Bug#347328: Please disable kernel pwc (Philips USB webcam) module by default

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Bug#347328: Please disable kernel pwc (Philips USB webcam) module by default

Lawrence @ Rogers
Package: linux-2.6
Severity: important

Hi,

I am asking for the in-kernel pwc module (Philips USB webcam) to be disabled
by default, as it doesn't work with the majority of their webcam chipsets
commonly in use. More importantly, it also conflicts with the resulting
package built from the source contained in the pwc-source package (two
different pwc.ko files placed in 2 different modules dir for the same kernel
version... during modprobe, kernel picks their version always ).

It would save pwc users alot of time, as no kernel rebuild would be needed,
and a pwc-modules package could work from a fresh install :)

Sincerely,
Lawrence


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Bug#347328: Please disable kernel pwc (Philips USB webcam) module by default

Sven Luther
On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 01:31:50AM -0330, Lawrence Williams wrote:
> Package: linux-2.6
> Severity: important
>
> Hi,
>
> I am asking for the in-kernel pwc module (Philips USB webcam) to be disabled
> by default, as it doesn't work with the majority of their webcam chipsets

Nope wrong, they just don't uncompress the data flow, which should be
uncompressed in userland. The problem is that none of the userland tools do
this yet.

> commonly in use. More importantly, it also conflicts with the resulting
> package built from the source contained in the pwc-source package (two
> different pwc.ko files placed in 2 different modules dir for the same kernel
> version... during modprobe, kernel picks their version always ).

The third-party pwc module is supposed to provide pre-built modules for
official kernels, which do the right with regard to packaging and diverts the
kernel pwc module so everything works fine. If this is not the case, then it
is a pwc bug, but i believe this not to be the case.

> It would save pwc users alot of time, as no kernel rebuild would be needed,
> and a pwc-modules package could work from a fresh install :)

Just install the right package should do the trick. Having a userland library
for uncompressing the data from the kernel pwc module and passing it
transparently to the other userland apps would be the better solution though,
not sure how this works though.

Friendly,

Sven Luther



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Re: Bug#347328: Please disable kernel pwc (Philips USB webcam) module by default

Sam Morris
In reply to this post by Lawrence @ Rogers
Lawrence Williams wrote:
> I am asking for the in-kernel pwc module (Philips USB webcam) to be disabled
> by default, as it doesn't work with the majority of their webcam chipsets
> commonly in use. More importantly, it also conflicts with the resulting
> package built from the source contained in the pwc-source package (two
> different pwc.ko files placed in 2 different modules dir for the same kernel
> version... during modprobe, kernel picks their version always ).

pwc-source should put the modules in /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/updates so
that it gets priority over the kernel's own modules. See #261618 for
details.

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=261618

> Sincerely,
> Lawrence

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Bug#347328: Please disable kernel pwc (Philips USB webcam) module by default

Maximilian Attems-3
reassign 347328 pwc-source
stop


hello sam,

thanks for your pointer.

On Tue, 10 Jan 2006, Sam Morris wrote:

> Lawrence Williams wrote:
> >I am asking for the in-kernel pwc module (Philips USB webcam) to be
> >disabled by default, as it doesn't work with the majority of their webcam
> >chipsets commonly in use. More importantly, it also conflicts with the
> >resulting package built from the source contained in the pwc-source
> >package (two different pwc.ko files placed in 2 different modules dir for
> >the same kernel version... during modprobe, kernel picks their version
> >always ).
>
> pwc-source should put the modules in /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/updates so
> that it gets priority over the kernel's own modules. See #261618 for
> details.
>
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=261618
>
> >Sincerely,
> >Lawrence


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