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connect camera EOS 350D

Postby catweazle on Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:57 pm

Using Linux Mint 13 on a laptop (Acer one 1810TZ ; 2 x 1.3 GHz processor). Connecting an EOS 350D fails.
I tried with digikam (the normal repsitory version and a beta version from another ppa : http://ppa.launchpad.net/philip5/extra/ubuntu). Both digikam versions killed. No error message starting from terminal.
Is there anybody succesfully connecting a digital reflex camera (350D or some other type) ? And if yes how ?
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Re: connect camera EOS 350D

Postby Lanser on Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:25 am

When you connect your camera via USB, it will be seen as an external storage device.
Just copy and past your images as you would from any USB device.
Don't forget to unmount the device safely after copying the files.

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Re: connect camera EOS 350D

Postby catweazle on Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:42 pm

That is the problem. The camera does not show up when i plug in the usb
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Re: connect camera EOS 350D

Postby Lanser on Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:15 pm

OK. So assuming you have plugged the USB cable in, turned the camera on and the drive does not show.
Have you toggled the settings in the camera to connect to PC, instead of connect to Print ?
Think this model had a couple of USB direct print modes to link to Canon printers.
Worse case you can always just remove the card and copy the files via an adaptor.

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Re: connect camera EOS 350D

Postby nomko on Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:48 am

I have the Canon EOS 450 which uses a memory card. I never hook up my camera to a computer. I always remove the memory card and insert it in a card reader. This avoids a lot of issues regarding recognizing the cam or not.
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Re: connect camera EOS 350D

Postby AlbertP on Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:05 am

Please plug in the camera, run lsusb, and post the output here.
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Re: connect camera EOS 350D

Postby catweazle on Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:56 pm

The camera is recognised with lsusb :

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04f2:b175 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 4-Port Hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04a9:30ee Canon, Inc. EOS 350D

Taking out the compact flash card and put it in a card reader is indeed simple. But the mechanism to eject the card is defect. I can remove the card with pincers but I tought that connecting the camera with a usb cable was easier.

The camera setting is PC connected.

I tried the connection on my desktop.
The camera is automaitcally recognized. A window ask for an application to open/import the pictures. I select gthumb.
Gthumb gives following error message after a couple of minutes

Folder could could not be load.
DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

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Re: connect camera EOS 350D

Postby nomko on Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:16 am

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Re: connect camera EOS 350D

Postby NOB on Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:57 am

Hi

this seems to be true for more than just this Canon (only ?) camera !

There is another thread http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=113361
in this forum for asking the same for a different (much simpler) model (IXUS 300)
and my camera (Powershot 130 ?) shows the same result.

The workaround with the memory card adapter is fine but expensive and my camera works with Ubuntu 12.04
just fine. But I don't like Ubuntu 12.04 that's why I have chosen Mint 13 Xfce.

If nobody has a real solution, I'll try to dig into the "udev" pain and see what the difference between
Mint and 12.04.1 really is in that area.
Otherwise I can't easily import my pictures to the computer.

Cheers

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Re: connect camera EOS 350D

Postby NOB on Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:55 am

Hi

the inspection of the (main ?) differences of udev in Mint 13 Xfce and Ubuntu 12.04.1 gave the following
results which are not very helpful because nothing really seems to be affecting Canon cameras :(

1. udev Versions are both 175-0ubunut9.1 (amd64)

2. kernel is slightly different
Ubuntu 12.04.1 = 3.2.0-31-generic (3.2.0-31.50)
Linux Mint 13 Xfce = 3.2.0-23-generic

3. Comparison of config files in /etc/udev revealed the following differences:

    1. Additional rule for Ubuntu 12.04.1 (VBox host):
    /etc/udev/rules.d/10-vboxdrv.rules

    Very probably no impact on Canon cameras

    2. Just different comments

    Very probably no impact on Canon cameras

    3. an additional rule (in lines 13 and 14) in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-cd.rules
    on Ubuntu 12.04.1 for Nokia UMTS sticks, I guess
    # Datacard_CD-ROM (pci-0000:00:1d.7-usb-0:1:1.0-scsi-0:0:0:0)
    SUBSYSTEM=="block", ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_SERIAL}=="Nokia_Datacard_CD-ROM_0.0.1-0:0", SYMLINK+="cdrom1", ENV{GENERATED}="1"


4. Comparison of config files in /lib/udev revealed the following differences:

    1. Additional rules for Ubuntu 12.04.1
    /lib/udev/gpsd.hotplug
    /lib/udev/rules.d/40-gnupg2.rules
    /lib/udev/rules.d/40-gpsd.rules
    /lib/udev/rules.d/61-gnome-bluetooth-rfkill.rules

    2. Additional rules for Linux Mint 13 (VBox)
    /lib/udev/rules.d/40-virtualbox-guest-dkms.rules
    /lib/udev/rules.d/90-hal.rules

    3. One interesting diff in the file /lib/udev/rules.d/69-xorg-vmmouse.rules
    Ubuntu 12.04.1:
    ACTION=="add|change", ENV{ID_INPUT_MOUSE}=="?*", ATTRS{description}=="i8042 AUX port", KERNEL=="event[0-9]*", PROGRAM="/bin/vmmouse_detect", ENV{ID_INPUT.tags}="vmmouse"
    Linux Mint 13:
    ACTION=="add|change", ENV{ID_INPUT_MOUSE}=="?*", ATTRS{description}=="i8042 AUX port", KERNEL=="mouse[0-9]*", PROGRAM="/bin/vmmouse_detect", ENV{ID_INPUT.tags}="vmmouse"

Next step is to figure out how to get a log of the udev handling the events.

Cheers

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Re: connect camera EOS 350D

Postby NOB on Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:56 am

Hi

I disabled some rules for udev but it didn't help.

I found out how to get a (very long !) list of actions udev is doing.
It'll take some time to figure that out and compare it to the log on a working Ubuntu system.
Tests were done with the camera and a USB memory stick on Mint 13 Xfce.

In the meantime I installed gphoto2 and have some success, i.e. my camera is now
accessible by a command-line tool, it lists files, directories, etc.

But I didn't try more than that up to now.

I'll keep you informed.

Cheers

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Re: connect camera EOS 350D [SOLVED for Powershot]

Postby NOB on Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:44 pm

Hi

I finally managed to get my Canon Powershot camera recognized on Mint 13 Xfce !

For short:

* Install gigolo

* Enable handling of removable media with thunar (Tab "camera") specifying /usr/bin/gigolo as program to open

Have fun

If I manage to upload a tutorial, I have one prepared with
screenshots.

HTH

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