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Old 04-04-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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Sony Vaio Motion Eye


Hi everyone,

I am having difficulties configuring my webcam on my Sony VGN-FW580J (running Arch linux).

lsusb shows the device
Code:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05ca:183d Ricoh Co., Ltd Sony Vaio Integrated Webcam
I believe that there is support through the uvcvideo kernel driver, but I have not gotten it to work (tried modprobe). Does anyone have any advice or experience with this?

Thank you in advance!

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Old 04-05-2011, 11:48 AM   #2
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Ricoh cams need their own driver
 
Old 04-05-2011, 06:54 PM   #3
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Well a quick google search seems to confirm that only uvcvideo *should* be required. Could you please show me what you are referring to (only drivers for ricoh I can find are ahixon and r5u87x,which is where it says that they are now obsolete).

Here is output of "dmesg | grep uvc"
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uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device <unnamed> (05ca:183d)
usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo

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Old 04-06-2011, 10:36 AM   #4
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open a terminal type gstreamer-properties click enter

click video
try v4l and v4l2
use the bottom test button for each 1
you may need to change the plugin auto find

see if the cam comes on
 
Old 04-06-2011, 03:09 PM   #5
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Thanks for your response. Don't have gstreamer-properties/gnome installed though. Anything else I can use?
 
Old 04-07-2011, 10:32 AM   #6
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cheese uses gstreamer
so im at a loss
 
Old 04-07-2011, 01:32 PM   #7
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But I don't have cheese installed... I want to use skype.
 
  


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