Package Details: bcwc-pcie-git r254.a22f248-3

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Package Base: bcwc-pcie-git
Description: Reverse engineered Linux driver for the Broadcom 1570 PCIe webcam.
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Keywords: driver facetime macbook webcam
Licenses: unknown
Provides: bcwc-pcie, bcwc-pcie-dkms
Replaces: bcwc-pcie, bcwc-pcie-dkms
Submitter: WhyNotHugo
Maintainer: Aetf
Last Packager: Aetf
Votes: 23
Popularity: 0.017331
First Submitted: 2015-12-23 14:14
Last Updated: 2019-03-24 18:43

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yan12125 commented on 2019-03-25 01:34

Wow thanks for the ultra fast fix!

yan12125 commented on 2019-03-24 12:47

Hi, could you remove the bcwc-pcie-git.install file? All dkms commands are already handled by ALPM hooks /usr/share/libalpm/hooks/70-dkms-{install,remove}.hook, so the bcwc-pcie-git.install file is not necessary. Furthermore, errors occur if the running kernel version is different from than the installed one, as commands in bcwc-pcie-git.install do not set the target kernel version:

Error! echo
Your kernel headers for kernel 5.0.3-arch1-2-macbook cannot be found at
/usr/lib/modules/5.0.3-arch1-2-macbook/build or /usr/lib/modules/5.0.3-arch1-2-macbook/source.
modprobe: FATAL: Module facetimehd not found in directory /lib/modules/5.0.3-arch1-2-macbook
depmod: ERROR: could not open directory /lib/modules/5.0.3-arch1-2-macbook: No such file or directory
depmod: FATAL: could not search modules: No such file or directory

WhyNotHugo commented on 2018-10-02 15:55

I no longer own hardware which uses this driver, so I'll be disowning this package since I can't even test it any more.

Feel free to adopt is, especially if any changes are needed. Upstream has been pretty stable though, so this shouldn't have any issues.

trp commented on 2017-10-03 19:44

If you are getting a directory does not exist error check to make sure the dir name is correct. When I installed it was looking for '/usr/src/bcwc-pcie-r254.a22f248' however what was actually installed was '/usr/src/bcwc-pcie-git-r254.a22f248'. So I just created a symlink to the directory the installer was looking for and reran the install. Bit of a hack but it will get you going.

taekyung commented on 2017-07-18 05:59

When I was trying to install this in my Macbook Air 6,2 (Manjaro Linux), it shows an error as follows:

Error! Could not find module source directory.
Directory: /usr/src/bcwc-pcie-r254.a22f248 does not exist.
modprobe: FATAL: Module facetimehd not found in directory /lib/modules/4.9.37-1-MANJARO
Optional dependencies for bcwc-pcie-git
linux-headers: Building with the stock kernel [installed]
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
(1/2) Install DKMS modules
==> dkms install bcwc-pcie-git/r254.a22f248 -k 4.9.37-1-MANJARO
(2/2) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...

Do I need some Manjaro-specific configuration before 'makepkg -sri'?

WhyNotHugo commented on 2017-07-06 00:31

You should NEVER run makepkg as root. TBH, I actually thought makepkg bailed if you ran it as root.

kroylar commented on 2017-07-06 00:25

Please change the PKGBUILD to use "git cherry-pick -n ...". This will allow the package to build without a having git configured, as is typically the case for the root user.

WhyNotHugo commented on 2017-05-24 19:56

We currently have two packages: bcwc-pcie-dkms and bcwc-pcie-git, but both track the latest git version.

Upstream has not stable releases, and probably never will (since the intention is to merge the drive into the linux kernel).

I'm inclined to simply merge this package into bcwc-pcie-git, (and keep just that one updated). Any objections?

khaezaid commented on 2017-05-01 22:28

Thank you for this. One thing I noticed is that this package has a hard dependency on "linux-headers" whereas other dkms packages list it as optional since not everyone uses the stock kernel. It might also be worth adding "linux-macbook-headers" as an optional dependency to hint at people with macbooks that there is a special kernel for them.

didacog commented on 2017-04-25 17:45

Many thanks! now is working!

Just for info: MacbookAir 11' (Early 2015)

Thanks again! ;)