WebCam Cannon powershot A520

Chris Mohler cr33dog at
Sat Sep 26 23:07:54 UTC 2009

On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 5:56 PM, NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:

> Interesting - thanks! Never new about the gphoto2 options. However:

I sortof remembered them, but have never had a camera that supported
remote control.  Until my brother left his A520 over here, that is ;)

>> gphoto2 --auto-detect --set-config capure=1
> $ gphoto2 --auto-detect --set-config capure=1
> Model                          Port
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> Canon PowerShot A75 (PTP mode) usb:
> *** Error ***
> The capure widget is not configurable.
> *** Error (-2: 'Bad parameters') ***
> blah.
> Perhaps the command is incorrect? I'll have to study the docs.

Oops - typo on my part - should be:

gphoto2 --auto-detect --set-config capture=1

(capture, not capure)

At least it picks the right model, and you can see the pics :)  I'm
really curios to see if you can put the A75 into capture mode - I
could then (probably) rule out underlying conflicts and focus on



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