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Old 12-21-2005, 10:58 AM   #1
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Digital camera problem


Hello,

I'm running into a problem mounting my Canon digicam on Slackware 10.2. I downloaded and installed digikam with all of the dependencies. The program works fine. When I click on auto-detect camera, it finds the camera. But, when I try to connect to it, it fails. Now, if I try doing using the program as root, it works just fine. It connects to the camera and all. Now, my question is, is there a way that I can find out where Slackware is installing the camera, like /dev/xxx or something else? I have tried, but have not been successful. I have already search around the forums and tried some of those suggestions, but it didn't work. Anyone has any idea? Thanks!
 
Old 12-21-2005, 11:04 AM   #2
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Just a shot in the dark, but if it's a USB connection, it'll usually mount the USB storage device under one of the SCSI devices, /dev/sdXX.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 11:12 AM   #3
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Yes, it is a USB connection. I have tried mounting /dev/sda /dev/sda1, etc...; and all I get is not a valid block device. I just can't figure out where root is mounting it to.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 11:41 AM   #4
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Well, while root has it mounted, you could look at your /etc/mtab file. However, if root can mount it but a user can't, then you need to modify your hotplug script. Take a look at
http://www.gphoto.org/doc/manual/permissions-usb.html and see if that helps you. Specifically, your usbcam script must properly change the permissions for you.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 11:42 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by quip
Well, while root has it mounted, you could look at your /etc/mtab file. However, if root can mount it but a user can't, then you need to modify your hotplug script. Take a look at
http://www.gphoto.org/doc/manual/permissions-usb.html and see if that helps you. Specifically, your usbcam script must properly change the permissions for you.

Thanks, I'll give that a try when I get home.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 11:43 AM   #6
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Depends what you are trying to do, get to your video or still pics on the memory card
I use fire wire for video MUCH better than usb.
For pics, I use USB,I found this on another forum forgot where.

My Sony Camcorder "mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/camera"
My panasonic "mount -t msdos /dev/sda1 /mnt/camera"

That "/mnt/camera" is a directory "camera" in "/mnt" :-)

Notice that the file type for the Panasonic and Sony is different. I took a guess after I got the Sony working and found that I get the same error as you when I plug in the Panasonic, changed the filetype and voila!
regards
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Old 12-21-2005, 11:56 AM   #7
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Depends what you are trying to do, get to your video or still pics on the memory card
I use fire wire for video MUCH better than usb.
For pics, I use USB,I found this on another forum forgot where.

My Sony Camcorder "mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/camera"
My panasonic "mount -t msdos /dev/sda1 /mnt/camera"

That "/mnt/camera" is a directory "camera" in "/mnt" :-)

Notice that the file type for the Panasonic and Sony is different. I took a guess after I got the Sony working and found that I get the same error as you when I plug in the Panasonic, changed the filetype and voila!
regards
peter
I haven't tried the msdos file type. I'm just trying to access the camera to download the pictures.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 06:23 PM   #8
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As stated above, the info you need is here:

http://www.gphoto.org/doc/manual/permissions-usb.html

I have a Canon Powershot A95 and following the instructions listed above worked fine.

The main points boil down to these:

host:~# /usr/lib/libgphoto2/print-usb-usermap > /etc/hotplug/usb/usbcam.usermap

I then used the usbcam.user script, changed root to steve, and pasted that file in the /etc/hotplug/usb directory after chaining the name to usbcam and overwriting the existing file. After rebooting all worked fine. The directions are pretty good.

Good luck.

I should mention that you need to install libgphoto2 if you have not allready.
 
Old 12-22-2005, 10:59 AM   #9
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As stated above, the info you need is here:

http://www.gphoto.org/doc/manual/permissions-usb.html

I have a Canon Powershot A95 and following the instructions listed above worked fine.

The main points boil down to these:

host:~# /usr/lib/libgphoto2/print-usb-usermap > /etc/hotplug/usb/usbcam.usermap

I then used the usbcam.user script, changed root to steve, and pasted that file in the /etc/hotplug/usb directory after chaining the name to usbcam and overwriting the existing file. After rebooting all worked fine. The directions are pretty good.

Good luck.

I should mention that you need to install libgphoto2 if you have not allready.
Thanks...that worked! I appreciate the help!
 
  


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