webcamd-0.1.23 does not start via rc.d
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Thu Apr 14 09:55:56 UTC 2011
Matthias Apitz <guru at unixarea.de> wrote:
> El dÃa Wednesday, April 13, 2011 a las 06:10:03PM +0200, Oliver Fromme escribiÃ³:
> > Matthias Apitz wrote:
> > > I have webcamd-0.1.23 in a 9-CURRENT with ports from CVS from today;
> > > even with the correct value in /etc/rc.conf webcamd does not start:
> > > [...]
> > > It seems to missing something:
> > Yes. You must specify the USB unit and address, which you
> > can lookup with usbconfig. For example, when the camera
> > attaches as ugen1.2, you must specify "1.2".
> > ...
> But than the man page of webcamd(8) is incorrect (it says inserting a line
> in /etc/rc.conf is enough). And concerning the USB unit addr, I thought
> that webcamd(8) will just use the 1st unit which fits, at least it
> worked this way when I started webcamd(8) by hand without any further
Well, I don't use the rc.conf entry at all because my webcam
is usually not plugged in during boot. I have to use an
entry in devd.conf instead so webcamd starts when I plug the
webcam in. This is why I need the aforementioned wrapper
script; it simply does not work otherwise.
I don't remember exactly what was wrong, it's a few months
ago. But I can tell you for sure that it did *not* work out
of the box according to the documentation, so I had to write
that script. At that time I assumed that it was some 8-stable
vs. 9-current thing ... As I wrote previously, I didn't care
too much since I got it working with that trivial wrapper
Maybe it works out of the box with today's 8-stable, but
I'm reluctant to try because, you know, "never change a
running system" ... ;-)
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