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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2004 12:37 am    Post subject: ALI M5603C webcam driver? Reply with quote

Does anyone know of a driver for the ALI M5603 USB webcam/webcam chip? I have one integrated in my Clevo D870P laptop.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 5:45 pm    Post subject: Bump Reply with quote

I'm not sure what the official policy on bumping thread is here so please reprimand me if I'm being annoying.

It's a long time since I posted this but I haven't been able to find a driver yet. Does anyone know of one?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Bump Reply with quote

DiskDoc wrote:
I'm not sure what the official policy on bumping thread is here so please reprimand me if I'm being annoying.

It's a long time since I posted this but I haven't been able to find a driver yet. Does anyone know of one?


I plan to write a driver for it but it depends on Ali (former Acer) corporation when it will be finnished. They are terrible slow on sending me a datasheet on the circuit. I've mailed them a couple of times and even called them. Not very fun...been almost a week now.

Do you know what sensor is attached to your chip? Maybe you could help with some testing if I ever get the documents that I need?

Best regards,
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 11:03 pm    Post subject: Chip Reply with quote

I'll be happy to help if I can. Here's some bits of information I got using usbview:

Code:
Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller


Code:
ALI M5603C
Speed: 480Mb/s (high)
USB Version:  2.00
Device Class: 00(>ifc )
Device Subclass: 00
Device Protocol: 00
Maximum Default Endpoint Size: 64
Number of Configurations: 1
Vendor Id: 0402
Product Id: 5603
Revision Number:  1.02

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have one of these cameras as well and i wish i could get it to work in linux - so if anyone makes any progress please report back :)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 6:35 pm    Post subject: Something Reply with quote

I found this! Hope someone squeezes out a datasheet soon.. http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/showdev.php?id=2872
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:03 pm    Post subject: Q-tec request Reply with quote

I contacted Q-tec and ALi in an attempt to get them to release datasheets or make drivers. So far only Q-tec has responded:

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Dear Mr. Englund,

We regret to inform you that Q-Tec Products are generally developed for use
with Windows® operating systems only,
and therefore no kernel modules or installation instructions for the Linux
// Unix operating system series are provided. Nor is in fact the use of our
products with them is in any way supported.

But what you can keep in mind is that half a year after release of this
hardware, the Macintosh community on the internet already included kernel
modules ("drivers" in windows) into their latest kernels possibly.

So visit the Gentoo support page regularly for updates of the Hardware
Compatability Lists.

Kind regards,
M. Been
Q-tec Service centre Operator
www.qtec.info <http://www.qtec.info>

-----Original Message-----
From: englundc@arcada.fi [mailto:englundc@arcada.fi]
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2005 3:32 PM
To: support.nl@qtec.info
Subject: QTec Support Contact Form (WEBCAMS - 14082 - Webcam 300 USB
2.0)

product = Webcam 300 USB 2.0
comments = Hello

I humbly request you release the datasheet for your webcams, enabling the
open source community to build a driver. If this is not possible, could you
influence ALI to do so?

I have been running Gentoo Linux on my Clevo D870P laptop since June 2004
without having been able to make use of the built-in webcam.

Theese links provide further information:

http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/showdev.php?id=2872
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=179755&highlight=

Regards,

Carl Englund

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anything further on this, its the last device on my new laptop I want to get working.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:20 pm    Post subject: Found another link Reply with quote

Seems like someone is working on a driver!

http://www.linux-projects.org/modules/news/
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent, hope it happens soon!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am also interested in this driver and I can participate in testing. I have one piece of this camere too.
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DiskDoc tenx for writing this down. I have this 0402:5603 ALi Corp. USB 2.0 Q-tec Webcam 300 and also waiting for a driver.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at:

http://mediakey.dk/~cc/bisoncam-ali-m5603c-linux-driver-round-up/
and
http://www.actiongames.co.uk/m560x/forum/index.php
and
http://m560x.x3ng.com/wiki

There is work going on right now, reverse engineering a driver for the m560x chipset, but it looks like they still need some help...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know if this is any closer to having a usable driver?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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