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Old 08-09-2004, 11:04 AM   #1
iain.ross
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/usr/src/???


Whilst trying to get my philips webcam to work in SuSE 9.1, I keep seeing references to tweaking files contained in
/usr/src/linux... .

Such as
Quote:
main thing for getting pwc to work is to remove "&& broken" from pwc, in Kconfig in /usr/src/linux/drivers/usb/media ..
Thing is, I dont have anything in the src folder other than packages. Inside this is a load of empty (yes I do have view hidden files enabled) folders:

BUILD
RPMS
SOURCES
SPECS
SRPMS

So how on earth do I modify Kconfigg??
 
Old 08-09-2004, 12:38 PM   #2
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the kernel source is what goes in /usr/src/

the kernel directory will be named for its version number.....IE--
linux-2.4.26
there is another directory in there called linux which is just a symlink to the version #

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Old 08-09-2004, 03:34 PM   #3
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But its not there at the moment.... so I need to download the kernel source RPM. How do I find out what kernel I am running? >noob<

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Old 08-09-2004, 04:06 PM   #4
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Got it. All sorted. Delete the thread mr moderator if you wish
 
Old 08-24-2004, 10:42 AM   #5
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Could you post how you got it all sorted out? I am running into the same problem...

Thanks!
 
Old 08-24-2004, 02:18 PM   #6
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OK, first I downloaded linux source for my distro from RPM Search. I then went here: http://www.smcc.demon.nl/webcam/#status
And downloaded the PWC and PWCX latest builds. In one of them there is a readme with extensive howto in the readme. Follow those instructions. Note, as I have the personal version of SuSE I had to download a lot of RPM packages for things like make, and gcc etc (dev tools included in the pro version).

The instructions are quite straightforward. The hardest bit was recompiling the kernel, using menuconfig. The instructions said to enable PWC in the USB drivers section. I didn't have that option, but one for Philips Webcam did magically apear. I enabled this module, recompiled the kernel (too ages).

However, upon reboot, I couldn't get into init 5, and had to run yast from the comandline as a super user to reinstall my nvidia graphics drivers. Then YOU went beserk and downloaded a load of stuff. After all that my webcam worked..... hope this helps, any probs post back...
 
  


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