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David Vincent dvincent at
Tue Feb 19 19:35:01 UTC 2008

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Thomas Kaiser wrote:

>> I'm working on getting a picture of the chips as Thomas Kaiser
>> suggested.  It wasn't hard to get apart, but my camera is having issues
>> focusing.
> Usually, you can turn the lens to get proper focus.

Hi Thomas, you misunderstood me - my digital camera was having issues
focusing for the close-up.  Seems it needed more light.  I sent an email
to the list with a pic attached but it didn't make it so here's the text
on the chip:

M5603C A1
0538   TU05

Googling the M5603C brought me to here:

...which is a closed-source module which apparently works.  I have tried
their time-limited beta (ugh) and it doesn't load for me when I try to
modprobe it.

dvincent at kodos:~$ sudo modprobe sn9cxxx
FATAL: Error inserting sn9cxxx
Invalid argument

I am not sure what that means.  What argument?  :)  Possibly a kernel

I also found this:

...which is a guy offering a bounty for someone to code a working driver
for the M560x chipset, and this:

...which is a project developing a driver for the M560x chipset.  No
packages available from there though I could try the svn repo.  That's
my last option apparently but it won't make for me.

Got any further suggestions?  I also tried Easycam but as I'm not
supported by the spca driver I had no luck.

- -d

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