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I'm trying to mount the memory card of my kodak c643 digital camera. Now I know this should work, as it does work on Suse, but somehow I can't get it working on Slackware (kernel version 22.214.171.124)...
Here's what I've done so far:
1. Recompiled the kernel with the usb_storage module and everything there that seemed useful. Tried both as a device and a module.
2. When as a module, I loaded it with modprobe
Effect: There is no /dev/sda or anything that might represent the digital camera to mount and copy the pictures off it.
3. Tried installing gtkam. When I select add camera and click on detect, it says "no camera found", and when I select my camera from the list and click on apply, it says "could not initialise camera".
Linux does detect something there. From lsusb, I get
Bus 3 Device 8: ID 040a:05a7 Kodak Co.
After much googleing, I have found something about a sd_mod module. I searched the config file, but there is no such module. What is it, and is it required?
So, what am I doing wrong? Or what else should I try?
Thanks for reading. Any info or suggestions are welcomed.
hda is my primary hard drive, and hdc and hdd are dvd drives, so there is no camera...
Regarding scsi, this is what a cat .config | grep SCSI says:
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDESCSI is not set
# SCSI device support
# CONFIG_SCSI_TGT is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_PROC_FS is not set
# SCSI support type (disk, tape, CD-ROM)
# Some SCSI devices (e.g. CD jukebox) support multiple LUNs
# CONFIG_SCSI_MULTI_LUN is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_CONSTANTS is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_LOGGING is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_SCAN_ASYNC is not set
# SCSI Transports
# CONFIG_SCSI_ISCSI_ATTRS is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_SAS_ATTRS is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_SAS_LIBSAS is not set
# SCSI low-level drivers
# CONFIG_ISCSI_TCP is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_3W_9XXX is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_ACARD is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_AACRAID is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_AIC7XXX_OLD is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_AIC94XX is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_DPT_I2O is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_ADVANSYS is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_ARCMSR is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_HPTIOP is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_BUSLOGIC is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_DMX3191D is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_EATA is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_FUTURE_DOMAIN is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_GDTH is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_IPS is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_INITIO is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_INIA100 is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_STEX is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_SYM53C8XX_2 is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_IPR is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_QLOGIC_1280 is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_QLA_FC is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_QLA_ISCSI is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_LPFC is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_DC395x is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_DC390T is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_NSP32 is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_DEBUG is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_SRP is not set
# NOTE: USB_STORAGE enables SCSI, and 'SCSI disk support'
ok... so there's no /dev/something there either... But something called kfmclient pops up and offers to open a window with camera:
There is nothing relevant mounted...
And another interesting thing... In kde's Control Center under Suse I have a section called "digital camera", but not under Slackware...
Is there a program I should install that Suse has and Slackware doesn't? What is kfmclient?
Distribution: Slackware / Debian / *Ubuntu / Opensuse / Solaris uname: Brian Cooney
Kodak cameras do not appear as disks to the operating system, and therefore cannot be mounted as such.
I spent hours getting mine to work under Slackware 11 before I figured this out..... there is a special software needed to read the camera under Linux. I would love to get mine working under slack 12 and walk you threw it at the same time, but I just realized that I have no idea where my cameras cable is :-/
A quick Google search tells me that gphoto2 (2.1.6) is the package needed to make this thing work.... I think I got it and its dependencies on linuxpackages.net last time... but that was before Christmas and I honestly don't remember. If you Google or search here specifically for Kodak camera Linux you should find more info.
Also, if you take the memory card out of the camera, and stick it in a card reader, you CAN mount it as a drive like you are trying to. Honestly, thats why I didn't bother setting up the software to read the camera, because I have a card reader in both my laptop and my desktop, so i guess loosing my cable isn't a big deal (although it still annoys me)
Let me know how you make out.... If you cant get it working Ill try harder to find my cable, and then write a walk threw since I'm betting this is probably confusing other people too.