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From: James <wireless@×××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] logitech (phillips)quickcam 4000 pro driver?
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 19:29:09
1 Hello,
3 I was trying to get this quickcam 4000 pro camera working, when I ran across
4 a disturbing webpage about linux support removed:
7 Basically, the pwc opensource part of the driver, has reduce quality and
8 frame rate, while the binary_only module pwcx is far greater in quality.
9 While I salute the kernel maintainers for requiring 100% sourcecode to get
10 the camera to work, it seems that others, such as the Sangoma Frame Relay
11 card I just purchased, pull the same trick. Yet, they have their module
12 as an option in the kernel, but you have to deactivate it and run their
13 little 'binary build' software to add to the kernel.
15 Can somebody explain what the hell is going on? I've notices lots of sourcecode
16 drivers dissapearing from the kernel, particualar old WAN interfaces cards.
18 Is there an inexpensive webcam that has 100% of the driver sourcecode out on
19 the opensource table? Is there a list where we can figure out who has opensourced
20 their drivers, so we know what to purchase?
22 Is their a work around for this (logitech(phillips) webcam 4000 pro) camera, or
23 do I just give it to a windoze_kid?
25 James
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