camera recognition

andy baxter andy at
Mon Feb 11 19:20:16 UTC 2008

norman wrote:
> I have the camera in front of me and I will describe what happens when I
> plug the cable into the USB port. A screen lights up on the camera from
> which I select PC and a window opens on the desktop labelled 'Import
> Photos'. However, the camera which appears on the window, is not the
> SP500UZ but the previous camera which had used my PC successfully. I
> look on the list of cameras provided but my camera is not there. This is
> not the behaviour described in the thread given by Nils therefore, I
> must assume, that while the camera was recognised as something plugged
> into a USB port by Ubuntu 6.06 it does not work with Ubuntu 7.10.
> Norman
Have you tried pressing cancel when the 'Import photos' window opens, 
then looking on the desktop to see if the camera has mounted as a normal 
USB block device, similar to a flash drive or external hard disk. If so, 
you should at least be able to copy the photos onto your computer by 
dragging and dropping them from this device, then import them into a 
photo album program later.


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