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CJoeB 05-27-2010 06:34 PM

Digikam issue
 
Hi,

First, I have searched the archives and didn't find anything that seemed
to help.

The main issue here is with digikam. I used to have it working, but
some upgrade or other seemed to screw things up.

Digikam loads just fine. It recognizes and displays the pictures in the
folders on my hard drive. When my camera is plugged in and I select
"Import --> Camera", my camera appears in the list (not the specific
model, but it recognizes that it is a Canon). However, the images on
the camera are not displayed. I tried entering the camera manually.
Doing this, it wants a mount point which defaults to /mnt/camera. If I
then select "Import-->Camera", I get the message "Failed to connect to
camera". The correct mount point was created. BTW, I AM a member of
the plugdev group.

As a side issue, if I assume that I need to mount the camera manually, I
have always used the kwikdisk utility that is part of KDE. Despite the
fact that this appears as a menu item, it won't load. Equery tells me
that this belongs to the kdf package and I tried re-emerging kdf, but
kwikdisk still fails to load.

I am at a loss here and don't know what to do next. If anyone can help,
I need to be "led by the nose".

One would think that things would get easier to use in Linux, but that
isn't the case here.

Regards,

Colleen

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Dale 05-27-2010 07:33 PM

Digikam issue
 
CJoeB wrote:

Hi,

First, I have searched the archives and didn't find anything that seemed
to help.

The main issue here is with digikam. I used to have it working, but
some upgrade or other seemed to screw things up.

Digikam loads just fine. It recognizes and displays the pictures in the
folders on my hard drive. When my camera is plugged in and I select
"Import --> Camera", my camera appears in the list (not the specific
model, but it recognizes that it is a Canon). However, the images on
the camera are not displayed. I tried entering the camera manually.
Doing this, it wants a mount point which defaults to /mnt/camera. If I
then select "Import-->Camera", I get the message "Failed to connect to
camera". The correct mount point was created. BTW, I AM a member of
the plugdev group.

As a side issue, if I assume that I need to mount the camera manually, I
have always used the kwikdisk utility that is part of KDE. Despite the
fact that this appears as a menu item, it won't load. Equery tells me
that this belongs to the kdf package and I tried re-emerging kdf, but
kwikdisk still fails to load.

I am at a loss here and don't know what to do next. If anyone can help,
I need to be "led by the nose".

One would think that things would get easier to use in Linux, but that
isn't the case here.

Regards,

Colleen




Are you also in the USB group? My Canon is USB and I had to be in it
for the camera to work. You may want to try running as root. If it
works then, it's a permissions issue. If not, it may be hardware/software.


Also, I use gtkam to get my pics. It works pretty well. I just happen
to like the way I can do the names when I download.


Dale

:-) :-)

CJoeB 05-27-2010 08:13 PM

Digikam issue
 
On 05/27/10 15:33, Dale wrote:
> CJoeB wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> First, I have searched the archives and didn't find anything that seemed
>> to help.
>>
>> The main issue here is with digikam. I used to have it working, but
>> some upgrade or other seemed to screw things up.
>>
>> Digikam loads just fine. It recognizes and displays the pictures in the
>> folders on my hard drive. When my camera is plugged in and I select
>> "Import --> Camera", my camera appears in the list (not the specific
>> model, but it recognizes that it is a Canon). However, the images on
>> the camera are not displayed. I tried entering the camera manually.
>> Doing this, it wants a mount point which defaults to /mnt/camera. If I
>> then select "Import-->Camera", I get the message "Failed to connect to
>> camera". The correct mount point was created. BTW, I AM a member of
>> the plugdev group.
>>
>> As a side issue, if I assume that I need to mount the camera manually, I
>> have always used the kwikdisk utility that is part of KDE. Despite the
>> fact that this appears as a menu item, it won't load. Equery tells me
>> that this belongs to the kdf package and I tried re-emerging kdf, but
>> kwikdisk still fails to load.
>>
>> I am at a loss here and don't know what to do next. If anyone can help,
>> I need to be "led by the nose".
>>
>> One would think that things would get easier to use in Linux, but that
>> isn't the case here.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Colleen
>>
>>
>
> Are you also in the USB group? My Canon is USB and I had to be in it
> for the camera to work. You may want to try running as root. If it
> works then, it's a permissions issue. If not, it may be
> hardware/software.

Yes, I am in the usb group. Running as root produced the same result as
described above.

