The Minolta Dimage S304 is a nice digital camera. It takes very crisp pictures and has a movie mode which can take 60-second movies. The only problem I have with it is that it does a piss-poor job telling you if the batteries are low. In a nutshell, it gives you no warning at all so I've been stuck twice now with a dead camera.
The camera comes with Windows software which seems to work OK but I like to use GNU/Linux so I'm trying to get it to work with that OS.
The S304 uses USB to connect to the PC so the first thing I need to do is get the kernel USB driver working.
indicates that it should work - and the 2.4.18 kernel already has the code that it needs.
gphoto seems to be the default GNOME camera management software.
When I connect the camera's USB connector I get this in
May 1 11:13:16 dickless kernel: usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using address 2
May 1 11:13:16 dickless kernel: scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
May 1 11:13:16 dickless kernel: Vendor: MINOLTA Model: DIMAGE CAMERA Rev: 1.00
May 1 11:13:16 dickless kernel: Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
May 1 11:13:16 dickless kernel: SCSI device sda: 125152 512-byte hdwr sectors (64 MB)
May 1 11:13:16 dickless kernel: sda: assuming Write Enabled
May 1 11:13:16 dickless kernel: /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0:<7>usb-storage: queuecommand called
May 1 11:13:16 dickless kernel: p1
May 1 11:13:17 dickless scsi.agent: sd_mod: loaded sucessfully (for disk)
May 1 11:13:17 dickless kernel: Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
May 1 11:13:17 dickless usb.agent: usb-storage: already loaded
May 1 11:13:21 dickless gconfd (tobyc-2260): Resolved address "xml:readwrite:/home/tobyc/.gconf" to a writable configuration source at position 0
May 1 11:13:42 dickless kernel: VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sda.
At that point I need to mount the camera file system by hand like so:
tobyc@dickless:~$ sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/camera/
... and I can copy the pictures from the camera.
Copyright © 2008-2017 by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding The Caboteria? Send feedback