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Review of Linux Compatibility
The Ipevo Point 2 View (P2V) is a 2 megapixel USB webcam with with object lens for macro imaging. It has the USB-ID 1778:0204 and currently does not shows up with a name in the lsusb output:
Bus 002 Device 008: ID 1778:0204
However, when plugged in, the camera is recognized by the kernel and is supported by the webcam driver (uvcvideo kernel module):
usb 2-4.4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 10 usb 2-4.4: New USB device found, idVendor=1778, idProduct=0204 usb 2-4.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0 usb 2-4.4: Product: IPEVO Point 2 View usb 2-4.4: Manufacturer: IPEVO corp usb 2-4.4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice drivers/hid/usbhid/hid-core.c: usb_submit_urb(ctrl) failed generic-usb 0003:1778:0204.0008: timeout initializing reports generic-usb 0003:1778:0204.0008: hiddev97,hidraw6: USB HID v1.10 Device [IPEVO corp IPEVO Point 2 View] on usb-0000:00:1d.7-4.4/input2 uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device IPEVO Point 2 View (1778:0204) input: IPEVO Point 2 View as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb2/2-4/2-4.4/2-4.4:1.0/input/input12 usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo USB Video Class driver (v0.1.0)
The webcam has two buttons, one to set focus and one to take picture. The focus button works out of the box. If one wants to take pictures with the second on, it might be necessary to configure xinput for the corresponding event.
There are several add-ons available for the webcam, which allows it to be used for scanning of books, or being attached to a microscope.