Has anyone tried to connect a webcam to the Mybook's usb ? Or anyone has clue where to start ?
Just installed motion: http://www.lavrsen.dk/twiki/bin/view/Motion/WebHome required jpeglib which was easy to install aswell. Now looking for webcam drivers. Will keep you posted.
Do you find any solutions?
I am interested too.
No, I didn't. Seems that it involves compiling a kernel with the webcam drivers and I don't think you can compile a kernel on the WD MyBook. (but I'm a linux noob so maybe someone else can shed a light on this).
I got a little further on the webcam issue, but didn't solve it yet.
Started by downloading
qc-usb (because I have a logitech quickcam chat webcam)
and the kernel files (because it says it needs them to build the module.
http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp?cxml=n&pid=30&swid=64 (see later post)
The kernel files I put in the /lib/modules/188.8.131.52/build/
The qc-usb had some problems detecting which version of linux the MBWE was. It could not find the file version.h. Instead I opened the Makefile of qc-usb and commented out the parts just under
#Get VERSION_CODE (from version.h in kernel source directory)
delete or comment: VERSION_CODE := $(shell awk '/[……
replace with: VERSION_CODE := 132620
That seemed to work, as it stopped fussing about it. Then I ran the ./quickcam.sh script, which has a looot of checks of what is wrong. A lot of them fail, but it keeps going. Eventually it gives sort of an ok message. The webcam doesn't work, and the exact reason I don't know. However I think it has something to do with the fact that looking for something called "videodev" failed. Does anybody have any idea how to get this for the MBWE?
Come to think of it, I actually grapped the kernel source somewhere else:
Which is linked from another forum post in here. But after that yes, or more or less:
tar xvjf wdc-linux-kernel-184.108.40.206.tar.bz2
mv * /lib/modules/220.127.116.11/build/
I think it is right because it made the module building qc-usb go farther. I still think what is needed now is someway to get/find/build/whatever this videodev, which I don't know what is.