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SOLVED Digital Camera identified but unable to download

Postby renners on Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:36 pm

Hello,
When I plug in my digi camera, Mint correctly identifies it as a Canon Powershot A520. However, I am unable to download the photos due to "unable to open folder error -111: invalid filename".

I've tried Googling this error but not getting much joy. Any ideas?

Cheers, Renners

(PS I get the same error on the desktop and in gtKam app)
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Re: Digital Camera identified but unable to download photos

Postby DrHu on Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:48 am

Try downloading to /tmp, everyone logged in has access to that directory (folder) location
--then check the folder by right-clicking>properties and see which permissions you have set for the location you were attempting to download to
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Re: Digital Camera identified but unable to download photos

Postby renners on Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:16 am

Thanks, DrHu, but it's the photo files on the camera that can't be accessed, not a permissions issue on my HD. Sorry if I didnt make that clear.

Cheers, Renners.
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Re: Digital Camera identified but unable to download photos

Postby renners on Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:28 am

Ok, fixed it!

Found that Canon use a propriety transfer protocol called PTP, and the only thing on Linux that supports this is gphoto2. So installed gphoto2 and gThumb and all is rosy :D

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Re: SOLVED Digital Camera identified but unable to download

Postby pdc_2 on Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:30 am

our Panasonic Lumix camera is the same; but F-Spot is happy with that; we just select PTP; and digikam is similarly happy; both programmes will download happily; we now use digikam as F-Spot was not happy to show us full frame; Picasso and digikam were happy; (I had previously used F-Spot till we got a new monitor):

gphoto2 is the background programme; it is described in synaptic as "command line client"; we have gphoto2 libraries installed I see; but not gphoto2
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