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Bug 286818 - media-video/qc-usb removal request
Summary: media-video/qc-usb removal request
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gilles Dartiguelongue
Depends on:
Blocks: 210641 286806
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Reported: 2009-09-28 18:40 UTC by Samuli Suominen
Modified: 2009-11-17 13:38 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Samuli Suominen gentoo-dev 2009-09-28 18:40:13 UTC
There's no point in competing with in-kernel drivers and patching it up. Let's leave that to the kernel developers. I've just lastrited qc-usb-messenger for the same reason. See bug 277605.

Linux Kernel 2.6.31:

drivers/media/video/gspca/stv06xx/stv06xx.c:    {USB_DEVICE(0x046d, 0x0840), drivers/media/video/gspca/stv06xx/stv06xx.c:    {USB_DEVICE(0x046d, 0x0850), drivers/media/video/gspca/stv06xx/stv06xx.c:    {USB_DEVICE(0x046d, 0x0870), 


qc-driver.c:    { USB_DEVICE(0x046D, 0x0840) },         /* QuickCam Express */
qc-driver.c:    { USB_DEVICE(0x046D, 0x0850) },         /* LEGO cam / QuickCam Web */
qc-driver.c:    { USB_DEVICE(0x046D, 0x0870) },         /* Dexxa WebCam USB */

So the 3 device id's are now supported by in-kernel stv06xx driver. You most likely need to install media-libs/libv4l (drop in installation to complete this.)
Comment 1 Gilles Dartiguelongue gentoo-dev 2009-10-07 22:08:35 UTC
I indeed got my quickcam express to work perfectly fine with in kernel driver. I'll pmask package now.
Comment 2 Gilles Dartiguelongue gentoo-dev 2009-10-07 22:20:38 UTC
# Gilles Dartiguelongue <> (8 Oct 2009)
# Obsolete. Supported by in-kernel driver qspca_stv06xx.
# Masked for removal, see bug #286818.

It supported 3 device id's which have been supported by in-kernel gspca
drivers for quite a while. Also, it compiled with 2.6.30 kernel but was getting a bit rusty. Thanks to ssuominen for reporting.
Comment 3 niteblade 2009-10-09 18:16:10 UTC
The support for my QuickCam Web is really poor with the in-kernel driver. the qc-usb driver works way better for me.
Comment 4 Tomáš Chvátal (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-11-15 13:02:11 UTC