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Old 08-15-2003, 01:37 PM   #1
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Canon Powershot Cameras


I'm running Slack 9.0 with Dropline Gnome and I'm wondering how do i get my pictures off my Canon Powershot S400 Digital Camera. What program provides a GUI for looking at the pictures before I download them?
 
Old 08-15-2003, 03:50 PM   #2
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I'm assuming the camera connects through the usb. In that case it's pretty simple, just use


mkdir /mnt/camera

then mount the camera to the point (On my computer I do a mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/camera, but it may be different on yours)

Nautilus or Konqueror will usually show thumbnails and you can browse the pictures before copying them to a hard disk.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 03:51 PM   #3
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Depends ... :)

If the cam is detected as a USB storage
device (many are) you can use any viewer
while the cam is connected. As for the
specific model I don't know whether it
would work with gPhoto2 or not, but other Quickshot cams are
supported.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 08-15-2003, 07:32 PM   #4
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mounting didn't work.
I compiled libgphoto2, gphoto2, and gtkam. they installed alright, but gtkam won't run, it says it can't find libgphoto2.so.2 but it exists in /usr/local/lib...
 
Old 08-15-2003, 09:14 PM   #5
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OK, here is a step-by-step guide which I am providing via 100% pure recall from my not-so-good but still working memory... added to the fact that I'm now at work and couldn't confirm 100% until I return back home within a few hours.

1)Shutdown your PC.

2) Plug your camera into a USB port and power it on (camera first, then PC).

3) Log in as root

4) Run dmesg | grep "usb"

5) This step depends on (1), find something resembling cameras or USB storage devices. Take note of the device location, usually it'll be /dev/sdaX where X is a number.

6) Make a mount point for your camera, eg. mkdir /mnt/camera

7) Edit your /etc/fstab file and add this line:
Code:
/dev/sdaX    /mnt/camera         vfat       noauto,user,ro 0 0
8) Logoff root and login as normal user.

9) try to mount the camera by typing mount /mnt/camera

10) Browse the camera by using Konqueror or your favourite picture viewer/file browser by pointing it to /mnt/camera

If you still can't get it working, please tell me at which particular step did it fail.

To gurus: I know a reboot is not necessary, but this is to make sure that psx-dude's camera gets detected from the start. Thanks!
 
Old 08-19-2003, 12:30 AM   #6
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I need your help....I have a Canon S230, which IS listed in the built in Digital Camera Tool, yet when I try and "detect " it, or put the model in manually, it says there's no camera...I did what you said in the above post, and here's what I get...

[root@66-74-230-47 sdrew]# dmesg | grep "usb"
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 17:59:01 Mar 13 2003
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xff80, IRQ 9
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xff60, IRQ 11
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xff40, IRQ 10
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
usb.c: registered new driver hid
usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x4a9/0x3070) is not claimed by any active driver.

Any ideas? Thanks much in advance.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 04:32 AM   #7
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Try steps 5 to 7 by replacing /dev/sdaX with /dev/sda1

You must also have kernel support for USB Mass Storage Device either as a module or built in, I compiled my kernel with this support built in, so I don't know the module name that u need to load.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 08:55 AM   #8
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Thanks. Already tried that. I put a USB pocket hard drive in the same USB slot and bam!, works great. the camera however, can't be seen.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 09:40 AM   #9
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Canons are very proprietary and generally don't show up as usb storage devices.. you will probably not get yours to mount as an external usb drive. Gphoto2 has some drivers for canons, but I have found it much easier to just use a flash card reader.. see this rigamarole for how I get the pictures out of my canon. It's also neat to use the card as a portable drive
 
Old 08-19-2003, 12:18 PM   #10
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Canon S200

I'm using a Canon S200 but I always use a USB FlashCard Reader... Works 100% from my Slackware 9.0 system!!!

I've used my Camera with GTKam and GPhoto2.1 last year on another distro (RedHat I think)... Worked fine but I prefer the CF Reader method... Better control, faster, etc...
 
Old 08-20-2003, 06:26 AM   #11
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http://wintersun.org/linux/ixus.html
http://www.gphoto.org/

 
Old 08-20-2003, 01:42 PM   #12
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Azmeen-
Thanks VERY much....That first link worked perfectly. I don't understand why I can now access the camera and photos using gphoto2 in a terminal, but not through the GUI.....there's got to be a way.

-Scott
 
Old 08-20-2003, 07:43 PM   #13
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I don't use gphoto myself, but there should be a GUI frontend of it called gtkam. It's a GTK2 app, so you need to install the GTK2 package from the Slack CD or download it from a mirror.
 
Old 08-28-2003, 02:07 AM   #14
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Hey Azmeen,

I just used your instructions (post #5) to get my new Olympus up and running. Thanks. Totally awsome!
 
Old 08-28-2003, 09:28 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by freychef
Hey Azmeen,

I just used your instructions (post #5) to get my new Olympus up and running. Thanks. Totally awsome!
Good for you freychef! Now you can teach others as well

Cheers!
 
  


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