need to install a built-in camera in my laptop SONY VAIO

Asked by Karl Hütt on 2011-08-03

I am new in Linux. I just installed Ubuntu 11.04, and everything works perfect on my laptop, except my built-in webcam, and the SD card reader.
My laptop is a Sony Vaio vgn-Tz25fn, the driver for the camera seems to be Sony Camera VGP-VCC7 Driver.
[for the SD card reader i have no idea].
Sony doesn't stand for linux, it only gives out the drivers for windows, and besides that, i have no idea how to install a driver in linux.
When i run the lsusb command, this is what comes out:

Bus 005 Device 002: ID 147e:2016 Upek Biometric Touchchip/Touchstrip Fingerprint Sensor
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 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 010: ID 044e:3012 Alps Electric Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 009: ID 044e:3013 Alps Electric Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 044e:3010 Alps Electric Co., Ltd Bluetooth Adapter
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 044e:3011 Alps Electric Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 05ca:183a Ricoh Co., Ltd Visual Communication Camera VGP-VCC7 [R5U870]
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0409:005a NEC Corp. HighSpeed Hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 054c:02d5 Sony Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

any ideas?

tanks,
karl Hütt

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Ubuntu cheese Edit question
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Karl Hütt
Solved:
2011-08-04
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2011-08-04
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2011-08-03

Please install and run the

cheese

packages and then using cheese check if your webcam works....

Karl Hütt (karlhutt) said : #2

i intalled and ran cheese and it says "no camera found".

Karl Hütt (karlhutt) said : #4

thanks! it works now!