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Linux.com: CLI Magic: Getting into Motion

Feb 28, 2006, 06:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Alexander Bain)

"Want to keep an eye on what's going on in your home or office when you're not there? You can turn a Linux box into a motion detector by using an old webcam and Motion -- software for monitoring a Video4Linux device.

"The first thing you must do is get your webcam going. Dig out that old one from your spares draw, or buy the cheapest one you can find. (I managed to get a Labtec webcam for £2 (about $3.50) on eBay.) Plug it into your PC's USB port, log on as root, then type lsusb..."

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