Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 473968
[RFE] add gspca_m5602 driver to F10 kernel
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:05:12 EST
The gspca_m5602 driver supports alot of webcams that are built into laptops. This driver has been merged into linus tree for 2.6.28.
Can we backport this to the F10 kernel builds? It will increase the number of supported webcams and we won't have to carry a non upstream patch forever (as soon as we rebase to 2.6.28 it can be dropped)
I tested the driver on my laptop and it works with no problems so far.
Thoughts / comments?
I understand your request, but given the rate at which new drivers are being added to the new gspca now in the kernel, we would need to rebase to the latest gspca quite often. Also 2.6.28 is already looking pretty good, I expect it to be a good cycle, so it might be a good idea to just wait for 2.6.28.
(In reply to comment #1)
> I understand your request, but given the rate at which new drivers are being
> added to the new gspca now in the kernel, we would need to rebase to the latest
> gspca quite often. Also 2.6.28 is already looking pretty good, I expect it to
> be a good cycle, so it might be a good idea to just wait for 2.6.28.
OK, fair enough.
(In reply to comment #2)
> OK, fair enough.
If you need new gspca drivers is a good idea update your v4l2 installation and modules.
hg clone http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb v4l/
(In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #2)
> > OK, fair enough.
> If you need new gspca drivers is a good idea update your v4l2 installation and
> hg clone http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb v4l/
> cd v4l/
> make install
> modprobe gspca_m5602
I know how to compile the driver by hand, but this was not the point.
Anyway this is 2.6.29 which is in updates-testing and works fine.
Very good, Fedora 11 includes kernel 184.108.40.206.
Thanks for your feedback.
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