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I've a Compaq Armada 1530 Pentium MMX laptop I'd like to use as "webcam server".
I have a Philips VestaPRO usb webcam, but the pc doesn't have any usb port. So I tried using a PCMCIA USB2.0 card from Hama (?), loading kernel modules OHCI and EHCI. Everything goes fine, the pwc webcam module loads correctly and create the video4linux device. But when I try to access the webcam with any program, the computer stalls. No Ctrl+c, no console switch, nothing. But if I remove the card the pc comes back to life (obviously with some nice error messages saying I removed the cam when it was being accessed)!
I've tried the same configuration, even with the same modules (using kernel 2.6.3), on a Compaq E500 laptop (which already has a usb port) and works fine, I can grab images.
Is it possible that the usb2 is not supported by the Pentium 1? The person who gave me the card used it on a Win98 system, and with its drivers works perfectly (maybe as usb1).