Monday, February 02, 2009

Small status update of the m5602

A brief update:
The ov7660 sensor has been merged. This code is basically untested but I figured it would be better to add the almost working code as this increases the chances that someone who has the time and devotion helps me to get it going.

I've added multiple resolution support to a number of drivers but it turns out it's really hard to get it working when not having the hardware. As such I've given up fixing these until someone, again with the hardware can help me out.

4 Comments:

Blogger Bruno D said...

Thanks for gspca_m5602.
It apparently works fine for me (Acer Aspire 3690).
Thanks a lot

6:25 AM  
Blogger Adriano Loren7 said...

Hi, i have a 0402:5602 Ali Corp. Video Camera Controller with a 2.6.27-r5 kernel and Gentoo Linux, and i installed de driver "http://linuxtv.org/hg/~eandren/gspca-m5602/archive/tip.tar.gz". After installed the driver, the webcam was recognized by linux, the link /dev/vide0 was created but any program (mplayer, cheese, camstream, camorama) didn't show image. So I used the new "v4l1compat.so" exporting this variable "LD_PRELOAD=/usr/local/libv4l-0.6.0/libv4l1/v4l1compat.so". After this all the program begin show image but the image was horrible (green) and upside down. Any idea ? Tank's a lot ... =)

2:12 PM  
Blogger Giovanni said...

Hi, on my Acer Aspire 5100 I have an integrated usb webcam 0402:5602. Using the gspca-m5602 driver I have got something working (many thanks for that!). Sensor s5k83a is detected.

Comparing with windows behaviour, I think the quality can be a bit improved. The main problem is the lack of any auto-exposure or auto-gain feature. For the moment I have to manually play with gain end exposure depending on the light (using v4lctl).

Is there any possibility to work on it? I'm fully available to do some experiments and testing.

Many thanks.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Erik Andrén said...

Giovanni,
You should use the mainline driver as it's more up to date.

The whole driver is reverse engineered and as I don't possess a camera with the s5k83a sensor it is extremely hard for me personally to make any more progress on the driver.

11:28 PM  

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