Probably the best advice I can give you go here http://gphoto.sourceforge.net/
scroll down to "Introducing gPhoto2" Click on 1100 and see if your camera is spported
then clcik on gphoto2 just above and see what you need. You will need:
libgphoto2, gphoto2, and gtkam.
First check whether your distro already has these. Try running gtkam from the cli.
Also check and see if your distrohas this for installation by you package manager.