[Solved] Webcam not working on a Sony Vaio laptop

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[Solved] Webcam not working on a Sony Vaio laptop

Post by DarkHawk on Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:18 pm

Recently installed ChaletOS 16.04.2 onto an old Sony Vaio VGN-FZ31E laptop. On which the Ricoh (r5u870) webcam was not working. But managed to find the following solution which may work on multiple other Sony laptop models.

Install r5u87x webcam support with the following terminal commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:r5u87x-loader/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install r5u87x
sudo /usr/share/r5u87x/r5u87x-download-firmware.sh

Confirmed working for the following Sony models:
Sony Vaio VGN-FZ11S
Sony Vaio VGN-FZ31E
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ71MN

Source: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1863620

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Re: [Solved] Webcam not working on a Sony Vaio laptop

Post by James Tobin on Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:12 pm

thank you for posting!


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