23 Jul 2006 (Sun)

11:18:41 # Life linux-uvc package on its way. I'm working on a linux-uvc package for Debian. I was hoping that it was going to be easy, but apparently, it's not too easy. Firmware loading seems to work, looking at diff of lsusb -v. Things look as if it's functional, but I can't get any application working. This is kernel 2.6.18-rc1. Could anybody else confirm this? Package is available in deb http://www.netfort.gr.jp/~dancer/tmp/20060723 ./, you can build and install the package with module-assistant auto-install linux-uvc. ... after trying, I could get it working with ekiga. The v4l2 driver wasn't installed per default, but after installing it, I can see my silly self.

usb 1-4: USB disconnect, address 3
usb 1-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
usb 1-4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Linux video capture interface: v2.00
uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Built-in iSight (05ac:8501)
usbcore: registered new driver uvcvideo
USB Video Class driver (v0.1.0-b)
uvcvideo: Failed to query (130) UVC control 1 (unit 0) : 2 (exp: 26).

loading with modprobe uvcvideo trace=1 gives me a bit more message.

uvcvideo: Probing known UVC device 4 (05ac:8501)
uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Built-in iSight (05ac:8501)
uvcvideo: Scanning UVC chain: OT 3 <- Unit 2 <- IT 1
uvcvideo: Found a valid video chain (1 -> 3).
uvcvideo: UVC device initialized.
usbcore: registered new driver uvcvideo
USB Video Class driver (v0.1.0-b)
kopete repeatedly tells me there is no such device
ekiga after installing libpt-plugins-v4l2, it works.
gxine v4l:// error: xine-lib: error: The xine engine failed to start.: No input plugin was found. Maybe the file does not exist or cannot be accessed, or there is an error in the URL.

08:20:15 # Life Problem license with EFI and FAT32. FAT32 code has a different license to other parts. In addition to usual BSD clauses, it is restricted from use outside of EFI. This is bad. Fortunately, it seems like Mactels support hfs+ filesystems. Which is good. Source to efi-shell is available.

Junichi Uekawa

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