I have installed a variety on Linux distros, the latest one being Ubuntu on this Sony Vaio Laptop.

The camera has no node in /dev and lsusb shows no camera output but does show the bluetooth device and a couple of Linux Foundation 2.0/1.0 root hub what nots.

The following thrad http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1055040 helped me install the r5u87x driver but on

trying out the *.sh program associated with it, it fails to find any supported device.

Any help or even nudges in the right direction will be appreciated.