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Thread: [SOLVED] Can't Install Driver for Webcam?

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    [SOLVED] Can't Install Driver for Webcam?

    I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FE890, with an embedded Motion Eye webcam by Riccoh. The proper driver is called r5u870, and I've downloaded it from different places about 5 or 6 different times, all hoping it would work.

    Unfortunately when I finally managed to point the terminal in the correct directory [even after adding 3rd party software, the Package Manager wouldn't detect it except for the "kernel source" which I tried installing, and did absolutely no good].

    This is what happens when I try and run make:

    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/build M=/home/eva/r5u870-0.10.0 V=0 modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-19-generic'
    CC [M] /home/eva/r5u870-0.10.0/r5u870_md.o
    In file included from /home/eva/r5u870-0.10.0/r5u870_md.c:55:
    /home/eva/r5u870-0.10.0/usbcam.h:36:29: error: media/video-buf.h: No such file or directory
    make[2]: *** [/home/eva/r5u870-0.10.0/r5u870_md.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/home/eva/r5u870-0.10.0] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-19-generic'
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    Any ideas of what I did wrong or what I need to do?

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    Re: Can't Install Driver for Webcam?

    Please take a look at the thread here on your webcam.
    Good site to search for guides & how-tos.

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