Fwd: Re: Webcam on HP DV9000 series

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Sun Nov 18 20:23:50 UTC 2007

David B. Toth wrote:

> At 05:49 AM 11/18/2007, Nils Kassube wrote:
>>David B. Toth wrote:
>> > > >David - what does lsusb show?  The DV6000s have at least two
>> > > > different webcams (only one of which is supported at all), so we
>> > > > need to know that, at least.
>> >
>> > ve3gyq at hp-laptop-ubuntu:~$ lsusb
>> > Bus 005 Device 002: ID 05ca:1870 Ricoh Co., Ltd
>>Google for the ID and you will find this page:
>>Looks like it could solve your problem.
> 2nd post ==
> Nils, that worked great!
> Thanks ...
> I must say with each new release, Ubuntu becomes more plug and play
> for installs, and that can only increase its popularity.

Excellent - it appears my information was out of date.  The DV6000s now have
far more than two possible webcams (and probably the same number for your
DV9000) of which _some_ are UVC.

Ubuntu (and any Linux distro) will never be strictly plug and play until
hardware manufacturers see the value in writing linux drivers or letting
our developers know how to write a driver before the hardware is released,
but at least if they use standard apis like UVC, we have a chance.

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