Update on Gentoo r5u870 packaging

This is a small update on where to find the driver for the Ricoh r5u870 webcam properly packaged for Gentoo GNU/Linux. This driver is needed in order to use the webcam present in some HP Pavillion and Sony Vaio (including my TZ11) laptops.

If you have read my previous post, you already know it: the hard drive of my iBook (which was being used as home server) died last week, so with a little help from my friends™ I have moved the overlay to a new place. We also splitted the overlay in two, so please be sure to use the contrib overlay, which is where the media-video/r5u870 belongs.

I hope this change will make things better, so have a nice time using your camera and remember to thank the driver authors (thanks Alex & Sam!) and report packaging bugs if you encounter any problem 😉


One thought on “Update on Gentoo r5u870 packaging

  1. Hiya,
    Thank you for all the effort that you do to keep up the overlay.
    Now what i wanted to ask is that i just installed the 2.6.26 kernel and i have problems in compiling the r5u870…
    Any help would be more appreciated. I can provide the info needed but its better not to spam this place hehe


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