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SubjectRe: IBM, are you there?
On Thu, Aug 30, 2001 at 03:09:35PM -0700, Randy.Dunlap wrote:
> Matthew Fredrickson wrote:
> >
> > Is there anybody here from IBM that might be able to get in contact with
> > me? I need to ask some questions concerning getting some hardware
> > documentation on the IBM Net Camera (produced by xirlink). I've tried to
> > get a hold of someone there that might be able to get me some
> > documentation but all the seem to think I need is windows API docs
> > *shrug*. Here's a good chance for you guys to help linux without having
> > to spend a billion dollars, lol :-D . No offense intended of course.
> > Just trying to write a driver for this webcam that I bought, thought it
> > might be a bit easier to ask rather than trying to hack this out on my
> > own. Mostly what I'm concerned about is control documentation and the
> > data compression format of the data coming from the camera.
>
> Matthew-
>
> Another option is asking on the linux-usb-devel mailing list
> to see if anyone is already working on this (like Dmitri).
>
> See www.linux-usb.org for mailing list info and present
> IBM webcam support.

I am already on the linux-usb-devel mailing list. The only reason I
decided to do this is the fact that the person that was working on the
ibmcam.c usb driver already had given up on the camera because of the
problem with the compression format. I figured I would have a go at it
and see if I could petition for documentation on it. I sent an email to
dmitri on it already, but never received a response; I then took action.
Thanks for replying though.

Matthew

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