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Cannot copy photos from my Nikon dsc 5100

Postby uvlt on Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:36 pm

I have LM 14 x64 Cinnamon version, installed on both my 2 desktops (core2duo 3.5/4GB ram - Nvidia & core2quad 2.4 /2gb - Nvidia). Yesterday i tried to copy some photos & videos from my Nikon DSC5100 camera into both pc's with the same result: No Success!
Initially the camera was recognized. Then, as I tried to copy the media files to my pc, the file manager (nemo) copy dialog shown up and then the procedure stops (hangs) with a timeout error and no file copied. The same if i try to copy the files with gthumb software... I thought that the card was damaged, but then, i was able to copy the files via VirtualBox/Windows XP/FileManager!. So i can imagine that is a Nemo problem?

Any ideas?
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Re: Cannot copy photos from my Nikon dsc 5100

Postby chris295 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:54 am

I'm using the same Mint version and had the same problem with my Canon EOS350D this morning. I solved it by installing and using Shotwell.
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Re: Cannot copy photos from my Nikon dsc 5100

Postby uvlt on Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:43 pm

I just installed shotwell and tried to import the photos with no success... The problem still remains....
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Re: Cannot copy photos from my Nikon dsc 5100

Postby chris295 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:46 pm

Sorry to hear that Uvit, good luck with trying to find a solution.
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Re: Cannot copy photos from my Nikon dsc 5100

Postby uvlt on Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:13 pm

6 Months later now , using a powered usb hub, i,m still having the same problem. Using windows 7 on the same pc (dual boot) everything goes smooth and fast :roll:
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Re: Cannot copy photos from my Nikon dsc 5100

Postby palo on Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:28 pm

I have a Nikon D5100 and found no way to copy from the camera - it seems some cameras will work and others don't. I found that one solution suggested involved buying a card reader and removing the card from the camera to transfer. I went for another option - transfer on my W7 computer directly to a flash drive and then copying to my Linux box. The advantages (I try to look at the bright side): I have a backup copy on my flash drive already and I get exercise walking upstairs.

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Re: Cannot copy photos from my Nikon dsc 5100

Postby Protheus on Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:50 pm

I have a D300, never had any problems with any Linux distribution. Did you set the USB option in the Cam Menu to MSC Mass Storage instead of MTP/PTP?
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Re: Cannot copy photos from my Nikon dsc 5100

Postby palo on Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:43 pm

Thanks for the info Protheus, but that option does not exist on my D5100.
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/2990837

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Re: Cannot copy photos from my Nikon dsc 5100

Postby uvlt on Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:18 am

Buing an extra card reader or using a laptop (with the included card reader), or using the win7 pc are some walkthroughs, but none of them are an actual solution. Something's going wrong there and i'm thinking of nemo file manager... ??? I don't remember if i had that problem with nautilus, but i think not...
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Re: Cannot copy photos from my Nikon dsc 5100

Postby Flemur on Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:37 am

I had the same problems on Arch; this worked:

Copy all the image files from the camera to current directory:

$ gphoto2 --get-all-files


Show all files on the camera (in all directories).

$ gphoto2 --list-files

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Re: Cannot copy photos from my Nikon dsc 5100

Postby Protheus on Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:09 pm

palo wrote:Thanks for the info Protheus, but that option does not exist on my D5100.
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/2990837

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Wasn't aware of this..

Maybe gphoto2 helps
http://deadlytechnology.com/linux/save- ... on-ubuntu/
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Re: Cannot copy photos from my Nikon dsc 5100

Postby palo on Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:41 am

The tip on gphoto2 is much appreciated guys. I was not too keen on using CLI to deal with images but instead of installing gtkam for a frontend, I installed Darktable as I wanted to work with RAW images anyway. I am able to download images from my Nikon D5100 easily now and have one less thing to need Windows for :D... A list of supported cameras is here.

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