Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 505241
Problem with uvcvideo on Vaio
Last modified: 2010-06-18 02:56:33 EDT
Description of problem:
The old r5u870 driver (for vaio laptops) is not maintained and is not
compilable on 2.6.29. uvcvudeo driver works fine on 640x480 res. but not
on other resolutions. This uvcvideo has a better quality than the drivers. But 320x240 res. is more common. Skype and empathy all use 320x240.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run cheese
2. change resolution to 320x240 or 160x120
a fine picture
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It was a long bug, and still exists on latest fedora 13 Beta
Finally with the latest kernel update uvcvideo seems to be acted fine.
I guess if firmware is installed by default the webcams should work out of the box.
This bug can almost be closed.
Unfortunately the firmware needed for the r5u870 cameras does not meet the licensing guidelines for Fedora, so it cannot be distributed as part of Fedora.
Work is underway to create a package of it in the rpmfusion repository, see: