I managed to install the nvidia drivers, wicd to use the wifi with wpa, but this seems to be beyond my skills :) I'm a linux noob, so please be patient.
Well, here it goes - installed first the firmware, then the driver (used deb2lzm for both: ricoh-webcam-r5u870-firmware_0.11.4-0arakhne1_amd64.deb and ricoh-webcam-r5u870_0.11.4-0arakhne1_amd64.deb). Copied both into modules folder and restarted slax. Now under lsusb I get the following:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05ca:1870 Ricoh Co., Ltd Webcam 1000
Well... things would be pretty but... :) When I type mplayer tv:// i get:
root@slax:~# mplayer tv://
MPlayer dev-SVN-r26343-4.2.3 (C) 2000-2008 MPlayer Team
CPU: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56 (Family: 15, Model: 72, Stepping: 2)
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
TV file format detected.
Selected driver: v4l2
name: Video 4 Linux 2 input
author: Martin Olschewski
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.
Exiting... (End of file)
In skype also all what I get is nothing. Could somebody please help me with getting through this stubborn drivers? :) Thank you very much in advance for any help.
You got me there :) Tried the i386 but no difference.
Thanks very much, but I've got some problem in make:
make -C /lib/modules/22.214.171.124/build M=/root/ricoh-webcam-r5u870-0.11.4/r5u870 V=0 modules
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-126.96.36.199'
WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-188.8.131.52/Module.symvers
is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions.
CC [M] /root/ricoh-webcam-r5u870-0.11.4/r5u870/r5u870.o
/root/ricoh-webcam-r5u870-0.11.4/r5u870/r5u870.c:875:1: warning: "V4L2_CID_LASTP1" redefined
In file included from include/linux/videodev.h:16,
include/linux/videodev2.h:873:1: warning: this is the location of the previous definition
/root/ricoh-webcam-r5u870-0.11.4/r5u870/r5u870.c: In function 'r5u870_uvc_add_fmt':
/root/ricoh-webcam-r5u870-0.11.4/r5u870/r5u870.c:1543: warning: passing argument 1 of '__constant_c_and_count_memset' discards qualifiers from pointer target type
/root/ricoh-webcam-r5u870-0.11.4/r5u870/r5u870.c:1543: warning: passing argument 1 of '__constant_c_memset' discards qualifiers from pointer target type
CC [M] /root/ricoh-webcam-r5u870-0.11.4/r5u870/usbcam/usbcam_dev.o
CC [M] /root/ricoh-webcam-r5u870-0.11.4/r5u870/usbcam/usbcam_fops.o
/root/ricoh-webcam-r5u870-0.11.4/r5u870/usbcam/usbcam_fops.c: In function 'usbcam_v4l_ioctl':
/root/ricoh-webcam-r5u870-0.11.4/r5u870/usbcam/usbcam_fops.c:1192: warning: passing argument 5 of 'video_usercopy' from incompatible pointer type
/root/ricoh-webcam-r5u870-0.11.4/r5u870/usbcam/usbcam_fops.c:1183: warning: unused variable 'udp'
/root/ricoh-webcam-r5u870-0.11.4/r5u870/usbcam/usbcam_fops.c: At top level:
/root/ricoh-webcam-r5u870-0.11.4/r5u870/usbcam/usbcam_fops.c:1229: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/root/ricoh-webcam-r5u870-0.11.4/r5u870/usbcam/usbcam_fops.c:56: warning: 'v4l_ioctl_names' defined but not used
CC [M] /root/ricoh-webcam-r5u870-0.11.4/r5u870/usbcam/usbcam_buf.o
CC [M] /root/ricoh-webcam-r5u870-0.11.4/r5u870/usbcam/usbcam_util.o
LD [M] /root/ricoh-webcam-r5u870-0.11.4/r5u870/usbcam/usbcam.o
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST 2 modules
LD [M] /root/ricoh-webcam-r5u870-0.11.4/r5u870/r5u870.ko
LD [M] /root/ricoh-webcam-r5u870-0.11.4/r5u870/usbcam/usbcam.ko
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-184.108.40.206'
Ok, thanks again, it works now in skype :) I have other kind of problem, colors after a while get messed up, it looks like a problem with white surfaces, driver problem, or this YUYV format? Damn, still need to learn a lot :)
All light sources appear to be black or red in vision from the webcam
i think it's a webcam driver problem not nvidia. look here: http://www.slax.org/forum.php?action=view&parentID=51307
also try to switch the light on - in your room. I have better vision in my webcam with extra source of light.
well... I;m not sure, but driver page on Nvidia pointed me to the same version that lays in the modules section. Anyways my VGA output now works, so I suppose these are the correct drivers, even though in the supported cards section there is no Go 7200 ;) Miracle.
yup, something is wrong, but the webcam is the last device that I intend to use in this laptop :)
Anyway, a very big Thank You for everyone that helped me in this topic.
Lately my firefox got something wrong with the settings saving, I get error:
Cannot find secure socket path in /tmp
What the hell is this? :) Before that I got always a warning, that firefox couldn't save or open ( I don't remember now) configurations file, probably it got deleted or just vanished. How can I repair that? Tried to activate a new firefox module, but with no success. Any hope?