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Old 03-20-2013, 09:57 PM   #1
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Digital camera will not appear on XFCE desktop


Hello,

For some reason, I can no longer just plug my digital camera into my computer and have it appear on my XFCE4 desktop. If, however, I use Shotwell the camera appears in the side menu. If I boot into Gnome then it works no problem. If I run lsusb I return the following:

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$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 008: ID 04a9:3192 Canon, Inc. PowerShot SX110 IS
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 046d:c040 Logitech, Inc. Corded Tilt-Wheel Mouse
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 009 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Any ideas on how I might get my camera back on the desktop? I dislike Gnome and I don't really want to use Shotwell, I prefer to navigate the camera via Thunar.

Thanks!

Shane
 
Old 03-22-2013, 08:48 PM   #2
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I am assuming that nothing else changed when this problem began, that the camera was appearing on the desktop/in the file manager one day and not the next day.

Wear any updates applied or any software installed or removed?

The only time I've had a similar problem is with a camera with an MFT (I think that's what it's called) file system; I had to install gtkam to connect to it, but it never connected simply as a mass storage device.

Here's two thoughts for testing:

Try connecting the camera to another computer to verify that the camera still will connect; if you don't have one, maybe one one belonging to a friend or, if you are lucky enough to have access to a LUG, one belonging to a LUG member, or even a Windows box. It could be that the problem is with the camera, not with the computer. It might also be worthwhile to test the SD card separately, assuming is has one, just to be thorough.

After that, try connecting to your computer and then checking the logs for any errors. They would likely appear in /var/log/messages and the tail command would be the most efficient way to check, something like

Code:
tail -50 /var/log/messages
See man tail for more.

Sorry I can't offer more, but maybe this will be a start.
 
Old 04-05-2013, 01:06 PM   #3
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Use Gigolo. You will see the camera there on the mounted devices list and can open it with Thunar.
 
Old 04-17-2013, 10:44 PM   #4
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I thing there is an problem with camra
 
Old 04-18-2013, 01:14 AM   #5
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I thing there is an problem with camra
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If, however, I use Shotwell the camera appears in the side menu. If I boot into Gnome then it works no problem.
Works perfectly with both Gnome and Shotwell, but not with XFCE, so the problem is with the camera? How did you come to that conclusion? The problem is much more likely to be with Thunar, probably the settings. Exactly what, I know not.
 
  


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