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Old 06-17-2002, 09:16 AM   #1
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new camera ???? Kodak DX 3600


I am running linux suse 7.3 pro and I have a kodak DX 3600 camera and I have found that jphoto supports this camera but I can't get it to work??? Jphoto is not much help for me .... can any one help??
 
Old 06-17-2002, 09:46 PM   #2
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If the camera can use a USB connection then it's actually quite simple. Just plug it in and mount the camera as a USB masss storage device.

A crude way to do this is to plug the camera in vis the USB, power the camera up and check the logs. Try 'tail -50 /var/log/messages' and look for USB mass storage stuff - usually /dev/sda1 or /dev/sdb1, etc).

Then just mount it - 'mount /dev/sda1 /mnt' (crude but effective)

I've tried three cameras this month and they all worked brilliantly. (2 Fuji's and a Sony - I stuck with the Sony)

Cheers,
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Old 06-18-2002, 11:06 AM   #3
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I can see the camera in devices in the information section but there is no active driver ?? Where would I find a driver for this ????
 
Old 06-18-2002, 03:06 PM   #4
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Triplied,

Have you installed gphoto2 from the gphoto website, or an older version in your distro? If you haven't, its the best version to use.

I had similar problems until I installed gphoto2 - but you have to download an updated libusb file - details on the website.

HTH

Dutch
 
Old 06-18-2002, 03:29 PM   #5
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gphoto does not support ptp protocol .. if anyone can help, please and thanks..
 
Old 06-24-2002, 03:54 PM   #6
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I am still having on luck with this camera .. If anyone can help me out it would be great my card is almost full and I need it up load it... I plug it in to the usb port and it sees the camera but that is all I can do
 
Old 06-29-2002, 07:22 PM   #7
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You can forget about all your gphoto and jphoto questions cause I have the cure to your problem. In my struggle to get my own Kodak DX3700 to work (the same family of cameras as the 3600) I came across a little program called MMPTP. After installing I followed their simple instructions and had the camera working within 2 min. It can be found at http://www.michaelminn.com/linux/mmptp/README.html

Note: on the site it says "Initial release that compiles under Red Hat 7.2 and supports only the Kodak DX3500 camera." That is a bunch of BS. It works with all the Kodak DX series cameras not just the DX3500 and runs on Slackware just fine.

Enjoy

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Old 06-30-2002, 11:54 AM   #8
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I get error when I try to build this I have suse linux 7.3 2.4.5 kernel and I am very new to changing make file (I need step by step directions) If you can help
Thanks
 
Old 06-30-2002, 12:43 PM   #9
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Are you untaring it, cding into the directory and then typeing "make install"? You dont need to compile it. Make sure you are root to install. Also make sure to add the line "alias char-major-181 mmptp" at the bottom of the "/etc/modules.conf" file. I hope that helps. Then reboot and it should be all set up.

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Old 06-30-2002, 12:57 PM   #10
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1 more thing...You have to do "modprobe usb-uhci" to have your usb drive working before you can run MMPTP. I'm not sure if suse does this automaticly, I think it probably does. If not you can place that command in the "/etc/rc.d/rc.modules" file and it should load on boot. Another reason it might not work is if you dont have basic usb support compiled into your kernel. In that case you would have to recompile, but seeing as how you use suse I highly doubt that you are without usb support in your kernel.

Note: usb-uhci is for intel based systems only.
 
Old 06-30-2002, 04:36 PM   #11
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usb port is reconizing the camera but when I make install it comes up with errors and does not install it tells me to ajust marefile how would I do that ??
 
Old 06-30-2002, 04:37 PM   #12
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oosp that was "makefile"
 
Old 06-30-2002, 07:29 PM   #13
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You're typeing 'makefile'? You need to be typeing "make install". Other then that I wish I could tell you something positive about the solution to your problem but the truth is I dont know the answer. Sorry.
 
  


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