I need to make an application(running on LINUX) that is intended to work for USB cameras. The application needs to control the camera activities and must be able to set the various configurable options and features.
Acc. to what I read about USB device drivers etc. I got to know that the USB file system is automatically mounted to /proc/bus/usb
The questiion that I have is - How to access and control the USB device (camera) ?? If the driver's API is not available ...is it still possible??
Also can someone give some pointers to some sources where some programming samples are given to program any type of USB device!!
(P.S: I am specifically told not to use apps like GPhoto and similar)