Creative PC-CAM 750 on Fedora 10

About two years ago, I had published some notes about how to use the good old Creative PC-CAM 750 digital camera/webcam combo under Linux using the spca5xx kernel module. Many things have changed since then. The ‘spca5xx‘ driver has been re-released under the name GSPCA, which has lately made its way into the kernel. This…

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Fedora Server Edition?

I don’t know if you have noticed it, but the Fedora download page includes the following: “Get Fedora 10 Desktop Edition Now“. Until Fedora 10, there was no “edition” statement. Fedora is a release aiming at desktop computers. Does this title mean that RedHat Inc and the Fedora community plan to release a separate edition…

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delayed-shutdown initscript

delayed-shutdown is an initscript that delays the shutdown (runlevel 0) or reboot (runlevel 6) procedure as long as a pre-defined lock file exists. The goal is to create a mechanism, which can be used by programs that perform critical operations that must not be interrupted, in order to delay system shutdown until these programs have…

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