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    Ricoh r5u870 driver Webcam HP, Sony Vaio Ubuntu 11.04

    Hi all, i have a webcam with ricoh r5u870 driver in a HP Pavilion dv1000
    In maverick i configure with this link: http://code.google.com/p/r5u870/ but now don't work.

    Googled i found new packages here.I install two .deb (http://download.tuxfamily.org/arakhn...khne0_i386.deb) and (ricoh-webcam-r5u870_0.11.6-0arakhne0_i386.deb) but my webcam dont't work.

    Can you tell me how is configuration? (sorry for my english)

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    Re: Ricoh r5u870 driver Webcam HP, Sony Vaio Ubuntu 11.04

    Hi Members,

    Even I am facing the same problem with my "HP Pavillion DV6000 laptop".
    Previously I configured the webcam with same link as given by novatillasku.
    But after updating to "Ubuntu11.04" from 10.10 . The webcam seems to not working.
    It gives the following error msg on recompiling the http://code.google.com/p/r5u870/

    Code:
    $ uname -a
    $ Linux explorer 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:50 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    Code:
    $pwd
    ~/r5u870
    
    $ make
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.38-8-generic/build M=/home/niks/Downloads/r5u870 V=0 modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.38-8-generic'
      CC [M]  /home/niks/Downloads/r5u870/r5u870.o
    In file included from /home/niks/Downloads/r5u870/r5u870.c:59:0:
    /home/niks/Downloads/r5u870/usbcam/usbcam.h:38:28: fatal error: linux/videodev.h: No such file or directory
    compilation terminated.
    make[2]: *** [/home/niks/Downloads/r5u870/r5u870.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/home/niks/Downloads/r5u870] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.38-8-generic'
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    On further investigation I found that in 38 kernel, videodev.h has been removed/changed .

    I checked with webcam softwares such as "gucview" also..But they are also not able to start/open webcam.

    Please help us with this.!!

    Thanks,
    Nikunj
    Bangalore , India

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    Re: Ricoh r5u870 driver Webcam HP, Sony Vaio Ubuntu 11.04

    I have exactly the same problem.
    Seems support for videodev.h has been dropped - see this in the Kubuntu Forums http://kubuntuforums.net/forums/inde...opic=3115676.0

    SOLVED (for me anyway):
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...eodev.h&page=3
    I'm running Ubuntu 11.04, kernel 2.6.38-8-generic & works splendidly

    Enter the following lines (one at a time) in the terminal - you will be asked your password after entering the first line (the password entry will not show in the terminal but it is being registered).

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:r5u87x-loader/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install r5u87x
    sudo /usr/share/r5u87x/r5u87x-download-firmware.sh
    You'll get a GPG authentication warning but ignore that & also a y/n warning (enter y) after the last line shown above.

    Good Luck
    Last edited by siabost; April 30th, 2011 at 08:49 PM. Reason: Found a solution

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    Re: Ricoh r5u870 driver Webcam HP, Sony Vaio Ubuntu 11.04

    Thanks siabost for your useful post.

    It did work for me too.
    But the mic has stopped working now..!!

    I am not sure whether it was working before installing this new firmware or not. !! But it is sure working in Windows ( dual boot ).

    Any ideas.?

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    Re: Ricoh r5u870 driver Webcam HP, Sony Vaio Ubuntu 11.04

    Does not work for HP dv6000 webcam.

    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05ca:1870 Ricoh Co., Ltd Webcam 1000

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Ricoh r5u870 driver Webcam HP, Sony Vaio Ubuntu 11.04

    Thanks siabost - your instructions fixed the webcam on my Sony Vaio VGN-AR51 laptop after upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04.

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    Re: Ricoh r5u870 driver Webcam HP, Sony Vaio Ubuntu 11.04

    Doesn't work for Bus 001 Device 004: ID 05ca:1830 Ricoh Co., Ltd Visual Communication Camera VGP-VCC2 in a sony vaio vgn-sz3xwp/c.

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    Re: Ricoh r5u870 driver Webcam HP, Sony Vaio Ubuntu 11.04

    Hi,

    I followed the link http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1744751
    and mic was back into action. !!

    Thanks All.
    Nikunj
    Bangalore, India

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    Re: Ricoh r5u870 driver Webcam HP, Sony Vaio Ubuntu 11.04

    it doesn't work with any WDM cameras, only with UVC.
    the list of r5u87x cameras.
    Only R5U870 works with WDMs but there is not version for >=2.6.38 kernel yet.

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    Re: Ricoh r5u870 driver Webcam HP, Sony Vaio Ubuntu 11.04

    Thanks, solved my sony vaio VGN-SZ55GN webcam.

    Not sure about the mic problem though.

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