[OpenIndiana-discuss] OI experience so far & question

Bob Hoekstra bob.hoekstra at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 16:59:13 UTC 2010

 On Tue, 12 Oct 2010 11:23:00 -0400 Albert Lee <trisk at opensolaris.org>
>On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 4:51 AM, Bob Hoekstra <bob.hoekstra at gmail.com>
>> <trim>
> I wanted to ask if anyone has any experience with the Acer Crystal Eye
>> webcam. This is built into my Laptop (Acer Aspire 5735) and has never
>> with OpenSolaris. I have googled some users who have got it working with
>> Linux. It's a nice-to-have, and before I spend days on a fruitless
>> perhaps there is someone who knows more than I about this. Any
>> comments/advice welcome.
> Can you provide info about this webcam from 'echo ::prtusb | sudo mdb
> -k'? The Acer Crystal Eye in my Aspire One works perfectly, as it is a
> standard USB video class device.
> -Albert

Thanks for the response Albert. This is what I get:

root at breeze [/root] echo ::prtusb | mdb -k
1       ehci        0     pci1025,176     0000.0000   No Product String
2       ehci        1     pci1025,176     0000.0000   No Product String
3       uhci        0     pci1025,176     0000.0000   No Product String
4       uhci        1     pci1025,176     0000.0000   No Product String
5       uhci        2     pci1025,176     0000.0000   No Product String
6       uhci        3     pci1025,176     0000.0000   No Product String
7       uhci        4     pci1025,176     0000.0000   No Product String
8       uhci        5     pci1025,176     0000.0000   No Product String
9       scsa2usb    0     storage         0bda.0158   USB2.0-CRW
a       scsa2usb    5     storage         18a5.0216   Desktop USB Drive
b       usb_mid     1     device          046d.c51b   USB Receiver
c       usb_mid     0     miscellaneous   5986.0105   Acer Crystal Eye

I also note on boot up it is recognised as an "audio device"! I get lines
like this in messages:
Oct 12 17:34:17 breeze usba: [ID 349649 kern.notice]     USB Audio Device
Acer Crystal Eye webcam
Is that normal?

Interestingly, I can access the webcam from a Windows VirtualBox VM, and it
seems to behave normally, so obviously the hardware itself is OK.

Perhaps take this to email between us? I doubt the rest of the readers are
overly excited about this. I can always post something if we/I find the


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