 23 06:45:58 raspberrypi kernel: [ 694.999028] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Family 0 for 00.b00000000000.32 is not registered.
Jul 23 06:46:37 raspberrypi kernel: [ 734.276723] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Attaching one wire slave 00.700000000000 crc f8
Jul 23 06:46:37 raspberrypi kernel: [ 734.279426] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Family 0 for 00.700000000000.f8 is not registered.
[email protected]:/var/log $

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Re: I can not start motion as daemon

Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:54 am

Your system started at 06:34:01 (Jul 23 06:34:11 raspberrypi kernel: [ 9.924340] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized) but the first event shown on syslog shows the time 06:34:11 (Jul 23 06:34:11 raspberrypi bluetoothd[676]: sap-server: Operation not permitted (1)). No luck. One hundred lines were too few. :(

This procedure will work much better.

First, of all, remove the current file /var/log/syslog and reboot your system:

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sudo rm /var/log/syslog
sudo reboot
Once the system is restarted, type this command:

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grep motion /var/log/syslog
This the output in my case (I suppose that yours will be different):

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[email protected]:~ $ grep motion /var/log/syslog
Jul 23 09:19:24 rpi5 motion[365]: Starting motion detection daemon: motion.
Jul 23 09:19:29 rpi5 motion: [0:motion] [NTC] [ALL] conf_load: Processing thread 0 - config file /etc/motion/motion.conf
Jul 23 09:19:29 rpi5 motion: [0:motion] [ALR] [ALL] conf_cmdparse: Unknown config option "ffmpeg_deinterlace"
Jul 23 09:19:29 rpi5 motion: [0:motion] [ALR] [ALL] conf_cmdparse: Unknown config option "sdl_threadnr"
Jul 23 09:19:29 rpi5 motion: [0:motion] [NTC] [ALL] motion_startup: Motion 4.0 Started
Jul 23 09:19:29 rpi5 motion: [0:motion] [NTC] [ALL] motion_startup: Logging to syslog
Jul 23 09:19:29 rpi5 motion: [0:motion] [NTC] [ALL] motion_startup: Using log type (ALL) log level (NTC)
Jul 23 09:19:29 rpi5 motion: [0:motion] [NTC] [ALL] become_daemon: Motion going to daemon mode
Jul 23 09:19:29 rpi5 motion: [0:motion] [NTC] [ALL] become_daemon: Created process id file /var/run/motion/motion.pid. Process ID is 542
Jul 23 09:19:29 rpi5 motion: [0:motion] [NTC] [ALL] motion_startup: Motion running as daemon process
Jul 23 09:19:29 rpi5 motion: [0:motion] [NTC] [ENC] ffmpeg_init: ffmpeg libavcodec version 57.48.101 libavformat version 57.41.100
Jul 23 09:19:30 rpi5 motion: [0:motion] [NTC] [ALL] main: Camera 0 is from /etc/motion/motion.conf
Jul 23 09:19:30 rpi5 motion: [0:motion] [NTC] [ALL] main: Camera 0 is device: /dev/video0 input -1
Jul 23 09:19:30 rpi5 motion: [0:motion] [NTC] [ALL] main: Stream port 8081
Jul 23 09:19:30 rpi5 motion: [0:motion] [NTC] [ALL] main: Waiting for threads to finish, pid: 542
Jul 23 09:19:30 rpi5 motion: [1:ml1] [NTC] [ALL] motion_init: Camera 0 started: motion detection Enabled
Jul 23 09:19:30 rpi5 motion: [0:web_control] [NTC] [STR] http_bindsock: listening on any IPv4 address port 8080
Jul 23 09:19:30 rpi5 motion: [1:ml1] [NTC] [VID] vid_v4lx_start: Using videodevice /dev/video0 and input -1
Jul 23 09:19:30 rpi5 motion: [0:web_control] [NTC] [STR] httpd_run: Started motion-httpd server on port 8080 (auth Disabled)
Jul 23 09:19:31 rpi5 motion: [1:ml1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_get_capability: #012------------------------#012cap.driver: "uvcvideo"#012cap.card: "UVC Camera (046d:081
b)"#012cap.bus_info: "usb-3f980000.usb-1.1.3"#012cap.capabilities=0x84200001#012------------------------
Jul 23 09:19:31 rpi5 motion: [1:ml1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_get_capability: - VIDEO_CAPTURE
Jul 23 09:19:31 rpi5 motion: [1:ml1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_get_capability: - STREAMING
...
Motion was started only 1 second after the first kernel event shown in the log file.

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Re: I can not start motion as daemon

Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:49 am

Hello,
I do not understand anything...
I have done what you suggest: I have deleted /var/log/syslog and I have done reboot
Then with grep motion /var/log/syslog no line comes out, and the new syslog has about 600 lines.

I think this file is correct

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Re: I can not start motion as daemon

Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:55 am

I think that in /etc/motion/motion.conf configuration file everything is fine:

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############################################################
# 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 /var/log/motion/motion.log

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Re: I can not start motion as daemon

Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:07 am

We are looking in a wrong file (/var/log/syslog).

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...
# Use a file to save logs messages, if not defined stderr and syslog is used. (default: not defined)
logfile /var/log/motion/motion.log
...
According to your configuration the log file is /var/log/motion/motion.log.

Take a look at this file in order to find information about the error.

BTW, this is my file /etc/motion/motion.conf:

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# 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 /var/log/motion/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 1024

# Image height (pixels). Valid range: Camera dependent, default: 288
height 768

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

# 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 5

# 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 off

# 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 1500

# 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 1

# 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 60

# Maximum length in seconds of a movie
# When value is exceeded a new movie file is created. (Default: 0 = infinite)
max_movie_time 10

# 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 off

# 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 75

# 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 off

############################################################
# 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

# 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 on


# 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 /tmp/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 1

# 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 username:password


############################################################
# 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 username:password


############################################################
# 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 value

# 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 value

# Command to be executed when a motion frame is detected (default: none)
; on_motion_detected value

# 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

I made some changes and had to install the package ffmpeg:

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sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

mugurdi
Posts: 66
Joined: Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:49 am

Re: I can not start motion as daemon

Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:29 am

Hello,
I deleted /var/log/motion/motion.log, I made reboot and no file called motion.log is created.

I'm thinking about reinstalling everything: in addition to motion what should I reinstall: ffmpeg? More things?

I appreciate your help, because I'm lost.

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