Call for Testers: FreeBSD webcam driver (and more)
rizzo at icir.org
Tue Feb 6 08:13:35 UTC 2007
On Mon, Feb 05, 2007 at 04:33:15PM -0800, Kevin Downey wrote:
> On 1/30/07, Luigi Rizzo <rizzo at icir.org> wrote:
> > I think I reached a first interesting milestone in my project
> > to build an emulation layer to compile linux device drivers on FreeBSD.
> > I managed to build a FreeBSD port of the linux 'gspca' driver (which claims
> > to support 228 different webcams) with basically no modifications to
> > the original source. So it would be good if someone could give a try
> > to this code, either on -current or -stable, keeping in mind that
> > this is NOT PRODUCTION READY yet.
> > More details on how the thing works are at
> > http://info.iet.unipi.it/~luigi/FreeBSD/linux_bsd_kld.html
> > together of course with source code, and even binary modules
> > for FreeBSD 6.2.
> > Basically I would like to know how it builds/works on -current,
> > have reports on cameras that work with it and those which don't
> > and so on. The driver supports the Video4Linux API so it should
> > be useful for a variety of applications.
> very cool. But how do you know if it works? what applications can be
a good idea would be to read the 'Trying the drivers' section
of the page above and do what it says there :)
As for the list of application i cannot make one because
i have no idea which ones apart from ekiga (which requires a patch
on FreeBSD) and the pwcview mentioned in the page.
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