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Saturday, September 13, 2008

solving the webcam and wireless on everex cloudbook

Here is how to solve the wireless range and stability

Follow this guide and you'll have amazing range and stability. OR

(as root)

wget …
cd rtl8187_linux_26.1010.0622.2006/
tar xzf drv.tar.gz
tar xzf stack.tar.gz
patch -Np1 -i rtl8187_2.6.24v3.patch
make install
depmod -ae
echo "r8187" >> /etc/modules
echo "blacklist rtl8187" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

webcam which is easy

1. apt-get install module-assistant
2. module-assistant prepare
3. module-assistant auto-install linux-uvc
4. modprobe uvcvideo

more about this webcam


Like the WLAN card, the webcam is internally connected via USB. It uses a Bison chip that can be found in many notebook and Logitech webcams. A Linux kernel driver is available as an external source package, "linux-uvc-source"; it will be officially included starting with Linux kernel 2.6.27. The Debian distribution kernel 2.6.26 already includes this module; "modprobe uvcvideo" activates it. The webcam can be used, for example, by running xawtv with the command line argument "-d /dev/video0". However, recording from it, for example with ffmpeg, does not work since the camera does not seem to return correct image geometry information.

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