webcam usb device

dick hoogendijk dick at
Mon Jan 16 09:12:37 PST 2006

On Sun, 15 Jan 2006 10:20:21 +0100
dick hoogendijk <dick at> wrote:

> I have a Logiteck QuickCam Chat webcam (USB-2)
> The device is detected alright. But I cannot get it to work.
> Kopete (KDE)  i.e. does not see the device.
> I have two questions:
> (a) do I need to load some kind of *.ko file (like for the soundcards)
> to use a webcam under freebsd-6R?
> (b) what program is useful in testing this (web) usb-camera?
> Hope to get some advice.

Nobody reacted. So either I'm stupid and just should know how these
things work in FreeBSD, or people didn't have time yet to respond.

I googled a lot on "webcam and freebsd" but could not find something
relevant. I did read somewhre that on linux one has to create
a /dev/video* which on my fbsd-6R does not exist. I trust devfs should
have made one if needed..

I still at a loss on how to use my webcam on freebsd. It shouldn't be
too hard I'm told. Well, whatever.. It is in dmesg, but further than
that it can not be used. Who has some pointers?

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