I have written this as a round up on my search for a Linux driver for the built-in webcam in my Asus A3N series notebook. The built-in webcam in my book is built on a micro chip from Ali and it is named m5603c, more in general the chip is sometimes refered to as m560x. I found that this m560x chip is used in a lot of different devices and even other notebooks like the Asus A6 series.
Right now – it seems that there are a few projects focusing on creating a driver for m560x chip, currently I have noticed these ones.
- SANE m5603c backend
- Ali M560x Linux Driver Project
- ALi USB2 M5603C Video Camera Controller – Seems stalled
Until now I have assembled this list of devices that are build upon the m560x chip.
- Asus Z9100G notebook series
- Sweex webcam
- Asus A6 notebook series
- Q-TEC Webcam 300 USB 2.0
- Trust SpaceC@m 360
- Creative Live Pro
- USB 2.0 Webcam 1.3 Megapixel
- Genius VideoCam Slim USB2
Please leave a comment – if you know a device or driver project not listed here