5.3.1: How to set up a camera
In most cases MEPIS Linux will add a camera automatically:
- Switch on your camera in 'play' mode and connect it to your computer.
- A camera or USB Imaging icon should appear on the desktop.
- A dialog box will open, asking you what you want to do with the new medium that has been detected. Choose whether to open in a new
window or have Digikam upload the photos.
- If you do not see the dialog box, you can click Kmenu --> Graphics --> digiKam
- On the menu bar, click Camera --> Add camera --> Auto detect
- Digikam will normally detect and list your camera.
- If your camera is visible as a USB device in KInfoCenter, make sure your user-id is a member of the 'camera' group by clicking
KMenu --> System --> More Applications --> KUser (see KUser handbook linked below)
- If your camera does not appear, check to see if it is on the USB device list linked below.
- Google for the keywords "gphoto2 YourCameraMake YourCameraModel". Look for a changelog that includes your model. Check the version of the changelog and compare it to the output of typing this into a terminal:
You may need to compile a new version (see Section 7.3) of gphoto2 if the older version
of the program does not recognize the camera.
- If your camera uses a multimedia card for storage, you may find it easiest to purchase an inexpensive card reader to
connect to your USB port. Under MEPIS Linux, it will show up as an additional media device, and you can read and write to it as if it were a
hard or floppy disk.
- Kodak cameras often present particular problems. If you can't get Digikam to upload your pictures, try using the Kodak cameras upload script linked below.
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