I have recompiled the kernel and have the pwc.ko etc drivers loaded...
<6>Linux video capture interface: v2.00
<6>pwc: Philips webcam module version 10.0.12 loaded.
<6>pwc: Supports Philips PCA645/646, PCVC675/680/690,
PCVC720/730/740/750 & PCVC830/840.
<6>pwc: Also supports the Askey VC010, various Logitech Quickcams, Samsung
MPC-C10 and MPC-C30,
<6>pwc: the Creative WebCam 5 & Pro Ex, SOTEC Afina Eye and Visionite
VCS-UC300 and VCS-UM100.
<7>pwc: Trace options: 0x0001
<6>usbcore: registered new interface driver Philips webcam
I have installed motion and I am having some great difficulties getting it
configured properly, I thought I had set the config properly, however no
images are captured. and I always get ... Motion going into daemon mode
xawtv, which i had used before, always fails my bitbake, is there anything I
thank you again for your help.
> Assuming you want to use the pwc driver, it's actually pretty
> The basic idea is to copy over the linux package recipe to
> user.collection, configure the kernel build to enable the drivers and
> rebuild the kernel. The recipe for the pwc drivers is already included in
> I take it you have already built the kernel - if so you need to find the
> ./config file that the kernel build produced - do a find to track it down
> or elsewhere on this forum it will tell you where it should be.
> Once in the right directory do make ARCH=arm menuconfig - this will open
> up a menu based editor where you can change all the kernel options, in
> just the same way as with the buildroot approach -see below.
> Save the result which overwrites the ./config file.
> Then copy this file into your linux package in user.collection, renaming
> it "defconfig" and overwriting the existing defconfig file.
> Then rebuild the kernel - bitbake -c rebuild gumstix-kernel.
> This will get you a new kernel and produce the modules as ipk files. You
> can either carry on and rebuild the whole filesystem or just install the
> new kernel and install the modules with ipkg - there are a few
> dependencies that pwc needs but all of the ipks will be there.
> I assume if you are booting from a card you don't care that much about
> kernel size but you might have to increase the allowed maximum in the conf
> file otherwise the kernel build will complain.
> Once you have the new kernel and modules in, you can test it by plugging
> in the camera - my Philips webcam was recognised straight away.
> I have also built motion from the bitbake recipe with no problems and have
> that running a mini webserver on the Gumstix with pics from the camera.
> To be honest I thought this was going to be a real struggle but the
> opposite has been the case.
> nptlnik wrote:
>> I am attempting to do the same thing with OpenEmbedded in bitbake, is
>> there any information that would help compile the files from there? I am
>> also using a custom kernel to boot from the mmc (uSD) card.
>> Jnaneshwar Das wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> Someone asked earlier about packages which need to be enabled to get a
>>> Webcam to work on the verdex board. I just got my Webcam to work, so
>>> I'll jot down what I did.
>>> I am using a Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000 webcam. I used the Philips
>>> driver for linux (pwc) and video4Linux. Details are available at
>>> http://www.saillard.org/linux/pwc/. The gumstix kernel source already
>>> source for pwc. But the device driver has to be included in the kernel
>>> build. To do this I did the following:
>>> After building the buildroot, go to
>>> "gumstix-buildroot/build_arm_nofpu/linux-2.6.21gum" folder, and 'make
>>> There are a few module dependencies for the pwc module to be enabled.
>>> these steps
>>> 1) enable "Bus options (PCI, PCMCIA, EISA, MCA, ISA) ---> PCI
>>> Support" (this will enable the USB host module options)
>>> 2) enable "Device Drivers ---> Multimedia devices ---> Video For
>>> 3) enable "Device Drivers ---> Multimedia devices ---> Video For Linux
>>> ---> Video For Linux API ---> Video Capture Adapters ---> V4L USB
>>> ---> USB Philips Cameras (or driver of your choice of camera if it is
>>> 4) save configuration file and exit. Go back to the 'gumstix-buildroot'
>>> folder and 'make'
>>> After 'make' completes, you will find the .ko files in,
>>> folder. You need to copy the pwc folder with all the .ko files to
>>> On the gumstix,
>>> gumstix # 'depmod -a'
>>> gumstix # modprobe pwc
>>> Now when you plug in the webcam and type 'dmesg', you should see
>>> similar to the following.
>>> hda: max request size: 128KiB
>>> hda: 2002896 sectors (1025 MB) w/1KiB Cache, CHS=1987/16/63
>>> hda: hda1
>>> eth0: no IPv6 routers present
>>> Linux video capture interface: v2.00
>>> pwc: Philips webcam module version 10.0.12 loaded.
>>> pwc: Supports Philips PCA645/646, PCVC675/680/690,
>>> PCVC720/730/740/750 &
>>> pwc: Also supports the Askey VC010, various Logitech Quickcams, Samsung
>>> MPC-C10 and MPC-C30,
>>> pwc: the Creative WebCam 5 & Pro Ex, SOTEC Afina Eye and Visionite
>>> and VCS-UM100.
>>> pwc: Trace options: 0x0001
>>> usbcore: registered new interface driver Philips webcam
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