camera not recognised

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Sun Sep 23 22:25:41 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-09-23 at 21:50 +0100, norman wrote:
> I recently acquired an Olympus SP 500 UZ camera and, to my horror, it
> is not recognised by Ubuntu 7.04.

Hmmm, I've googled for '"Olympus SP 500 UZ" ubuntu', and the first hit
indicates that it partially could work:

"Gphoto2 seems to recognize this camera as the Olympus C-370Z model and
I can download images from the camera correctly.  But when I use the
-capture-image command, the camera apparently snaps the photo but the
lcd screen displays a "xD card error", beeps, and then turns off."

Anyway, if it continues to fail, the only thing I can think of is trying
to access the camera's memory card in a card reader, many laptops have
them built in, and external ones are pretty cheap. This may be a way
around buying a new camera. If it also fails, there's little more you
can do. Those cameras that just act as a USB Mass Storage Device (USB
harddisk) make the least problems.

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