WAS-> Re: digital camera reccomendations for debian NOW-> kernel 2.4.x
--- nate <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> <quote who="Craig Dickson">
> > Gphoto2 allegedly supports my Canon PowerShot G2,
> but I never got
> > it to work; gphoto2 just insisted the camera
> wasn't there.
> hmm, good to know, i guess the info there isn't too
> > Fortunately, I found a better solution anyway. The
> G2 uses compact
> > flash (CF) cards for storage, and for $20 or so
> you can buy a USB
> > reader for these CF cards. The CF reader looks to
> Linux like a
> > removable SCSI drive, so you just put the card in
> it, mount the
> > card as a VFAT filesystem, and copy the files off
> of it. No gphoto
> > required. Though of course your kernel has to have
> decent USB
> > support, so I don't know if a 2.2 kernel would do.
> if this is the usb-storage driver it doesn't appear
> be in 2.2.x ..so i can't use it..
> > Consult Digital Photography Review at
> http://www.dpreview.com for
> > expert reviews and user opinions of a wide variety
> of digital
> > cameras.
> > The PowerShot S300, according to DP Review, uses
> CF card storage,
> > so the card reader trick I mentioned above should
> work if your
> > system has good USB support.
> yeah..cept i can't use 2.4.x kernel! too unstable
> my needs.
Pardon me if this is "hijacking the thread", but why
is 2.4.x too unstable? Are you planning on using the
digital camera w/ a server under high load? The only
problems I've seen w/ 2.4.x occur under extremely high
load, a situation that is unlikely to occur on the
average desktop machine or laptop. Once I got sid
switched over to 2.4.x it has been very nice on my
chb@voyager:~$ date; uname -a; uptime
Sat Feb 16 08:05:25 EST 2002
Linux voyager 2.4.17-686 #2 Sat Dec 22 21:58:49 EST
2001 i686 unknown
08:05:25 up 6 days, 8:39, 4 users, load average:
0.06, 0.37, 0.94
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