I have successfully set up motion to run at boot up on a Raspberry Pi running buster Debian Linux.
Now I want to start and stop the service from within my Python program. I started by changing the
/etc/default/motion file from
start_motion_daemon=no and then rebooting, but the motion service was still automatically starting on boot. Then I ran
sudo systemctl disable motion
and rebooted. That worked. After this, I could successfully issue the command
sudo service motion start
from within my Python program via a subprocess.run() call and the service would start successfully. However, no motion capture occurred after this. Issuing the command
sudo service motion status
revealed a message saying
Does anyone know how to properly do this?