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I'm running SuSE 8.2 Pro on a computer I put together myself for the first time. I have a USB 2.0 port connected to the mainboard, and just purchased a Canon Powershot A80 camera. After reading as many posts here for over a week on this subject, I STILL can't even get my computer to notice anything connected to the USB 2.0 port. I've tried the following:
installed gPhoto2, libusb, usbutils, and usbview
added to fstab: /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstick vfat user,noauto,umask=0 0 0
examined "tail -s 3 -f /var/log/messages", "lsusb -v", "dmesg", "fdisk -l"
even installed USBview and NOTHING happens when I plug into the port.
I'll post any files upon request to help debug this thing. It looks like SuSE recognized there is a USB 2.0 port there, but I can't connect ANYTHING to it! appreciate your help in advance!
What have I tried connecting? My camera. Yes, tried gPhoto as root. Recompile a kernel??? There should be an easy way to simply connect USB to SCSI emulation - I have a CD-R connected through SCSI. Come on pros...what's the answer here? I'm almost tempted to turn to the dark-side and have a dual-boot for Windows just to have this USB 2.0 working. If I can't figure this out, there is little hope for LINUX, and I do have much programming experience. Pitifull.
I went through the same tests with my Cannon A75, never got it to work connecting it directly with USB.
Instead I got a USB Card Reader which works fine. (Transcend, I think).
I realize this isn't the ideal way, having to sneaker-net your memory card every time, but I just can't
bring myself to building a windows computer just for my camera. I'm willing to put up with the
inconvenience, but that's a personal choice.
My card reader would not work until I disabled USB 2.0 support in the BIOS and ran it at USB 1.x speeds.
I believe this is because I am using 2.4.x kernel. The same card reader works fine at USB 2.0 speeds
when I booted a Knoppix CD with 2.6.x kernel.