Regards,

Colleen

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walt 05-27-2010 11:45 PM

Digikam issue
 
On 05/27/2010 11:34 AM, CJoeB wrote:

...
As a side issue, if I assume that I need to mount the camera manually, I
have always used the kwikdisk utility that is part of KDE. Despite the
fact that this appears as a menu item, it won't load...


I've snipped a lot because I don't use kde and I don't even have a camera.
In spite of that, I still have the nerve to offer advice. Go figure.

What do you see if you try starting kwikdisk from a command prompt? IIRC
the kde command prompt is "konsole" or at least it was a few years ago.

Bogo Mipps 05-28-2010 02:45 AM

Digikam issue
 
On Friday 28 May 2010 06:34:18 CJoeB wrote:
> Digikam loads just fine. It recognizes and displays the pictures in the
> folders on my hard drive. When my camera is plugged in and I select
> "Import --> Camera", my camera appears in the list (not the specific
> model, but it recognizes that it is a Canon). However, the images on
> the camera are not displayed. I tried entering the camera manually.
> Doing this, it wants a mount point which defaults to /mnt/camera. If I
> then select "Import-->Camera", I get the message "Failed to connect to
> camera". The correct mount point was created. BTW, I AM a member of
> the plugdev group.

Colleen, I had the same problem with my Canon G11. Digikam recognises it as a
"Canon Powershot G11" but doesn't display images. I've left it installed, and
installed another instance, just as plain old "USB PTP Class Camera", and it
displays, downloads, deletes just fine.

Bogo

Dale 05-28-2010 03:57 AM

Digikam issue
 
Bogo Mipps wrote:

On Friday 28 May 2010 06:34:18 CJoeB wrote:


Digikam loads just fine. It recognizes and displays the pictures in the
folders on my hard drive. When my camera is plugged in and I select
"Import --> Camera", my camera appears in the list (not the specific
model, but it recognizes that it is a Canon). However, the images on
the camera are not displayed. I tried entering the camera manually.
Doing this, it wants a mount point which defaults to /mnt/camera. If I
then select "Import-->Camera", I get the message "Failed to connect to
camera". The correct mount point was created. BTW, I AM a member of
the plugdev group.


Colleen, I had the same problem with my Canon G11. Digikam recognises it as a
"Canon Powershot G11" but doesn't display images. I've left it installed, and
installed another instance, just as plain old "USB PTP Class Camera", and it
displays, downloads, deletes just fine.

Bogo




I will add that gtkam uses PTP for mine as well. I read somewhere a
long time ago that almost all Canon cameras are PTP.


Dale

:-) :-)

Paul Hartman 05-28-2010 03:42 PM

Digikam issue
 
On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 1:34 PM, CJoeB <colleen.beamer@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> First, I have searched the archives and didn't find anything that seemed
> to help.
>
> The main issue here is with digikam. I used to have it working, but
> some upgrade or other seemed to screw things up.
>
> Digikam loads just fine. It recognizes and displays the pictures in the
> folders on my hard drive. When my camera is plugged in and I select
> "Import --> Camera", my camera appears in the list (not the specific
> model, but it recognizes that it is a Canon). However, the images on
> the camera are not displayed. I tried entering the camera manually.
> Doing this, it wants a mount point which defaults to /mnt/camera. If I
> then select "Import-->Camera", I get the message "Failed to connect to
> camera". The correct mount point was created. BTW, I AM a member of
> the plugdev group.

Since you didn't say which model of camera you have, I can only guess.
I have a Canon SD550 and it cannot be mounted as a mass storage
device. It uses the PTP2 protocol. For a camera like mine my advice
would be:

In /etc/make.conf be sure you've defined CAMERAS with the drivers
needed for your camera. My Canon SD550 uses the ptp2 driver, so my
make.conf has:
CAMERAS="ptp2"

(to see a list of possible values, run "emerge -vp libgphoto2" and
look at theoutput)

If you didn't have it set, re-emerge libgphoto2 after changing it:
emerge --oneshot libgphoto2

If that wasn't it, try to run digikam as root. If it works as root,
it's probably a UDEV permissions issue. Find your camera/driver in
/etc/udev/rules.d/70-libgphoto2.rules and edit the permissions so that
your user can access it.

If THAT doesn't work, try to use gphoto2 in a shell and see what it
detects (or if it detects anything). This will give you better
visibility about any error messages it may have. It will show detected
cameras by doing this:
gphoto2 --auto-detect

If it sees your camera, try the other commands for listing and
downloading images from it.


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