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Can't install a driver for my webcam --RICOH
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benny7440


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PostPosted: Thu 26 May 2011, 17:41    Post subject:  Can't install a driver for my webcam --RICOH
Subject description: The command I tried wasn't found/included in my Lupu 511
 

I'm using a VAIO VGN AR250G without hdd & 512 MB of RAM. Booting from a live cd, browsing with FF d/l as a PET file to a 2 GB CFCard. Included in the card are some big files that I intend to keep for making later a multi boot live cd.

I was following a thread in another forum for installing a RICOH webcam driver (for the Motion Eye camera that comes with this notebook) but 'make' apparently, isn't included as a command for my puppy. So, I need to know what to use in order to install this driver. I also need to troubleshoot why the internal Mic isn't responding to any "wave"... Need to use Skype.

Any advise with the aforementioned issues will be appreciated . Thanks!

PS. What's the difference between a derivative & a version in relation to Puppy Linux?
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jfh

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PostPosted: Thu 26 May 2011, 22:20    Post subject:  

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but 'make' apparently, isn't included as a command for my puppy


You need the proper devx and maybe kernel headers or kernel source for the version of puppy you are running.
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benny7440


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PostPosted: Tue 31 May 2011, 12:27    Post subject:  

Thanks for responding jfh!
I don't understand your answer, what are "the proper devx" & maybe "kernel headers" or 'kernel source" for the version of puppy I'm running? Are these things to be added to my system or is it better to D/L a new specialized version of PL (i.e., a multimedia one)?
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Béèm


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PostPosted: Tue 31 May 2011, 12:36    Post subject:  

The make command is in the devx sfs for your version.
You have to download and install it.

make is used when compiling. Is this what you want to do?

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benny7440


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PostPosted: Tue 31 May 2011, 13:23    Post subject:  

Thanks for responding Beem! (Sorry for the fault with punctuations but don't have the capabilty in PL 511 as had with PL 431 for including special characters.)

I don't know if 'compiling' is the correct term here, it might be. The thing is that I was following someone's instructions for including a driver for the webcam that I already d/l but couldn't complete the sequence of commands because of this. Don't know if there's another command missing within my system in the said sequence.

Any tip for acquiring the one I already know I don't have?
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Tue 31 May 2011, 14:18    Post subject:  

Do you have a link to the source of the webcam driver?
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benny7440


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PostPosted: Tue 31 May 2011, 14:59    Post subject:  

Thanks for responding, rcrsn51!

The link where I found the driver follows:

http://www.arakhne.org/ricoh/

Hope this's of any help.[/url]

Edit: A thunderstorm is approaching & have to disconnect everything, I'm sorry. I follow up, hopefully, tonight.
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jfh

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PostPosted: Tue 31 May 2011, 16:01    Post subject:  

I am using lucid or lupu-525. My devx is lupu_devx_525.sfs[ and my kernel source is kernel_src-2.6.33.2-patched.sfs . Notice the lupu and 525 in the name and the kernel version matches the kernel Lucid 525 uses.

From reading the directions on your driver page you will need both. They have to match your Puppy version, Lucid 5xx, or Wary 5xx, Quirky 1xx and so on.

You can start here. http://www.puppylinux.com/download/

[/url]http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/pet-packages-lucid/[url] Lucid Kernel source.

[/url]http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/puppy-5.2.5/[url]
Lucid d.evx[/url]

Yea well the url thing won't work.
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PostPosted: Tue 31 May 2011, 16:33    Post subject:  

jfh, you did the syntax wrong. [url=<the url>]
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PostPosted: Tue 31 May 2011, 19:02    Post subject:  

I have attached a PET for your webcam. After installing it, you will load the driver with
Code:
modprobe r5u870

But there's a catch. The documentation states that you also need to run
Code:
modprobe videodev
modprobe video-buf
modprobe v4l1-compat
modprobe v4l2-common

However the second module is absent from Lupu and I cannot find it anywhere. So I have no idea if the driver will work.
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jfh

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PostPosted: Tue 31 May 2011, 19:11    Post subject:  

Oh your way is just to easy. 'Very Happy''Very Happy' Now that is service.
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PostPosted: Tue 31 May 2011, 19:14    Post subject:  

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benny7440


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jun 2011, 12:49    Post subject:  

Thanks, jfh, for responding!
In your 2nd paragraph (post #Cool you say I'm going to need both: what both?
In your post, rcrsn51, you say that there's a problem finding modprobe video-buf?
In any case I'll consider trying it later.

Edition: D/L the PET file, installed it & ran "modprobe videodev" & received a WARNING message starting with the word 'Deprecated...'; later tried the webcam api & config files in there with all the options that looked logical but the camera is unrecognized.

Yes, by running 'modprobe video-buf' I receive a FATAL warning stating: "Module video-buf" not found".

PS. Keep looking for a solution/tweak. Thanks a lot!
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jun 2011, 16:43    Post subject:  

The warning message is not important. But did you run all the other modprobe commands?
Code:
modprobe r5u870
modprobe videodev
modprobe v4l1-compat
modprobe v4l2-common


For a quick test, run the command
Code:
mplayer tv://

What happens?
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benny7440


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PostPosted: Thu 02 Jun 2011, 12:55    Post subject:  

Thanks rcrsn51 for responding! I've run all of them in the order they appear. The warnings are always the same. Ran the new code you suggested & the outcome of it is included in a screenshot below. For clarity, the terminal windows at the right were opened from top to bottom as follows:
    1) from the desktop icon;
    2) from the root/.packages folder by right clicking there & opening a terminal there;
    3) from the cards' folder that holds the PET file.

In all cases the result was the same. Hoping for the best but keep looking around![/list]

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