1. Alex Hixon
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Alex Hixon  committed c2eb609

Updated readme.

Note that WDM devices will probably never work with this tool, better instructions for quick installation.

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 R5U87x Userspace Tools
-Version 0.2.0, 2009/01/07
+Version 0.2.1, 2009/11/22
  * libusb development packages (libusb-dev or similar)
  * GLib 2.0 development packages (libglib2.0-dev or similar)
-Compilation itself is reasonably simple; just run make:
- $ make
+	$ sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev libusb-dev build-essential gcc automake mercurial
+	$ hg clone http://bitbucket.org/ahixon/r5u87x/
+	$ cd r5u87x
+	$ make; make rules
+	$ sudo make install
+	$ sudo r5u87x-loader --reload
+	r5u87x-loader will automatically be run on boot when it detects your webcam.
+Installation from source
+Simply install the dependencies required above on your system, then run
 If you'd like your system to automatically load the firmware to the camera,
 and then reload the uvcvideo module at boot time, simply run:
    only *ONE* device, not both) - http://bitbucket.org/ahixon/r5u87x/issue/26/
  * Upside down video - http://www.bitbucket.org/ahixon/r5u87x/issue/7/
-If /dev/video does not exist or applications don't detect a webcam, even though
-the loader reported that the firmware was uploaded fine, please report a bug
-with [WDM OK] in the title.
+Please note WDM devices WILL NOT WORK.
+You can check what type of model you have by looking at the model chart found
+in docs/model_matrix.txt. If you're running a WDM based device, you can try to
+look on the internet for a patched version of r5u870, however it will probably
+not work with more recent kernels.
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