Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000, pwc driver, & webcam software...

Jeffrey Racine racinej at mcmaster.ca
Fri Jun 9 17:07:48 UTC 2006


I am running FreeBSD 6.1, and am attempting to get a webcam up and

I installed the pwcbsd driver and placed pwc_load="YES" in loader.conf.
Upon boot, the camera is recognized and dmesg tells me

pwc0: Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 USB webcam
pwc0: This camera is equipped with a Sony CCD sensor + TDA8787 (32)

So far so good.

Now I am at a loss, and am looking for advice.

I can't seem to find any software that captures images that works. I
have looked at camserv, motion, spcaview, cqcam, phpsview, but none of
them seem to want to cooperate (note - these use the ugen device and I
tried them w/o the pwc driver).

So, is anyone aware of software for still & motion image capture that
indeed works with the bwc driver?

Many thanks for any/all suggestions.

-- Jeff

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