[PLUG] Digital Camera on Linux

Alice Corbin ali at axian.com
Sat Sep 25 12:15:02 PDT 2004

On Sat, Sep 25, 2004 at 10:42:33AM -0700, Ovid wrote:
> --- Alice Corbin <ali at axian.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, Sep 25, 2004 at 09:22:32AM -0700, Ovid wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > > 
> > > I have a Samsung Digimax 430 digital camera and I want to download the pics from it.  It was
> > no
> > > problem on Windows, but my Fedora Core 2 system seems to be having problems.
> [snip] 
> > > Any suggestions?
> > > 
> > Plug it in and turn it on, then run dmesg (or otherwise look at the end of
> > /var/log/messages) and see if it says anything about usb, or possibly scsi.
> I see the following:
>   Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
>   usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
>   USB Mass Storage support registered.
>   ohci_hcd: 2004 Feb 02 USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver (PCI)
>   ohci_hcd: block sizes: ed 64 td 64
>   loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
> However, I saw that both before and after I turned on the camera.  Since I was messing around
> quite a bit with this, I wonder if I did something earlier that would lead to this.  I also see
> the following at the end of /var/log/messages:
>   Sep 25 10:43:04 tomis bonobo-activation-server (ovid-17015): iid OAFIID:BrokenNoType:20000808
> has a NULL type
>   Sep 25 10:43:04 tomis bonobo-activation-server (ovid-17015): invalid character '#' in iid
> 'OAFIID:This#!!%$iid%^$%_|~!OAFIID_ContainsBadChars'
>   Sep 25 10:45:06 tomis su(pam_unix)[17038]: session opened for user root by (uid=500)
> Those timestamps are roughly when I tried to start the camera.
Hmmm, I wonder if your camera is not reporting itself correctly.  I would
have hoped that it would report itself as a block device that the kernel
could load a driver for.  You can try catting out /proc/bus/usb/devices
to see if a recognizable device showed up.  But if the camera won't play
fair, then I think that you will have to go the route of pulling the 
memory and sticking it in a reader.  (or go back to windows)


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