Ubuntu On Sony Vaio FW Series

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Motion Eye Webcam

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Well it just works =) I’m able to see a picture with Skype and xawtv.

I have thought we need some special drivers, but found that it works by default.

UPD: Not work in Flash. Skype can’t use it anymore, just saying there is no devices… strange.

Written by egaistek

September 13, 2008 at 08:27

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  1. Hi Egaistek,

    Did it work for you in 2.6.24-16-generic kernel? For me it just works under server kernel.


    December 16, 2008 at 16:37

  2. Hi again,

    I finally managed to run webcam under flash applications following this blog:


    The solution is to create a virtual V4L driver forwarding V4L2. It solved flash problems (now I can use videconference in IMO!!) but I am still unable to run cam through gnome apps.

    I hope it helps even if it’s written in spanish!


    January 23, 2009 at 17:16

  3. Hi, I am having issues with webcam in skype. It’s on an fw11e. The resolution is too low it seems the picture covers only a part of the full video (only the top left square of the picture can be seen). Do you have any idea why?
    In VLC the webcam works without any problems (high res and full area can be seen).


    May 8, 2009 at 21:48

  4. oh yeah I forgot, it’s on kernel


    May 8, 2009 at 21:49

  5. I seem to be experiencing this bug:

    On lucid with VGN-FW31E


    May 31, 2010 at 21:28

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