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Re: xD Picture Card and Debian (with OT kudos to Debian)

On Mon, 2002-12-23 at 12:34, Mike Mueller wrote:
> On Sunday 22 December 2002 21:21, Mark L. Kahnt wrote:
> > On Mon, 2002-12-23 at 09:41, Mike Mueller wrote:
> <snip>
> > > 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).
> > The basic question is "Which kernel are you running?" as many are using
> > later kernels to use usb storage access methods. 
> 2.2.19

USB support wasn't as complete in the 2.2 kernel series iirc, and may
well not have been built in broadrange of functionality as part of the
stock 2.2.19 kernel package included in the basic default installation
kernel of Woody.
> >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.)
> I managed to find a direct success message with this camera and 2.4.20 and 
> above:
> http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/showdev.php?id=1442
> One guy is running successfully with Sarge.  It's a bit close to the leading 
> edge for my comfort but what the hell, I'll go for it.
> -- 
> Mike M.

With the libc logjam in Sid, running Sarge about now is comparable to
running the latest Mandrake or Red Hat release without the dependency
headaches - Testing is usually fine to draw upon for workstations for
any user that can handle Linux-Cluefulness 101.

That said, having had Testing around for some time now, in my opinion,
it has been one of the best moves Debian has undertaken. The ability to
access up-to-date software without the risks of missing or mismatched
dependencies that might occur in Unstable has redoubled the value of
using Debian over other distributions, and significantly leverages the
power of Apt. Two thumbs and two big toes up on this :)
ML Kahnt New Markets Consulting
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Email: kahnt@hosehead.dyndns.org

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