Re: USB digital cameras for the total n00b?
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/camera
Where /dev/sda1 will be the device unless you have scsi disks or another usb
storage device already connected. and /mnt/camera will be the folder.
On Tue, 11 May 2004 06:26 pm, Silvan wrote:
> I've never used USB for anything, even though I've had it for years. I
> have no idea how any of this is supposed to work.
> I borrowed a digital camera from Dad. An Olympus some flummy.
> I plugged it in. Hotplug reacted and did something. From there, I
> couldn't figure out what to do with it. I googled around, and found some
> instructions from 1999, explaining how to mount /dev/something and cd into
> the camera. Sorry I'm being vague. I actually did this a couple weeks ago,
> and I don't remember the details very well.
> I did ultimately get the pictures out of it no problem, but it was a bit of
> a hunt and peck thing. I have a strong feeling that it's supposed to be
> easier than this now; that I'm supposed to be able to plug the stupid thing
> in and have some magical graphical thing happen. I notice KDE now has (or
> maybe always has had) a Peripherals -> Digital Camera. The Olympus some
> flummy (750 something) is on the list. However, I don't have the first
> clue on earth what to do with this.
> OK... Peripherals -> Digital Camera -> Add. Pick Olympus C 750 UZ. Click
> the USB radio button. It says "No further configuration required."
> Fine. OK. Now what? I have a camera icon now. I can't actually test
> this at the moment because I don't have the camera. However, I tried this
> same process when I did, and I never got it to do anything. Vague. I
> know. I guess I'll borrow the camera again and take another crack at it so
> I can report more useful findings. My underlying question is: how is this
> little icon supposed to know under which directory I want to mount the
> camera? I never saw any way to set that up. For that matter, am I going
> to have to go through this every time I plug the camera in? The little
> icon doesn't seem to be persistent.
> While I'm asking, what about USB joysticks? I've got Mom running Linux
> now. We installed a video game emulator and loaded a ROM into it. She was
> excited until she saw that she had to move the cursor around with the arrow
> keys. (So why not play the Super Nintendo that's in the closet, Mom?) Her
> box has i810 audio, and no joystick port. I figure in this day and age I'm
> probably supposed to buy her a USB gamepad. I don't have a clue how to set
> any of that up, and I feel like asking stupid questions instead of STFWing.
> Anyone want to whack me in the head with a clue? I really don't know the
> first thing about USB. Somehow, I've just never needed any of those silly
> looking gadgets, but I gather from the 50,000 USB accessories at Wal-Mart
> that it's some big thing now. (USB hubs? I have six useless ports on my
> computer already. Why do I need more?)
> Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan <email@example.com>
> Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621