Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Can FreeBSD be used for ARM architecture devices? Also, is there a camera driver for FreeBSD?

share|improve this question
In the future, please don't mix unrelated questions; you can just ask more than one – Michael Mrozek Apr 7 '12 at 1:10
up vote 4 down vote accepted
  1. There is a port of FreeBSD to the ARM architecture, however you might need to adapt it to your needs.

  2. If "camera driver" refers to webcams, some models are supported.

share|improve this answer
what about if I was making a digital camera? – Coder404 Apr 6 '12 at 20:37
@Coder404 then you'd likely have to write your own device drivers, depending on what hardware you're using (e.g. circuits to capture/process the image from the sensors). – Renan Apr 6 '12 at 20:40
ugh. That will take forever! Is there an open source camera os, specifically freeBSD or linux that you know of? – Coder404 Apr 6 '12 at 20:42
@Coder404 As far as I can tell, there isn't, each camera manufacturer uses its own custom operating system, or at least their custom tools running on another operating system (I belive that it will likely be a real-time OS like QNX). – Renan Apr 6 '12 at 20:45
O.k. Can QNX be ported to ARM processors? – Coder404 Apr 6 '12 at 20:50

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.