[SLE] USB Webcam under SuSE 9.2
From: jalal (the_jalal_at_fastmail.fm)
Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2005 13:00:09 +0100 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy New Year to ya!
Santa brought me a new Webcam that, it turns out, is not quite supported
under Linux. No matter, I was going to give it a go with the ZC030x
driver and see if anything happens. (The camera is a Creative Webcam NX
Anyway, it raised the question, when I plug the camera into the USB
port, the usb system recognizes that something is plugged in.
Somehow, it needs to know to load a video driver to activate /dev/video,
but how does the usb system know what to load?
modprobe.conf contains a line 'alias char-major-81 videodev' which
should get it loaded but "someone" in the system needs to know how to
I don't quite understand yet how the USB system pulls in the modules
that it might need, anyone have any clues or pointers to further reading
on the matter?
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