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Old 05-27-2003, 11:35 PM   #1
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usb digital camera problem


I just purchased a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC33. Under the USB view configuration program it shows the camera when the camera is on. However, I cannot download images from it. Also, the camera is not listed under the default Mandrake 9.0 digital camera configuration section. I figure the USB port recognizes the camera so there should be some way of simply downloading the pictures from it. Any help will be very much appreciated. Thanks
 
Old 05-28-2003, 12:14 AM   #2
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Try this thread. Although it is in Slackware it has some good points for getting cameras to work. Most cameras have a vfat filesystem. I have a fuji camera that is not supported but I made a mountpoint for it and added it to /etc/fstab and it mounts like any other filesystem.
 
Old 05-28-2003, 12:49 AM   #3
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I appreciate the post. However, I saw this post before and I have to be honest with you it is alittle over my head. I'm not familiar with vfat files and I wouldn't even know where to "run a dmesg." Is there a post that maybe gives alittle more detail. I tried to make a mount point but was unsuccesful. Thanks agian for the reply.
 
Old 05-28-2003, 03:58 AM   #4
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Well this is what I did to get my camera to work(as root):

mkdir /mnt/camera

added the following line to /etc/fstab

/dev/sda1 /mnt/camera vfat noauto,owner,ro,user

then you should be able to simply mount /mnt/camera and dig down into the directory to find your pictures.
 
Old 05-28-2003, 07:05 AM   #5
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I can make a /mnt/camera directory but I do not know how to add to the /etc file.
 
Old 05-28-2003, 08:58 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by jcabral3
I can make a /mnt/camera directory but I do not know how to add to the /etc file.
jcabral3,

I had the same problem with my digital camera. I had to figure out the name for it in the /dev directory. Its probably sbd1. So I had to this command: mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/camera
This mounts the camera on directory that you created. Run these commands to figure out what the device name is:
modprobe usb-storage
dmesg | less
You're going to get alot of output. Pay attention to the USB entries. It will give you device name.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 08:29 AM   #7
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I was able to get the pictures! What I did was changed from KDE to Gnome. Then I tried making the mount point in the editor. I turned on my camera right clicked on the desktop clicked mount camera and then I could download the files right off the camera. I wanted to give an update to let anyone with this camera know you can get the pics off of it. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC33 running with Mandrake 9.0 Thanks for all the help.
 
  


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