Re: High definition webcam
- --- In email@example.com, Rod Whitby <rod@...> wrote:
> Graham wrote:
> > I bought a Slug a while ago because of this site -
> >Thanks - so I can "ipkg install" all the Optware list. Good. I think
> > The picures from the Logitech 9000 camera are fantastic!
> > It is a ready made firmware for OpenWRT but I would love to add the
> > package to Unslung from the repository.
> > I am not yet a Linux expert. I wonder anyone feels moved to add it?
> You won't be able to add this to Unslung, because it requires the UVC
> kernel module which is only available in recent 2.6 kernel versions.
> Unslung is forever stuck with a 2.4 kernel version.
> Note that any Optware package you currently use on Unslung can also be
> used on OpenWrt, so depending on whether you are hung up on the Linksys
> Web UI or not, you might be able to move from Unslung to OpenWrt and
> still keep all the packages you need.
> -- Rod
I can get openWrt to run on an external flash. I wonder if I can
install the johnarthur firmware to the Slug, then move it to the USB
stick, then add all new packages to the stick.
I understand that the compile of the firmware of HD Webcam drivers
into an image was tricky - certainly beyond me at present.
One reason to want Unslung is the NTFS/FAT hard disk support. I have
found the Samba I added to the johnarthur image to be unreliable so far.