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Re: Windows vs Linux Functionality?

On Tue, 2005-01-04 at 16:54 -0600, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
> 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.
> > 
> I know nothing about digital cameras. My daughter suddenly shows up with 
> one and I google for the brand (I forget it now) and the site shows only 
> XP info, I tell her: no support for your camera.
> Was I wrong? You mean I plug it in anyway and it might work?

Yes, *if* the correct packages and kernel modules are installed.
http://www.teaser.fr/~hfiguiere/linux/digicam.html  <<<<<<<<<<<<

And, even if you can't make it work with a direct USB attachment,
buy a cheap multi-card flash reader and xfer the images that way.
It's guaranteed to work.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
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