webcamd-0.1.23 does not start via rc.d

Matthias Apitz guru at
Wed Apr 13 18:51:08 UTC 2011

El día Wednesday, April 13, 2011 a las 06:10:03PM +0200, Oliver Fromme escribió:

> Matthias Apitz wrote:
>  > I have webcamd-0.1.23 in a 9-CURRENT with ports from CVS from today;
>  > even with the correct value in /etc/rc.conf webcamd does not start:
>  > [...]
>  > It seems to missing something:
> Yes.  You must specify the USB unit and address, which you
> can lookup with usbconfig.  For example, when the camera
> attaches as ugen1.2, you must specify "1.2".
> ...

But than the man page of webcamd(8) is incorrect (it says inserting a line
in /etc/rc.conf is enough). And concerning the USB unit addr, I thought
that webcamd(8) will just use the 1st unit which fits, at least it
worked this way when I started webcamd(8) by hand without any further


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