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Have an Olympus c-3030Z digital camera. Have added myself to the "camera" group and can finally import the files, using gThumb or other software (e.g. Digikam).
My question is: Is there a way to access the device directly? For example how do I unmount the camera. Where is it mounted (if at all) on the file system?
btw couldn't download the pictures at my work place (where the camera belongs) because they only have WinXp machines there. XP wouldn't recognize this model
If this camera connects by USB try /dev/sda1. I mount my camera with: "mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/camera/" , I don't know why it shows up as sda but I think most cameras are like that. Of course if you have other scsi devices on your system it might be at /dev/sdb or something.
EDIT: Hmm, forgot to post my comments on this
It's managed by hotplug so there is no need to mount/unmount it. If the camera supports usb-storage, do what the above post said, ie. try sda1 and so on, or plug in the camera and check dmesg to see where it's attached to.
Yes this is interesting, thanks, but it still doesn't answer my question.
Have downloaded the pictures from the camera with gThumb and other apps, but I'm just curious how it is mounted. I have a usb entry in my fstab, and my disc-on-key is mounted just fine - when I plug it in, I'm able to reach it with file manager or via command line. This is not the case with the camera. When plugged into the same usb slot it does not seem to be mounted anywhere, although I'm able to download the pictures using digiKam or gThumb.
Should there be an entry (a line) for each device in fstab (e.g. camera and disc-on-key) even when devices are plugged into the same usb port?
If your camera supports usb-storage you should be able to use the same options in fstab. Anyway, the lines in fstab are just to give users mounting permissions and to make mounting faster than having to type everything every time.
You might need to stop hotplug with /etc/init.d hotplug stop
and then try to mount it manually with: sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/some-mountpoint -t vfat
AFAIK it's not mounted as a block device like your usb-drive is mounted as a SCSI disk device. Hotplug just binds drivers to it so that USB commands are sent directly to the camera. I'm not very well into this so you might want to look at: http://linux-hotplug.sourceforge.net/