freebsd & webcam

Hans Petter Selasky hselasky at
Sun May 13 20:41:05 UTC 2007

On Sunday 13 May 2007 21:49, Gary Palmer wrote:
> 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.

Apropos webcameras, I'm currently working on a Linux USB emulation layer for 
the new USB stack, that will enable High-Speed webcams working through the 
same "pwcbsd" module that Luigi has created.


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