Quickcam to ethernet, via stripped Linux box.
Subject: Quickcam to ethernet, via stripped Linux box.
From: Paul Haas <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 1996 18:02:57 -0500 (EST)
From crynwr.com!aliaslinux-connectix-owner Wed Feb 21 17: 56:32 1996
My quickcam cord is too short. I'm thinking of making a Quickcam to
ethernet interface out of an old 386. Ethernet cables can be very long.
The system has a case, power supply, motherboard w/4Mbytes RAM soldered
in. I'll add a keyboard (so it'll boot), a floppy, a ethernet card, and
a parallel port card.
Has anyone built a stripped Linux system for this or similar purposes? I
know a bootable system fits onto a floppy and can run on a RAM disk, because
that is how the install does it. I haven't done this sort of thing before
and the devil is in the details. I'm inspired by "Xkernel" for Sun
3/50s. A stripped kernel to support one task, running X windows.
My other driving force is to not saturate my Pentium polling the parallel
port. The ethernet puts a much lower load on the system.