- Is the driver ready ? Can i use it ?
No, not yet, it's still under development.
- What do i need to help testing ?
Grab the current release. Compile it. Run it as instructed. Be careful.
You need , a linux kernel 2.6.18 or newer, gcc and make.
- How do i know that my machine has this camera attached ?
By typing lsusb in linux, you see a line like this:
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 174f:a311 <-- notice the 174f:a311
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 046d:c016 Logitech, Inc. M-UV69a Optical Wheel Mouse
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
- Who is producing this hardware ?
The chip on the camera, is made by Syntek Semicon.
The camera is (probably) assembled by D-Max, camera nickname D-Max 1.3Mpix camera .
It is shipped in some Asus notebooks, like A6k. It has also been spotted as a standalone device.
- How can we get this driver ready faster ?
Test our code. Be careful since it is not completely stable :)
See the "Help us" link from the menu.
- How soon will it work ?
Time is always a limited resource of developers, we're trying to invest as much time
into this as possible, if we get more developers on it, it will probably speed up. Right
now the v4l interface and the kernel driver somewhat work, v4l2 api is not complete yet.
- Is there any hope for support on *BSD ?
Ofcourse, we have dismantled the main secrets of the device, grab the source
and port it to your operating system, if you're having trouble with this
you can always contact us and we'll do our best to help you out.
- I have an Asus Laptop, but my lsusb in linux shows something completely else!
It is shipped in some Asus notebooks, but not in all of them,
some of the notebooks have an Ali chipset camera, check these link:
- Why is this project even here ?
Because the hardware manufacturers , Syntek, D-Max and Asus refuse to support Linux.