Call for Testers: FreeBSD webcam driver (and more)

Rene Ladan r.c.ladan at
Wed Jan 31 14:12:34 UTC 2007

Luigi Rizzo schreef:
> On Wed, Jan 31, 2007 at 01:23:05PM +0100, Rene Ladan wrote:
>> 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
>>> this is NOT PRODUCTION READY yet.
>> [...]
>>> 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.
> ok thanks for the work anyways... i see there is a
> project on sourceforge for this one but probably not complete yet
Might be worth a try :)

> while i haven't found anything on the web for the xbox thing.
Me neither.  The xbox camera only creates a /dev/ugenX, but no /dev/ugenX.Y

The camera is recognized as:
> ugen0: Microsoft Video Camera, rev 2.00/1.50, addr 2

> 	cheers
> 	luigi
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