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Old 06-21-2011, 06:12 AM   #1
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kodak easyshare

hello, very new to linux and having difficulty in getting things to work, i'm using kubuntu and am stumped on getting it to recognise a kodak camera, which uses a program called easyshare, which i cant seem to install and linux drivers for it dont seem to be available, so what do i do now?, thanks. clark
Old 06-21-2011, 06:45 AM   #2
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1st'ly this is linux - not a Micro$oft O/S.

so, that kodak easyshare won't work
- unless you run it within something called 'wine'

& as for linux drivers - they are built into the linux kernel - no need to download any.

so - if you just plug that camera's usb cable into your PC,
- does it reconize it or even 'see' it as anything ??.
- even as just a usb_thumb drive / stick?.
Old 06-21-2011, 06:47 AM   #3
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Have you checked of the camera gets detected as a removable device? Just plug it in using it's USB cable and it should show up just like a USB ThumbDrive/PenDrive would.

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Old 06-21-2011, 06:57 AM   #4
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Better yet, get a cheap card reader and save your camera's batteries.

I had an older EasyShare and it could not do MSC, so it wouldn't show up like a thumbdrive. It needed gPhoto to work with Linux and it was far more hassle than it was worth, a $5 card reader is a much better solution.

My current Pentax can do MSC, I don't believe I've ever plugged a USB cable into it in the 3 years I've owned it, I don't even know where the cable is. A card reader is more convenient and will give you better transfer rates and you won't be wasting battery power transferring photos.

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Old 06-21-2011, 07:30 AM   #5
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I think easyshare is mainly a software to organize photos and do some elementary processing.
Using a card reader (usually included on any laptop and on many desktop computers) and any other photo organizer does the same.
It will probably be faster to transfer photos with the card reader than directly from the camera (this was true at least for an Olympus camera I used in the past).
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Under menu>graphics you'll find a photos organizer. after plugging in your camera open it and see if it is detecting your camera. I have F-spot and when I click on import the camera shows up there. sometimes it may take about 10 seconds after plugging in the camera for it to get recognized.
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plug the cam in turn it on look at the cam does it say computer mode click it if it does
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Typically there are two common classes, mass storage device class and Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP). With msc the camera appears like a flash drive and one can simply transfer files to the PC. PTP mode requires software to interface with the camera. Some cameras may have the option to select the protocol but most are one or the other. In your case the Kodak camera is a PTP device and thus requires special software.

Assuming your using Gnome checkout shotwell (which already has been suggest has replaced f-spot).

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Old 06-22-2011, 11:53 PM   #9
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great thanks, i'll forget about trying to configure easyshare and organise myself a card reader, all started to work out via the menu-graphics-gwenview path, one photo at a time?, otherwise subsequent attempts at opening more photos said kodak is locked, first attempt wouldnt do anything via the device detected on the bottom toolbar but does now, i imagine the card reader will fix any camera dramas, fantastic, cant thank you enough, life after windows is looking rosier every day, cheers. clark


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