Call for Testers: FreeBSD webcam driver (and more)

Rene Ladan r.c.ladan at
Wed Jan 31 12:49:43 UTC 2007

Luigi Rizzo schreef:
> 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
> 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 binary modules also load on CURRENT i386 as of 2007/01/30,
dmesg shows

> usb_spca5xx_init: gspca driver 01.00.12 registered

but it doesn't recognize the Xbox360 webcam (vendor 0x45e, product 0x294) :

> spcaDetectCamera called vend 0x45e prod 0x294 p 0xc7a8d334
> spcaCameraDetect failed

neither does it recognize the builtin USB 2.0 webcam of my Asus A6JE
laptop (Syntek, product 0xa311), at least no /dev/video* show up.

> 	cheers
> 	luigi

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