When I bought me PC last year it came with a small little webcam which never worked for me until today when I plugged it in and Ubuntu Linux detected it using the Spca5xx driver. This is what the kernel reported:
“USB SPCA5XX camera found. SONIX sn9c102 + Pas106”
Easycam made it easy enough to install new drivers, and Camorama is a useful tool to control it. (via)
Unfortunately this isn’t very exciting for a number of reasons:
- It has a manual focus and doesn’t handle changes in light very well.
- I can’t get it to capture more than
- There’s no busy road or traffic to see from my window. I could point it at the LEDS on my DSL router?
Oh well! That was fun for five minutes!
An exciting scene in blarney today