Built in web cam Ricoh does not work

Since some days a try to activate my web cam in a Sony VAIO VGN-FZ21Z. I had no success in openSUSE 11.3, neither Gnome nor KDE, neither 32 bit nor 64 bit. (It works in VISTA, not in Fedora and not in Mint).

alfredo@linux-7zs0:~> lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05ca:183b Ricoh Co., Ltd Visual Communication Camera VGP-VCC8 [R5U870]

Kopete: no web cam.
Linux UVC drivers: -; Gspca: -; Microdia: -.
Searching for “R5U870”: links lead to old sites or ERROR.


Take a look at this thread :
sony laptop inbuilt webcam

… its still a thread in progress, but maybe we can come up with a solution that helps everyone :slight_smile:

software.opensuse.org: Search results - r5u870