YAHT, Yet Another How-To Install webcam on Pavilion dv6000 & dv9000 series


just installed the new Ubuntu 7.04 “Feisty Fawn” on my laptop (HP DV6236EA), everything worked fine…except for the installed webcam…

UPDATE: after installing Gutsy Gibbon….everything worked fine…except for the installed webcam

so…after…a LONG (10 minuts) hard searching session…I’ve created this how-to…hope it’s useful…

HOW-TO Install Ricoh webcam 05ca:1810 and others to Ubuntu 7.04 and, probably, other, Debian based, Linux distribution; this webcam is a part of HP dv6000, dv9000 an Sony…

First of all, make sure You got a Ricoh Webcam so from a terminal give:

sudo lsusb

the output should have a line like this

Bus 005 Device 002: ID 05ca:1810 Ricoh Co., Ltd

Different ricoh webcam’s ID (05ca:1810) requires different drivers,
but the driver for 05ca:1834 is mostly compatible; in fact you can use this how-to and this drivers for these ID:

05ca:1830 Sony Vaio SZ (Sony Visual Communication Camera VGP-VCC2 )
05ca:1832 Sony Vaio UX (Sony Visual Communication Camera VGP-VCC3)
05ca:1833 – Sony VAIO AR webcam (“Sony Visual Communication Camera VGP-VCC2)05ca:1834 – Sony VAIO AR webcam (Sony Visual Communication Camera VGP-VCC2)
05ca:1835 – Sony VAIO SZ webcam (Sony Visual Communication Camera VGP-VCC5)

05ca:1836 – Sony VAIO FE and AR (Sony Visual Communication Camera VGP-VCC4)

05ca:1870 – HP Pavilion built-in webcam
05ca:1810 – HP Pavilion built-in webcam


so to install the drivers follow this two step guide :

IF USING 7.04 Feisty Fawn 

follow this link [EXPIRED ricoh-webcam-r5u870-2.6.20-16-generic_0.10.0-4_i386.deb] to download the first .deb package, open & install It using your package manager (in Ubuntu is

IF USING 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

follow this link [EXPIRED ricoh-webcam-r5u870-2.6.22-14-generic_0.10.0-4_i386.deb] to download the first .deb package, open & install It using your package manager (in Ubuntu is

Then, for Both

follow this link [EXPIRED ricoh-webcam-r5u870_0.10.0-4_i386.deb] to download the second .deb package, open & install it using your package manager.

If everything is okay, your wecam is Up & Running…maybe you can try it using Gaim…

The original post where drivers were presented is : http://lsb.blogdns.net/ry5u870/

Many issues report problems with the Kopete application…it’s a Kopete problem…


Playing Manowar – Carry on


21 thoughts on “YAHT, Yet Another How-To Install webcam on Pavilion dv6000 & dv9000 series

  1. what settings are you using?

    are you getting a full picture and all?

    when I try to run this then I only get green ekiga video picture no matter what settings

  2. you’re wellcome jest.

    the 64 bits package ???
    how can I help you with those ???

  3. hey,
    running ubuntu 7.10 and the installation of the first .deb package stops at ‘loading module r5u870’…
    what should i do?

  4. sorry, but what does “stops” mean ???

    with an error ?

    without ???
    simply crash ???

  5. Seriously, I am no programming geek,in fact I know very little of it. I don’t even know how to compile anything and to help this the commands I know for terminal windows are as basic as switching between folders and the lsusb command. You’re tutorial, or your file compile, or whatever you did and posted here, is by far THE BEST AND SIMPLEST WAY TO INSTALL RICOH WEBCAM!

    I cannot recommend this enough to whoever wants to install it…

    Thank you very much for getting me out of the hell circus that are the available “tutorials” and file compiles and…and…so on and so forth to preform such simple task.

    It’s because of people like you that open source projects like Linux exists and keep living and one day will be the future of computer sciences.



  6. hi there,

    thanx for the great tutorial But i’m having some trouble with my cam after i installed the 2 packages.
    the webcam is working now with skype and ekiga but with a dark image regardless to how strong the light in the room the webcam is still too dark..

    i have a ricoh webcam on an HP DV6000 laptop..i’ve been suffering from this problem for a while and it makes the webcam really useless!!

    Plz Help and replay ASAP..thanx

  7. hey i have the same problem in my sony vaio CR series, but im using ubuntu 8.04.. how should i get on with it

  8. >> Hello, can you help me with 64bits package?

    Sorry don’t know where to find, probably you need to use the compiler…

  9. >>hey i have the same problem in my sony vaio CR series, but >>im using ubuntu 8.04.. how should i get on with it

    Ok, have you ever tried to fix the brightness ?

    And giving “sudo lsusb” to bash, what can you see ?

  10. problem: neither of your links for the 2 .deb parts are any longer valid, both come up with “404 error” sites…. any new links???


  11. Could you name the mentioned packages to download? The links you gave, as Jake already mentioned, have expired.

  12. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The
    text in your post seem to be running off the screen in Opera.
    I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know.
    The design look great though! Hope you get the issue fixed soon.

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