Digital Camera Drivers

alex at alex at
Sat Feb 28 09:25:14 PST 2004

On 28.02.04 17:11 +0000, S. Anthony Sequeira wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-02-28 at 16:47, Declan Moriarty wrote:
> > I have recently invested in a fancy digital camera for family mugshots,
> > etc. The software caters for Macs and all versions of windoze, and is
> > the typical windows thing: Its is made to have 17 interdependent parts
> > (of which I installed about 7), tries to use IE as a front end viewer
> > (but only finds Mozilla :-D), and generally does everything you never
> > want to do but not the things you do want to do.
> > 
> > It doesn't matter, because it has installed the camera as a removable
> > drive, and it can be read by paint shop pro (File/Open). 99% of what
> > they installed was (explative deleted).
> > 
> > Will Install Needless Data On Whole Disk. It still does :-/.
> > 
> > 
> > How do I get it going in Linux? I actually _can_ see my usb devices,
> > but never got beyond that. I don't even have the nodes, apparently.
> > /dev/usb is empty
About /dev/usb: the LFS MAKEDEV doesn't make USB devices, since there
would be far too many to be reasonable. There's a replacement, though:
look at USB support in your kernel configuration and install the yet
Preliminary USB device filesystem, which is meant to be mounted at
/proc/bus/usb and works nicely with libusb, which allows users to use
USB devices without root rights.

I'm currently running a scanner (canon lide20) and a digicam (casio
QV-3000EX/Ir) with my LFS. My brother has a Canon PowerShot A60 running
with gphoto2.

Have fun!
> So's mine.  And I've got a couple of USB devices working.  Do you have
> lsusb?
> $ lsusb
> Unknown line at line 1809
> Duplicate HUT Usage Spec at line 2650
> Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Virtual Hub
> Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Virtual Hub
> Bus 003 Device 002: ID 03eb:3301 Atmel Corp. 4-port Hub
> Bus 003 Device 003: ID 046d:0840 Logitech Inc. QuickCam Express
> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Virtual Hub
> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Virtual Hub
> I'm afraid you are going to have to do one of your least favourite
> things, read some documentation.
> Hints.  Have a look at gphoto2, see if your camera is supported. 
> Doesn't matter if it is not (you should be able to access the camera as
> scsi storage I think), but may help if it is.  Don't know if you are
> using hotplugging.  I would if not.  There is a hint IIRC.
> First thing is to get hotplugging working IMO.
> Cheers.
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