importing from a digital camera

Ben Miller wheelscribe at
Sun Jul 17 17:00:09 UTC 2005

Corey Bettenhausen wrote:
> Ben Miller wrote:
>> I've been trying to import photos from my camera for the first time, 
>> running Hoary 5.04. I'm prompted to import photos and gthumb starts 
>> with no problem. However, as Linux starts polling my camera I get this 
>> message: 'The filesystem doesn't support getting file information' and 
>> nothing else seems to happen, save for a persistent 'getting data' 
>> message.
>> Any clues?
>> Thanks for your help,
>> Ben
> You might want to try the following command on the commandline:
> gphoto2 --auto-detect --get-all-files
> What's the output?  Any obvious errors?  What camera are you using?
> -Corey

Thanks, Cory. I'm using a Kodak DC280. First, I had to install gphoto2. 
(Thank you, apt-get). When I run the command you provided, gphoto sees 
the camera and starts to download the first photo and then provides the 
following error message:
*** Error ***
An error occurred in the io-library ('Timeout reading from or writing to 
the port'): Could not query kernel driver of device.
*** Error (-10: 'Timeout reading from or writing to the port') ***

I would read that as a timeout error, but I'm not sure beyond that.


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