I am helping my brother migrate from Windows. From my instructions he now has a dual-boot Windows XP and LinuxMint LMDE201404 laptop. He had no experience of linux previously but now has a linux system that he is very happy with except he cannot import photos from his camera.
My solution was successful but we cannot replicate it on his laptop. martywd's solution is obviously better and I have prepared the following instructions for my brother. I would be extremely grateful if you would take a look at them. The last line is the one I am least certain about!
(1) Use your web browser to go to https://packages.debian.org/source/testing/gvfs
and click on
a new page will open entitled 'Package: gvfs (1.20.0-1 and others)'.
Scroll down this page until you reach a section with the title 'Download dvfs'
and click on 'i386' [This is for 32bit operating systems.]
This will open a new page which displays lists of 'mirrors' which are servers from which you can download the package you require. As you live in Germany, you should choose the one at the top of the list for Europe i.e. ftp.de.debian.org/debian. The green arrow at the top right of your browser will light-up for the duration of the download, which should only take seconds.
(2) When that download has finished, use the back arrow to go back 2 pages to https://packages.debian.org/source/testing/gvfs
this time click on
follow the same procedure as above then repeat for
gvfs-common NOTE: For this the you click on 'all' not 'i386' for the download.
(2) Next go to the top right of page https://packages.debian.org/source/testing/gvfs
and key libgphoto2-6
into the Search Source Packages Box and <Return>
A new window will open the list of exact hits. Click on
scroll down to the download section and click on
(3) Click on the Computer Icon on your Laptop Desktop and choose Downloads from
the left hand list. Among your downloads you should see the following files:
If they are all there you can close your web browser and move on to the next stage.
(4) Open a Terminal and key the following command lines one at a time:
cd /home/chris/Downloads <Return>
sudo dpkg -i *.deb <Return>
sudo tar xvfz libgphoto2_184.108.40.206-1.debian.tar.gz -C /bin