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Re: xD Picture Card and Debian



On Mon, 2002-12-23 at 09:41, Mike Mueller wrote:
>  I got a Fuji Finepix 3800 digital camera that uses xD Picture Card flash 
> memory.  I am trying to access the camera's flash memory as a usb storage 
> device.  It did not work on a Mandrake 8.1 system (kernel 2.4.8).  I Googled 
> and found that Mandrake 9 might work with the new xD flash card.  The update 
> to mdk9 was less than perfect.  With that, I decided the time had come to 
> move all my Intel boxes to Debian (the Sparc box is already there) - 
> something i was planning previously.
> 
> I loaded up a Woody system today and got KDE2 running and got KMail and 
> Konqueror running with all the old bookmarks and email.  Kudos to the Debian 
> team.
> 
> The Woody system does not appear to be ready for usb storage - judging from 
> the response from lsmod.  Before I try anything else, I'd like to ask if 
> anyone on the list is using Debian to upload pics from an xD Picture Card 
> flash memory (Fuji or Olympus cameras at this time).
> 
> Thanks,
> -- 
> Mike M.

The basic question is "Which kernel are you running?" as many are using
later kernels to use usb storage access methods. Once you have that, my
understanding is that the USB Camera HOWTO is very reliable for these
makes, unless you lucked into something using a model that just doesn't
follow the generally common methods, such as some of the cheaper STV680
and CPIA models (although comparable support for them is *worked around*
in more recent editions of gphoto2.)
-- 
Mark L. Kahnt, FLMI/M, ALHC, HIA, AIAA, ACS, MHP
ML Kahnt New Markets Consulting
Tel: (613) 531-8684 / (613) 539-0935
Email: kahnt@hosehead.dyndns.org

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