By default Motion use home directory with path
So, to change this open your
terminal and run it:
gksudo gedit /etc/motion/motion.conf
sudo vim /etc/motion/motion.conf
Find string started with:
Change value to your own some like a:
For using Motion through web interface you need to find or add this string in your config:
Then save the file, and add this USERNAME to the group motion:
adduser USERNAME motion
After this you can use Motion (if daemon is started) from web interface:
From Precise Motion package manpages:
Full path and filename of config file.
Default is /usr/local/etc unless specified differently when building Motion.
Many RPMs and debian packages will most likely use /etc or /etc/motion as default.
Also I suggest you to refer with Motion Guides:
So if you can start your Motion with -c option but without pathname (check your simlink option):
// then Motion will use motion.conf
OR if you start Motion with point to your PATHNAME value:
motion -c <YOUR/PATHNAME>
// then Motion will use your custom config which will OVERRIDE the defaults.