Thanks for your help gentlemen
The background to my problem:-
I tried the apt-get install motion on Ubuntu 10.04
released April 2010 (kernel 2.6.32-21-generic) and I can run the motion
binary although it is an older version of motion.
Unfortunately The USB video class (UVC driver) webcam I use did not work (although it streams fine in XAWTV and LUVCVIEW) creating this error:-
$ Corrupt JPEG data 584 extraneous bytes before marker 0xd9
Next :- I tried a newer version of
Ubuntu 11.10 (kernel 3.0.0.-14-generic) and also a new motion 2.6.12 to see if this corrupt image problem had been solved.
That is when I hit the videodev.h error when compiling the 2.6.12 binary.
I have not contacted Kenneth or Angel independently about the videodev.h problem. I just hope they read the mailing list and make a decision for a change.
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Joel Avery <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: peter thomas <email@example.com>; Motion discussion list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, 30 March 2012, 18:11
Subject: Re: [Motion-user] videodev.h missing (why not update 3.2.12 on home page download)
If you are using Ubuntu, there is a version of motion in the Ubuntu repositories all ready to go. While it may not be up to date, it is hassle free.
Just type "sudo apt-get install motion" and you are ready to go by putting some final touches in the motion.conf file.
From: peter thomas <email@example.com>
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2012 8:47:25 AM
Subject: [Motion-user] videodev.h missing (why not update 3.2.12 on home page
Is there a good reason why the motion home page (where every new person starts) with latest version download 3.2.12 has not been updated to prevent videodev.h error occuring whilst building the binary.
I am relatively new to linux using Ubuntu 11.10 and when this occurs and when I find a solution in the forum as below. I do not understand what is a svn or git? I just wanted it not to be broken for a first time use by a newbie.
Can someone give me the time to point me in the right way to get motion working (before I like presumably many others have to walk away from a great piece of software).
for the error:
linux/videodev.h: No such file or directory
Update to svn or git version , where it has been fixed.
- 19 Feb 2012
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