On Monday, 3 March 2003 at 17:55:51 -0500, Alex(ander Sendzimir) wrote: > On Mon, 2003-03-03 at 17:21, Chad Albert wrote: >> All I have to do is mount it as if it were a regular drive on the system. I >> think the generic kernel has support for USB mass storage devices, so plug >> your camera in and make note of it's device name then mount it as if it were >> an msdos drive. In the following example my camera is /dev/da0s1 so after >> making a directory called camera in /mnt, I type "mount_msdosfs /dev/da0s1 >> /mnt/camera" > > Thanks again. That helps. In another post David Kelly suggest gphoto2 in > ports/graphics. I looked into this and it does support the DSC-F707. So, > perhaps it will work with the F717, too. Also, it supports your camera. > I think I will try both approaches and see how they compare. Of course > (doesn't it figure) I compile my kernel without USB mass storage > support. Oh, well. It's about time for another kernel compile :-)
My father has a Sony camera as well. I don't know what model, but I'd guess that if the F707 shows as a SCSI disk, the F717 will as well. It's far preferable to use standard interfaces than special software. Once you have the device, you can mount it as a disk and copy the files to where they belong. First create a directory /camera and put the following entry in /etc/fstab: /dev/da0s1 /camera msdos rw,noauto 0 0 Then, after connecting the camera, you can do things like: # mount /camera # mkdir Photos # cp /camera/directory/* Photos # rm /camera/directory/* Most cameras don't store the photos in the root directory. For example, my Nikon camera stores them in /camera/dcim/100nikon. You'll have to find out the name of the directory on your camera and replace the text "directory" with the correct name. Greg -- See complete headers for address and phone numbers Please note: we block mail from major spammers, notably yahoo.com. See http://www.lemis.com/yahoospam.html for further details.
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