In message <Pine.LNX.3.91.960102125912.136Hfirstname.lastname@example.org>, Paul H
>On Tue, 2 Jan 1996, Scott Laird wrote:
>It works for me. I had no problems with the documentation.
>I have a couple of image problems:
> 1) The first 6 pixels on the first scan line are usually very wrong. The
>first 6 pixels on following scan lines are sometimes a little light.
There's something odd with the first 8 pixels on each line for me --
it looks like there's a faint line down the side. I'll try to fix it
tonight, but I don't make any promises.
> 2) At 80x60 6 bpp, every 4th pixel is darker than its neighbors. Other
>resolutions are fine, likewise 4bpp is fine.
I haven't noticed this, but I might have just not noticed. It the
effect very pronounced? There are a number of timing issues, and I
don't have a very good feel for when I need to put delays in the
system. I guess I'll try adding a 100us pause before every I/O access
and see if it fixes anything.
>I'm guessing that 1) might be a timing problem or it might be in my camera.
>I'm embarrassed to report that I'm still running Linux 1.1.59. Does anyone
>else see similar problems?
>My next project is to put the images on my web page. Has anyone bolted
>the software together yet. I'm going to connect the camera to a couple
>servos so I can do tilt and pan.
Hmm, try something like this (untested). You might be better off with
a cron job taking pictures instead of a picture-on-demand system.
Also, remember that there's no locking done right now, and weird
things will happen if two programs try to access the quickcam at once.
-- cut and install as /cgi-bin/qcam --
/usr/local/bin/qcam -x 320 -y 240 -B 6 | ppmtogif
-- cut --
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