Sony Vaio VGN-CR21Z/R internal Webcam not working in Linux Ubuntu 10.10

Asked by Rupul Chatterjee on 2011-05-02

 Hello,

I've just installed Ubuntu 10.10 and so far I'm enjoying it as my first Ubuntu experience. However when I click the Webcam and the preferences like Cheese Webcam Booth to turn it on, nothing happens... I only get an error message as 'No Device Found'.

Please help ........

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Thomas Krüger (thkrueger) said : #1

Please open the Terminal, run the command "lsusb" and post the output!

Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 044e:300d Alps Electric Co., Ltd Bluetooth Controller (ALPS/UGPZ6)
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05ca:1839 Ricoh Co., Ltd Visual Communication Camera VGP-VCC6 [R5U870]
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Thomas Krüger (thkrueger) said : #3

This is a very uncooperative device that does not follow standard protocol like many hardware Sony uses.
There is a source code driver which is not developed anymore and you would have to compile on your own.
This might be beyond the scope of a new user.
I can not even guarantee it will word with a recent Ubuntu kernel.
http://www.arakhne.org/ricoh/index.html

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