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Re: Working webcams

Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 5:04 pm
by mattltm
Has anyone actually got a webcam working with the Pi yet?

Maybe we could list makes/models that work here?

Re: Working webcams

Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 10:15 am
by jamieoliver22
I would also like to know this for a future robotics project that I intend to have a go at.

Re: Working webcams

Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 2:18 pm
by benzeman
My mate (James) would also like to know!

Re: Working webcams

Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 3:56 pm
by mkopack
Best bet: get something that is listed as being UVC compatible....

My understanding from some of the discussions in the RPi IRC room is that the v4l patches are not applied in the default kernel, so you'll need to add those in. Once you do, though, you should be good to go.

Re: Working webcams

Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 9:41 pm
by jacques
i would also like to know,
but it seems that there are no drivers for arm, even in sources.
If it aint so, could somebody from the foundation give a link ?

Re: Working webcams

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 7:26 am
by jerbly
I have a PS3 EyeToy running a web cam on Arch Linux ARM. I've blogged here: http://jeremyblythe.blogspot.co.uk/2012 ... ebcam.html

Re: Working webcams

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:00 am
by stevepdp
jerbly wrote:I have a PS3 EyeToy running a web cam on Arch Linux ARM. I've blogged here: http://jeremyblythe.blogspot.co.uk/2012 ... ebcam.html
Quite pleased to hear the PS3 EyeToy camera works well. You can achieve a pretty fantastic frame rate on those things :-)

Great blog post too, thanks.

Re: Working webcams

Posted: Tue May 29, 2012 11:52 am
by TenderLoins
Quick question, I have a RPi running Debian. I've run rpi-update to get the latest firmware, and also apt-get update -> apt-get upgrade. I've also expanded the image to the full size of my 8GB SD card.

All of that is provide context; I've got an EyeToy too, but there are no drivers for it so nothing appears in /dev. It does appear in the list when doing an 'lsusb' and also events of it being plugged in appear in 'dmesg'.

I've read things about an ov51x driver, and using module-assistant, but I'm having no such luck; the drivers look painfully out of date.

I have experience with using linux, but not kernel compiling etc. I was wondering how the EyeToy can work plug and play in Arch, but with the default Debian image you get nothing?

Can anyone help?