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  • @sdetweil thanks ive done this command chmod +x external_motion but i don’t see an outcome it just re turns to pi@raspberrypi:~/MagicMirror/modules/MMM-SleepWake

    whole commandline below

    pi@raspberrypi:~/MagicMirror/modules/MMM-SleepWake $ chmod +x external_motion

  • @dazza120 right. That makes my script executable, so motion can execute it

    Now u will see files appear in the MMM-SleepWake/motion folder

    When the motion module detects motion, and when it ends.

    My module uses those files

  • @sdetweil u start the motion tool with sudo motion &

    And u can see it’s actions in /var/log/motion/motion.log

    The tail command will show you the last few lines (default 20) of a file

  • @sdetweil i’ll have a look tomorrow, thanks very much for your help much appreciated for your help

  • @sdetweil not sure its supposed to look like this

    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo motion &
    [1] 28276
    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ [0:motion] [ALR] [ALL] conf_load: could not open configfile /usr/local/etc/motion/motion.conf: No such file or directory
    [0:motion] [CRT] [ALL] conf_load: No config file to process, using default values
    [0:motion] [NTC] [ALL] motion_startup: Using default log level (NTC) (6)
    [0:motion] [NTC] [ALL] motion_startup: Logging to syslog
    [0:motion] [NTC] [ALL] motion_startup: Motion 4.2.1+git20181209-7bd179c Started
    [0:motion] [NTC] [ALL] motion_startup: Using default log type (ALL)
    [0:motion] [NTC] [ALL] motion_startup: Using log type (ALL) log level (NTC)
    [0:motion] [NTC] [ENC] ffmpeg_global_init: ffmpeg libavcodec version 57.64.101 libavformat version 57.56.101
    [0:motion] [NTC] [ALL] translate_init: Language: English
    [0:motion] [NTC] [ALL] motion_start_thread: Camera ID: 0 Camera Name: (null) Device: /dev/video0
    [0:motion] [NTC] [ALL] main: Waiting for threads to finish, pid: 28281
    [1:ml1] [NTC] [ALL] motion_init: Camera 0 started: motion detection Enabled
    [1:ml1] [NTC] [VID] vid_start: Opening V4L2 device
    [1:ml1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_device_open: Using videodevice /dev/video0 and input -1
    [1:ml1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_device_capability: - VIDEO_CAPTURE
    [1:ml1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_device_capability: - READWRITE
    [1:ml1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_device_capability: - STREAMING
    [1:ml1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_input_select: Name = "ov534"- CAMERA
    [1:ml1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_norm_select: Device does not support specifying PAL/NTSC norm
    [1:ml1] [NTC] [VID] v4l2_pixfmt_select: Configuration palette index 17 (YU12) for 640x480 doesn't work.

  • @dazza120 Hey Dazza. Post it in the code-block you can use in the editor. Otherwise it’s hard to read your code/output.

  • @mdhenriksen not sure why it came out like that but i am doing it via vnc on my phone lol thank you that should be sorted now

  • @dazza120 Hm… mine says
    [-1191364720:motion] [NTC] [ALL] conf_load: Processing thread 0 - config file /etc/motion/motion.conf

  • @sdetweil hi for some reason I have no motion.conf file in there, but I was getting tones of video clips stored in /home/Pi folder, can you tell me the best remove command for motion project as I’ll start again from scratch and looking at one of the files in the home/Pi folder it said
    Install complete! The default configuration file, motion-dist.conf, has been
    installed to /usr/local/etc/motion. You need to rename/copy it to motion.conf
    for Motion to find it. More configuration examples as well as init scripts
    can be found in /usr/local/share/motion/examples.

  • @dazza120 weird… if u installed with
    apt-get install motion
    then the command is
    apt-get --purge remove motion