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Old 11-13-2003, 08:31 PM   #1
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memorystick filesystem seems kinda fudged


i have several memorysticks formated in my sony dsc-71 digital camera.
it formats the sticks with a file system layout of
/dcim/ /memstick.ind
i have a ide atapi ziplike memorystick adaptor
i mount it with a command of
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/memorystick
i can list the files at the shell and view the photos with the program xv
however nautilus shows the directory /dcim as a file with the size of ...
and thats that
gimp , eye of gnome don't work either
i thought maybe it was gtk so i tried to open it with opera and still nothing
i cp 'd the files over to my hard drive and now i can browse the dcim directory
but still can't read the files example dcm00456.jpg ...
doesnt seem to know what kind of files they are or any information about them
am i mounting them with the right file system type ?
i tried vfat umsdos msdos and they all did the same thing
maybe a hardware error these programs trip over?
i never had any problems in windows reading the sticks and never had a driver installed
and was using a windows version that predates memorysticks
fish
 
Old 11-14-2003, 01:04 PM   #2
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>i can list the files at the shell and view the photos with the program xv
So when you do:
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cd /mnt/memorystick/dcim
xv dcm00456.jpg
That works?

If so, what about
Code:
cd /mnt/memorystick/dcim
cp dcm00456.jpg /tmp
cd /tmp
xv dcm00456.jpg
?
 
Old 11-14-2003, 08:33 PM   #3
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yea that works too, xv doesn't seem to have any problem either way
 
Old 11-15-2003, 06:55 AM   #4
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This is certainly very odd. What error do you recieve if you attempt to open one of the offending jpegs in the gimp?
 
Old 11-15-2003, 08:37 AM   #5
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if i open from the stick gimp says
"open failed
dcim: Unknown file type"
or from the directory i copied over
"can't open "dsc00345.jpg""
and opera gives "could not open file"
 
Old 11-15-2003, 08:42 AM   #6
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"open failed
dcim: Unknown file type"
Well that one's because you're trying to open the directory, not a file.

Do you have anywhere you could make an offending image available for testing purposes?
 
Old 11-15-2003, 09:18 AM   #7
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but gimp thinks the directory is a file, and lists it as such
and no i don't have any web space
 
  


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