freebsd & webcam

Gary Palmer gpalmer at
Sun May 13 20:01:41 UTC 2007

On Sun, May 13, 2007 at 09:12:41PM +0200, Momchil Ivanov wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I`ve recently received Logitec QuickCam Express Plus and was wondering whether 
> I can use it with freebsd. When I plug it in I see the following in messages 
> ugen0: vendor 0x046d Camera, rev 1.10/0.00, addr 5 and the led on the camera 
> is on. I`ve installed pwc (multimedia/pwcbsd from ports) but when I load the 
> module nothing happens: I don`t see anything in messages and no /dev/video0 
> is created. My system is FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE #4: Sat Apr 21 23:27:13 CEST 2007 
> if that would be of any help.
> So my question is: can I use my webcam. If yes how :) ? and if no, is there 
> some way to change the answer to yes?

Did you disconnect and reconnect the camera after loading the pwc module?
If it still doesn't appear, you need to post the 'usbdevs -v' output
which will include the device ID as well as the manufacturer ID.

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