webcam usb device

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Jan 16 11:18:40 PST 2006

dick hoogendijk <dick at> writes:

> On 16 Jan Andrew P. wrote:
> > On 1/16/06, dick hoogendijk <dick at> wrote:
> > > 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?
> > >
> > 
> > As a matter of fact google comes up with a few useful links:
> >
> Sure, but they all relate to some kind of live cam broadcasting. That's
> not what I'm looking for. I just wonder WHY the cam is detected at boot
> time and cannot be found i.e. by kopete. If it exists it should be found
> somewhere shouldn't it?

Not necessarily.

What are the actual messages at boot time?
Is a driver attached to the device?

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