BisonCam ( ALi M5603C ) Linux driver round up

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

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