[PD-dev] Gridflow/How to patch PWC

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Mon Aug 3 17:20:29 CEST 2009

On Mon, 3 Aug 2009, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> On Sun, 2 Aug 2009, sisil mehta wrote:
>> I have linux kernel 2.6.24-23 generic. I downloaded pwc 10.0.12 rc1 and as 
>> per their website( 
>> http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view/PWC/InstallationStandAloneModuleKernel2x6) 
>> it says : Patch the module You might need to patch the module if you have 
>> kernel 2.6.22 or higher. Applies to version pwc-10.0.12-rc1: 
>> http://www.xs4all.nl/~carlo17/pwc/index.html<http://www.xs4all.nl/%7Ecarlo17/pwc/index.html> 
>> i'm new to linux. so cansomeone help me with this?I didnt really understand 
>> how to do this.
> First look whether you already have the driver loading automatically when 
> plugging the camera. In any case, here are some useful commands:
>  lsusb
>  lsmod
>  modprobe pwc
>  locate pwc.ko

And I say that because you don't need to patch the module if you already 
have a precompiled module. you don't even have to load the module if it 
gets loaded automatically.

Any linux user who's been around for a while will have spent a lot of time 
trying to compile a module, and then finally try to load it, just to see 
the message "module already loaded" because the module was really already 
loaded since before the user even thought about downloading the module's 
source... Linux is not what it was in the nineties.

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