webcam usb device

Andrew P. infofarmer at
Mon Jan 16 10:36:35 PST 2006

On 1/16/06, dick hoogendijk <dick at> wrote:
> 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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As a matter of fact google comes up with a few useful links:

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