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Old 08-07-2003, 01:10 AM   #1
kazykid22
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Digital Camera or Card Reader


I'm trying to get my Redhat 9 to pickup my Olympus C-5050 digital camera using the digital camera tool. It doesn't have my camera in there and when i select the camera it "detects" it gives me the Olympus C-2040. Then it says could not initialize camera. What do i do to get Linux to either pickup my digital camera or my USB Lexar Media Card Reader? Help Me Out Please. Thanks
 
Old 08-07-2003, 04:41 AM   #2
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okay, you actually don't even need that software for your digital camera.
I assume you are plugging your camera via USB cable right?

well, on this preassumption I will give you guidelines.

All you need to know is to compile your kernel with USB support for large storage devices. and all the USB support devices that you will also use...
Next you need to make a new folder in your /mnt folder

call it camera

then, you plug in your USB cable to your computer, then to your camera, you reboot your Linux box, and at bootup you will see your camera being picked up by the USB driver, and all you need to do after you log into Linux, is to mount whatever /dev/hdx you saw at bootup time was given to your camera, and then

mount /dev/hdx /mnt/camera

voila!, you get all your pictures and you can save them on your computer to your hardrive, and/or erase all the picts in your camera!

easy uh?, cool
let us know how it goes.

zLinuxz
 
Old 08-07-2003, 04:42 AM   #3
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Old 08-07-2003, 08:15 AM   #4
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How do i compile my kernel with USB support? I'm a total newbie and can't wait for my 4 new Linux books to come from amazon so help me out here please step by step.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 08:40 AM   #5
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Take a look at these links

Linux Kernel HowTO
http://www.linux.org/docs/ldp/howto/...WTO/index.html

Proud's Linux Kernel Thread
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=78120

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Old 08-08-2003, 06:47 AM   #6
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LOL @ Linux

This is my 5th time to try to move to Linux. And now it came again: compile your kernel... All I want to do to use my CyberShoot camera (in WinXP it is really plug and play).
WTF? It is like saying in my car's book when I am fixing the bloody ski-box on it: reassamble your car and make sure you say yes, when the skid for the bars are coming. If you miss reassamble it again.
We say Linux is faster than Win. OK: but how long does it take to recompile kernel, say make, make install, ./configure etc etc etc. Grrrrrrrrrrrr.
Something somewhere went wrong...
 
Old 08-09-2003, 07:26 AM   #7
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kazykid22, I'd be surprised if your RH 9.0 kernel does not already support usb mass storage devices, as it is trying to detect cameras for you as it is. You probably only need to have the basic configuration set correctly. Hopefully, this might be of some help to you:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=74030
 
Old 08-14-2003, 02:51 PM   #8
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Re: LOL @ Linux

Quote:
Originally posted by Teddy_Horse
This is my 5th time to try to move to Linux. And now it came again: compile your kernel... All I want to do to use my CyberShoot camera (in WinXP it is really plug and play).
WTF? It is like saying in my car's book when I am fixing the bloody ski-box on it: reassamble your car and make sure you say yes, when the skid for the bars are coming. If you miss reassamble it again.
We say Linux is faster than Win. OK: but how long does it take to recompile kernel, say make, make install, ./configure etc etc etc. Grrrrrrrrrrrr.
Something somewhere went wrong...
buddy, yes Linux is faster than Windows.
And if you continue to look at Linux with a Windows point of view, then you are going to keep trying to learn Linux with no success.

Linux is DIFFERENT than Windows, that is why in Linux you need to sometimes recompile your kernel, and you will ALWAYS need to do it sooner or later, because that is the way Linux was built, that is the way Linux works, and you have to do it, like it or not.

don't get me wrong, I know how you feel more that you think I do....before I learnt how to compile the kernel, I was afraid of it, I would always skip doing anything before I was sooo damn afraid of doing something that I knew nothing about it.

But now, I know how to do it, and I actually love having any excuse just to recompile my kernel.

And I get the advantage of having full control and knowledge over my computer and its hardware.

Linux makes you SMARTER, Windows makes you DUMBMER.

zLinuxz
 
  


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