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Old 04-20-2014, 10:33 PM   #1
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Shotwell cannot initialize camera and download photos


I connected a kodak C182 camera to my old IBM Lenovo desktop running Lubuntu. I downloaded Shotwell a photo manager that I used on an older edition of Ubuntu with no problems. When I connected my camera I got this message:
Error initializing camera. -53. Could not claim USB device.
What does that mean and how can it be fixed if it can. I have another computer with Windows 8.1 and it downloaded fine there using Kodak Easy Share. I tried to install the software on Ubuntu using Wine but when it had just about finished it failed.
 
Old 04-20-2014, 10:56 PM   #2
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Have a llok in the disk manager - see if the camera has been auto-mounted. If so, just umount/eject it, then try shotwell again.
 
Old 04-21-2014, 12:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for you reply. I did as you suggested but then it did not work. However, I discovered that I have not installed Shotwell as yet. I was just looking at the folder with the extracted files from the download. I tried installing it directly through terminal commands but there was a failure in the installation, something about broken pipes! Anyway I will try later.
Earlier I had looked at gtkam which is included in the Lubuntu distribution. However, when I tried to open it, all that appears is a terminal with a command line. I later found that it is supposed to open at the command gtkam but it doesn't. There are no instructions but I looked on the internet and it seems to have a good interface and I could just click to have it detect my camera.
Part of the problem may be that I had tried to download Easyshare softwared from a CD using Wine. It seemed to be almost finished installing when it failed. Apparently it will not install properly on Linux. I removed the Kodak material under Wine but perhaps some is left. When I turn on the camera when hooked up the computer I find Kodak listed under the file manager. It was mounted. I unmounted it turned it off and turned it on again but with the same result, and it appears again mounted. When I get Shotwell or gtkam working perhaps the camera can download through them. Perhaps the next question is how does on get gtkam to open properly!
 
Old 04-21-2014, 12:37 PM   #4
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Perhaps I should have mentioned that when I use the command: gtkam in the command line of the terminal that appears when I try to open Gtkam I get the message: segmentation fault (core dumped)
 
Old 04-21-2014, 01:01 PM   #5
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how did you install " gtkam" ???
a "segfault" meens you ether did something wrong
or if it was some random binary from some random website
it it for a different operating system or version

also we can NOT help if you do not post the errors

we are NOT mind readers and can not read your mind to "see" the errors

so please POST them


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Part of the problem may be that I had tried to download Easyshare softwared from a CD using Wine.
???????
waht ????

so you tried using the wine Internet explorer 4 ( comes with wine) to download some cd ?
please explain

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Old 04-21-2014, 03:54 PM   #6
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I did not install gtkam it came installed with the distribution of Lubuntu. It appears in the list of software already installed. As I said earlier when I open gtkam all I get is a terminal with a command line. My understanding is that if you type gtkam this should open up to the interface and then you can click on detect device. The only error message is
just what I wrote.: segmentation fault (core dumped). I cannot post more than what I see.
Easy Share software comes on a CD with Kodak Cameras. I tried to install it not download it. It had almost finished this task but then just when it was about finished said that the installation failed. I don't really care since I know that Shotwell works fine with any Kodak cameras I have used. I have used it on an older computer with an older version of Ubuntu with no problems. However since gtkam came with this distro of Lubuntu I should be able to use it or at least try it. From your post I expect that there must be a different command one must use to get to the interface of gtkam. It seems a bit strange that if gtkam is already installed I should need to use a command from a terminal to open it.
 
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I am only guessing that you have Gphoto installed ( default with gnome )

plug in the camera and launch gphoto
see if it sees the camera
Code:
gphoto2 --auto-detect
------ for a list of images -----
gphoto2 -L
------- for the help menu --------
gphoto2 --help

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Old 04-21-2014, 10:09 PM   #8
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Thanks for your further advice. I will check later to see if Gphoto is installed. I do not think so off hand. In any event I upgraded from Lubuntu 13.10 to Ubuntu 14.04 which already has Shotwell in the package. It did not detect the Kodak camera but I did not get the error message that always came when I plugged it in with Lubuntu 13.10.
Anyway I found a way to use Shotwell without connecting cameras and have done so with two cameras already. I have a card reader that works off a USB port. They cost just a couple of bucks and it worked right away with no hassle. The memory card from the camera appeared in Shotwell as mass camera storage. I opened the files and then imported them all. Easier than bothering to find out what the problems are with the connection process. Thanks for your help I will check on the Gphoto just to see if it is there.
 
Old 04-22-2014, 12:29 AM   #9
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To my surprise gphoto2 is not installed. I have downloaded it but not installed it yet. I will have to research that. I have the tar.gz file but so far have not managed to use the right commands at each step to install it. It is strange that the package has gtkam without gphoto2 as I understand gtkam needs this to work properly.
 
Old 04-22-2014, 01:02 AM   #10
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The new version of Ubuntu 14.04 has Camera that can be installed through the Ubuntu software section. It detected my Kodak camera attached through the USB port with no problem at all and downloaded them and then you can send them wherever you want. This solves my problem completely since now I can import photos through Shotwell from a memory card or download them through Camera. Thanks for the help. Ubuntu 14.04 has been very helpful as far as my issues are concerned.
 
  


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