Is the support for cameras/webcams that bad?
Last I checked in FreeBSD, yeah. It's been a while though. Also, most of the camera software required X11 and wanted to display the images on the screen and not capture/relay video. You really would be much better off getting an IP cam and letting it do all that.
There is an LCDProc package. Not sure if that is supported in there or not.I know, but I'm not sure (eventhough I read several topics about it) if it now actually works without (much) trouble and if it works with embedded.
I don't have anything with an LCD, but if your screen is supported I thought it was just a matter of installing the package and picking the driver.
Embedded can use packages now, at least some of them. Depending on your actual hardware, I'd guess that Samba/CUPS would be way too much for it.Yay . How can I see if a package is supported by embedded?
When you are booted up, going to System > Packages will show all of the packages that will work for you. Some will be hidden on embedded, there isn't an easy way to see just what those are though.
The motherboard I mentioned in the startpost, is an industrial motherboard with a singlecore Atom CPU, 945GSE chipset and it has a 1GB RAM module, think that's (more than) enough? If Samba/Cups even works that is.
I must have glossed over that part. That's plenty enough. I was thinking you were using an ALIX or somesuch, but an Atom board is really quite potent. You could run the full install on there no problem and probably any packages you want. Why are you using embedded? solid state storage?
I was looking at that same board for a customer project but I'm currently favoring a dual core variant from another manufacturer.