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[Spca50x-devs] sn9c201 support again (still?)


I was also lucky enough to get a SN9C201+OV7660 based cam:

Conceptronic Flexcam (Model code: CLLFLEXCAM) = 0c45:627b Microdia

Conceptronic did a brave but weak attempt to provide Linux support
in that they provided a closed source Fedora Core 4 kernel module as
a "Linux driver" for this cam. I've emailed them on a Saturday and
they replied next Monday at 10AM already in a real-man-written,
html-free, image-free, ad-free, bullshit-free line wrapped email
in well-formulated english language telling that they received this
driver from the chipset manufacturer (Sonix I guess) and cannot
provide further support so I should ask them (Sonix) if I want
anything more and they cannot even confirm whether that driver
is GPL or not. This is stated in the "license:" tag of the module
as shown below so this is why I dared to ask:

filename:       snxcam.ko
license:        GPL
description:    SONIX USB PC Camera Driver for Linux (c) 2005
vermagic:       2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 686 REGPARM 4KSTACKS gcc-4.0
depends:        videodev
alias:          usb:v0C45p6240d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0C45p6242d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0C45p6243d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0C45p624Cd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0C45p624Ed*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0C45p624Fd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0C45p6248d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0C45p624Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0C45p6270d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0C45p6272d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0C45p6273d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0C45p627Cd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0C45p627Bd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0C45p6260d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0C45p6262d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0C45p6263d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0C45p626Cd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0C45p626Ed*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0C45p626Fd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0C45p6268d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0C45p626Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0C45p626Bd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
srcversion:     0D5D70A3F6B767ECC63C5D3
parm:           unit_video:Force use of specific minor number(s). 0 is not allowed. (1-16i)
parm:           framerate:i

I don't know whether and how I could help the opensource driver
development with this (or by any other means) but now as Skype
started to support video on Linux I feel an urgent need to get
this cam to work somehow... ;)

Best regards,


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