I assume your camera has USB (perhaps not a safe assumption). I'm using SuSE 10.0, and when I hook up my Olympus, it shows up like any other USB-attached storage with automount. I find this to be much safer for me as my brother managed to clobber a 64Mb SmartMedia card of mine by putting the card into his reader rather than hooking up the camera. It corrupted the format of the card so it will no longer work with the camera. Still stores data fine by itself, but the only place I need it is for the camera, and it won't work there. If I could find the right card reader and an editor that can write to the sectors of the card, I could fix the format to work in the camera again, but haven't had any luck so far.
Long story short, I recommend using the camera's cable, unless it doesn't show up as normal USB storage when you connect it.