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Webcam driver for Sony VGN-SZ3VWP

I've worked out some updates to the r5u870 driver so that it works with the Linux kernel (as I knew openSUSE 11.1 was going to have a 2.6.27 based kernel), I talked to Alex Hixon via email about my changes (it turns out he had some of the fixes in the svn version already, so I've just added a few more changes on top of that), and hopefully Alex will do a formal update shortly.
Just in case anyone wants it in the mean time I've put a bzip2 which includes my changes here.

If you want to get pre-built modules for openSUSE 11.1 then get the modules r5u870.ko and usbcam.ko and drop them into /lib/modules/ and /lib/modules/ respectively. Then depmod -a.

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