Vaio VGN-SZ5XN and Webcam....

Asked by ganesha on 2010-10-30

I have installed Ubuntu 10.4 on my VAIO VGN-SZ5XN and the build in web-cam (and the Finger Print reader) doesn't work, so I have to carry an extra web cam around...
In terminal lsusb gives...

ganesha@VGN-SZ5XN:~$ lsusb
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 044e:300d Alps Electric Co., Ltd Bluetooth Controller (ALPS/UGPZ6)
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0483:2016 SGS Thomson Microelectronics Fingerprint Reader
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 05ca:1835 Ricoh Co., Ltd Visual Communication Camera VGP-VCC5 [R5U870]
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 054c:0281 Sony Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

so the camera (and the fpr) are there....

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If you install cheese do you see yourself when it is launched?

ganesha (mr-roussos) said : #2

Nope, nor in skype

ganesha (mr-roussos) said : #4

Great TNX