[oclug]samsung digital camera
transop at sympatico.ca
Sat Nov 23 10:28:18 EST 2002
On Sat, 23 Nov 2002 09:57:59 -0500
thus spake Brad Barnett <bb at L8R.net>:
> > [gr] Hi Mike. Unfortunately, gphoto2 doesn't support the Digimax
> > 130. IT only supports two Samsung digital cameras: the Digimax
> > 800k and the Samsung Kenox SSC-350N, both of which are
> > incompatible with my wife's camera. Well, guess it's back to Win2K
> > for downloading from that camera.
> > In Windows, you have to install the proper driver from the CD that
> > comes with the camera. It works very nicely. When you plug in the
> > camera, it creates another drive letter, 'G' on my computer, and
> > you can download the images using Explorer. Way cool.
> > On my son's iMac, it's even better: the drivers aren't even
> > needed. The iMac uploads the photos from the Samsung without
> > having to install drivers and without a hitch. Linux could learn a
> > few tricks from the Mac people on multimedia; the Macs are awesome
> > when it comes to multimedia.
> It sounds to me like it's a USB mass storage device, and you don't
> need drivers at all for it. Have you tried mounting the camera as a
> mass storage device?
> http://www.aamot.org/ole/photography.html has some examples/hints on
> how to do so part way down the page. If you are using a good
> distro, you should be able to see it in the logs, find the camera
> once plugged into USB. You then have to mount it.
> Alternatively, you can buy a $30 card reader, and use that under
> linux to read the card with the pictures on it.
[gr] Hot damn, I didn't think of that! You may have found a solution
for me. That's the way it works in Windows, so it could work that way
in Linux as well. The camera *does* work as a mass storage device.
I'll have a look see at that URL, Brad. Thanks, you're a Dood. :-)
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