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Re: Philips webcam

Subject: Re: Philips webcam
From: Derek Broughton
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2008 10:10:33 -0400
Thomas Kaiser wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Thomas Kaiser wrote:
>> 
>>> Yes, that's true. And I did not recognize that the install path for
>>> gspca is different between Gutsy and Feisty :-(
>>> Why do they have to change the pathes in each distribution?
>> 
>> They don't (or at least, they do, but it's always been predictable based
>> on
>> the kernel name) - but it changed in _this_ release.  I think that's a
>> kernel issue, not an Ubuntu one.
> 
> I don't think this is a kernel issue. gspca is not allowed to go into
> kernel because of the "in-kernel-jpeg-decoding", ask Linus about this!

Right.  That sounds like a kernel issue to me.

> The maintainer of Ubuntu did include gspca into their distribution because
> you get a lot of webcams working! And that's what the people want!
> 
> Start your PC and plug in what you want and when it works it's a good
> OS!!!!!!
> 
> Got the point??

No.  Just because it works, doesn't mean it's right.  I can see Linus'
point.
-- 
derek


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