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Distribution: Red Hat 8.0 (Home), Red Hat 8.0 (Work)
HP Photosmart weird weird weird....
I just posted this in success stories cos I searched and didn't realize which forum I was actually in, so I am going to open a new thread (cos in my case it's hardly a success story heh), hopefully more people will see it this way:
I have a HP Photosmart 435, and when I plug it in I can see it as a SCSI device. The problem is when I try to mount it, if I do mount dev/sda1 /mnt/cam it tells me that I must specify a fs type. But if I do mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/cam it tells me :
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1,
or too many mounted file systems
What am I doing wrong?
I just did some more poking around, and everything seems to be ok, i can see the camera if i look at dmesg, I can see it in /proc/scsi/scsi, damn it I can see it everywhere I shuld be able to - the thing just refuses to mount. Why??
I am using Red Hat Linux 9.0, hardware is Pen4 1.7GHz, 512MB RAM. I tried many things to connect my HP Photosmart 435 digital camera to my linux machine, but all are failed. I even tried to connected it to my other machine (MS Windows Me) after installing the driver CD, and all, but it just refused to work any any platform.
So, I decided to give up on directly connecting to the computer, but resorted to card reader. It worked well. I posted the review here, too. (SanDisk ImageMate 5 in 1 Reader: SDDR-99) I strongly recommend using card reader. It's relatively cheap ($20), compact in size, light in weight, accepts 5 different card with only 1 slot. Refer to the review (search for SDDR-99) if you want more info.
BTW, I strongly discourage buying this camera (HP Photosmart 435). Not only it doesn't work well with computers directly, but it's photo quality sucks. I thought 3MP was rather decent grade, but it's not. Even with perfect weather/light and all, the picture is not clear. Well, the picture size itself is big so that it cannot fit my 19" monitor, and the image is vague like you wore wrong glasses. If you zoom out to make it just like regular picture size, then the image becomes mediocre, but far from satisfying.
It's definitely not worth $120. I got it free from my wife's friend since she had several digital cameras as gifts and never found use for this one. If you are going to buy one, add $100 more and get decent one. Otherwise, you are going to waste your money for nothing. I give it the score 3 out of 10.