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Old 10-15-2005, 10:22 AM   #1
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Canon Powershot sd500 with gphoto2

I am using Ubuntu (5.1) and would like to get my Canon sd500 camera working with it. I have gphoto2 2.1.6 installed on my computer, but am not able to communicate with the camera using it.

gphoto2 --auto-detect
yields the result
Canon Digital IXUS 700 (normal mode) usb:

Once it detects the IXUS 700 camera, it cannot still connect to it.

I could find a setting on the camera menu to change from normal mode to PTP mode.

I would really appreciate some help with this.

Old 10-15-2005, 10:49 AM   #2
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I'm not familiar with your camera, I have a Nikon. I had to change it to PTP mode to get it working with Gphoto2. At the time, I did some research, and it seemed PTP mode was the best supported way of communication.

During my experience in trying to get my Nikon 5000 working, I bought a inexpensive memory card to USB adapter. Any good camera store carries them. The memory is seen as a disk drive. You make an entry in fstab and mount it when necessary. I really like this approach. My 256 Mb card will hold up to 1000 images. You open up Konqueror as a file manager, and simply copy off the images you want.

I find I may take the camera out and shoot a few images, and want just those images. If I have the camera connected, I have to mark just those images. That I found slow and a pain.

My thoughts, hope this helps.


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