Hardy, digital camara, f-spot and desktop icon

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Thu Oct 30 22:13:19 UTC 2008

On 10/30/2008 01:42 PM, Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-10-30 at 15:14 -0400, H.S. wrote:
>> I am helping somebody use a digital camera with their Hardy machine.
>> When the camera, Canon A570, is connected with the Hardy machine's USB
>> port, f-spot fires up. But no icon showing the camera as a mounted disk
>> shows up on the desktop and neither in Places.
>> However, some other cameras appear to show those mounted device icons.
>> What gives? How come a camera connection can trigger f-spot but the
>> mounted camera device is not shown? Explanation on how this works or the
>> mechanics of how this is supposed to work will be greatly appreciated.
> I believe that Canon cameras often don't register as a USB mass storage
> device, but use a special camera protocol, PTP (Picture Transfer
> Protocol). At least they did this a few years ago. PTP is also
> supported, but it might cause the camera not to show up as a mounted
> disk.
> That, or the media handling in the file manager has something to do with
> it. Open File|Preferences|tab Media in any file manager window. Check
> for the setting for "Photo:".

My Canon A75 does not open a icon or folder either; plug in the USB and
F-Spot just opens and offers to download the photos (works great BTW). I
think in order to get a mount icon you'd need to take out the sandisk
card and put it in a card reader.

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