Bug 505241 - Problem with uvcvideo on Vaio
Problem with uvcvideo on Vaio
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Hans de Goede
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-11 02:53 EDT by Amir Hedayaty
Modified: 2010-06-18 02:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-18 02:56:33 EDT
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Description Amir Hedayaty 2009-06-11 02:53:07 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.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run cheese
2. change resolution to 320x240 or 160x120
Actual results:
wired output 

Expected results:
a fine picture

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Comment 2 Amir Hedayaty 2010-04-28 11:09:45 EDT
It was a long bug, and still exists on latest fedora 13 Beta
Comment 3 Amir Hedayaty 2010-06-17 23:22:23 EDT
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.
Comment 4 Hans de Goede 2010-06-18 02:56:33 EDT
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:

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