Re: Making hotplugging my camera work
On Sunday 31 December 2006 02:02, Wayne Topa wrote:
> This may not apply to you, as you didn't say what version of digikam
> or Debian, your running, but I have a problem like yours with version
> 0.9.0~beta3-3 of digikan on a testing box.
I am running debian SID
> Prior to this version it found, and used, my Kodak CX-4230 without
> any problem. Now it can't access it.
> As I got my wife a new Qlympus FE-130 for Xmas, I tried to see if
> this version worked with it, and it didn't, so I booted my Sid box
> which uses digikam_2%3a0.8.2-3_i386.deb. It does not yet, handle the
> Olympus, but the Kodak is again working as usual on this version of
Yes - same version as me
My Olympus C-745UZ works fine using the mass storage driver.
> I have noticed that, in almost every new version of digikan,
> something that worked before, doesn't in the new version. So much so
> that I am trying to find something to replace it and had not used it
> for months, prior to getting the Olympus.
My Casio is one that is of the USB mass storage type (ie it doesn't need
a special driver). If I set things up manually that works fine.
What I am talking about is the automatic recognition when you plug them
I know this thread is drifting towards the photo packages on kde or
gnome, but I suspect the problem could be with the interaction with
udev/hal and the application.
Somewhere (and this is what I am finding hard to find) hal should have
the device properties for the camera. It should know its a camera and
that its has storage of type mass storage.
Yet - if I do
lshal | grep 'camera'
when the camera is plugged I don't get any lines that match. That seems
wrong - indeed, I sort of expect behind the scenes for hal to mount the
device on /media/camera (or something similar - perhaps /media/sdg1,
since /dev/sdg1 is the camera's picture partition).
On the otherhand - kde knows to suggest digikam as a potential
application, so its getting the fact it is a camera from somewhere
There seems some random hal policy file in /etc/hal and some more what
looks like configuration files in /usr/share/hal
But I cant find any information about which is the right place for me to
add the information about
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