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Re: Windows vs Linux Functionality?

On Tuesday 04 Jan 2005 22:27, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-01-04 at 13:50 -0800, Chuk Goodin wrote:
> > On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 19:39:02 -0500, Roberto Sanchez
> >
> > > Downloading pictures from a digital camera is much easier than in
> > > Windows.  To start with, there is no need to install extra software.
> > > You simply plug in your camera and if it is recognized (by a program
> > > like gPhoto), it will Just Work(TM) and you will be able to copy
> > > directly to and from the camera just as though it were any other mass
> > > storage device attached to your machine.
> >
> > That's exactly how it works on my XP machine, actually.
> It's especially easy in GNOME 2.8.  Don't know how easy/difficult
> it is in KDE.
> In GNOME, you must install gnome-volume-manager gnome-media & gthumb
> ((which will all pull in various other packages, like "hal" &
> libgphoto2-2).
> The, when you plug in the camera's USB cable and turn it on, if
> (gphoto+hotplug)?? can negotiate with it using PTP or usb-storage,
> a dialog box pops up asking if you want to import images off the
> camera.

With KDE it is the same as any external mass storage device. You plug it in 
and mount it.  For cameras that aren't mass-storage devices, kde has 
digikam. You can set up an automounter and script it to run anything you 
want, but I don't like to do that. The other solution is to use media:// . 


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