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Old 10-15-2004, 08:26 AM   #1
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Question digikam problem

Since a recent upgrade from debian unstable, digikam can't speak to my digital camera when I am not running it as root. Anyone know where to look ?

The version of gphoto that I have seems to be unable to speak to usb camera so it didn't help figuring out what is going on.

Thanks for any clue.
Old 10-15-2004, 10:03 AM   #2
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digikam is based on libgphoto2, AFAIK. You need write access to corresponding USB-port. This can be achieved via hotplug (look at the gphoto2 documentation) or allowing USB write on your usb filesystem. In order to achieve the last one (only 2.6 kernels) you have to have a line in your /etc/fstab as

usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults,devmode=0666 0 0

Note devmode=0666 gives read-write access to everyone for every usb device. However, I am unsure if it works for kernel < 2.6.8 (it didn't work for 2.6.5 due to a bug).

With hotplug, much more is possible.


Old 10-15-2004, 10:11 AM   #3
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Thanks, that's what I was afer. I'll have a look. I think libgphoto2 has been upgraded when I upgrade digikam and that something has changed at that occasion. I run kernel 2.6.6


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