Hi Larry,

gspca driver can help you, take a look:
http://mxhaard.free.fr/download.html

and on debian you can try to pick up a precompiled binary
by doing:
apt-cache search gspca
apt will list all packages with gspca in the string
and then:
apt-get install <packge-name> (probabily gspca...)

See Ya,

Geraldo

On 17/12/2007, Larry <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I'm almost getting it to work with Debian Etch. I can
> insert a pcmcia usb card and read/write to usb memory
> sticks.  Haven't worked up to the webcam yet.
>
> --- Eric Auer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > > I've an old dell laptop that is barely adequate
> > for
> > > Linux, and the pcmcia usb card doesn't seem to
> > play
> > > in Debian etch.
> >
> > So there is no fixed USB in that laptop, and the
> > BIOS
> > probably does not support any USB. Modern BIOSes do
> > support USB keyboard, mouse and storage (flash,
> > cdrom,
> > floppy, harddisk) connected via USB. Nice for DOS.
> > Maybe you can use a "lighter" version of Linux? Does
> > the laptop come with some sort of DOS pcmcia
> > drivers?
> > Or does the pcmcia usb card come with DOS drivers?
> >
> > > I was wondering if I would gain by just installing
> > > freedos. Then the question is, does Freedos on a
> > > laptop have drivers for the pcmcia, and usb?
> >
> > You would not gain much. There are free but
> > commercial
> > USB storage drivers from various vendors. I think
> > all
> > PCMCIA drivers are nonfree. The Deskwork.de
> > shareware
> > GUI has a bit of PCMCIA support, and IBM PC DOS and
> > maybe others have card drivers, too. We even have
> > the
> > permission to use a code snippet from Deskwork if we
> > want to make our own PCMCIA drivers, but nobody has
> > started to work on this yet. The idea is to use this
> > code, some ramdisk source code, the kernel initdisk
> > source code, the udma PIO mode (no DMA in PCMCIA)
> > and
> > some ISA PnP code, throw them together, and then
> > have
> > a driver for PCMCIA CF disks and similar :-). There
> > is also a generic semi-commercial USB driver kit
> > from
> > Georg Potthast. If you are good or if you can pay,
> > it
> > might be a way to make a cam driver based on this
> > kit
> > and an existing Linux cam driver. But then, the
> > Linux
> > cam driver will be GPL / open source and the driver
> > of
> > Georg is not, so licenses might be a problem here.
> >
> > Eric
> >
> >
> >
> >
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