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#1 2011-02-04 22:45:07

tomd123
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Registered: 2008-08-12
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Calling ricoh webcam users. (users of r5u87x-hg)

I have maintained this package for a while now, and have checked in every once in a while upstream.
About a year ago the maintainer of the project has gone missing but people have poured in with patches and issues.
As you can imagine, upstream is stagnating and probably in need of a fork that actively works with others to fix issues.

The project should be fairly straight forward, the code itself isn't terribly complex.
Once the new fork has incorporated most of the fixes, there probably isn't much that will be left to be done, so it will be a project with low time commitment.

I would look into doing this myself, but I unfortunately don't have a laptop with a compatible camera anymore.

Just mentioning this to anyone who is willing to save what looks like to be an easy, useful project from stagnating.

Note: if you do decide to do this, the firmware files need to be checked for legality. It would be good to document different licenses before starting.

I would imagine a lot of people (including ubuntu) would greatly appreciate this effort.

Cheers.

Upstream project - https://bitbucket.org/ahixon/r5u87x/
AUR package - http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=21458

Last edited by tomd123 (2011-02-05 00:43:09)

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#2 2011-02-06 16:34:41

OrionFyre
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Registered: 2008-03-16
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Re: Calling ricoh webcam users. (users of r5u87x-hg)

I would be tempted to work on this... But doing so would involve dusting off the part of the brain where I stored all the programming logic and know-how from my sophmore-senior years of highschool from 12 years ago big_smile the most advanced my 'coding' goes these days is some bash-fu and awkage.

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-CR120E laptop with the Ricoh 1839. I grew tired of the lack of innovation on the developments and bought a Logitech camera. I would love to have the ricoh working for the ability to have it function as a sort of lo-jack.



I'll go get the source and see if I can tinker with it.

Last edited by OrionFyre (2011-02-06 16:35:57)

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#3 2011-02-06 20:01:12

tomd123
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Re: Calling ricoh webcam users. (users of r5u87x-hg)

Awesome! Please do look at the reported issues because they already have a lot of patches there so maybe your issue is one of those that is patched. Anyways good luck! And please update on your status smile

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#4 2011-02-09 00:36:16

tomd123
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Re: Calling ricoh webcam users. (users of r5u87x-hg)

Interesting, I don't know where I was looking, but it appears there are no more patches in the bug reports... I'm sorry to have lead anybody on a wild goose chase for patches, but I can't find them myself sad

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#5 2011-02-10 14:29:30

OrionFyre
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Re: Calling ricoh webcam users. (users of r5u87x-hg)

Haha, I was all "ok..... WHERE am I not looking?!?! *look look look look look* ..... I don't want to post that I can't find them and look like and id-10-T..."

As far as the project goes... What, if anything, are you aware of that needs to be done? (other than firmware status)

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#6 2011-03-09 14:28:53

dipilibupap
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Re: Calling ricoh webcam users. (users of r5u87x-hg)

Hello! Am i posting at in the correct forum ?

Im having a little trouble with the camera.. Im using a vaio TZ31MN . Camera loads successfully but does not show in "lspci" . Tried using Mplayer like the wiki says to take a snapshot and getting the following

MPlayer SVN-r32792-4.5.2 (C) 2000-2011 MPlayer Team
161 audio & 351 video codecs
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing tv://.
TV file format detected.
Selected driver: v4l2
name: Video 4 Linux 2 input
author: Martin Olschewski <olschewski@zpr.uni-koeln.de>
comment: first try, more to come ;-)
v4l2: unable to open '/dev/video0': No such file or directory
v4l2: ioctl set mute failed: Bad file descriptor
v4l2: 0 frames successfully processed, 0 frames dropped.


Any idea please?


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#7 2011-03-09 17:44:17

Stebalien
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Re: Calling ricoh webcam users. (users of r5u87x-hg)


Steven [ web : git ]
GPG:  327B 20CE 21EA 68CF A7748675 7C92 3221 5899 410C
Do not email: honeypot@stebalien.com

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#8 2011-09-08 11:45:53

yoburtu
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Re: Calling ricoh webcam users. (users of r5u87x-hg)

I've installed r5u87x-hg but don't work.

My camera is:

$ lsusb | grep -i cam
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 05ca:1830 Ricoh Co., Ltd Visual Communication Camera VGP-VCC2 [R5U870]

The loader detects correctly camera, I think:

$ sudo ./loader
Contraseña:
r5u87x firmware loader v0.2

Searching for device...
Found camera: 05ca:1830
Camera reports positive microcode state.
Camera reports microcode version 0x0100.
Not doing anything - camera already setup.

Successfully uploaded firmware to device 05ca:1830!

But, cheese and skype don't detects the camera. The /dev/video device don't create.

Regards.

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