I have a usb microscope camera with a chipset(Micron MT9M001) that is purported to be supported by the spca5xx driver. The problem is, spca5xx doesn't seem to be included with Ubuntu 7.0.4.
I did a 'find . -name spc*' in my /lib/modules directory and got no results, so I'm pretty sure it's not there.
I got the source code and tried to compile it, but it complains that it must have read/write access to the source code.
Thing is, I installed the kernel source code package too, but it's not finding it.
It's complaining that it can't find some "build" subdirectory in /lib/modules or /usr/src or something like that(can't remember the exact path - I'm at work).
off topic rant: The kernel source wouldn't compile either - make xconfig and make menuconfig are both broken. I really like ubuntu, but seriously folks, who puts out a distro that can't compile the kernel cleanly out of the box? Gimme a break!
Anyway, I'm having trouble finding info on how to get this camera capturing video and images under linux. What app would I use once the drivers are in place? bttv? Is there something better?
I'm new to this forum and ubuntu, but I've been running Linux since around '95.
Any advice or help is GREATLY appreciated by myself and a young biology student who would really like to get this running under linux!