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" &
> 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
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:// .