[PC-BSD Dev] Dev Digest, Vol 32, Issue 2

James T. Nixon III james at ixsystems.com
Tue Jan 5 12:18:46 PST 2010


> Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2010 10:45:57 -0500
> From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com>
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Dev] using integrated webcam on skype
> To: dev at lists.pcbsd.org
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> On 01/05/2010 10:34, Alexander Kapshuk wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've got a Compaq Presario CQ61-110ER with an integrated webcam. I
> > managed to get skype up and running on it under PC-BSD 7.1.1.
> > Everything seems to work fine but the webcam. Any chance to get in
> > working?
> >
> > Please let me know if you want the output of any commands posted here
> > to help diagnose the problem.
> >
> > Look forward to hearing from anybody who may have some advice to offer.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Alexander Kapshuk.
> 
> Webcam support is still really iffy in BSD at this point. Once we move
> to 8.0 you may see some limited support, but I'm not sure its fully
> functional there as well. I know some folks are working on it on the
> FreeBSD side at the moment, and we'll all be eager to see it supported
> in the near future :)
> 

I believe John Hixson just ported the V4L driver to FreeBSD. He is currently 
working on the UVC driver, woot!

--james


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