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I plugged in my canon powershot a75 camera via the USB plug. Nothing. Figure I'll restart, leaving it in, nothing.
Then I command dmesg |grep sd
because a helpful person suggested this will display and SCSI devices, such as USB ports. Nothing is displayed. There should at least be the ports showing right? Even if not the camera?
Can you read from other USB devices (thumbdrives and so on) ? If not, and the above grep command came up blank after plugging in anything usb related, then you're probably missing kernel support for usb storage. If you have a look at the tutorial over here http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...icle&artid=115 then you should be able to get it going.
If you ever do feel the need to recompile your kernel, then you'll need the complete kernel sources (not just the headers, which is possibly what you have now). Just download them from www.kernel.org or your nearest FC mirror, and bob's your uncle.