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Old 12-12-2010, 04:35 PM   #1
miko
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Sony Laptop inbuilt camera does not work with Ubuntu 10.04


I run Ubuntu 10.04 on a Sony FZ-VGN15C Laptop. On start-up of Ubuntu I get two error messages including '...Video : Failed...' (the message is too fast to be read completely)
This might relate to the fact that my built in camera does not work with Skype or Cheese Webcam Booth.
The webcam type is VGP-VCC4 by RICOH.
Can you please help me.
 
Old 12-12-2010, 05:15 PM   #2
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Find the model, find the driver...

If you open a terminal and use the command "lsusb" you will find a listing of your webcam in the form of a double set of characters, the first of which should be "05ca" if Ricoh is the manufacturer, followed by the model number, with a ":" in between.

Use the two identifiers to search the internet for how or if linux supports your webcam.
 
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:23 PM   #3
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open a terminal type lsusb click enter

Ricoh cams most of the time you need a driver for
 
Old 12-18-2010, 07:25 PM   #4
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found driver r5u87x and loader . loaded and installed. Now the error messages on start-up have disappeared. Using Cheese it shows the camera description UVC Camera 05ca:1837 under 'preferences' but when taking a photo the picture is a black screen. Cheese only stores icons in it's folder.
 
Old 12-20-2010, 12:51 PM   #5
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if you are using 32 bit try this program wxcam

http://wxcam.sourceforge.net
 
  


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