This site is no longer maintained and the wiki has been turned to a read only wiki
Welcome to the home of PWC Documentation Project
. This is a web-based collaboration area for the next generation Philips Web Camera Linux Kernel Module. You find the actual PWC driver on Luc Saillard's website on http://www.saillard.org/linux/pwc/
. This site is a "sister-site" to Luc Saillard's site and contains documentation to support the driver itself. The pwc driver is maintained by Luc Saillard and the documentation is maintained by Kenneth Lavrsen and all that participate on this Wiki-based documentation project.
You are all encouraged to register and participate.
Please do not send support questions directly to Kenneth or Luc.
First Kenneth does not know too many answers because he maintains the documentation - not the code. And second it is a pity to answer one person when you can help many. So please join the mailing list
PWC Web Main Menu
PWC Sister Site
Other useful resources
- setpwc - With setpwc you can set various aspects of Philips (and compatibles) webcams. You can also make a dump of the current settings.
Banlist and Blacklist
Some people have tried to create a local mirror of this PWC Twiki using tools like HTTrack. You cannot do that. TWiki pages are full of links to older versions, compare versions, raw text versions, printable versions, attachments, page renaming, and an endless list of links to sort tables etc. Trying to mirror a Twiki is both silly and near impossible. It should be quite obvious just by surfing a few pages of this Twiki. Worst of all it loads Kenneth Lavrsen's ADSL line for hours leaving no bandwidth for other users. It has been seen that users have tried to restart HTTrack again and again for hours. The PWC TWiki is protected by a BlackListPlugin
which monitors abusive behavour and using a tool like HTTrack makes you banned in minutes. And Kenneth Lavrsen does not remove you from the list unless he is convinced that you have learned why you were banned and knows that you should not try again.