Re: Video for Linux deprecated drivers (VIDEO_V4L1)

From: Mauro Carvalho Chehab
Date: Fri Apr 27 2007 - 11:46:20 EST


Em Sex, 2007-04-27 Ãs 20:39 +0530, Sunil Naidu escreveu:
> Hello,
> I need add a device for a particular solution on a x86 box. Device is
> Logitech QuickCam, USB based WebCam (has to be included because of the
> change in the experiment specs).
> To get the device working (capture images by a V4L application), need
> to compile the driver (qc-usb) & insert the quickcam.ko module. But,
> what the requirement says I need to enable the VIDEO_V4L1 support.
> Then I need to select USB_QUICKCAM_MESSENGER driver under the V4L USB
> devices. Till here it's fine.
> But if I look at the kernel config, VIDEO_V4L1 is deprecated. If I
> decide to enable VIDEO_V4L1_COMPAT, there isn't any
> USB_QUICKCAM_MESSENGER driver under the V4L USB devices!
> Should I select the VIDEO_V4L1 support to get the WebCam working or is
> there any other way (work around) to get my WebCam working with
> VIDEO_V4L1_COMPAT? Comments pl?

This driver were not yet ported to V4L2. So, if you need it, you will
need to enable VIDEO_V4L1, until someone can port it to V4L2.


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