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Old 01-22-2015, 01:36 PM   #1
Gregg Bell
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Can't transfer photos from camera to computer


Running Xubuntu 14.10 (and out of patience). Got a Nikon Coolpix L15 and hooked it up to my Dell Optiplex 170L via a USB cord. The camera icon pops up. I double click on it and get to the photos, but then the whole thing starts bogging down and I can't copy the photos and something crashes. (Not the whole computer.) I'll attach the report. (It's in two screenshots because it didn't fit in one.)

And when it bogged it also gave me an error message window with 'One or more applications are keeping the volume busy. (PID-0)'

And I thought it was kind of treating the camera as a usb drive. When I hovered the cursor over the camera icon it showed:

'Mounted in "gphoto2://[usb:004,002]/"

and it showed:

0 bytes left (0 bytes total)

And there was four photos and a video on the camera.

I checked and was able to download the photos and video on a Windows computer, so I don't think the issue is with the camera or the files.

Because of the 'volume busy' error message I closed out everything on the computer and was still getting the same messages when I tried to transfer.

It seems close to doing it. I can highlight a photo but then it all bogs down and crashes.
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Old 01-22-2015, 02:03 PM   #2
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Can you just put the sdcard into your card reader slot? That's typically working much easier out of the box...

EDIT: As an alternative, before clicking the camera icon: Can you open your filemanager and set the default display mode to list rather than large icons? If the problem is caused by tumbler as your screenshots suggest they are related to showing thumbnails.
If you don't show thumbnails you may be ok.

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Old 01-22-2015, 02:28 PM   #3
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Can you just put the sdcard into your card reader slot? That's typically working much easier out of the box...
Forgot to mention: memory card is stuck in camera and only chance I have of transferring is via the USB cord.
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EDIT: As an alternative, before clicking the camera icon: Can you open your filemanager and set the default display mode to list rather than large icons? If the problem is caused by tumbler as your screenshots suggest they are related to showing thumbnails.
If you don't show thumbnails you may be ok.
Don't know what tumbler would have to do with this, and I see everything on my computer in lists, not icons. Anyway, I looked at the File Manager and took a screenshot. I get a drop-down menu for "View new folders using" that would allow me to choose:

Icon view

Detailed List view

or

Compact list view.

Do you think I should choose one of those and if so, which?

Thanks!
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Old 01-22-2015, 02:31 PM   #4
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I would try option 2 or 3.
 
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Old 01-22-2015, 02:58 PM   #5
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Chose #2. Didn't make any difference. Everything seems normal. I mount the camera. I go to the photos (see 174). But then when I left-click on an individual photo it doesn't highlight it. Then when I go to get out, I get this (175). And then when I go to unmount the camera I get this (176).

An additional thought: it's like adding the camera messes up the whole "vibe" of the computer. When I had the camera mounted I went to unmount a USB flash drive. I got a window saying, 'Another application is running' (and I noticed I had LibreOffice open on the toolbar). That would've never happened without the camera being mounted.

Seems like the camera being mounted throws off everything.
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Old 01-22-2015, 03:02 PM   #6
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On your screenshot I can see there are still thumbnails being displayed. Can you find an option to turn that off?

If all else fails, and if you can live comletely without thumbnails, you could try
Code:
sudo apt-get remove tumbler
Which would remove tumbler altogether. I think it would be worth trying at least to find out if that's the root cause.

If that does not help you can always install it back by doing
Code:
sudo apt-get install tumbler
 
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Old 01-22-2015, 05:06 PM   #7
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One thing to try before uninstalling tumbler: In the file manager preferences dialog that you posted it says "show thumbnails -> only for local folders". Do you have an option there that says "never"? If so, I would try that.
 
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:07 PM   #8
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One thing to try before uninstalling tumbler: In the file manager preferences dialog that you posted it says "show thumbnails -> only for local folders". Do you have an option there that says "never"? If so, I would try that.
It worked!!! (Choosing "never" in File Manager Preference.)

Okay, let me back up because I'm excited. LOL I got your message too late abut doing the File Manager preference thing. The amazing thing is I looked at that before SEVERAL TIMES and still somehow missed it until your last message. So I did run the terminal command deleting the Tumbler. That did nothing. The thumbnails were still with the files in the Nikon. So I restored the Tumbler in the terminal. (I did notice that things were a touch different when I was done. Usually when I right click on say a jpg on the Desktop the first thing offered to open it is Ristretto Image Viewer, which is what I open it with. Now the first thing offered (the default) is Open with "Wine Internet Explorer." I right clicked on several jpgs on the Desktop and looked at "properties" and they all showed Ristretto Image Viewer as the open with choice. (see attachment) If you happen to know how to straighten that out please let me know, but if not, it's no big deal as I can just choose from a drop-down menu when I click on the "Open with" offering.)

So yeah, it worked. Thanks so very much. And it worked properly and quickly. There was no struggle. (Before it was close to working but got sluggish then crashed.) So thanks. This was a big thing for me as I really need to use the camera soon. Thanks again!!
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:12 PM   #9
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If the camera uses the MTP protocol. you can use PCManFM File Manager. I use the PCManFM file manager to access the internal and external storage of my android device.

Never mind. I see you've solved it already.

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Old 01-22-2015, 06:17 PM   #10
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If the camera uses the MTP protocol. you can use PCManFM File Manager. I use the PCManFM file manager to access the internal and external storage of my android device.

Never mind. I see you've solved it already.
Appreciate it, Bret.
 
Old 01-23-2015, 12:57 PM   #11
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If you happen to know how to straighten that out please let me know, but if not, it's no big deal as I can just choose from a drop-down menu when I click on the "Open with" offering.)
When you go the "open with" way, does it have a checkbox somewhere that you can check to "remember the choice"?
 
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:06 PM   #12
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When you go the "open with" way, does it have a checkbox somewhere that you can check to "remember the choice"?
Note you may actually have to first choose "other application" for a dialog to open up. It's in that dialog that you may find a button / checkbox that allows you to set the chosen option as the new default...
 
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:00 PM   #13
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Note you may actually have to first choose "other application" for a dialog to open up. It's in that dialog that you may find a button / checkbox that allows you to set the chosen option as the new default...
That did it, Joe, thanks. (I thought I was being picky by pursuing this tiny issue, but it really is nice to open it with the default. Thanks!)
 
Old 01-24-2015, 03:29 AM   #14
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I thought I was being picky by pursuing this tiny issue
Not at all. Linux is all about customization and getting the system to behave exactly the way you want, and everybody in this forum will likely see it that way. Accepting annoyances is for Windows users... :-)
 
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