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Old 03-17-2002, 11:30 AM   #1
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Sony DSC-S70 Digital Still Camera


Hey,

I'm running MDK 8.1 and so far it's been going great. People have been very helpful and almost all the major issues have been taken care of but a couple still remain.

My family owns a have Sony DSC-S70 Digital Still Camera and being a Linux I really have no clue on how to set it up.

It's USB, so if you've installed this camera before or have any ideas please let em know

Thanks!
 
Old 03-20-2002, 09:53 PM   #2
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USB-Digital Cameras

I have a Casio QV-4000 - no luck at all getting pics from camera to computer. I have searched dozens of sites - had several helpful but non-productive pieces of advice given to me. Here is what I have learned.
As root user - login as root.
use usbview to see if your USB ports show the camera which must first be plugged in and turned on.
Do a cat /var/log/messages to see if your USB stuff and camera show up
Do a lsmod to see if usb-storage shows up if not
do a modprobe usb-storage
make sure USB support is loaded using modprobe usb
setup a directory for a mount point such as /mnt/camera
do a df to see if your camera is seen as a device. Look for sda1, sdc1 or something like that.
in your fstab file setup your device.
I am never sure in what order these thing need to be done - I am very confused. Perhaps some of this will help. Let me know if you get it going. If you do I will be green with envy because I am still fighting mine.
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Old 04-01-2002, 01:28 PM   #3
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I've tried all that and mroe and the issue seems to be that I'm not using the correct file system because linux seems to detect the camera as /dev/sda but I can't mount it!

Any suggestions?
 
Old 04-01-2002, 02:58 PM   #4
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I bought a Sandisk compact flash card reader - it cost about $23.00. Mandrake seems to like it and I have been able to download pics using it plugged into one of my USB ports. I probably will not hazzle with a direct connect to the camera. I did not have to configure it at all - it came up with no intervention from me. However, all the other advise about having USB service up and running and the other support programs still is valid.
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Old 04-01-2002, 04:14 PM   #5
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Where did you buy it?
 
Old 04-01-2002, 04:53 PM   #6
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Sandisk

Bought it at OfficeMax. Sometimes Office Depot has them too.
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Old 04-01-2002, 05:35 PM   #7
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did not have to configure it at all - it came up with no intervention from me.
WHat do you mean? PLugged it in and it was already mounted etc?
 
Old 04-01-2002, 05:58 PM   #8
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No configuration at all. Just plugged my camera into my USB port and turned on the camera.
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Old 04-01-2002, 07:40 PM   #9
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They don't seem to make one for my type of memory stick


Can anybody else help? i'm running out of ideas
 
Old 04-01-2002, 10:19 PM   #10
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Sony Memory Sticks

I don't know where you got your info from but there are indeed card readers for Sony's memory sticks. Got to the sony web site or go to google and type in "memory stick card readers". You will be pleased with the results.
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Old 04-01-2002, 10:41 PM   #11
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I meant the company you bought yours from, they don't make any for my kind. I'm going to look elseware later
 
Old 04-02-2002, 12:49 AM   #12
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USB Interface for Memory Stick Media MSAC- US1A $69.95

Wow... I'm not paying that much! Silly Sony
 
  


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