View Full Version : [ubuntu] VAIO SZ screen brightness / MOTIONEYE camera

July 8th, 2009, 07:27 AM
Hello all!

I'm rocking a sony VAIO sz160p, and although I've downloaded all the latest NVIDIA graphics card drivers, there's still a problem with the adjusting of the screen brightness.

I'm hella new at Ubuntu, so if there's anyone out there who could hook me up with a step-by-step I'd really appreciate it.

Also, the computer won't recognize the motionEYE built-in webcam. Any fixes for that? Thanks a bunch ubuntu community!

September 18th, 2009, 01:28 AM
Hi there,
same problems for me. If somebody could help, it would be greatly appreciated and I would be able to definitively get rid of Windows on my machine. Now I just keep it for the webcam


September 18th, 2009, 02:31 AM
Well, I solved the problem for the webcam, I guess I never tried hard before... just one problem, that I'll say at the end.

Here are the steps:
1. go to the page http://bitbucket.org/ahixon/r5u87x/
2. by running the command
hg clone http://bitbucket.org/ahixon/r5u87x/
you create a directory called r5u87x
3. Read and replicate each step of the README file in the directory

This will do the trick. Only one thing (and this is the problem): it seems that the webcam is not recognized unless I run the software with root privileges. For instance, if I try to run skype not as root, it will not pick up the webcam. Anybody knows why?

well, anyway I am pretty happy already. :guitar:

I just would like reassurances that by running skype as root I don't run into maybe bigger problems with the system....