You're lucky. All I get are kernel panics when using my webcam with the spca5xx module in FC5. The author seems completely uninsterested in investigating since it "works for him". On 7/15/06, Marco777 <[email protected]> wrote:
Hello all. I'm fairly new at the driver thing, but I have a sloppy workaround that makes the driver work for the latest kernel (2.6.17-1.2157_FC5smp in my case) with a QuickCam Communicate STX. I don't know why it works, I only know that is works. Any input would be appreciated. 1. Get the driver sources from http://mxhaard.free.fr/download.html Unzip and navigate to the directory 2. Add the line "DEFINES += -fno-unit-at-a-time" around line 29 in the Makefile 3. As root, execute make clean make make install 4. To load the module, execute insmod /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/usb/media/spca5xx.ko I tried it before with just modprobe, and I kept getting an error that there was an unknown parameter in the kernel module. I found this while reverting to my old webcam (a regular QuickCam Communicate) and using the qc-usb-messenger driver. It would work fine when I first compiled and loaded it, but after a reboot I also got the unknown parameter error. I just added the insmod line /etc/rc.d/rc.local to have it execute at startup. This makes the camera work with camstream and ekiga. Vanity still won't detect it. If this is a totally wrong solution that is messing/will mess up my system, please let me know.
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