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Old 11-03-2006, 07:42 AM   #1
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Digital Cameras


Can someone tell me how to get started with USB digital cameras? ie, how do you open the pictures, what is the best program to view them? I have USB support in my slack 11 kernel. It is a Sony digital camera.
 
Old 11-03-2006, 08:25 AM   #2
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Assuming that your camera is like most, Linux will recognise it as a USB mass storage device.

Plug it in, and run the command "dmesg". You should see your camera recognised at the end of the output. Then run "mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /media", and your photos will be available in the directory /media.

You can view the photos in any program. Gimp is good for editing, Konqueror has a photo view with thumbnails on the left and the full size photo on the right.

Don't forget to "umount /media" before you unplug the camera.

You can also create a directory, say /media/camera, and add a line to /etc/fstab so that you can mount the camera simply by using "mount /media/camera"

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 11-03-2006, 08:28 AM   #3
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Hi tim1348,

You get most digital cameras in Linux to work with (a) gphoto2 or (b) as an USB mass storage device. See at http://www.gphoto.org/proj/libgphoto2/support.php if your camera is supported by gphoto2.

gphoto2 and libgphoto2 are available for Slackware at linuxpackages.net.
 
Old 11-03-2006, 01:26 PM   #4
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heres what I get when I type dmsg:

usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2

usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice

Is my camera recognized?
 
Old 11-03-2006, 01:49 PM   #5
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Try digikam, which you can get on linuxpackages.net. Check the details, because there are a few other packages you will need to install to make it work (requires: sqlite3 >= 3.3.8 libgphoto2 >= 2.2.1 exiv2 >= 0.11 libkipi >= 0.1.4), all on linuxpackages.net. It will take care of detecting your camera and connecting to it, plus it has nice features to organize, tag, and search for pictures.

Brian
 
Old 11-03-2006, 01:49 PM   #6
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I Have not had the experience of using a digicam on linux , but for viewing photoes , I use : gqview
I havent used the photoviewer digikam but it might be something that may intrest you
 
Old 11-03-2006, 01:57 PM   #7
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Cool. When I check /proc/bus/usb/devices

the sony camera is listed

when I check /proc/scsi/scsi

it is not listed and I cant mount the device, so I think I need to compile in generic scsi support. I thought I did, but I will re-check my .config. And I tried to install libgphoto2. It ran the configure script, but the 'make' failed, so I have to figure out why.
 
Old 11-03-2006, 04:27 PM   #8
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ahhhh, I give up. The camera is listed but it wont load a driver, because there is none. Only for the world of windows, everything is made for windows, linux people have to struggle.
 
Old 11-03-2006, 05:14 PM   #9
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I have had a lot of luck using gphoto2 it has worked with every
camera I have ever tried it with.

http://www.linuxpackages.net/download.php?id=10190
http://www.linuxpackages.net/download.php?id=10180

Download both of these packages and install them using pkgtool or installpkg from a console as root.

Then try gphoto2 it =awesomeness!!
 
Old 11-03-2006, 05:53 PM   #10
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Finaly, and it only took 9 hours, but it works now with gphoto2.
 
Old 11-04-2006, 09:28 AM   #11
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Thanx for the help. Gphoto2 works well, DigiKam works great, and for anyone who has a problem mounting their camera as a file system, Gphotofs solves that problem.
 
Old 11-05-2006, 11:38 AM   #12
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tim congracts for getting the problem solved, to help others & save other people's time (in this or any other topic ) you are always welcome to write/amend a HOW-TO or other material at linuxquestions.org
 
  


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