libusb, emphatically _wont_ tell him what chipset is in use with the camera.
Vendor x, could use chip_zelda in a webcam and have a Vendor/Device ID,
completely different to Vendor y, using chip_zelda again.
Example being a camera I dealt with recently called the PCL w310, which
is sold in PC World. The Vendor/Device ID, is not matched up to anything
google will return for you, however, if you take the time to check out
the chipset, you'll find that there are any number of devices that use
the same chipset, and thus can reasonably be said to _most_ likely work,
with whatever driver the guys involved has managed to develop for that
So, no, libusb, just won't help you there.
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!