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Old 09-29-2004, 04:40 AM   #16
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: NW Scotland
Distribution: Slackware 10
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Maybe your camera is simply not a usb-mass-storage type, which is why it is not registering. I have one like that - a cheap one given to the children - and I use it with a cheap usb memory card adapter. The memory card adapter is usb-mass-storage compliant and all I do is shove the camera's card in it and hey presto - pictures all over the computer. No need to connect the camera at all. I find this very convenient - 2 memory cards means one can always be available in the camera while the other is in the computer.

My device is /dev/sda1 and apparently the reason is that it works with scsi emulation. I have a bare.i kernel in 9.1 and my /etc/fstab entry is:

/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb vfat noauto,user,rw 0 0

and it all works like a charm. Just plug the adapter into the usb port, plug the card into the adapter and mount /mnt/usb.
Old 10-05-2004, 06:11 PM   #17
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Savannah, GA
Distribution: Mandriva 2008, Vector 5.8 VM
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1. do modprobe usb-storage
2. add this line to fstab:
/dev/sda1     /mnt/camera     vfat     defaults,user   0 0
3. Then do: mkdir /mnt/camera, mount /dev/sda1

That should have the camera mounted. Just copy files from there...
Thanks! ust started with slackware a few days ago. Camera mounted automatically in Mandrake. Worked like a champ.
Old 12-31-2004, 07:19 PM   #18
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Kodak usb camera

Is there a easy to install software for transfering photos fron digital camera?
Slackware 10 and kodak dc5000.
I have spent all day trying to get my camera set up for simple picture transfer to no avail.
Seems kodak and some others use a file format other than scsi.
gphoto install is completly rediculous!
If gphoto can read files, so should I be able to.
The system knows the camera is there!
The fact of the matter is that it is discraceful to think after all this time there is still not an easy way to hook up a digital camera to a linux box.
No easy way to install a photo software system like gphoto.
How can linux win the hearts and minds of average people?
Make it more useable!
I have used linux for years and years, if it is hard for me there is a serious problem.
The bad attitude of those who believe linux is not for everyone is hurting linux and helping MS.
How about a rule regarding good install routines and instructions prior to putting the 1.0 on a program?


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