importing from a digital camera

Norman Silverstone norman at
Sun Jul 17 18:20:47 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-07-17 at 11:28 -0500, 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?

My camera is not recognised by Ubuntu so what I do is as follows:-

Connect camera to computer and a window appears asking 'Import photos
from device?' click Cancel.

There should be an icon on the desktop labelled NO NAME double click and
a window opens with, in my case, a folder labelled dcim.

Open a folder on the desktop and drag dcim to this folder. The contents
of the camera are transferred to this folder. Right click icon NO NAME,
dismount the camera and disconnect.

This may seem a bit cumbersome but, until Ubuntu recognises my camera I
prefer to work this way. I can then process my photos in Gimp or

Hope that this is of some help.


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