Slides from talk describing setup for reverse-engineering what does the hardware do are available: I can think of another drawback: Just to make sure that it was not the usb device that it was failing, I tested the same with another device with the same chip. Of course, losing “authority” over code is inherent in releasing that code under a license like the GPL. The sad story of the em28xx driver Posted Nov 14, As a user, it’s unbelievable to me that these guys have so much time on their hand for childish flamewars.

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Posted Nov 26, The Windows driver empai with the device was for another model. My distribution happens to be Mageia 4, all the drivers were present by default and automatically loaded when the device was plugged into the usb port. I have not idea how to fix this. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms empi Service. Back then Greg Kroah pointed out that binary drivers could use that interface, it was accepted because he basically didn’t clash with another developer.

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There was even a period where the code was relicensed to the MPL, apparently as part of an attempt to prevent it from being taken into the mainline. If your kernel-tree is older than 3.

There are a lot of shall we describe them as “clones” of the easycap device without drivers, which is why the original company changed its brand to ezcap to stop counterfeiters.


My probable wrong conclusion is, the device is recognised and drivers are loaded.

How To Properly Install USB Easycap Device In Ubuntu

During the time while working on it the driver already started supported more and more devices, and that small gap at the beginning became as a base for the entire code, everytime I tried to rework some bits in it it broke alot devices. What we have here is a classic story of an impedance mismatch between a developer and the development community. Posted Nov 24, The sad story of the em28xx driver Posted Nov 13, Here’s the correct one: Just wanted to drop by and report this as I think this is a good device for linux.

I am sure the other people involved have their own recollections which may differ from your’s and memory fades, anyway. You should now be able to insert your EasyCapand you will see this line in your kernel log:.

U0xeb1a0x [USB Device 0xeb1a: In short, Markus has been told to go away until he is prepared to submit his work in the form of a series of small patches to the in-tree em28xx driver. My streaming picture size is not correct and I cannot save it yet to my external HDD and I havent played it back on my Lknux to really test the capture, but I’m very happy now.

drivers – Video capture with eMPIA chip not working – Ask Ubuntu

For the stk based EasyCAPs emlia another article on this wiki with further information. Sign up using Facebook. It can do some setup steps which the API currently cannot handle.


This attempt to exercise control over freely-licensed code was slapped down by Andrew Morton and others, but it left unpleasant memories behind. I bought it so I can salvage some family videos from various tape formats we have linuux around for cameras and players which won’t work much longer Only problem I had was finding the right combination of commands for the various utilites.

The sad story of the em28xx driver

Posted Nov 14, But rejecting Markus’s new driver out of hand might just be a mistake. Please consider signing up for a subscription and helping to keep LWN publishing By Jonathan Corbet November 11, Over the last year or two, the kernel development process has been changed in a deliberate attempt to make the addition of new drivers easier. So this device em860 plugged in and it was ready to go with BL.

The sad story of the em28xx driver Posted Nov 12, 6: Can you provide the contents of that file from your server?

Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: That’s non sequitur to me.