FYI: v4l-linuxulator support in FreeBSD-current now

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Tue Jan 12 10:17:03 UTC 2010

Quoting Matthias Apitz <guru at> (from Tue, 12 Jan 2010  
08:06:44 +0100):

> El día Saturday, December 05, 2009 a las 02:09:27PM -0500, J.R.  
> Oldroyd escribió:

>> My testing is with a pwc(4) based webcam (in the multimedia/pwc
>> port).  This driver has V4L support.  If you test with any other
>> driver, please do send feedback.
> Alexander and jr,
> Thanks for your work! Having this support now in FreeBSD for my
> multimedia/pwcbsd based cam in Skype, I'd like to have the same for  
> the cam in
> my EeePC 900, about which Linux says:
>       [   11.540000] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
>       [   11.560000] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device CNF7129 (04f2:b071)
>       [   11.690000] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
>       [   11.690000] USB Video Class driver (SVN r2008.02.27)
> Any chance to get this supported in the future?

What was committed is not a driver, just a translation layer to go  
from the linuxulator to the FreeBSD driver. What you need is a FreeBSD  
driver for the webcam. As it is a USB one, I suggest to talk with HPS  
(probably on usb@) about it.


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